School Details

Ps 503 The School Of Discovery

330 59th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 439-5962
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 944 students 11 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

24%
41%
32%
41%
56%
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 #20 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
41%
33%
20%
60%
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 #20 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
39%
30%
21%
59%
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 #20 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 503 The School Of Discovery is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 503 The School Of Discovery is MS. BERNADETTE FITZGERALD, who can be contacted at bfitzge2@schools.nyc.gov. 944 students attend Ps 503 The School Of Discovery and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 55% of the Ps 503 The School Of Discovery students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 944 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 503 The School Of Discovery is 11:1. Ps 506 The School Of Journalism And Technology is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 78% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 30%
Asian 20% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
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 96% 75%
Limited English proficiency 55% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Hello I was a student in this school and i have to say that I had a great time here. The teachers are nice but strict and they helped kids be the best they can. Now I'm not saying this is the best school there is. There are lots of bad kids who bully others and the ICT classes only make the good kids bad. And there is also lots of bullying on social apps and blogs. The teachers are very good but they don't have the control to stop all the bullying on social blogs. But I guess if you can look past that and if you try your best to learn and stay out of trouble you will have the best time at this school and you will become a better person )

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