PS 158

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Public School #158
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York Avenue facade
1458 York Avenue
New York City, New York 10075
United States
School type Public school
Established 1898
Principal Darryl Alhadeff
Grades Pre-schoolFifth grade
Enrollment 720[1]
Campus type Urban
Mascot Owl P.S.158 logo.jpg
Information (212) 879-2181

P.S. 158 (Public School #158), named the Bayard Taylor School, is a public elementary school in New York City.[2] The school is located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It first opened in the mid-1890s.[3] The school building occupies the entire breadth of York Avenue between 77th and 78th Street.

The school reports some of the highest test scores in New York City. Therefore, it is considered one of the best schools in New York City. It was one of the first schools in the city to adopt very stringent teaching requirements to adhere to nationally developed performance standards in the 1990s.[2] 88% of the teachers have a master's degree or higher.[4] In 2010, 96% of fifth grade students performed at or above standards on state and city tests in the subjects of English and mathematics.[4] The school's mascot is the owl, perhaps not coincidentally one of the ancient symbols of wisdom.

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  1. ^ "P.S. 158 Bayard Taylor". New York City Department of Education. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  2. ^ a b Jacques Steinberg (January 25, 1998). "New Standards Finding Way Into Schools". New York Times. 
  3. ^ Nina Siegal (November 22, 1998). "Journals Solve a School Mystery". New York Times. 
  4. ^ a b Warren, Mathew R. "Upper East Side Public Schools". Upper East Side Public Schools. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  5. ^ Reynolds, Aline (2008-09-16). "For this television pilot, only the Hamptons would do". The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  6. ^ Michelle, Accorso (April 2004). "An Interview with Cynthia Nixon—Actor, Advocate". Education Update (online). Retrieved 2008-09-23. 

Coordinates: 40°46′12.86″N 73°57′3.07″W / 40.7702389°N 73.9508528°W / 40.7702389; -73.9508528