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Leon M Goldstein High School For The Sciences

Public | 9-12 | 1021 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

wonderful school many opportunities,my daughter is in the 9th grade, She is very pleased with may just be educated in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My daughter doesnt go to this school but will be applying when she is ready to start high school. What I've heard and review about Leon M. Goldstein its an amazing school.


Posted March 25, 2012

My son loves it here. Great small school where there aren't 4,000 kids and you get lost in the crowd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

Our son is a freshman and he's very happy here. He's excelling academically and we love the small school environment. The teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

I'm a freshman here and i love it! Everyone is really friendly and the location just adds beauty to your day. The work is challenging and the teachers are fair. Its a really good school academic wise and just really fun. When i say fun i dont mean students running around and being obnoxious, just everyting about the school actually makes you want to be there. The teachers, fellow classmates, lockers, the schedule is awesome and the all the many activities they have to choose from.. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2009

goldstein gets outs at 1230 on wednesdays! it has a clean environment and teachers are great .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

the teachers are always available to talk to when there is a problem or concern about your child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Its amazing and has many activities
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

Leon M. Goldstein is has such a great learning environment with both enthusiastic teachers, staff, and students. It's a great school for anyone to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Good school with a good environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

best school ever! good learning environment!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

Leon M.Godlstein is a school where you can talk to any teacher about your problems Every student knows each other and gets along well. With a Key Club in our school, students are motivated to give back to our community by raising money, volunteering and going out to elementary schools teaching younger children about helping our community become a better place to live in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Leon M. Goldstein is an awsome school where i feel comfortable every day. It has a strict curriculum, but the teachers are nice & easy to talk to for help. Although, the work is hard, it helps out in the end. We need the money to help our school out with all cut backs in our classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

whats not to liek about LMG, friendly teachers and staff and the environment is safe!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

I feel that my school consistently holds up its standards as one of New York's best high schools. It is located on a beautiful campus that overlooks Sheepshead Bay. The hallways are painted so brightly in a warm yellow that makes every student feel safe. Additionally, the school itself is very safe and clean with the hardworking staff and guards. One will find out that Goldstein houses an array of personalities. The students are so friendly to each other and everyone gets along. We have no cases of bullying in the school and it's just a great environment to learn in because all the classrooms are integrated with SmartBoards. Teachers find that you can incorporate a lot of new material that a regular chalkboard wouldn't be able to do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

Friendly and very excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

best smartboards, best teachers, food is ok...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

This school has the potential to excell academically. COncerned parents, dedicated administration and virtually no discipline or safety problems. However, the graduates of this school do not seem to have the acceptances to the Ivy League or prestigious universities. There is a high staff turn-around and many of the serious subjects are taught by new and inexperienced teachers. This school has not reached its best potential and does not adequately challenge the gifted student or address the struggling sutudent. It is very middle of the road. ALthough the enviornment is nurturing, safe and the students are all happy I wish it would raise the bar as far as teacher quality and academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2008

It's a wonderful high school. The school has really good clubs. My daughter's teachers are very nice and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

My daughters first year in Leon M. Goldstein. So far she likes her teachers, some more then others. Most important she enjoys going to school. I also when to parent/teachers and I too like her teachers as well. The school is beautiful and hopefully they won't overcrowd.
—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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
84%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

206 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities75%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant64%

Chemistry

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities63%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant82%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities84%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Geometry

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
African American91%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities62%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Global History and Geography

All Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities72%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Integrated Algebra

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
African American87%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities78%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Living Environment

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities87%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Physics

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
African American87%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant89%

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities84%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass 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 high 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
White 1 66% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 13% 9%
Hispanic 1 11% 23%
Black 1 9% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 138%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 69%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

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

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

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents17518%
Students91690%
Teachers4588%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. SCOTT HUGHES
Fax number
  • (718) 368-8555

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Sciences
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Transportation options
  • Busses - B1, B4, B44, B49. Subways - Q to Brighton Beach
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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1830 Shore Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11235
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