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Jhs 14 Shell Bank

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 610 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

I love shell banks this is one of the best schools I have ever went to I am only in sixth grade but I still love it I take the yellow bus there and back but that is only fir sixrh grade but when I'm in seventh idk howvimma get there but other wise BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!!!!


Posted September 10, 2013

my school is a good school and they try to pay really good attention in there students education but i think they shouldn't have crazy deans in the school, and i think the common core standards should go because its to difficult for the kids and its not a good idea. Let this come true


Posted August 23, 2013

I go to this school and in honner class and its a great school i passed my state test and it was fair


Posted August 23, 2013

what uniform do you have to wear for boy and do you have to get in a line to go to other classes


Posted July 26, 2011

this is a great school,teacher are great to kid's and parent,i was sorry last year when my daughter leave to high school.i miss shell bank.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

this school is really great i love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2009

I think that my school provides the kids with many opportunities. The assistance principals and the deans are so nice and caring when it comes down to the students. We have regent programs and YMCA and every morning, we look forward to going to school. I love this place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2009

The faculty and staff at Shell Bank really go above and beyond the call of duty in educating my son. This is an excellent place for children to learn and I am glad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

i luv my school and its so fun and i luv the area there is a library right next to it and people say is bad its really not we learn and have fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2008

i think uniforms are a horrible idea it takes away from kids personality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

I think the changes-uniforms and academies are great. The school seems to be progressing in a positive way. I like the way the Law AP handles the students, firm but very positive. She is very vocal and involved with the students. The Principal is also very visable and approachable. Great job to them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2006

This school has had many changes for the better. The new principal has many great programs now in place, and has many to get started for next year. It looks great- with the new murals, and the teachers all seem so happy to be there. I am very happy with the school. There has only been one issue (school bus), and the 6th grade assistant principal took care of it right away. This is an up and coming educational place. Parents should check it out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I had two daughters attending this school and I must say that I am glad that of them graduated already. I think that that school really stinks when it comes to academics. My youngest daughter who had a very good grade point average in math before she entered this school now it has been lowered. Do to poor teaching skills. I would not reccomend this school to incoming sixth graders. My daughter chose this school for a medical program that they said they had and this is her last year and, that program still haven't been offered to her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

The academic programs here are great. There are many advanced classes for the smarter students. The availability for extracurricular activities are high. We have the YMCA. This program is free and includes dance programs, basketball programs, and karate programs.The parents are really involved in our school. They always help out with the funds and activities. I should know since I attend the school.
—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 29% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

177 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%
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 1 61% 19%
Hispanic 1 14% 23%
White 2 14% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 10% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 218%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 183%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 50%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.

Learn more about the NYC DOE survey »Close
Based on 682 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
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

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
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents11222%
Students52493%
Teachers4685%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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2424 Batchelder St
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