Congratulations – PS 163 identified as 2017 Reward School

PS 163 Highlights

I am pleased to announce that P.S. 163 has been identified for a third year in a row as a Reward School by NYS Commissioner, Mary Ellen Elia . To be identified as a Reward School, a school must: 

  • Be among the top 20 percent of schools in the state for English language arts (ELA) and math performance for both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years or be among the top 10 percent of schools in terms of gains in ELA and math performance in the 2015-16 school year;
  • Have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years for all groups of students on all measures for which the school is accountable, including the requirement that 95 percent of all groups participate in the English language arts and mathematics assessments; and 
  • Not have unacceptably large gaps in student performance on accountability measures between students who are members of an accountability group (e.g., low-income students) and students who are not members of that group. Congratulations to all at PS 163.