School Details

Ps 60 Alice Austen

55 Merrill Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 761-3325
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 938 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

39%
32%
48%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
33%
50%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
30%
39%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 60 Alice Austen is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 60 Alice Austen is PRINCIPAL - MS. DONNA BONANNO and can be contacted at bferret@schools.nyc.gov. 938 students attend Ps 60 Alice Austen and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 6% of the Ps 60 Alice Austen students have "limited English proficiency." 58% of the 938 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 60 Alice Austen is 13:1. Rabbi Jacob Joseph School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Italian

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 58% %
Hispanic 25% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% %
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% None%
Limited English proficiency 6% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    After transferring my son out of his last horrible school I had my doubts about 60. From the main office to the security guard to the staff who gets the children off the bus in the morning everyone is friendly and extremely helpful. I'm so happy and so is my son .

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is graduating this year we have nothing but good things to say about this school from the teachers staff students parents and the awesome PTA it's been nothing but great memories. my daughter has gotten a wonderful education we will miss PS 60 but we have both made friends that we will stay friends with in middle school my daughter is well equipped for the next phase of her journey thanks to everyone at PS 60

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is a first grade student at PS 60. I must say that I'm not happy with her teacher who is mean and very strict. She uses outdated methods for discipline and yells at the kids for any reason. They have no class trips and don't go outside for recess. There are also no class parties of any kind. Moreover I feel that sometimes the kids are being pushed too hard in order to conform to the crazy standards. My other complaint is that one of the assistant principals Mrs R. is not helpful when approached with a question or a problem and she is plainly rude. I like the principal but the truth is she can't make up for all the bad teachers (there is quite few a heard) in this school. I'm giving this school 3 stars only because my daughter learned to read and write quite well but on the other hand I had to help her a lot with home works and preparation for all the tests they are administering so it's partially my accomplishment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Extremely hardworking teachers staff and principal .All my kids r doing extremely well both in studies and in extra curricular activities.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful school!!! great teachers caring staff a+ asst. Principals and a principal that doesnt stop!! the pta is the ultimate!!! *congrat's to all of the 5th graders*

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school is so great! Teachers are there to teach - kids are there to learn - PS60 is always trying to make improvements to our school for our children! Not to mention all the nice fun things that make the kids want to go to school...WE ROCK! )

  • (5 years ago)

    My son loves PS 60 - the teachers the school and he is doing great in school!

  • (5 years ago)

    P.S.60 has an amazing PTA that is very active and the very Supportive and Kind Teachers that make the kids want to go to school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've had kids in PS 60 since 2002 and couldn't be happier with the education they are receiving there. The teachers are great!

  • (5 years ago)

    I appreciate the extra things that the school and the pta does for the children..

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter feels comfortable with all the staff members and they encourage her to do more than just what is required.

  • (5 years ago)

    Its a great school! My kids love going to school !

  • (5 years ago)

    Lots to do and my daughter loves PS 60 and says she never wants to leave!

  • (5 years ago)

    i think it is a very good school. that puts the students first

  • (5 years ago)

    The school does so much for all the students. The staff teachers and PTA are truely the best on Staten Island!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 3 daughters in the school and i have no complaints. The teachers are great and all the staff as well..Especially the PTA They welcome parents in many activities Thanks Great JOB!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Class parents and very involved parents working with the PTA are what makes this school 'go round. They are nothing more than exceptional and could always use some school gratitude and appreciation.

  • (7 years ago)

    The kids need the lunch period to relax and unwind. My son complains that they rarely have been outside. I do like the education they are receiving although my daughter has been is the school for two years and hasn't had music yet which is important to me. I believe that the school is safe and the teachers have been wonderful so far.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think the school overall is o.k. but the children aren't being challenged enough. Except for the top class the children are all grouped together which leaves the teachers more challenged than the students. They need to be separated according to their learning ability after 2nd grade. Children are being left behind. They learn just what they need to know nothing more nothing less.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a former p.S. 60 Student and overall i have good memories. Most of the teachers were great and the lunch aides were very mean. We rarely went outside for recess and the school was too small for its poppulation. I loved all of my teachers. The school did not have any extra curricular activities nor do most other nyc public elementary schools. I can assure you that after all of the practice for the standardized tests your child will be prepared! the school is very safe convenient and i received a solid education there.

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