School Details

Ps Ms 114 Belle Harbor

134-01 Cronston Ave, Rockaway Park, NY 11694
(718) 634-3382
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 & ungraded 779 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

51%
30%
32%
56%
38%
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 #27 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
31%
33%
71%
41%
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 #27 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
26%
30%
64%
39%
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 #27 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
23%
29%
46%
32%
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 #27 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
28%
29%
12%
31%
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 #27 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
32%
36%
14%
15%
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 #27 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps Ms 114 Belle Harbor is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Ps Ms 114 Belle Harbor is MR. STEPHEN P. GRILL, who can be contacted at sgrill2@schools.nyc.gov. 779 students attend Ps Ms 114 Belle Harbor and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Ps Ms 114 Belle Harbor students have "limited English proficiency." 17% of the 779 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps Ms 114 Belle Harbor is 14:1. St Francis De Sales School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 10%
Hispanic 6% 35%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 31%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 23%
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 17% 78%
Limited English proficiency 2% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    P S 232 QUEENS The culture and climate of this school are excellent. The leadership instruction safety and caring are beyond excellent. This school provides the most positive learning environment. This is no small feat with Mayor Bloomberg running the school system !!!

  • (2 years ago)

    If you have other choices exercise them. The main drawback to this school- unfortunately is it's principal. He'll give the "we're one big family" speech at the start of the school term then it becomes crystal clear when you need to deal with him that he is nothing more than a representative for the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). He'll put the well-being and comfort of the teachers ahead of your child's. Another observation- the atmosphere is HIGH stress and is obvious if you look at the expressions on the children's faces when they leave school at the end of the day; or stand near the timecards at the start of the day and see the mayhem created by the teachers (and the expressions of misery) as they get their daily assignments. The bottom line you're better off in a school that actually cares about your child's education and places more emphasis on a nurturing environment for learning. Also the grade for this school has severely dropped off in the last couple of years- so proceed with caution.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is way overrated and if a child has special needs the principle and staff will target the child with false documentation to have the child removed from the school. This has been going on for years all to save money in the school budget so it can be used on the not so smart Belle Harbor children and not a child with special needs.You can judge a school by how it treats its weak and sick and this school gets a BIG F

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school has opened its arms to the special needs community by offering support to parents of special needs children once a month. It is also very involved with the community (advertising local events participating in parades).

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers are great! My daughter has a wonderful experience every year!

  • (6 years ago)

    The teacher my son had last year was a nightmare and the principal was not any better. No matter how many legimate reasons we had they meant nothing in the end. This has been the most stressful school my son has attended. I do not recommend it at all.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think PS 114 is an excellent elementary school...despite bulging class sizes my oldest has had an excellent teacher in every grade and my daughter has had great teachers as so far...not only are the teachers great but I think the quality of the kids in this neighborhood is excellent as well...school could use more parental involvement but school itself is wonderful!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have never had a worse experience than at this school...teacher quality is no where near a 5 star at least not for the teacher my child has dealt with along with the 'extra help' that is supposedly provided well lets just say the title was there but not the actual help.

  • (6 years ago)

    a wonderful school. have very energetic students waiting to learn. full of high spirit.

  • (7 years ago)

    Very happy with school so far-my son started Kindergarten-and has learned so much already!

  • (7 years ago)

    Not a great school. Had bad learning tools

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