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PS/MS 129 John H Finley‚Äč

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Principal Odelphia H. Pierre

425 West 130th St New York, NY


About and Mission

At John. H. Finley School, we are focused on providing excellence in education with the highest levels of parent satisfaction. As a matter of fact, we do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us.

At the John H. Finley School, we believe that all children are entitled to a high quality education. We are committed to developing a child-centered environment and instructional program, which will result in a community of critical thinkers and lifelong learners. With the collaborative efforts of parents, faculty, students and community, we will empower our students to become responsible, productive and enlightened individuals. We will collectively hold ourselves accountable to ensure the following:

  • The Common Core State Standards will be utilized to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do in order to ensure academic success.
  • Instructional programs will be developed to fully prepare our students for college, careers and beyond, to compete successfully in the global economy.
  • Use of current and relevant student data will inform and drive standard based instructional practice.
  • All students are expected to reach high standards of proficiency-with 90% of our students at achievement levels 3 and above in reading and mathematics standardized tests.
  • Instructional programs will provide an environment whereby literacy will be infused in all subject areas (social studies, science, mathematics, technology and the arts).
  • Emphasis will be placed on alignment of curriculum and assessment, in order to increase the level of student thinking and engagement to ensure that students attain grade level performance.
  • Administration, staff, parents and community stake holders are involved in a collaborative decision making process.

Stats: Our school is in good standing!

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Why us?

Kamelah end of 2nd grade! Now end of 5th grade 2017! She says about our school: