School Details

PS 96 Joseph Lanzetta

216 E 120th St, New York, NY 10035
(212) 860-5851
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 & ungraded 453 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

10%
29%
32%
10%
37%
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 # 4 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

2%
21%
33%
9%
26%
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 # 4 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
24%
30%
21%
33%
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 # 4 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

10%
19%
29%
5%
22%
38%

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 # 4 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

12%
20%
29%
7%
19%
33%

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 # 4 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

9%
22%
36%
4%
22%
22%

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 # 4 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

PS 96 Joseph Lanzetta is a public middle school in New York. The principal of PS 96 Joseph Lanzetta is David Pretto and can be contacted at blugo@schools.nyc.gov. 453 students go to PS 96 Joseph Lanzetta and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 17% of the PS 96 Joseph Lanzetta students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 453 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at PS 96 Joseph Lanzetta is 14:1. Ps 7 Samuel Stern is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 71% 62%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 30%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 5%
Asian 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 83%
Limited English proficiency 17% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is by far the worse school that I am aware of. My nephew attents the school and has been getting bullied daily. The teachers view on this is things happen. It has escaluted to violence. Yesterday he was being hit by six children some older the adminst staff just focus on my nephew and his anger who would not be angry.

  • (6 years ago)

    the school is very nice. and you have great teachers there. my child would learn a lot there.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 2 children that attend P.S. 96. I must say that i am very pleased with the help and education that my son and daughter have recived at this school. Mr. Lopez is a great principal .He is always available to answer any of your questions and concerns related to your child. I am really looking forward to enrolling my youngest at this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    P.S. 96 is a wonderful school! My child has had great teachers and everyone has been very supportive. He has received help with his reading through their AIS program and he is now reading above grade level. I am very happy with the educate he is receiving!

  • (8 years ago)

    I want to say that I feel comfortable leaving my child at this school every morning. They are a bunch of nice people there. I can not say much about the parent association never see them however the parent coordinator is very helpful she always has a smile and really tries to help me out with whatever I come to her with. She is warm and very friendly. When I go to the office I have to sit and wait but when I go in and see the parent coordinator I never have to wait. The school it self is a great place for children and being informed is not a lack of in PS 96. I can't wait to see all the information that is going to be sent home my children are happy and I am happy too. I hope that every parent is as happy as me.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is a forth grader at P.S 96. This is his first year at P.S.96.(he transferred from another school in the dist.)I see a definite improvement in his school work (especially reading). My son scored a level 2 on his standardized english test. Unlike some schools in the dist. who would not accept children that score a level 2 P.S.96 accepted him. They immediatly placed him in the schools extended day program. They also placed him in a test prep program which takes place after school. My son was a little upset because he wanted to attend one of the many after school programs at the school(basketball tap chess journalism to name a few). I believe there are 12 in all. my son was made to understand the importance of these programs. he still enjoys art gym science as well as his library time in school. thank you principal mr hawkins(teacher) and staff for helping my son.

  • (8 years ago)

    the school is not as good as thought. the prinicpal is not involved with the parents like i thpught he was. they not notify the parents like there suppose to when something is wrong in school.

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