School Details

P.S. 506 the School of Journalism and Technology

Test Scores by grade

17%
37%
31%
21%
51%
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
  • NYC Geog District #20 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
37%
30%
41%
54%
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
  • NYC Geog District #20 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
40%
30%
28%
49%
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
  • NYC Geog District #20 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

P.S. 506 the School of Journalism and Technology is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 506 the School of Journalism and Technology is MS. LISA SARNICOLA, whose e-mail is lsarnic@schools.nyc.gov. 778 children attend P.S. 506 the School of Journalism and Technology and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 28% of the P.S. 506 the School of Journalism and Technology students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 778 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 506 the School of Journalism and Technology is 14:1. P.S. 503 the School of Discovery is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 73% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 37%
Asian 20% %
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 92% 66%
Limited English proficiency 28% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    When my daughter fist heard about school for journalism and what they say they had to offer she was very excited about going there. However all that changes within a month. She stated that she is having a hard time concentrating because the students make so much noise that she don't want to attend that school any more. The students seat in one room all day while teachers come to them each period. They do not get proper attention and some of teachers are either under trained or lack experience. There most be a better way then this method.

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