School Details

Ps 56 Norwood Heights

341 E 207th St, Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 405-6330
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 678 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

39%
18%
32%
53%
27%
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 #10 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
19%
33%
43%
28%
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 #10 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
18%
30%
62%
24%
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 #10 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 56 Norwood Heights is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 56 Norwood Heights is MS. PRISCILLA SHEERAN, whose e-mail is psheera@schools.nyc.gov. 678 children attend Ps 56 Norwood Heights and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 17% of the Ps 56 Norwood Heights students are "limited in English proficiency." 86% of the 678 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 56 Norwood Heights is 14:1. Ps 94 Kings College School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 6%
Hispanic 59% 66%
Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 7%
Asian 24% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 82%
Limited English proficiency 17% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    PS 56 is a school that cares about their students staff and parents. They have help my grandson with his academic. He is doing much better. The school is an A' school.

  • (1 year ago)

    It is an excellent school teachers are professionals! They have good quality of education! Although there are people on staff who have arrogant attitudes.

  • (9 years ago)

    this school is not a good school at all!

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