School Details

Ps 54 Hillside

86-02 127th St, Richmond Hill, NY 11418
(718) 849-0962
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 552 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

31%
33%
32%
61%
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 #28 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
36%
33%
40%
47%
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 #28 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

18%
31%
30%
30%
44%
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 #28 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 54 Hillside is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 54 Hillside is MS. ANITA PRASHAD, who can be contacted at aprasha@schools.nyc.gov. 552 children attend Ps 54 Hillside and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 21% of the Ps 54 Hillside students have "limited English proficiency." 88% of the 552 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 54 Hillside is 14:1. Bais Yaakov Academy For Girls is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 5% 15%
Hispanic 47% 24%
Asian 40% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 36% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 30%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 69%
Limited English proficiency 21% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    If I could give this school no stars I would just because of the complaints I have had in a few short months and those that have been voiced to me from at least 10 other parents with small children at the school. Even parents that volunteer there tell me that if possible I should get my child out. Even the counselor that interviewed her on the first day said she should be going to a better school. That's a shame.

  • (2 years ago)

    i hate this school iam a student who used to go to this school i was happy when graduated not because i passed but because that iam leaving this painfull school thabk lord.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is terrible. I have 11 nieces/nephews from 3 different siblings attending either public or private schools in Queens and they are shocked to hear the lack of response for child safety and educational concerns. Classes are too large 2 out of 3 of my child's teachers don't like children or are just tired of their jobs. The majority of the staff are extremely rude and unprofessional toward parent concerns in regards to educational needs and bullying. Before entering this school my child was happy and confident so was I. After 2 year attendance my child lost self esteem. My child is petite and has been slapped shoved punched by boys and threatened by girls. My child is afraid to report her bullies bc she worries they will think she is lying. Despite my efforts by reporting these issues to the principal directly my child continues to get hurt by the same child and new children. Children are not properly monitored to ensure good conduct and safety. They do not enforce policy or properly instruct against bullying. My child gets hurt and I get attitude from the staff and principal for trying to make an appt. A child gets hurt and its water under the bridge at this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to this school from K-4th grade before we moved down to Florida. Some of my absolute best childhood memories derive from this school. Best teachers best times. So many plays so many activites. I would not have turned into the person that I am had I not had the spectacular schooling experience I had at PS 54. I especially remember my kingergarten teacher Ms. Reyes. She was amazing patient and so kind. Wish I knew where she was now so I could thank her. It's funny to think that words that were said to me 26 years ago are still so fresh in my mind. I hope she is still teaching. I'm sure things have changed a lot since then. I am actually postive they have. But I felt the need to post that even though there are some negative things being said about this school it was great to me.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school not good i rate 1 sorry! but is true u see a boy got bully is not safe so the mothers should not talk there just say there safe but is unsafe

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has excellent teachers and a great Y Program- I'm very happy my daughter Angie Terrero attends this school! Jane C Feiden

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is a good school. I trust for my children to attend this school because the leadership is excellent parents involvement is good and safety and discipline are inforce.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 9yrs old in grade 3. I am a single mother that work seven days a week and I want the best for my child. Ps 54 is an excellent school. My daughter loves her teacher; she is excited to go to school each day. But the problem is us parent we can t allow the teacher alone to do all the work. We have to help them at home too. Playing video games and playing with toy will not help them. I know as parents we also need time for our self and it s very hard. But we have to try and try harder as I said I work 7day per week 9am to 6pm and I try and I still think I need to try harder.

  • (5 years ago)

    I strongly agree with that parent ...this school is the worst school in district 28. This new principal is doing a good job she is trying her best but I think it's gone too far.(good luck).As for the Parent Coordinator ..I dont think she is qulified for that possition..she is not doing her job she should take more training or she can go and see what other schools Parent Cooridinator are doing to help parents. This Parent Cooridinator only set up workshops for one group of parents to attend.(her friends) We dont need so much of workshops. We need more communications She think she is a teacher she MUST understand she is NOT a teacher she is there to help us the PARENTS. I never see her helping the PTA in any events The PTA are parents who are helping us and the school. She never return our phone call.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great I think every student is treated fairly. techers principal and the PTA are very helpful. it is a safe place for every child to learn. Students are getting the best education at their leavel.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is the worst i can't wait to pull my kids out of there they don't have they education they need!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is a great school. The teacher is wonderful friendly and helpful to the kids.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have a 7 year old in 1st grade. I am a working single mother who wants the best for her child. Including a good school and excellent teachers. At the end of the day my daughter and I discuss her day at school and all I hear is how she loves her teachers and her studies. She shows so much interest in her studies. I think the teachers she has had have instilled a desire to learn in her that has made me very proud and following up with her in her school work shows me that she has a great understanding of what is being taught in class. I think she really loves to learn and will continue to. Her intelligence in other activities comes from the strong basics she has picked up in her school.

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