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East Side Elementary School, PS 267

Grades: K-5
Staff Pick
213 East 63rd Street
Manhattan NY 10065
Phone: 212-888-7848

Our Insights

What’s Special

Young school has earned praise for a quality curriculum

The Downside

No library or auditorium, limited outdoor play space

Midway between Bloomingdale's and the 59th Street Bridge, East Side Community School is well placed for children to explore the city and its museums. Children go on frequent class trips, and The Friends of the Upper East Side and the New-York Historical Society help teachers craft lessons about the city and its neighborhoods.

Founding Principal Medea McEvoy greets children by name as they arrive near the main door each morning. She grew up next door, and her parents still live in an apartment overlooking the building. ("They literally watch over me every day," she jokes.) McEvoy taught for 10 years at PS 6, where her classroom was a Teachers College research and demonstration site.

Teachers are well organized; lessons in the older grades build on work done in younger grades. Teachers have a good system for working together, according to the city's Quality Review. In one instance, teachers created a special checklist to help struggling writers better evaluate their own work after examining student work and needs.

Opened in 2010, PS 267 is housed in the former Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. The eight-story structure features a roomy lunchroom, large gym and elevators big enough to hold an entire class. The modern classrooms are equipped with SMART Board projectors, as well as sinks and water fountains. There is a music room, but the school lacks an auditorium; assemblies are held in the gym. The only outdoor spaces are a small courtyard off the cafeteria and a rooftop play area.

Student teachers, volunteers, paraprofessionals, and literacy interns help out in classrooms. Children learn to play chess and study computer science.

There is only one pre-k classroom, which tends to fill with siblings of older students.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school is wheelchair accessible. Every grade has one ICT (integrated co-teaching) class, in which two teachers lead a class with a mix of students; up to 12 have special needs and the rest are designated general education students. The teachers work as a team and at least one is certified to teach special education. 

ADMISSIONS: Zoned, neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, DOE data and interview, August 2016)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2022-2023 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
0% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2023 End-of-year Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism Report

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
84% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From the New York State 2022-2023 Assessment Database

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
53% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
50% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2023 End-of-year Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism Report

Average daily attendance
90% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
40% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From the New York State 2022-2023 Assessment Database

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
30% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
21% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
12% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Upper East Side (District 2)
Trains: F Line, Q Line to Lexington Ave-63 St; 4 Line, 5 Line, 6 Line, N Line, R Line, W Line to Lexington Ave-59 St
Buses: M101, M102, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M31, M57, M66, M72, M98, Q101, Q32, Q60


Medea Mcevoy
Parent Coordinator
Bailey Gendron

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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