Ps/ms 280 Mosholu Parkway

  • Ps/ms 280 Mosholu Parkway serves 896 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (which is lower than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Ps/ms 280 Mosholu Parkway's student population of 896 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students896 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ps/ms 280 Mosholu Parkway's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ps/ms 280 Mosholu Parkway is 0.42, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#3209 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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Asian
6%
9%
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Hispanic
75%
26%
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Black
9%
17%
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White
6%
44%
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Hawaiian
4%
n/a
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ps/ms 280 Mosholu Parkway.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.420.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic #10 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I think this school is wonderful. The teachers are very knowledgeable and very approachable. I have had two teachers go above and beyond for my daughter who is currently a 7th grader there with top grades. I have been able to reach her teachers by cellphone and email with fast responses. I was fortunate to have transferred my daughter there from a low performance school through a simple form that was mailed to my home asking to choose 3 schools that I would like to transfer her to. I have never seen that form again, and wonder if it was by luck that I received that form, nevertheless, I am grateful because my child has flourished at P.S./M.S. 280! I think the school alone isn't what creates a good environment but a combination of well behaved students along with well credentialed staff are needed to make it work. I have had two experiences with bullying but I was able to take care of it with up close monitoring of my own child, showing up at school at random hours, and talking with her teachers regularly, thankfully the issue went away. Again, my child had a lot to do with resolving her own situation with my guidance and advice "you don't have to like everybody, but you do have to deal with them very much like I deal with people at work I wouldn't otherwise mingle with outside of work" helped her. She currently is 'friendly' with the person that bullied her. It takes teamwork to build a good foundation within the schools and it starts with your children. I highly recommend this school! It's been to good to us!
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i really love my mschool
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This school is a very good school but the drama and bullying has got to stop and teachers needs to start caring and doing something about it. Yes they do their job and all but... there not doing a very good job. When i was in class all i saw was students whispering and fooling around.
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