School Details

Ps 120

58-01 136th St, Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 359-3390
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 801 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

36%
41%
31%
58%
56%
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 #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
43%
30%
64%
60%
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 #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
45%
30%
55%
53%
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 #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 120 is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 120 is MS. JOAN MONROE, whose e-mail is jmonroe@schools.nyc.gov. 801 students attend Ps 120 and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 35% of the Ps 120 students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 801 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 120 is 15:1. The Active Learning Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 80% 41%
Asian 80% %
White, non-Hispanic 3% 18%
Hispanic 16% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 11%
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 88% 68%
Limited English proficiency 35% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    P.s 120q is a very fun place.It's alive the teachers there make you feel SOOO welcomed and the teachers r also so kind and fun. They're amazing ppl. Everybody there does the best they can. You shouldnt look down on ps 120 cuz that place is jsut amazing C

  • (2 years ago)

    I am in fifth grade this year and it has been the best elementary career I think I will ever get

  • (3 years ago)

    My eldest daughter when to this school since 2008 in prek and it was the best years until 2009 in kindergarten since that times but now is the new principal and i really can`t stand it at all. I find out in year 2010 until this year 2011 is really bad.Some nice teachers gone and retire.I`m really upset!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is more than a regular elementary school. Excellent teachers and staff. I can't say anything good about the principals secretaries besides the fact that they are extremely rude. The teachers really do prepare your kids for JHS.

  • (3 years ago)

    Went here in 1999-2001. I thought it was a pretty good school. The teachers were pretty awesome and good when I went there. I know the science teacher who rolled her trolley into our class every now and then was really good. Does miss Blouse Mrs. Silberman or mr Q still teach here?

  • (5 years ago)

    My Daughter is in this school right from Kinder garden and this is the best place she could be. The teachers are so loving and caring including the principal as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    When my eldest daughter went to this school it was wonderful. All of the teachers were marvelous and checked her homework and classwork on a daily basis. They corrected every little mistake and helped her become an excellent writer. They built up her vocabulary by giving 20 words every week and a test at the end. I sent my other two daughters thinking that they would receive the same education that my eldest daughter received. However this did not happen. All of the skilled teachers retired and now the teachers are not as great. Now there is a new principle. It is her first year so I cannot say much about her. This year was a bad year academically but we can only pray for the best.The principle should become strict and observe classroom routines. That is the only way we will get back the Golden Days of P.S. 120.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think this is a good school it's been around for a long time.teachers are caring.It offers afterschool music evening entertainment with the kids and family(math nite planting.)

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