School Details

P.S. 8 Luis Belliard

465 W 167th St, New York, NY 10032
(212) 928-4364
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 568 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

18%
18%
31%
18%
21%
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
  • NYC Geog District # 6 - Manhattan average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

6%
13%
30%
26%
20%
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
  • NYC Geog District # 6 - Manhattan average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
17%
30%
17%
17%
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
  • NYC Geog District # 6 - Manhattan average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

P.S. 8 Luis Belliard is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 8 Luis Belliard is MS. RAFAELA LANDIN and can be contacted at rlandin@schools.nyc.gov. 568 children attend P.S. 8 Luis Belliard and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 45% of the P.S. 8 Luis Belliard students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 568 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at P.S. 8 Luis Belliard is 12:1. P.S. 128 Audubon is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 95% 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 88%
Limited English proficiency 45% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    My Son is currently attending this School and I am desperately searching to transfer him OUT. i get along with other parents and it seems like we all have the same issue. The school is easy to focus on the more advance students and leaving out the kids that need help. BULLYING is a major problem in this school theres alot of fights in the school especially the Lunch room area and not enough staffs to help control the situation. The after school program is a big joke The staff are very young and seems like they are there to collect a biweekly check as oppose to help kids with hw. My son comes home with no hw done. I am truly disappointed in this school. My son comes home learning more adult topic then the actual subject. Seems like 50% of the school is promotion in doubt. The carelessness of the teachers to focus on kids that are having trouble is insane. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL. My son will have his state test tomorrow and at the end of the month and he is not ready. He gets ignored because teachers Favor the straight A students. This school is only pretty from the Outside they need to focus more on what's going on inside.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the overall performance with this school. The staff are very welcoming. All the issues that have had with my child have been resolved in a timely manner. My child loves his school and his teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is very good. My son have learned very fast.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am concerned because I find that the children are being involved in many extracurricular activities (trips to movie theaters and parks) instead of focusing more on academics

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very concern about this school. My son attends PS 8. I see no clear structure. The school is going through changes that has consequently affected the parent school relation. Althought their are guidelines that the school has to meet it is uncertain if they can currently meet them. For example communicating to parents changes. Parents through the grapevine are being informed of the removal of teachers assistance from classrooms via children. No notification of to parents leaving the teacher who are already overwhelmed in chaos. Also sending notices to parents these are sent extremely late not allowing parents to prepare to attend.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has attended this school only this year but I am very impressed with the level of professionalism of the staff and the quality of the teachers. I wish it had a more comprehensive sports program or music but all in all I like it very much.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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