School Details

Ps 212

34-25 82nd St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
(718) 898-6973
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 792 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

34%
34%
32%
36%
42%
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 #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
34%
33%
56%
44%
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 #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
30%
30%
40%
41%
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 #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 212 is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 212 is MS. CARIN ELLIS, whose e-mail is cellis6@schools.nyc.gov. 792 children attend Ps 212 and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 18% of the Ps 212 students are "limited in English proficiency." 68% of the 792 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 212 is 14:1. The Renaissance Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 75% 53%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 22%
Asian 13% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 77%
Limited English proficiency 18% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    The school is great when it comes to the teachers and some support staff. I do believe that the school tends to favor some Hispanics families and ignore the other types of families in the school. The PTA does the typical fundraisers without any consideration for other families who for example who prefer not to give their kids junk food or just host movie nights that appeal to very young kids. They want volunteers but when you do volunteer theres no direction and very little appreciation. They rarely ask for help just so that they can complain they don't receive any help I feel like you if step on the wrong toes your child is doomed so try not voice your opinion or make a small change cause its not worth the aggravation

  • (10 months ago)

    This school is a very nice place to work. The staff is very caring and knowledgeable and the related service providers (OT PT Speech Counseling etc.) are very dedicated and involved. There are lots of programs that the kids can get involved in both during school hours and also in after school. The PTA is wonderful with activities for the kids raising money for the school and also providing support to the staff.

  • (10 months ago)

    My daughter attends 3rd grade here im very pleased and all teachers and staff are wonderful . The school has tonsss of programs for the kids i love it.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love PS212. This will be my daughter last year at PS 212 she will start 5th grade in September. She's being at PS212 since 1st grade. I LOVE the school. Teachers and staff are great with the kids. Education is GREAT.

  • (1 year ago)

    I think this school is great with the wonderful teachers in this school. I miss this school and wish I was still there

  • (3 years ago)

    This is second year of my son and i am not very happy .My son tells me that she speak most of time spanish and he does not understand her.and my son is very good at reading and he got 2 for that because we don't send any gifts for teacher as other parents does

  • (3 years ago)

    i love this school so much now i am in middle school and i still love mrs ellis and everyone in ps212 more than my middle school people. I think mrs ellis is the best principal in the whole wide world.

  • (4 years ago)

    i am in 5th grade and my opinion about this school is that its excellent. i think this because im in this school and i know how it is like. they are very organized and hard working people.they try there best to make us have the best last year with 5th grade prom yearbook graduation and more.i will miss it when i leave because ive been there since kindergarden. thanks P.S.212

  • (4 years ago)

    Registering a child to Kindergarten is a nightmare at this school! The ONLY hours they will allow you to do it is 9-11am and not a minute later. And if you can't make it at that time o well too bad for you and your child. So many of us parents and caregivers work at those hours and can NEVER make it in time for the registration. I sincerely hope that this can and will be changed.

  • (5 years ago)

    It provides a great educational basis for my child

  • (5 years ago)

    this school my child helped when he got lost

  • (5 years ago)

    It's our second home; a haven for learning and growing. I can honestly say that I love my job! I'm very thankful for our precious little ones our cooperative and hardworking parents and the most wonderful group of professionals you will ever meet. Thank you P.S. 212.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the safest from all the other schools that my children have gone to. The staff and the teachers are very nice and they helped my child grow strong. They are very educational and they teach my daughter all that she needs to knows. This is the best school!

  • (5 years ago)

    There are great therapists and a fantastic related service staff as well as parents who are supportive and involved.

  • (5 years ago)

    Best staff great parents and of course wonderful students. We are very lucky.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love that the therapists are involved with the students even outside of the therapy domain and care for their student's overall well being and success.

  • (5 years ago)

    We work really well together as a staff. We also keep each other well-fed.

  • (5 years ago)

    my daughters go to that school and they think its great.

  • (5 years ago)

    The quality of the teachers is superb! Caring knowledgeable teachers that make a difference.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter works as a teacher at P.S. 212. She can't stop talking about her "kids" as though they were her own. It's a second home for her.

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