School Details

Ps 53 Bay Terrace

330 Durant Ave, Staten Island, NY 10308
(718) 987-8020
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 650 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

39%
36%
32%
57%
43%
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 #31 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
35%
33%
64%
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 #31 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
33%
30%
56%
42%
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 #31 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 53 Bay Terrace is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 53 Bay Terrace is MS. ANNETTE ESPOSITO, whose e-mail is aesposi@schools.nyc.gov. 650 children attend Ps 53 Bay Terrace and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Ps 53 Bay Terrace students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 650 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 53 Bay Terrace is 13:1. Ps 50 Frank Hankinson is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 54%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 15%
Hispanic 10% 23%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 53%
Limited English proficiency 4% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Excellent school! Feels like a family! All of the staff are very warm and friendly. As a parent I feel very welcome when I come into the school.. It makes communicating very easy. I have 2 children in this school. They are so happy here. It seems like the staff really takes the time to get to know the children's names and the children feel at home and look forward to going to school! The Principle is amazing. She really sets the tone of the school. You can tell that the teachers are very happy here and it trickles down to the students. Wonderful atmosphere wonderful school!!!

  • (10 months ago)

    I really like the school. Everyone is caring and nice and always lets you know when there is an issue with your child. I agree that they should have more gym classes during the week and actually do sports with them so that they are not overwhelmed when they get to junior high.

  • (11 months ago)

    My son goes to ps53 .i think the school its great teachers are great I think they should add more sport activities. for the kids and more gym classes weekly

  • (1 year ago)

    I love my sons new teacher. Her name is Ms. Watt in Pre-K. As a newcomer to this school I am very satisfied with the communication cleanliness curriculum and activities held with the PTA. My son is very comfortable in her classroom and enjoys coming to school which is most important!

  • (2 years ago)

    I couldn't be happier with this school. I feel like they are an extended family because the school environment is so caring and nurturing. The principal Ms. Esposito and Vice Principal Mr. Reformato are truly amazing people. They are always around whether I am dropping my daughter off in the morning or picking her up from Latchkey. Their incredible leadership extends to all the staff I have come in contact with. I consider myself truly lucky to have P.S. 53 be my kids' zoned school.

  • (2 years ago)

    this school runs on bribe system u give bribe u get good grades in class they favour certain people.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter went there and it is a very good school. The teachers are really great there and are interested in the kids doing well.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school best teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love PS 53 because not only is it considered one of the best elementary schools on SI but it is a warm and nurturing school as well. They care about their students. The office staff wonderful and easy to talk to. They have an amazing parent coordinator who is approachable kind and caring. She goes out of her way to make each event at PS 53 spectacular. I am a graduate of PS 53 and I am so grateful my children have the privilege of graduating from their as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    There are quality teachers working in this school who care about their students and helping them to succeed. The faculty and staff make parents welcome and encourage parents to be an integral part of their child's experience at P.S. 53

  • (4 years ago)

    i love this school beacause their staff is wonderful and have given my children the extra help they needed with their academics with no questions asked.

  • (4 years ago)

    The positive attitude of the principal and teachers

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school because my son was put into a specific class to help him keep up with the work since he is a December baby. It's tough to keep up with the kids that are almost 1 year older than him. The teachers and staff really care about the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Entire school staff gets involved in making sure all children advance in their learning skills. The PTA is also very active in being in touch with school activites & issues.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great Staff excellent learnibg enviorment my child loves his school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent teaching staff small family like atmosphere

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is one big happy family!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I LOVE P.S. 53 BECAUSE THEY ARE A VERY FRIENDLY/FAMILY ORIENTED SCHOOL AND I BELIEVE THEY DO A GREAT JOB WITH CARING AND TEACHING OUR CHILDREN.

  • (4 years ago)

    Bay Terrace is a great school. The students and staff are wonderful.

  • (4 years ago)

    Two my girls in this beautiful school and they are very happy.

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Overall score

(based on 61 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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