The NYC School Quality Snapshot and Guide informs families about a school’s strengths and weaknesses, emphasizing how far students have come in the past year.
According to research, schools that are strong in the following six areas are more likely to improve student learning: rigorous instruction, collaborative teachers, supportive environment, effective school leadership, strong family-community ties, and trust. Both the School Quality Snapshot and the School Quality Guide provide statistical information on schools and the results forming student achievement.
- 2018 – 2019 School Quality Snapshot PreK
- 2018 – 2019 School Quality Snapshop Elementary School
- 2018 – 2019 School Quality Guide
Quality Review Report
The Quality Review is a two-day school visit by an experienced educator. During the review, the reviewer visits classrooms, talks with parents, students, teachers, and school leaders and uses a rubric to evaluate how well the school is organized to support student achievement. The Quality Review Report provides a rating for all ten indicators of the Quality Review Rubric in three categories: Instructional Core, School Culture, and Systems for Improvement. One indicator is identified as the Area of Celebration to highlight an area in which the school does well to support student learning and achievement. One indicator is identified as the Area of Focus to highlight an area the school should work on to support student learning and achievement. The remaining indicators are identified as Additional Finding. This report presents written findings, impact, and site-specific supporting evidence for six indicators.
Quality review reports were conducted in 2018/2019 and 2014/2015 and in both instances, the overall evaluation was WELL DEVELOPED (WD).
The Well Developed rating earned the school the highest grade for highly effective teaching and learning practices, strategic school management, and an excellent quality learning environment.
Click here to see the 2018/2019 Quality Review Report (pdf)
Click here to see the 2014/2015 Quality Review Report (pdf)
School Context Statistics
The Parkside School is an elementary school with 806 students from Pre-kindergarten through grade 5. The school population comprises 46% White, 24% Hispanic, 17% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black, 5% Multiracial, & 1% American Indian (statistics are based on non-overlapping groups, where students count in only one group). The student body includes 11% English Language Learners and 24% Students with Special Needs. The average attendance rate for the school year 2017 – 2018 was 95%.