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Ms 101 Edward R Byrne

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Posted April 28, 2014

THE SCHOOL COULD BE A BETTER PLACE IF MOST OF THE TEACHER CARE MORE AND LESS SCREAMING!! IT'S A SHAME STAFF TAKE ACTION WHEN YOU THREATENED THEM. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2013

the school's great and has nice teachers. i love most of the teachers and the principals are great, the kids are really nice too.


Posted March 28, 2012

My daughter just started junior high school and it has been nothing but problems after problems.. You have teachers that care and other teachers that couldn't care less. The school itself has know control over the students and the school is jus so over crowded that the kids don't have lockers, which in the end result there things are being put in a room for everyone to steal the students property.. I do not and I repeat I do not recommened this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

This school is zawesome! Everyone there is friendly, smart, and hilarious. Some people think too much of themselves, and there are a couple of stalkers you should look out for though. :3 ~S.H 805 Class of 2012


Posted July 13, 2011

I love M.S.101 and all the teachers. Instead of being happy to leave i'll be sad. GRADUATING CLASS OF 2013 CLASS 602


Posted October 12, 2010

I like MS 101 because they really focus on helping the kids learn and prepare them for High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

I am currently attending MS101 and I am the graduating class of 2011. I have been in this school since the 6th grade and ever since the 6th grade I've felt welcomed. This school gives the best education because the teachers care and take the time to make sure each student understand the material being learned. We are rewared for our achievements and when we get a break such as dances or talent shows, the teachers as well as the students make sure that that day is a day of fun. For me ELA state test I achieved a perfect score in the 6th grade and the 7th grade as well. This was all thanks to my teachers who have deavoted the time to help me. Overall I believe that this school will give your child a great middle school experience.


Posted April 3, 2010

ms 101 has all the teachings that I need to go through life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2010

Amazing. The academics are rigourous and high school level & the students are friendly. There are many extra cirricular activities and sports. It is a big school with a small family enviorment. I am a graduate of Ms.101 and i have to say that there is no other place better than this school. Did i mention the area is one of the safest in the city?
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2010

MARITIME IS THE BEST SCHOOL EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! I graduated in 2009 (class of 09' whooot whooooot) The staff there is the best, the teachers help you to get the best education, and from my first day as a 5th grader to my last day as an 8th grade i have been extremely happy there. My teachers were, Ms. Gonella - English, Mr.Guerra - Math, Ms.Giannone - Social studies, Ms.Henry - Spanish, Ms.Tremberger - Science, & Mr.Weirman - Physical Education. These teachers are the absolute best and if I could, I would spend the rest of my school years in Maritime. <333333 oh & the best staff there are most definitely Ms. Harris & Ms. Tiller ! THE DANCE TEAM IS MY FAVORITE MEMORY - GO BLAZERS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2009

I absolutely love this school. I am a senior and I'm not looking forward to leaving. my teachers are always trying to find more effective and fun ways to teach us and M.S101 has given me many oppurtunities that I probbably wouldn't get anywhere else. our principal and vice principals are always helping and concerned about all students and their grades. I highly reccomend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2009

I am a senior at M.S.101 and i love it. The courses are taught by excelent teachers. I would recomened this school. I've been happy since my first day as a 5th grader. And i will be happy on my last day as an 8th grader.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2009

I went to this middle school from 2001-2003 (I was in the second graduating class since its creation). Apart from finally being mentally stimulated, Maritime Academy instilled me with values and principles that stayed with me throughout high school. When high school came I moved to New Jersey and was placed in (no joke) one of the worst high schools in the state. It was extremely difficult to stay focused and college bound and avoid the many enticing vices. When I finally got to college it felt as if I was going in with my middle school education and a wasted 4 years of high school. I am now a junior at a highly respected university and I can say without a doubt say that I owe many of my successes to this school and its teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2009

I feel its a great school and it has the best teachers execpt for the music teacher besides that they are all wonderful. Ms. Gonnella is the best Ela teacher ever I wish my kids could have her in high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

I'm attending my first year at M.S.101, and I love it. The teachers are very supportive, and always help you to reach your full potential. It offers so much, and I'm very lucky to attend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2009

My son is in the 8th grade and we have been very happy with this school. He has taken Spanish and Music for 4 yrs. Tell me.... would he get that in a Catholic school ? I think not. Don't get me wrong, I'm Catholic but why pay tuition? In addition, students have the opportunity to take Science Regents in the 7th and 8th grade. Overall I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

This is a response to Gina Rivera. Dont count on finding a school in Florida as good as the ones here in NY. I moved from the bronx, spoiled by the curriculum of ps:138. i live in a family oriented city called Coral Springs. Til this day I have found an elementary school worth while but not middle and struggling with high school. This is forcing me to move back to NY. My childs education is all that matters. Good Luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

i am a former student . this school has taught me so much. the principal and teachers are there for the students and push the effort for students to achive their goals.


Posted February 27, 2007

Alot of kids come through those doors on the first day and many of them you will remain with for the next four years. The work is going to be difficult I speak from experience. But the best thing to do is find friends then it will be easier. There are so many reasons to love the school. The thing you must remember is that the school is its own little community. So your first months you will feel awkward but you fall into place. If you do your work and maintain good grades there are rewards. Many teachers help the students and plan several clubs, teams, and after school activities. Also as a senior you will get to have special days and trips, seniors always have a snowball fight. The former students always come back and visit so you will see high schoolers wandering the hallways or in classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2007

This school is a blessing! I would encourage every parent whose child is chosen, to take this great opportunity. The assignments and projects will sometimes require parents help. Which can make great family time. I just love their forum style of teaching. I think its the best way to prepare our children for the best High Schools & colleges. My Total appreciation to Mrs. Hewitt & the entire school staff. Betty Monahan
—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.

About these ratings

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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%
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 Students40%
Female48%
Male34%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities0%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Math

All Students32%
Female36%
Male29%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities4%
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
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 Students43%
Female49%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities11%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Math

All Students36%
Female40%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities10%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 Students36%
Female44%
Male25%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities6%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students35%
Female42%
Male27%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities0%
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

Science

All Students62%
Female52%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities20%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 51% 23%
White 2 20% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 14% 9%
Black 1 14% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 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 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 171%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 13%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 34%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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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

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

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

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

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

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents36279%
Students479100%
Teachers3191%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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2750 Lafayette Ave
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