School Details

P.S. 35 Nathaniel Woodhull

191-02 90th Ave, Hollis, NY 11423
(718) 465-6820
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 663 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

21%
27%
32%
18%
32%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
31%
33%
58%
34%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
27%
30%
30%
33%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

P.S. 35 Nathaniel Woodhull is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 35 Nathaniel Woodhull is MR. MARK DEMPSEY and can be contacted at mdempsey@schools.nyc.gov. 663 students attend P.S. 35 Nathaniel Woodhull and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 15% of the P.S. 35 Nathaniel Woodhull students are "limited in English proficiency." 66% of the 663 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at P.S. 35 Nathaniel Woodhull is 15:1. Ps 118 Lorraine Hansberry is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 71%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 0.7%
Hispanic 29% 13%
Asian 24% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 13%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 72%
Limited English proficiency 15% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    One of the worst school.Every day they have complained for no reason. They force you to send your child to a social wotker.Most of the teacher's are very rude. Without any legitimate reason they send my child to another worse school but the funny thing is they keep al off the supplies which is close to more than 50 dollars. ...isn't it kind of stealing??? May God bless them.

  • (9 months ago)

    My 2 daughters are currently enrolled in this school. The school is wonderful. The principal Mr. Dempsey seems to know the names of every student enrolled in this school. He would do stuff I wouldn't imagine other principals would do like helping the teachers get their car out of the snow by shoveling for them greeting children every morning outside the school in the snow. I would get a positive call from him (on my daughter/s) on a Sunday! My children had the best teachers like Ms. Fredrick Mr. Licata and Ms. Valte. The security guard is strict but friendly (except to out-of-control parents). Ms. Lloyd the Parent Coordinator is a darling and very helpful. The PTA is ok They worked hard this year but I think they have to improve the way they present themselves to the students and parents. I think they have to act in a more professional manner (not chewing gum while addressing parents and the children!). My daughter had a 3 in ELA and a 4 in Math last year. My kindergartner jumped more than 10 levels in reading from September. I wished this school was a K-12 school so my daughter won't have to go anywhere for MS and a G&T program so my daughter can stay for first grade.

  • (10 months ago)

    My son will be entering Kindergarten this fall . I have two other children in another school which my son did not get into. I recently registered my son at ps.35 and so far I'm pleased with the appearance of the school the staff seemed friendly and I had the oppertunity of meeting the principal who seemed very involved and approachable. The parent coordinator was welcoming and happy she made my son feel very comfortable.

  • (10 months ago)

    P.s.35 is amazing. My daughter graduated last year with great academic scores and passed the ela and math exam with high scores. The principal cares for his students and staff and. Calls to give you updates on your child. Love this scbool and my daughter loved it too. She is now in the honors program at her jhs and has a 90 average and that is because p.s.35 prepared her for her new challenges.

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my boys went to this school and they loved it there. Mr Dempsey was always great to my boys and took very good care of the school. We now live upstate NY and my boys always talk about their years at PS 35.

  • (1 year ago)

    As I read all the glowing comments about Mr. Dempsey all I can do is shake my head. All of those comments can be true as long as you agree with what he says. My son has been in P.S. 35 for three years and for the most part I had no problems with him until I didn't go along with what he wanted me to do. The end result was me getting an ACS case.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been a student at P.S. 35 since kindergarten. I have no complaints. The only complaint that I have was with a particular parent and Mr. Dempsey settled it and corrected the issue. He made these years very very easy. He listens to his students and listens to the parents. He is a very positive leader which makes his staff a wonderful staff to deal with. I will miss this school wish it went all the way to eighth grade ) P.S. 35 of hollis queens is the best elementary and thank you for these great years. Regarding the negative review - If a parent has had any problems they should make an appointment with the principal or teacher they will help you and your child.

  • (1 year ago)

    You all must be talking about another school because that has not been my experience for the last year since my chils started this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    P.S.35 is the most wonderful school I have ever come across. It is under the administration of one of the most incredible principal- Mr. Mark Dempsey. He takes extreme care of the children. He is very cooperative and he coordinates very well with the parents. His extreme dedication and hardwork for the school will one day lead the school to reach on top. The staff is also good.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have served the PS 35 school community for the past thirteen years. I love working in this community. The parents students and staff work together. It is our village.

  • (3 years ago)

    was so worried about my son going to this school for CTT class setting but was pleasantly surprised! Mr. Singh is a very good special Ed. teacher with lots of patience. Mr Ruiz(Science) and Ms. Calucci(SS) are very good too-They make kids enjoy learning! The principal is Amazing! He is always available always walking hallways and in the lunchroom. He knows everything that's going on in the school keeps the school neat and clean and really cares about the well being of his students!! Mr Dempsey is also the Track Coach which was a great experience for my son. My son was only there for 5th grade(1 year) and I wish he was there all his school years!

  • (4 years ago)

    I would also like to commend this school Mr. Dempsey the principle really cares about the students and it shows ! And if your child is blessed enough to have Mrs. Wealcatch and Mrs.Young for Pre- K they will soar Mrs.Wealcatch is an excellent teacher who goes above and beyond .

  • (4 years ago)

    I would like to commend the principal Mr. Mark Dempsey for engaging with both the parents and children on a daily basis. He cares about the students and knows their names. We have received a few calls in the school year at home on a Sunday evening from Mr. Dempsey informing us on our child's improvement. We have never heard of a principal that does that. Mr. Demsey goes above and beyond for the children in the community and at P.S. 35. Mr. Dempsey is a wonderful principal. I would highly recommend this school. The teachers are very dedicated to the students excellence.

  • (4 years ago)

    My husband and I are very pleased with PS 35 in Queens. Our son came from a private school but we had to place our son in a public school environment we were very concerned. However Ms. Gallello our son's fourth grade teacher has certainly brought out the best in our son. He is almost one grade above in reading he scored a 4 in Math and English. Ms. Gallello is very thorough with every child and she distributes a homework sheet every week so that it's easy for us as parents to check our son's homework on a daily basis. Ms. Gallello is an excellent teacher and she truly cares about every child in her class! She has changed our perception about the public school environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am happy with my kids going to PS 35 Q. There are some great teachers in this school. One of the most outstanding one is Ms. Valte. She has exceeded almost all my standards as what i think a teacher should be. I wish most other teachers can learn from her. Student recongnition (student of the month and other school wide recognition) system is biased and not transparent. I wish they look into this and make them more transparent.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child had never been without a family member until she stated going to PS 35 at first I was reluctant to send her but I must say the staff and students there are wonderful. The teachers go beyond the call of duty to help students and the results are found in my child's academic and social improvements.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been teaching at P.S. 35 for more than 15 years... the staff is the absolute best.

  • (6 years ago)

    I wasn't sure what the school would be like and it turned out enrolling my children there was the best decision. Mr. Dempsey and the assistant principal are very hands on and always available. The teachers are wonderful and my children are so happy. They are already reading books and are only in kindergarten. The school is excellent.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has been going to P.S 35 for a year now and I love it. His teacher and principle are excellant. Mr. Dempsey looks like he loves his job and he really cares about his students. He even called me personally to let me now how my son was adapting to the school. What other principle would do that? The school also promotes family time and togetherness by holding family nights. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school has shown so much improvement in the last 2 years.. hats off to the staff principal and assistant principal ..good job

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