P.S. 69 Jackson Heights

Grades Pre-K, K-5
77-02 37 Avenue
Queens NY 11372
Phone: 718-424-7700

Our Insights

What’s Special

Strong in arts as well as academics.

The Downside

Crowded building.

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)

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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 2016-17 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
89%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
97%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
95%
85% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
92%
77% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
14.0

How do students perform academically?

From 2017 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
55%
43% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
58%
42% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From this school's most recent Early Childhood Environmental Rating System (ECERS-R)

Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2017-18 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1033
Asian
50%
Black
0%
Hispanic
40%
White
7%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
61%
Students with disabilities
11%
English language learners
22%

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
96%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
11%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Pre-K seats
54

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2017 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
12%
21% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
16%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28%
21% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
20%
9% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Jackson Heights (District 30)
Trains: 7 Line, E Line, F Line, M Line, R Line to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Ave
Buses: Q29, Q32, Q33, Q47, Q49, Q53, Q66, Q70

Contact

Principal
Martha Vazquez
Parent Coordinator
MARINA MRAZOVIC

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.

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

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