PS 192 School Description

Our school, Jacob H. Schiff Elementary also known as PS192, is located in the Hamilton Heights section of Manhattan across the street from City College. It serves a population of 281 students in grades Pre-K through 5.  The majority of our students are of Hispanic descent. The adults in our school community are dedicated and committed to working together to accelerate student achievement and to create a caring and nurturing second home for our young learners.

Instructional Focus Statement

Students will show measurable growth in Reading and Mathresulting from the school-wide implementation of systems and structures that supportour instructional focus

Our Core Beliefs

Jacob H.Schiff P.S. 192’s core beliefs establish a learning environment where students,in partnership with families and the community, reach their potential as theyacquire the knowledge needed to contribute to a changing society.  

School Mission Statement

We provide aninclusive, cooperative, and resourceful atmosphere that will nurture thecontinuing social, emotional, and academic development of all students. Allchildren are respected and engaged in challenging curricula which motivatesthem to realize their potential as active, life-long learners.

School Vision Statement

Our visionis to ensure that all students acquire the essential knowledge and skills thatthey need to become independent thinkers, and to become active participants andcontributors in their role as students and as members of society.

    We are most proud of our Robin Hood Library which was created with funding from the Robin Hood Foundation. The library teacher works in collaboration with the classroom teachers on different project based learning activities.  We are also proud of our Technology program which supports our students in becoming technology literate. We are also proud of our Project Arts Program which provides enrichment in vocal and instrumental music, and our visual arts program which integrates curriculum content and art. We are also very proud of our Pre-K program which serves as a model for the rest of the district. We are very proud of our gym and sports program which allows our student to be healthier and in shape. We believe that we can make a difference everyday for a better tomorrow.

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