Ps 4 Duke Ellington

500 West 160th Street, New York, NY 10032
(212) 928-0739
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 729 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

13%
32%
16%
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

16%
33%
21%
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

8%
30%
5%
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 4 Duke Ellington is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 4 Duke Ellington is PRINCIPAL - MS. BONNIE WHITE JONES and can be contacted at dwhite6@schools.nyc.gov. 729 students attend Ps 4 Duke Ellington and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 47% of the Ps 4 Duke Ellington students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 729 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 4 Duke Ellington is 14:1. Ps 28 Wright Brothers is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 90% %
Black, non-Hispanic 8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% %
Asian 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% None%
Limited English proficiency 47% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Most people look at this school and assume its a great school because it looks good on the outside. Esthetics isn't what makes a great school. This school is plagued with poor leadership which trickles down to the teachers and affects our children. The staff misleads parents and continuously violates parents rights under IDEA. What this school needs is a change in Staff and i am referring too everyone in the upper echelon.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school my child was a honer roll student she is now going to mott hall this year.thanks to ps 4 and my soon is going to .my son will be to.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a good school my three children went to this school. The staff is wonderful.

  • (11 years ago)

    I feel there needs to be more leadership. There seems to be a disregard to the academic performance in this school. Principal seems overwhelmed and not available to parents.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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