School Details

Ps 35 The Clove Valley School

60 Foote Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 442-3037
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 364 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

65%
32%
50%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
33%
79%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
30%
47%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 35 The Clove Valley School is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 35 The Clove Valley School is PRINCIPAL - MS. MELISSA GAROFALO, who can be contacted at mcassan2@schools.nyc.gov. 364 students attend Ps 35 The Clove Valley School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 4% of the Ps 35 The Clove Valley School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 364 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 35 The Clove Valley School is 16:1. Ps 48 William C Wilcox is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 56% %
Hispanic 20% %
Black, non-Hispanic 14% %
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% None%
Limited English proficiency 4% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have to respond I the parent that said it's who you know in the school that gets you recognized. I'm sorry but I greatly disagree. My kids and I came into the school not knowing anyone but through my parental involvement and my kids working hard to be good and respectful students we became a part of a great community that feels like family. So get involved talk to the principal talk to the PTA at PTA meetings if your not happy but don't put down a great school if your not being proactive and doing something about it other than giving it 1 star and saying it's a bad school. I challenge you to find a public school in the area that's better.

  • (1 year ago)

    I found P.S.35 to be very welcoming! The staff are excellent. The Principal knew my daughter's name by the second day of kindergarten! I am welcome to help out in the classroom anytime I'd like. The work is rigorous but school goes out of it's way to support students that need help. My daughter love it. I feel like it's a private school that's free. BTW I am an elementary school teacher myself so I really know what I'm looking at. Go Bees!

  • (1 year ago)

    Love how parents in here posted that this school is a closenit school. Yeah right it's who you know how you know them. If you are an outsider of this little click you are in big trouble and its fend for your own child. There should be no favoritism in this school but every year I see the same students getting acknowledged for the same awards and ect. What about the other 280 kids in the school. The principle always says she runs a tight ship news flash this is not a ship but a school. Open up your eyes people!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son's school is nurturing and I feel the teachers are helping him with developing the skills he will need to succeed once he leaves this school. His teachers are involved and are always available if I have any questions or concerns. My son is happy going into school each morning which is all I can ask for. I wish there were more after school activities but besides that I'm very happy with his school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school for my kids I do wish they had a better yard for the kids to enjoy. The teachers are wonderful and the PTA does a great job.

  • (1 year ago)

    A great small community school with a small student-teacher ratio. It has principal with an open door policy that is always available to hear any concerns you may have and answer any questions regarding your child's education. Very involved PTA adds to the feeling of a connection between the educators and parents. leads to the success of common goals.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has an amazing community of parents and teachers. Not all parents participate but the ones that do take the time to know all the children and help them. The teachers welcome parent involvement and encourage visits to the class to read or help with projects and parties.

  • (1 year ago)

    P.S.35 is a great school!! The staff cares about the children and also the parents. The ciriculum they teach is also wonderful the children will leave there with more knowledge then you'd expect. I highly recomend sending your children there!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son going P.S.35 .This is his second year and we are so lucky to have this great school .

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my child's first year attend P. S. 35. We've heard nothing but great things of this school and except to have a great learning experience for our child as well. Best wishes to all the studends and staff for a wonderful school year!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I think the school is wonderful. The lessons engage the students while helping them to exel in the new common core standards. This year they have started grouping students. I think it can only help. The students that may be a bit above average will be with "like minds" and can all learn and be challenged as a group. While the children that tend be "middle of the road" will have the opportunity to be the "stand out" in their class and the children that struggle will have ample time to "get it" because they will be teaching to a whole class instead of having just a few minutes to explain. The parent base in the school is very strong and the PTA is very involved and always plans great events for both the students and their parents. As far as improvement more enrichment programs need to be put in place.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school. Everyone is like family so not only do you feel your child is really cared for but the get the best care as possible. This school wants as much for the kids as possible. With some financial help the kids would benefit in various ways. Though its great here I know it will just keep getting greater.

  • (1 year ago)

    I feel very lucky to have my daughter enrolled in PS 35. The staff and principal are all sweethearts they all care for the kids as if they were their own. They know each child and are very accomodating with drop off and pick up. I have my 2 nephews and neices and we all think they are amazing!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Unfortunately PS 35 seems to be coasting on the great reputation it acquired under the previous principal but in fact it has become a haven for mediocrity and petty intolerance. The school's motto "Kids Come First " has become hypocritical and the reality is that the administration and teaching staff (the ones we have encountered anyway) are far more concerned with their own assessments than with the well-being of the students. The school's attractions are its small size and safety but these are offset by the patronizing and hostile attitudes we have experienced.

  • (5 years ago)

    beautiful environment friendly parent and staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    I jump the gun by writing this review since my son just attended the kindergarten three weeks ago. So far I have liked the school. The principal the teacher and other staff members are professional and caring. Previously I got an impression that students at NYC s public schools do not have to study that much. It turns out to be wrong. My son has homework to do every day which pleasantly surprises and occasionally overwhelms me. I am optimistic that my son will get a well-rounded education at P.S. 35 whose motto is kids come first!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daugther is leaving PS 35 we had a wonderful 6 years at PS 35. We would love to thank Mrs. Wehner for an excellent last year at PS 35. I would of like to see a little bit more done for the 5th grade students but academically this school is exceptional and we will miss it!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in kindergarten at P.S.35 and we are so happy that we decided to send him there. we are so lucky to have Mrs. Touhy as his teacher.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is slowly improving in its enrichment programs. Ms. Garafalo aka Longobardi has begun an after school music program for the students and is planning to continue this program next year as part of the regular program of the school. I am glad that the school is finally enriching the children's academic life so that they can become well rounded individuals. I adore P.S. 35. It isn't perfect but what school is. As part of the P.S. 35 community we should all be pro active about the issues that the school will face instead of complaining about it all the time. This is a public school. Get involved. Volunteer if you have time. Go to the PTA meetings. Learn with your children. Become aware of the issues at hand and help with the process.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm very disappointed in the grade received on the school's report card. My oldest daughter is currently in 5th grade and has nothing but wonderful things to say about the school it's teachers as well as other staff. Since transferring to this school 3 years ago they have been nothing but wonderful. I am so happy that my children are enjoying school. That's how it should be...a place where students want to come. We do however miss Mr. Behr as principal. Many traditions have been started and maintained...the pork chop derby field day and dance fete which is fun for kids...and talked about the entire year...before and after these activities take place. We love P.S. 35 and want to thank Mrs. Chanod Ms. Morton Mrs. Hartmann Ms. Zito and the rest of the staff for taking the time to care and really help make P.S. 35 a great place to be!!!!!!!

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