School Details

Ps 2

470 10th Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 328-5601
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 298 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

0%
14%
32%
4%
18%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Troy City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

3%
13%
33%
3%
13%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Troy City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
14%
30%
8%
14%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Troy City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 2 is a public elementary school in Troy. The principal of Ps 2 is PRINCIPAL - MS. MAXINE FANTROY-FORD, who can be contacted at martinl@troy.k12.ny.us. 298 students attend Ps 2 and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the Ps 2 students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 298 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 2 is 12:1. Ps 18 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 49% 32%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 53%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 15% 11%
Asian 1.0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 67%
Limited English proficiency 4% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    No compassion Not professional and they can do better for kids their are some good teacher's the rest are full of it.these kids are beautiful and a heart made of gold..they want you to turn a blind eye to the bull my god watch over those children and keep them safe.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very disappointed with the replacement of the principal and many other changes that came along with the $4.2 million grant this year. The claimed added support services are nonexistent. Several parents are removing their kids from the school this year since many of the proposed changes are not working to the fullest benefit for the students. Class sizes are too big; all teachers need an assistant for the classroom. To see improvement in test scores the students require individual time with teachers. Countless students need extra time for comprehension as they are falling behind and have no one to help catch them up. The bullying is rampant and parent involvement is little to none. There are no extracurricular sports activities for students either. Added sports activities will create leadership skills teamwork and give a sense of school spirit to the students. The personal connection with the teachers is all I enjoy about the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is attending this school for the 2nd yr. I was worried about all the things i heard about the school...bad neighborhood bad kids ect... BUT the school ended up being really great..its clean the staff is amazing all the kids i have met Seem to be great kids... the school all around I like and will continue to send me kids there...The principal Mrs. Martin knows all of her students and is great with all of them! The teachers are great!

  • (4 years ago)

    I think it is a good school. It is the parents responsibility to teach their children right from wrong and how to treat other people. I feel that alot of the parents do not care. Parents need to be more involoved in their childrens education.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is no different than any othr school except that they are very poor and have no parent invlolement which makes a great deal of difference. The school involement at this school is great due to the staff. The school havs very caring staff and provide a safe learning eviroment and is a very clean school which makes a big difference.

  • (5 years ago)

    Their SFA reading program is the best. All the kids are eager to learn and need this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    One of the worst schools in Troy? Not hardly I would never send a child to 12 either. They have had knives and fights there too. Its a school. Mrs Martin is doing the best she can with the kids she has and that doesnt fall on the kids but the parents for letting them get away with the way they talk and talking that way themselves. A fight now and then after school is not a big problem even though it is a zero tolerance but off of school property they have no control. All of the schools have had fights so they are all bad now? No. All the schools are tough and you just have to deal with that.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this is a good school. It has it's problems like every school does. It depends alot on your child you and the teacher.Alot has been done this year to change things that were not too good. Much better this year.

  • (7 years ago)

    i went to this school all my life so far and i think it was a very great school

  • (10 years ago)

    I live right beside PS 2. My son is to attend there next year. I plan on doing everthing in my power to make sure he attends another school. PS 2 is one of the worst schools in the Troy Public School district. Almost every day I witness a fight between pupils. The language that comes out of the kids mouths is even worse. The so called play ground is out of date and needs to be updated with state of the art equipment. Some major renovations inside and outside of the school needs to be done before I would allow my child to attend.

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