School Details

P.S. 40 Augustus St.-Gaudens

Test Scores by grade

61%
51%
31%
69%
62%
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 # 2 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
55%
30%
74%
67%
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 # 2 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
57%
30%
75%
62%
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 # 2 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

P.S. 40 Augustus St.-Gaudens is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 40 Augustus St.-Gaudens is MS. SUSAN FELDER, whose e-mail is sfelder@schools.nyc.gov. 582 children attend P.S. 40 Augustus St.-Gaudens and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 2% of the P.S. 40 Augustus St.-Gaudens students have "limited English proficiency." 15% of the 582 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at P.S. 40 Augustus St.-Gaudens is 13:1. 47 the American Sign Language and English Lower School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
Hispanic 15% 37%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 22%
Asian 12% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 57%
Limited English proficiency 2% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    We are so grateful to have our son enrolled in Kindergarten at PS40. We have been thilled from day one with the teacher the school administration and PTA. This week the school is organizing a reading Olympics which is a fantastic way to encourage your young children to read. They also have Family Fridays when we can come into the classroom and participate in a family project with the kids. In December it was the book fair the healthy bake sale the international potluck lunch the school is active in so many ways and provides so many opportunities to participate in your child's everyday school life! Especially as working parents to know that your child is excited to go to school is learning a tremendous amount on a daily basis (our son is now reading to us and he is not even 6!) more importantly maybe that they have the patience and profesionalism to channel positively high energy kids is also a total relief for us. We have been very impressed with the school in general its leadership and organization. From workshops to field trips to special days we have really felt like this was the perfect environment for our child and we are extremely grateful for that!

  • (2 years ago)

    I really love PS 40. This is my second child who has been part of the NYC educational system. The first child experienced private education as her primary school experience. PS 40 is the best of all worlds. The teachers follow varying teaching styles so your child will have experience with a variety of personalities . While this may seem disappointing to some parents it is a necessary skill for children to have. All the teachers are invested and good at what they do. The staff and faculty is receptive to parent discussion and doesn't spend useless time wasted on the parents who constantly complain but instead remain proactive about educating. The neighborhood is community oriented and the parents all hang out at the parks surrounding the school. Everyone pitches in to help each other. And honestly the Halloween party is the best i've ever seen at a public school. It should be written up as an event must go. No school is perfect but this is as perfect as it gets--true community true educating true parenting. Yes they have gossip and the rest-- but come on... we are talking humans people. All schools are subject to humanness.

  • (2 years ago)

    Very disappointed. Principal has favorites. Does ZERO about the bullying going on here (rampant). PTA bickering and gossiping. Happy to be out of there.

  • (3 years ago)

    just testing to see whether this review system works thank you. I will be posting a longer review shortly.

  • (3 years ago)

    We entered this school cautiously after considering private school worried about academic rigor and class size. After a few years I can say my concerns were totally unfounded. With a middle class-to-affluent zone area (downside not that ethnically diverse) these kids as a general rule behave well come in socialized to the school situation from nursery school and have involved parents. That plus strong teachers means that classes of 25 have really not been a problem. My son adores his teacher and LOVES this school. We will have to pry him out with a crow bar after 5th grade. The reading program is intense starting in kindergarden and each kid is assigned an individually-tailored reading level that pushes them to maximize their abilities. The district 2 math program "TERC" is different from the way I learned and so I was suspicious but it seems to work. There is more emphasis on concepts and logical problem solving than rote memorization. A lushly funded PTA provides things like chess visiting authors etc. The principal is warm and thoughtful and knows every child by name. And with a neighborhood school all my son's school friends live in the neighborhood!

  • (3 years ago)

    Lousy staff who yell and punish kids for any small infraction. The Parent Teacher coordinator talks to parents as if they too were 6 years old. BEWARE

  • (3 years ago)

    Incredibly satisfied with the school. Amazing teachers in every grade and subject One of my kids has been there since pre-k and is now in 4th grade. The principal gets an A++++ for everything. PTA does amazing work for the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both my children have had a fantastic education and have been extremely happy at PS40.

  • (4 years ago)

    We joined the school this year and felt very welcomed. It is like a family. Class size could be better but it is not so bad. A lot of activities and PTA involvement. I wish it had some G&T or advanced curriculum. Overall we made a great choice and I wouldn't change it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers are great. They really teach well. My son is learning so many things. But you can tell they don't have enough man power as it is always a case for a public school. When a student gets injured or gets sick they ask two other students escort that student to a school nurse even in kindergarten.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very negative teachers and staff. Happy to be out of there

  • (5 years ago)

    We love PS40/NYC because its our home away from home. A place where children are learning are happy and well nourished. A parent can't ask for anything more. Great community principal Teachers and staff who truly works above and beyond the call of duty. Such a blessing!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great sense of community spirit enhanced by Teachers and all staff making students enriched with pride and enthusiasm!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am an alumni student from PS 40. I love PS 40 so much i find it as a second home. The teachers are warm and friendly but teach you lots if you just listen. That is a thing i learned at PS 40. If you listen you learn. PS 40 is great for literature and science. 40 isn't as strong on math. Our principal is okay but sometimes she is not fair.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son who is now 17 yrs old graduated from PS 40. It is here where he got the solid foundation for his successful academic life. He went on to School of the Future and excelled in every aspect. He will now be attending Binghamton U and continues to have the love of books and hunger for knowledge that PS 40 instilled. I am glad to say that my daughter who currently attends PS 40 (3rd grade) is receiving the same caliber of education although many changes have taken place since my son attended.

  • (8 years ago)

    My two children attended this school for several years until we moved in 2004. It is highly supported by the loyal and dedicated parents from the neighborhood predominantly Stuyvesant Town. The principal at the time was wonderful but was recently promoted up in the BOE. I'm told the new principal is very good. The facilities are old but well maintained. The teaching staff is very strong and dedicated. Class sizes were relatively small (20-25). We miss the school very much.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son entered PS 40 in the middle of 5th grade. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the instruction and the positive community spirit of the school. There was a wonderful music program.

  • (9 years ago)

    PS 40 is a very good public school. There is a strong emphasis on reading and writing but a weak science program. Once a week the students participate in science art music gym and library. It is a very warm and cozy school with great community spirit. Many of the teachers are innovative and enthusiastic.

  • (11 years ago)

    It was a difficult decision for us to decide between public or private school for our 2 kids. My gut told me that PS 40 was the right choice for our family. My son is now entering 2nd grade at PS 40. We are so happy and feel a part of something truly special! The principle is loved and supported by the teachers and it feels like there is someone at the 'helm of the ship'. Our principal knows every students name in the school. She even knew that my son was excelling in math. I have been very happy with the teachers. They have been warm and nurturing yet excellent educators and very receptive to parent involvement and concerns. My son is happy and very comfortable in his environment at PS 40. He is truly proud of his school. The families also make the school special. It is a diverse group of families that are very supportive and approachable. We have been thrilled with our experience at PS 40! It is a strong neighborhood school.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter's Teacher is a really nice person and try hard to work with the children she helped to booste my daughter's confidence that was kind of destroy by her previous teacher (in the same school). I do spend a lot of time in her classroom and I feel that they don't spend enough time learning. The Principal usually don't have time to return phone call or to have a meeting with a concern parent unless is with a parent that has donated money or has some type of power. Overall the School is average the principal is leaving maybe we will be lucky with the next one.

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