School Details

Ps 66

845 E 96th St, Brooklyn, NY 11236
(718) 922-3505
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 753 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

26%
21%
31%
25%
22%
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 #18 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
22%
30%
33%
22%
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 #18 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

18%
23%
30%
33%
19%
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 #18 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
16%
30%
20%
19%
31%

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 #18 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
19%
31%
29%
15%
28%

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 #18 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
19%
34%
9%
16%
27%

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 #18 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 66 is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Ps 66 is MS. LUCILLE JACKSON and can be contacted at ljackso17@schools.nyc.gov. 753 students go to Ps 66 and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Ps 66 students have "limited English proficiency." 67% of the 753 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 66 is 14:1. Ps 165 Ida Posner is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 91% 90%
Hispanic 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 72%
Limited English proficiency 2% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am the individual that wrote the review on April 10 2009. At that time i was not pleased with the academic strength of the school because the previous principal was focusing too much on the arts but since he has left the new principal Ms. Jackson and assistant principal Mr. Kahn have raised the academic standard so that our children are better equipped to compete when they leave PS 66. At this point and time i can feel comfortable to endorse this school because the current leaders realize although dance classes are good although Art classes are good it is the academics that will almost guarantee our children a chance of success in this life. When can i say about Mr. Baker the school parent coordinator he is the best PC that i have come across. Most importantly although Ms Jackson may not agree with some points that the parent make she always makes her self available to listen to what parents have to say. I think that both and Mr. Kahn and Ms. Jackson are honestly trying their best. The 7 out of 10 is an equitable assessment.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child attends PS 66 and I am extremely satisfied with the school community and curriculum in the lower grades. The school is clean safe and has a family feel. The staff is present and available to parents. The parent coordinator is active and encourages participation in school activities and positive events in and around the community. I receive at least one email from him daily about upcoming events scholarships and an array of other happenings that can benefit students and families. They have recently proposed a scholars program which is great being that this school was initially intended to be a gifted and talented school. I have yet to witness or hear of a school fight or any adverse events at PS 66. My child has excelled in piano and this is the only exposure she's had. Parent teacher night is always filled with parents which shows interest from the community about the children's progress. I would recommend this school to any parent and I am very particular about where my child attends. The transition coming private school to public school has been easy when dealing with such a great staff. Keep up the great work!

  • (3 years ago)

    The school is a safe haven for the kids. I like the uniform its .great! My son discovered music and caught on real fast. Thank goodness Ms. Walker the piano teacher.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is about to enter the 1st grade and I honestly think that his kindergarten year was phenonomal. He learned so much and the teacher really meet him where he was at. His reading is at least 1.5 grade level above and his math skills are at a 2 grade level. The school is very clean and everyone knows the children by name so it feels even safer. I look foward to 1st grade!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandson is in kindergarten and I am so pleased with his academic and social development the environment is clean warm and nuturing. I have no regrets choosing PS 66 over a private school

  • (5 years ago)

    School seems well funded. I believe they have two computer rooms dance room and is located away from housing complexs. Seems like a great atmosphere for students.

  • (5 years ago)

    P.S. 66 creates a safe and welcoming environment for children to learn. The administration works hard to help each child set goals and provide means of achievement. The school is well rounded and supported by a diverse curriculum in the arts. The teachers at P.S. 66 are well educated and trained the latest programs. Professionalism is the standard at this school. The faculty goes above and beyond to involve parents in education as it is the key to the success of each child.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very perceptive. I also was fooled initially because the school is very clean. My major complaint with the school is academically it is sub standard. I initially thought because of the principal's experience with the gifted programs that the school would be academically challenging - wrong! I removed my daughter because of the poor academic environment. It seems strange but I got the feeling that the schools has a dummy down curricula on purpose. This school has the potential to be much better. Discipline here is better than most. Finding a school in the area that is disciplined respects parents as well as children and is academically challenging does not exist. Lack of parent involvement is the root cause of bad schools. I am now at my final alternative - private school. Parent

  • (5 years ago)

    At first I was impressed with principal rebenfelds credentials and his affiliation with the gifted school program. I thought that he would have applied the same gifted program principles at P.S. 66. I was totally misled. At first glance the school building is well kept it is a clean school. That s what fooled me. After having my children there for a while I realized that he focused more on the arts than academics. Academically the school does not measure up to what the 21st century demands. Disciple wise the school needs help. There are fights in classrooms and the lunchroom is totally out of control. Looking back at what I wanted for my children at ps. 66 I am totally disappointed and have started my research on charter schools

  • (7 years ago)

    Hello I am the proud parent of two children and the both attend P.S/I.S 66. My experience with 66 is that it is a school with discipline roles and regulation you can go to the school at any time and find that the school is clean the staffs are polite the children are respectful to all there is only one guard (no medal detectors)and she knows all the children by first name and last name. The office staff are mostly helpful and pleasant to talk to. The principal Mr Rubenfield run a tight ship there but will listen to the concerns that affect children and parents. My children suffered only one setback from being in that school in that the class workload prepared them to barely pass the state math and ELA instead of preparing them to excel/exceed in areas of math and reading. Parents/guardians need to assist their children in that area.

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