School Details

Ps 41 New Dorp

216 Clawson Street, Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-6777
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 715 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

34%
32%
48%
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

35%
33%
40%
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

38%
30%
52%
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 41 New Dorp is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 41 New Dorp is PRINCIPAL - MS. ELISE FELDMAN, who can be contacted at efeldma2@schools.nyc.gov. 715 students attend Ps 41 New Dorp and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 9% of the Ps 41 New Dorp students are "limited in English proficiency." 64% of the 715 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 41 New Dorp is 15:1. Our Lady Queen of Peace School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 58% %
Black, non-Hispanic 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% %
Hispanic 31% %
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 64% None%
Limited English proficiency 9% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Wonderful school and staff very pleased always pleased with this school children are very happy here

  • (1 year ago)

    Ps 41 is a good school. Both my children attend and they never had any problems. Even when I moved I kept them their because I think it's a great school. My kids always happy . They have great after school program also which they attend. And the family fun nights for the kids and parents are great too. Even the assignment help for kids I attended to learn more about very helpful to me too to know what is going on .

  • (1 year ago)

    PS 41 is the worst school a child can go to. Parents please run yourself out if this school and send your child to PS 50 or even better PS53

  • (1 year ago)

    My son loves his teachers! It helps he is very sociable and easily interacts with everybody. I haven't had any personal interactions with the principal though she seems like a tough lady. But how else can you be if you run a school?? Parentes seem not very friendly though. Oh well can't have everything right?

  • (1 year ago)

    After being displaced for over 10 months due to Hurricane Sandy my kids and I are so happy to be back at PS 41. We are so grateful to the principal parent coordinator teachers & the PTA who were all so wonderful and gave us the support we needed. After having to place my children in another public school and seeing the difference in education we prayed to come back home & back to PS 41. I know many parents don't always agree with our principal but let me tell you she gets things done and runs a tight ship and I feel confident in saying my children will be prepared once they leave to middle school. And trust me when I say as a parent who has seen the other side of the system I wouldn't want my kids anywhere else!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school claims to be a Bully free Zone School . That is a load of you know what ! My child was bullied & harassed by other 3 other students on a daily bases it made my kid not able to concentrate on the work grades dropping ect . When going to the principle to help in this matter she pretended to care when all it is was is a decoy to get you off her back . Like that saying goes "here no evil see no evil " .. The teachers however are only in it for the paycheck .and fear the principle . It is very sad what this school has become . Almost like a dictatorship . Sad ! very sad !! what is even more sad is they reward the bully by putting them in an honor class instead of taking more sufficient measures of the proper discipline . It has become a case no justice . If I were you I would seriously consider either private or another public school ! Don't send them to 41!

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my kids attending this school. See lots of parents complain about the principal. I think she is not a parent - friendly person. However I see lots of things done for the school and it all that matters to me. Honors class is MORE then great. Dual program is fantastic. Teachers are demanding and it works for me. I like a load of homework. We are so happy with the school. My older daughter is going to 2nd honor class. Little one is going to kindergarten dual program. Cannot be happier.

  • (2 years ago)

    The staff and students at PS41are wonderful. The PROBLEM with this school is the principal. She is the ultimate BULLY. The teachers are very unhappy there strictly because of her. Look at the NYC DOE School Environment Learning Survey. Year after year this principal gets the worst if not one of the worst ratings from the teachers. Yet nothing is done about it. In the meantime teachers inform each other on a daily basis of where the principal is each period if they know and they do this out of fear she may pop in and belittle them. She cares nothing about staff or students just herself. The assistant principal simply parrots whatever is commanded of her with no regard for staff or students either. Try to avoid sending your students to this school. You need a school where the principal truly cares. This one does not. She just cares about herself and becoming a media hound with bogus events like the "We are going to college" stunt she pulled last year. If you are a teacher looking for a position this is the LAST school you would want to get a job at. Again look at the NYC DOE School Learning Environment Survey. It says it all.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both of my sons attended PS 41 my oldest graduated in 2009. My younger one would've loved to stay unfortunately we moved to PA in 1/10. My sons & I loved the school I can't say enough positive things about the school the faculty & even the PAL program. As a single working mom I couldn't participate as much as I wanted but the opportunity for involvment was always there. My older son transferred in February of 2nd grade after I left my abusive husband. He struggled with many issues from the seperation and starting a new school mid year. Thankfully the teachers supported him & helped him adjust when he graduated he was doing great & entered IS 2 honors program. My younger son also dealt with the divorce plus he struggles with severe anxiety & ADHD. His teachers & I worked together with him; thanks to all the collaborative hard work he became an ideal student and remains that way. He's being awarded at graduation for maintaining honor roll status all year. Thanks to PS 41s strong educational foundation my son is graduating 8th grade having been on the honor roll every term of middle school. Additionally my sons are still ahead of all their classmates in honor programs.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers in this school are fantastic! Unfortunately the administration has got to be one of the worst in NYC. The principal is a big time bully. If you look at the results of the Learning Environment Surveys for the past year(posted on the DOE website) you will notice that she has the lowest ratings of all the principal on Staten Island. These results are based on the responses from the parents and the teachers of the school. The students PTA and teachers get 5 stars. The administration gets 0 stars!

  • (3 years ago)

    this is an excellent school one that I am proud to send my child to. It's a shame that there are parents who feel that the PTA does nothing & are a bunch of bullies. They are great VOLUNTEERS who spend THEIR FREE TIME earning money for YOUR CHILD's school. The principal and the PTA have an excellent friendship & are always looking for ways to do things for the children.

  • (3 years ago)

    Response to the below Re PTA. I agree with the parent. The PTA parents are non-responsive and lack a certain etiquette. If you volunteer to do this job then you should do it right don't insist that we need to walk in your shoes. Don't like it don't care enough don't do it. With that said I generally love the school. My son loves the school and I haven't had any problems other than those with the PTA. The principal needs to have a little more control over them which she doesn't seem to want to take.

  • (3 years ago)

    The principal is not the leader of the PTA. THE PARENTS ARE!!!!!! When I say walk in my shoes I am asking you to try and do the job that is unappreciated thankless and unable to satisfy the whole. We need to think of the whole student body not just individuals. We do this because we care enough to be involved in our child's education. We care enough to want to make our children's school the best. What we don't like is people criticizing this job that we volunteer for. Thats when we invite you to come and do it better. A wise woman once said if you can't do something yourself you criticize others who are doing the job no one else wanted to do. The parents hold election once a year come and stand up. Take a position and then tell us what you think. Tell us how much we don't care then. Until that time don't talk about stuff you don't know about .

  • (4 years ago)

    I think it has a really bad staff and Principal she likes to patronize the parents and does not resolve problems. You do not feel welcome in that school. I'm so glad my daughter does not attend to that school anymore. It was a NIGHTMARE!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school keeps us informed of the important issues that are going on in the school and pertaining to our children.

  • (4 years ago)

    The PTA offers a ton of great family activities such as a monthly Family Fun Night and Halloween costume contest. The principal is very accessible and meets with parents once a month. Hard working teachers who go beyond to meet with parents and help children learn.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our teachers are the best and our students are the greatest!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school staff make me and my children welcome at school. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure my children are learning in the classroom. The school PTA offers Family nights were children their family and school staff get to have fun and interac with each other.

  • (4 years ago)

    great family-oriented small school. good teachers and PTA. we love it!!

  • (4 years ago)

    They are doing the best they can especially in this budget crisis.

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