School Details

Ps 42 Eltingville

380 Genesee Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312
(718) 984-3800
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 921 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

38%
33%
31%
50%
37%
34%

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 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #31 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
32%
30%
52%
41%
36%

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 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #31 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
34%
30%
33%
33%
30%

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 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #31 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 42 Eltingville is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 42 Eltingville is MR. BRIAN SHARKEY, whose e-mail is bsharke@schools.nyc.gov. 921 students attend Ps 42 Eltingville and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 2% of the Ps 42 Eltingville students are "limited in English proficiency." 37% of the 921 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 42 Eltingville is 15:1. Eltingville Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 54%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 8%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 11% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 47%
Limited English proficiency 2% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Love this school both of my kids went to PS 42 They love the principal. Good quality teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    One of the best if not the best school on the island. The principal runs a tight ship. Always involved in everything and if you have any problems the staff and teachers are all hands on

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is absolutely the best! Best envirement best teachers BEST PRINCIPAL!! I have 3 children my oldest did not go to P.S.42 therefore I have some experience with other schools.My middle child graduated in June with tears in his eyes on the last day of school.He went on to middle school ( I.S. 75) with Honors and Thanks to the wonderful teachers at P.S.42 he was well prepared.My youngest is now in 2nd grade he struggles a bit in school but has come such a long way since kindergarten once again all my thanks to his wonderful teachers at PS 42...some may say this school is not their "cup of tea" for their own personal reasons but I say " If you don't like it change it." In closing I will tell you "PS 42 IS ONE OF THE FINEST SCHOOLS IN STATEN ISLAND AND IT WILL BE A BITTER SWEET DAY WHEN IT IS TIME FOR MY YOUNGEST TO MOVE ON TO MIDDLE SCHOOL."

  • (2 years ago)

    This is my sons first year he is Kindergarten and he absolutely loves this school teachers lunch room ladies and everything that is apart of it. He has learned how to read ) and we couldnt have been happier with our choice of school. Everyone at PS 42 is amazing and are always happy to help with any concerns. Thank you to PS 42 for making his school experience so wonderful !

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal and staff treat my children like there own

  • (4 years ago)

    Is a safe place with staff that really care about our kids education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love P.S. 42 because all of the teachers are so nice and they really care about the kids. They make P.S. 42 a fun place to learn and my children look forward to going to school each day because they love their teachers!

  • (4 years ago)

    Awesome principal and teachers....great school

  • (4 years ago)

    PS 42 is a wonderful warm school with the embrace of the community. Parents are welcomed and listened to by a fair fun and effective principal. I have a first grader and a third grader who cry on the last day of school... too bad its not a k-12 )

  • (4 years ago)

    P.s 42 is an amazing school not to mention the staff. The Principal Mr Sharkey is one of the most personable people I have ever met and he has passed taht on to his other staff office workers lunch helpers and teachers alike. He is the type of Principal every school should have. he calls and leaves messages to families on their V/M @ home just to say Thank You for whether it is for participating for showing our presence at mettings etc Our School deserves to be #1 for 2010

  • (4 years ago)

    Staff and administration are very helpful. Children are respectful and appreciative.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love P.S. 42 because the teachers are just amazing. My son truly enjoys going to school everyday. They make them enjoy it which is so important. They also do so many wonderful things there for the kids. I can't wait for my daughter to attend there as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love P.S.42 because the staff and teachers are so nice and helpful. Three out of four of my children have gone to this school and we just love all the fun things they have and my children love going to school.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have two children that go to ps 42... We are absolutely pleased... Our children are getting an excellent education... We would like to thank principal Sharkie for doing such an excellent job in the way he runs the school... AAA!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is in the first grade and we absolutely love P.S. 42. It is a very loving caring environment with an emphasis on academics - all the while ensuring that learning is fun for the students. There are tons of extracurricular activites to choose from and an abundance of education trips scheduled throughout the year. Parents are very involved in the day to day as is the principal Mr. Sharkey who I can't say enough nice things about. He is omnipresent at the school and well-respected/ liked not only in the school but in the community. P.S. 42 truly is a great school and I would recommend it to any parent.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. My daughter is in the third grade and her teacher mrs. Ottomanelli as well as the principals are very caring and willing to listen to parent's suggestions and comments. The principal comes into the classroom almost every day and are concerned about the children's needs. The only thing that is lacking is that they should still have art and music in 3rd grade and beyond

  • (6 years ago)

    Granted I only have a child in kindergarten but all that I have seen and heard is exceptionally good.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is in the kindergarden class. His teacher is the most caring teacher i have seen. The principal and both assisstant principal are a blessing all the kids love them and they will stop everything they are doing just just to listen to what the parents and the kids have have to say. I am very thankful that my son goes to this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is now in the fourth grade at PS 42; we have been blessed with great teachers who have developed a love of reading and exploring. My husband and I reinforce whatever is being taught by the teachers at home. Mr. Sharkey is a great principal he connects with the students as he was a student himself at PS 42. Whenever I have had questions about a test or homework I send a note and the teacher calls me back that next day to discuss; this is great as my husband and I both work full time jobs. I do wish there were more extracurricular activities available and that gym was available daily instead of weekly. My son is in an advanced class has solid 3s and 4s and I believe the great teaching atmosphere at PS 42 is greatly responsible for his success.

  • (7 years ago)

    I can't say enough about P.S. 42. My 28 yr old 20yr old and now my 8 yr old attend and the school is as wonderful now as it was when the great Mrs. Doris Mimms ran it! Our kids are so lucky to have Mr. Sharkey at the helm!

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 28 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools