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Jhs 144 Michelangelo

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 952 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2013

im in the 8th grade and i like the school Mr kabinoff is the best thing to happen to the school.


Posted September 23, 2013

so far i tink this is the best year in 144. this is my 3 year im in 8 th grade no fights school is perfect


Posted September 2, 2013

I had just currently graduated from the school our principle was mr.kapinoff we would have a circus and he uses the school money to upgrade the school and upgrade the student's in it aswell many won flat screen tvs and ipads nd wiis ..... some people will bully u but dosnt that happen in almost every school the school lunch is great smetimes yes he bad kids r their favorite but the teachers are nice and its easy to make friends I really miss this school. I will be going to women's academy of excellence now and I hope it was. Great as my last school


Posted July 3, 2013

I'm going into 8th grade next year and the lunch is what you will feed a dog. They put cameras in the school and kids still skip class and don't get in trouble for it, i remember one time a kid left the school building and they was looking for him.And finally when I started the school since I was in 6th grade and there was fights almost every day. Hopefully my review was helpful.


Posted December 14, 2012

I am a current student at J.H.S 144 , I am in the eight grade , i think this is a good school not a bad school the teachers are very nice their the kids are also nice , we don't have as much fight like last school year.


Posted September 27, 2011

i love m.s.144 and I'm going there know and all my teachers are great and i meet a lot of new friends and i meet a lot of people i don't like but out of all the fights they have it not a bad school


Posted August 19, 2011

ui i i i i i i i i i i i i love it yu


Posted March 2, 2010

I am a student at 144 i like this school but thier are also some negtive things about that school like fights cuting school and class and many many more things but over all i think 144 is a good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2009

ms 144 is a very lovely school I attend ms 144 the teachers are the best,friendly and loving
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2009

This school is not so bad as you think it is. Sure they may have alot of fights,but with the security guards there arent much. The teachers are really nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2009

This school is great! yews, the school has it problems, but the teachers offer excellent education , there are chances to excel more in school , like honors class, and ttthe rewards, like trips, prizes, etc. are worth the sometime trouble that happens in school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

Need more extra currricular activities to keep children more active and out of trouble eg. home economics courses for girls and art classes for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

I agree with most of the people who wrote a review. I am in the honers class, there still are a lot of chaos in this school. The only reason why I would think someone will want to go to this is because of the teachers. They one of the most determined teachers i meet to help their students pass.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

I Would really have to disagree... This will be the last yr. in this school for my child, the security was more than lax, there are gangs in this school, roaming detectors, daily fights & jumpings, the one good thing is that the school participates in the GEAR UP program, which I must praise and am extremely thankful for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

The school is one of the best schools I ever seen! The place is awesome, the kids and teachers are the best, and learning there is so fun. This is a great middle school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2008

this is a great school this what i want as my middle school.the school is very clean, and the children are well behaved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2007

I am in this school this is not a good school. I would not recommend this school to anyonne because the teachers is very rude and they dont teach good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

horrible environment for a school. Lack of security.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2007

I just graduated from this school. I think the school environment and the students there are just bad. There's fights almost everyday, students cutting class constantly wandering the hallways and other things. But based on the education given, its pretty good, just depends a bit. I was put in honors classes in each grade, in the 8th grade in honors they allow the seniors,who really want to learn and get an education, the right to take Math A and Earth Science Regents classes. This school is trying to improve, they made each floor a different academy. Academy of Performance and Visual Arts, Academy of Exploration, and the Academy of Math and Science.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2005

My daughter is in this school and I might indeed say that this is no school for a child this school is under need of inprovement and I donot reccomend this school to anyone.
—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 29% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
24%
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 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 29% in 2014.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

194 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
33%
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 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 36% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

253 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
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 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 "C" 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 67% 19%
Hispanic 2 27% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
White 2 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 282%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 44%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 1099 responses

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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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents28738%
Students75792%
Teachers5590%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MR. JEREMY KABINOFF

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2545 Gunther Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
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