P.S. 69 Jackson Heights

Grades Pre-K, K-5

What’s Special

Strong in arts as well as academics.

The Downside

Crowded building.

Our Review

PS 69 is a strong school with above-average performance in reading and math. Parents and teachers give the school high marks for academic expectations as well as safety and respect, according to the Department of Education Learning Environment Survey.

Extracurricular options include vocal ensemble, ballroom dancing, theater and guitar groups. The school requires students to receive instruction in dance, music, theater and visual arts in every grade.

PS 69 organizes a series of events such as Science Fair Week, Career Day, assemblies and a multicultural day. The curriculum has a global thematic emphasis that explores Asia, the Americas and Africa across disciplines. For example, students practice origami to create art and learn about Japanese culture. Students covered Hispanic heritage, learning about famous Hispanics through the years.

The large brick building has a newly renovated playground which is open to the community after school hours. The building, designed to serve about 950 children, is overcrowded. [photo from DNAinfo.com]

Special education: The school offers team-teaching and self-contained special education classes as well as speech, occupational and physical therapy.

Admissions: Zoned neighborhood school. (Owen Minott, web reports, July 2013)

About the students

Enrollment
1035
Pre-K seats
54
Asian
50.5%
Black
0.4%
Hispanic
40.2%
White
6.8%
Other
2.1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
100%
Students with disabilities
9%
English language learners
19%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
118%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
96%
93% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
11%
23% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
95%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
95%
88% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
14.0
7.0 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
97%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
97%
90% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
93%
82% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
92%
77% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
96%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
100%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
98%
89% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
85%
65% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
91%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
83%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents say their child's teacher helped their child adjust to Pre-K?
92%
98% Citywide Average
How many parents say this Pre-K program helped them consider which elementary schools would meet their childrens' needs?
84%
92% Citywide Average
How many Pre-K parents say their child's teacher gave helpful ideas for how to support their child's learning?
96%
97% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Test scores

How many students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
56%
43% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
57%
41% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 2 dedicated spaces for Music and Visual arts
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
20%
9% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
59%
46% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
Average math score for self-contained students
1.94
2.0 Citywide Average
Average math score for ICT students
2.26
2.4 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
1.87
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
2.25
2.2 Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
88%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
98%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
94%
89% Citywide Average
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Location

77-02 37 Avenue
Queens NY 11372
Jackson Heights (District 30)
Trains: 7, E, F, M, R to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Ave
Buses: Q29, Q32, Q33, Q47, Q49, Q53, Q66, Q70

Contact

Phone
718-424-7700
Principal
Martha Vazquez
Parent Coordinator
Marina Mrazovic

Zone for the 2017-2018 school year. Call school to confirm.

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