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Kappa

Public | 5-8 | 405 students

 

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Posted March 26, 2013

kappa is a school that all students feel safe at. We are encouraged to do our work and rewarded for the work we do.Teachers know every child in the school even if they never taught them. Teacher show love, and the principal is respected. It might be in a bad neighborhood, but in Kappa everyone is family and you can feel the love. Teachers are like our best f riends and we connect with them very well. Kappa prepare the students for the future and many students get accepted into specialized schools like stuyvesant and bronx science.


Posted May 19, 2008

This school here is the best school my child has ever been in. She feels welcomed and always ready to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

This school is wonderful. I see these kappa students on the bus they are respectful and have wonderful manners


Posted November 17, 2007

In kappa you feel safe and the teachers care about you. In kappa you feel loved by the staff. It is like a big family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2007

My child has been attending Kappa for 4years now and i have nothing but praise for all the teachers and staff there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

Kappa is a wonderful place where the students receive a quality education. The teachers are dedicated and committed to educating their students to be the leaders of tomorrow. The problem solvers! They make themselves available to the children, by giving them their home phone numbers, email addresses, and even cell phone numbers. Kappa is a warm family oriented place. The children are respectful and they demonstrate a thirst for knowledge, their wonderful work can be seen displayed on unique colorful bulletin boards, and provide you with tremendous amounts of information. They believe in success at Kappa, it's a great middle school.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted March 11, 2007

This school is great.My son is doing very well in Kappa.They teach children what they need to learn.They also care about the children when something horrid happens.I would recommend this school for a lot of other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

KAPPA overall is a good school. The students learn about discipline and self control. The environment is friendly and homely. They are like a family. One thing I really like about KAPPA is that they consider all their students scholars. This school really prepares students for the future.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
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 30% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 47% 23%
Black 44% 19%
Asian 7% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
White 1% 48%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 50%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 4%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.

Learn more about the NYC DOE survey »Close
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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents30787%
Students336100%
Teachers2593%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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3630 3rd Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
Phone: (718) 590-5455

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