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Junior High School 125 Henry Hudson

Public | 6-8 | 631 students

 

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Posted August 13, 2010

I like this school. The teachers are great (but not all of them) but sometimes they give way to many homework. My son gets stressed out with all of the homework. Also, i don't understand the point of the uniform so I think there should be no uniform that the kids should wear what they like as long as it is not inapprpriate. Finally, you guys need to keep the school more clean and i reccommend you should put air conditions in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

This school is the worst! the teachers, faculties, and staff do not communicate with the kids or the parents. It is unsafe, the kids are unruly, and there are no consequences for the kids who misbehave. I am very disappointed in this school and the staff. My son has been bullied, hurt in the eye, and spit in the face. And nothing was done. This school needs an over haul from the very top to the bottom..This school needs to be revamped! or closed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

I'm currently in this school. It's great! everybody pretty much knows each other. most of the teachers are really cool. my opinion is that the school is awesome im and 8th grader , and one of the best teachers in the school is ms arrington!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2009

this school has its bad and good times but the education is good
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

I believe the school has come along way, and at first I had my doubts of letting my child attend the school. However, soon after meeting the principal Ms. Baran I learned new things. I love the communication they have with me regarding my very difficult child. Everyone needs second chances and I think this school does too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I actually love this school because they really care for us. the kids. I am an 8th grader in is125 and I really love it! They have great learning skills. the teachers tell you they love you. I say it's wonderful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2008

i absolutely adored this school! the teacher's were awsome! they make shure no student was left behind. i absolutely recommend this school to any of the parents. if you want your child to succed in life. this is the school to start in. even though i left the school. i still miss the teacher's. and the staff was great! even the girls bathroom was awsome! i totaly recommend this school.as a student i've got the chance to expiriance it. and it's a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2007

I love this school I especially love my new teacher Ms. O'connor. this school is the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2007

I've been to this school and I had great memorys there. I've learned many things and been introduced to new things. I had a great time in 6-8th grade and enjoyed every second of it. Jr.high is the first step to the future and teaches you what you will expect in the future. I'm in High school now in sophmore year, but I'll still miss this school and all the great memorys I had there. It may not be the cleanest school but once you get to know the school and the staff and people , then you will start loving it like I did!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2007

This school is an up and coming gem of a school with great teachers and great educational technologies being improved for instruction.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 19, 2007

this school has low math and reading state test score.my son always had level 3 in both test and now he score level 2 on both test.teachers don't teach what they have to and they need tutoring services for kids in this school.that's why these is a failing school for the past years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2007

My son is in this building due to our over crowded schools. P.S. 119 has the first graders in this building. Just last week I had to take my son to a room in the basement of this school. I was totally disgusted by the behavior and foul language the J.H.S. kids were displaying. The cafeteria was filthy and trash all over the hallway. I feel their test scores are proof that this school is not at its full potential. I am so relieved my daughter made it to Maritime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

My kids and I all attended this school. My personal experience at JHS 125 was great. Apparently, my kids share my sentiments. As a parent, I was always kept informed of their progress. Always fine level of teaching, security never an issue and after school programs were seemingly always available. Nothing but fine results. Overall, a very good school in a seeminly very good area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

I enjoyed going to henry hudson. I loved the teacher and the student. I learn alot of these there. I also would let other parent know that this school is a great school. I wouldn't wanted to go to any other school but this one. I wouls like to thank all the teachers and staff for there great job in helping me get where i am now.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 1, 2005

I.S 125 is a good school although is very crowded and not quite clean environment. The parent Association is very good at this school where there inform all parents regarding the academic programs they have and what parents can do to help to improve this school. There is not enough sports where children can participate.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 34% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

207 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the middle school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 58% 23%
Asian 25% 9%
Black 15% 19%
White 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 18%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 9%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 43%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 668 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
6.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents17536%
Students45687%
Teachers3788%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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