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Ms 180 Dr Daniel Hale Williams

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Posted September 11, 2013

My son was accepted in the sixthe grade last year to the school because of his grades. He goes to the Star Academy in M.S. 180. I was very please how much homework and projects the teachers gave my son last year. He is getting prepare for his future!!! This year since the first day of school he have been assigned 3 projects and science current events. I am please that he has that much work to do. He is getting more into reading about different topics and motivated to work hard and learn. I am very happy he goes to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

Kudos to International!!!! I'm so thrilled...ecstatic if you will, I removed my child from a so called top Catholic school where she was failing miserably My child has gone from completely failing to and honor student, now when I ask how was your day, I get an ear full, and just listening to my child talk about the days class work and activities I get goose bumps.. Im so thrilled, the Principal, teachers /staff are amazing, they talk to you, not at you, and they inform you on a regular about your child academically. Very approachable staff, I can truly say these teachers are here to teach Thank you so much,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

One JHS, divided into four specialty schools and driven towards the success of our children translates into "A" great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2009

I think it is a very academic school.I love that it focuses on the talents of us students.I think some of the teachers are a a little crazy though.But others are very funny and what not.But some of the kids need discipline.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2008

its a great school that challenges the kids with there work and its also a great enviorment for the child to have fun in . it is a school with little violence and close friendships
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2008

The school is the best. I love the teachers, myfavorite teachers are the math teachers, and the science teacher. Ms.Jimenez,and Mr.Bauer From Isaac Alexnader
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2008

I love this school. We learn new things everyday. Im doing great on my report card, the best I have ever. The teachers here are fantastic, every day I go to school with a smile on face because it is all that i dreamt for.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2007

its agood school although there are a few bad kids. the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2006

my school is the best i could never ask 4 anything better i have the perfect classes the perfect teachers and the perfect friends . I could never ask 4 anything better. In my school we now have 3 different schools law . Star and moving imager i am in law and just about to graduate so that s my review
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2006

Middle School 180 is a good school for art and music, but when it comes to the safety of students, this school is the worst! The administrators of the school are minimally effective at best, usually citing that there are too many students in the school to provide any individual child with adequate supervision. I will be so glad when my son is not longer a student at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

I used to attend this school and I thought that it wasn't the best school to attend, but I had many friends there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2005

I'm surprised parents haven't reviewed this school yet! To get in you must pass an entrance exam based on certain talents: drama, dance, art, creative writing/acting and music! The school grades are from 5th to 8th. My son will graduate this year and got accepted into Art and Design High School. My daughter also got accepted into MS 180 and is a theater major. They have lots of after school activities such as golf, chess, softball,etc;. They also have a program called VISION, which my son was also part of that help children get into good high schools and colleges. My son got to go to Washington D.C., camping and he will be going to Virginia this summer. My experience with the school has been wonderful and I am proud that both of my children are attending there.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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 33% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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

All Students25%
Female27%
Male23%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students24%
Female26%
Male23%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities2%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students25%
Female24%
Male25%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities3%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students18%
Female16%
Male19%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities3%
General population20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students26%
Female30%
Male21%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities0%
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students16%
Female17%
Male14%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
General population18%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%

Science

All Students54%
Female55%
Male55%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities6%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 70% 19%
Hispanic 2 25% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
White 2 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 267%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 68%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 1624 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

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

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

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

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents69380%
Students88899%
Teachers4374%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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