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P.S. 129 John H. Finley

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-8
425 West 130th Street
Manhattan NY 10027
Phone: 212-690-5932

Our Insights

P.S. 129 John H. Finley in Harlem is a neighborhood school serving grades 3-K through 8. The school is in its own building.

This school offers gifted classes through the Gifted and Talented program, which require a separate admissions process explained here. There is a dual-language program available in Spanish which offers instruction in both English and the target language, and is designed to make children fluent in both. It requires a separate application process. Some seats in this program may be reserved for children who speak Spanish but English speaking children are welcome to apply. The principal has been leading this school since 1998.

This school prioritizes children who live in the school zone, but anyone is welcome to apply. To see if your address is zoned for this school please use our school search. For more information about zoned school enrollment and advice on how to find a program, please visit our New to NYC page and see the "Zoned Schools and other options" section.

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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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
57%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
74%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
60%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
71%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
71%
78% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76%
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
19.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
41%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
42%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
13%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
32%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice and The Facing History School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
24%
32% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
406
Asian
2%
Black
49%
Hispanic
44%
White
2%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
91%
Students with disabilities
27%
English language learners
7%
Pre-K seats
32
3-K seats
29

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
89%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
43%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
6%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
7%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
24% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Harlem (District 5)
Trains: 1 Line, A Line, B Line, C Line, D Line to 125th St
Buses: Bx15, Bx33, M10, M100, M101, M104, M11, M2, M3, M4, M5, M60-SBS

Contact

Principal
Odelphia Pierre
Parent Coordinator
Gwendoly Rowell

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with I.S. 371.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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