School Details

Yorkville Community School

421 East 88th St, New York, NY 10128
(212) 722-5240

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-1 290 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade


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 # 2 - Manhattan average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Yorkville Community School is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Yorkville Community School is MS. SAMANTHA KAPLAN. 290 children attend Yorkville Community School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 6% of the Yorkville Community School students are "limited in English proficiency." 34% of the 290 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. St. Joseph's School-Yorkville is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 20%
Hispanic 29% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 21%
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 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 34% 57%
Limited English proficiency 6% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    YCS is truly an excellent school which fosters a warm environment. The school focuses on the individual needs and encourages each child to reach their full potential. With the school's support my second grader is on an advanced third grade reading and math level and continually thrives in all other areas of the school's enhanced curriculum and enrichment programs.

  • (8 months ago)

    We moved to NYC in the summer of 2012 and were very nervous about schooling for our little ones (at the time entering Kindergarten and 1st grade). We toured almost all of the upper east side public schools and felt so wonderful after seeing YCS!! It was very warm and welcoming from day one by both the teachers/staff and the families. Our 1st year at YCS couldn't have been better. My children both had absolutely amazing teachers - warm friendly outgoing creative and we truly can not say enough good things about them. YCS teachers and staff are all great and combined with the active PTA make Yorkville Community School the extra special school that it is! If you're looking for a school that is warm and welcoming that fosters children's creativity and love of learning then this is the school for you! We hope you will love it as much as we do!! YCS Mom of a current 1st and 2nd grader (2013-14)

  • (8 months ago)

    YCS is a wonderful school. We moved form Long Island from a very highly regarded school district to YCS last year. We could not be happier. The academics the enrichment programs and the overall atmosphere of the school is great. The teachers are attentive and the Parent Body could not be better. Kids come first at YCS. Both the principal and the assistant principal are always there to assist. Both of my children are happy to be going to school everyday. I think that says it all.

  • (9 months ago)

    My daughter is receving an excellent edication at Yorkville Community School. I am an educator and have taught in the US Europe and Latin America. I can see how involved my daughter is in the arts and sciences. My daughter like me does not have high mathematical intelligence but she excels at music drama PE and robotics. My daughter used to attend a Catholic School and she did not get all the classes offered at YCS. When I hear parents complain especially in NYC I ask them how involved are you with the school how often do you volunteer your time . It is easy to sit back and complain yet it is hard work for the doers to make things work. It really takes a village...

  • (1 year ago)

    YCS has been a terrific school for my child. The teachers are all enthusiastic and child centric. They seem to truly care about the children and their educational needs. My only concern is with a few of the enrichment classes which seem to focused on the arts and not on academics. While dance music art and drama are wonderful--I would like to see language or math enrichment. In addition while the leadership is excellent in many ways they do not seem open to constructive criticism.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great parent body excellent administration and warm environment. The new building is great and the children are well-supported both academically and emotionally. Our daughter was born too late in the year for most private schools and didn't get a G&T spot despite a 99th percentile GT and Hunter-qualifying score. We were a bit worried initially but couldn't be happier.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter attends YCS and she dislikes this school. She's being picked on and the teacher doesn't seem to care. There's probably a few people "watching" the children during lunch but there's lack of supervision. The curriculum could be better. Although we hear how great YCS is unfortunately this school is not for us.

  • (3 years ago)

    We are pleased that our son attends this school. All of the students seem to learn well here no doubt because of the extraordinarily talented and caring teachers and staff. Perfection cannot be expected but improvement over time should be. There seems to have been a learning process for the Administration regarding rough behavior by the inevitable but rare problem students during recess. After a rocky start they seem to have learned to primarily monitor rough students as the potential victims need less supervision. All problems appear to be resolved now indicating an Administration that does not rest on its deserved laurels. We look forward to our second year at YCS.

  • (3 years ago)

    The above reviewer must be referring to a different school. The current classes are under-enrolled. As a teacher myself I have never been in such a nurturing school. No one not the office staff pc or principal are snobby. They are always available as are the teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    This has been a great experience for my son and absolute loves it. He has excelled academically. We are so happy that we picked this school all the teachers are great and amazing with each individually student. The teachers and principle are always there for the students and the parents.

  • (3 years ago)

    I don't agree with the previous review. My son comes from private school and we are much happier with this school. All the teachers are young dynamic and handle the kids very well. The principal is very hands on and really does everything she can to make it a great school. The only not so great thing is that some of the kids are a bit tough/wild. Otherwise we love the school

  • (3 years ago)

    Upon entering school there is a noticable lack of a warm and inviting atmosphere for children. I entered my son here because I had no choice he was zoned for this school. The classes are overcrowded and some of the staff are obnoxious (in person and over the phone). Understanding that this a NYC public school there is overcrowding but there should be less judgemental attitudes from staff or teachers and a more understanding of the lives and cultures of the families that live in the community.

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