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Jhs 78 Roy H Mann

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1060 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2014

This school is really trying to improve and I commend them for making Bergen Beach a better place to live in this past year. Thank you to the administration and staff for working so hard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2014

My child is in the 8th grade and I am so happy with the good people at this school. I wish I had more children to send them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2014

I am reading some of the comments written here on this site. It never fails to amaze me how people complain about schools, their jobs, clubs or anything there is in life. But, never step forward to either lend advice or slide their sleeves up and get involved. My children went to Roy Mann years ago, my son is going to be 28 and my daughter is now 25. I lived in the neighborhood for over 22 years. The biggest complaint we had back then was that there were too many double parked cars. Times have changed, so have most of the problems of society. I believe we baby our young adult children way too much as a society. My mother and her PA back in the 60's and 70's fought hard to make the schools what they were.SAFE! yes of course many moms work today and some can't be bothered. As long as nothing is interfering with their workouts at the gym, their work schedule, their vacations or shopping, all is good. GUESS what people stop sitting on the sidelines, get to the schools PTA meetings, voice your opinion there and then volunteer to do something about it. Imagine a PTA meeting where the schools staff who is there for your children, out number the parents.. shameful is right..SHAME ON YOU.


Posted March 17, 2014

my son is a 6th grader there now. And since September there has been a problem atleast 1 a week. My child just would like to go to school and learn without all the nonsense. The supervision or lack of does nothing but yes's you to death. This is our local school and sad to say this is the worst school. I would not send any child there. Nothing but problems and nothing gets done. Its a shame
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

I am amazed at the turn around this school has made. I am a parent who has been with the school for over 10 years with all of my children. I have seen it at its worst but I can not believe the difference in security, discipline, and enviornment. The security issues are gone, the negative attitudes as gone. All you have now is a great principal, mr cusuamao who inspires the teachers to be better and the students are happy in this neighborhood school where the parents feel welcome. Great job Mr Cusumano. Dont think twice about sending your students to this school. It has great plays, great band and culinary arts program.. plus aftershcool activities. The work is challenging also but the teachers make it fun. One of my friends sent her son to cummingham and they hated it and they went to roy mann and they welcomed them with open arms , she felt important and he loves it .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

This school has improved a lot. The new principal Mr. Cuosamano has revamped the school. He is passionate, dedicated and determined to see Roy Mann suceed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

Mr. Johnson was the only real administrator that can handle JHS 78. Anyone else that came after him is a joke.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2013

Although the school did not meet all my expectations upon placing my child there, it has offered him many positive experiences and opportunities. The greatest problem we've experienced is the behavior of some children; however the school cannot be held responsible for that. If parents don't raise their children to be functional and respectful members of society, it's not the school's fault. Children like that will misbehave no matter where they are. There is something to be said about the roach population; there are quite a few. However, when we look at what makes a school a school Roy Mann stands along other great schools. Instead, focus on the education, care/concern for the students from all adults, communication with parents, response time for meeting requests from parents, before/after school programs, vacation-time activities, an awesome parent coordinator, a new/amazingly attentive principal, etc, These are the things that count. Roy H Mann has it all and more. Perfect, it's not; however, for these and many other reasons I'm glad my honors child attended and will be graduating from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

Roy Mann is a good school. I was skeptical because of a lot of the negative reviews I found on this site but I have found most of them to be groundless. I have a sixth grader at Mann and could not be happier. I find the teachers engaging, communicative and truly concerned about the well being and academic achievement of our children. There are interesting after school programs. The work is challenging and well distributed. I have made unannounced visits to the school and, aside from the normal sounds one would expect inside a middle school building during the day, the halls are quiet. The Principal, deans and school safety staff are always around. The Parent Coordinator is available and very responsive. I have nothing but praise for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2012

Roy mann isn't that bad . I go there. The bathrooms are disguising but that's because of a group of kids. The school needs to focus more on cleaning the school there are sometimes roaches. There weren't any fights this year so far but since I'm in the honor class and in the top of my grade no one really messes with me . As long as you stand up for your self you are fine.they don't need to separate the girls and the boys though.


Posted June 19, 2012

What an evil, terrible place. These parents should be beyond ashamed and sued and thrown in jail. The kids who start the fights should be in juvie to discover just how 'tough and cool' they are.


Posted June 16, 2012

This school is horrible, the kids fight every day and litter and destroy the neighborhood. Neighbors are afraid to leave their houses until at least an hour after the kids get out. People who have their smaller children in a park near the school rush toget home before they let the students out. I have had numerous fights in fron of my house by them as well as other neighbors. These kids also harass all the stores in their path as well as ounger children and adults. I have heard other sories but i do not know the situations first hand so I will not comment. The neighborhood has had enough and a lot of us plan to go to the next community meeting to get something done before anyone gets seriously hurt, oops im sorry, someone already has.


Posted April 28, 2012

In all honesty my experiences in this school were devistating and infuriating. The staff responisbility had been poor and too many fights to count. To be called a 'clean, neatly kept ' school is a complete lie. I am now moved on to another school, and have realized how much of a compliment 'gross ' would be to Roy H Mann


Posted January 11, 2012

I attended this school years ago, before it became an "educational complex." I was in the "SPE" (special program-enriched) which was supposed to provide enrichment beyond the normal curriculum, but didn't; I recall numerous Spanish teachers in grades 7 and 8, all of whom reviewed/rehashed/retaught stuff we already learned because they didn't know where the last teacher left off--what's "special" about that? I had pretty good teachers as I recall, but the experience was still kinda miserable due to the other students. The main culprits were students from P.S. 236 whose egos could barely fit in the building and who found they could get away with a LOTTA misbehavin' because their parents were deluded into thinking they were such angels at home and should be same at school; a couple of these little darlings ended up at my high school, but got their comeuppance from other students and became social pariahs tyvm. I don't think anyone has had an overwhelmingly pleasant experience in middle school--awkward age, new kids, new academics--but I'm not sure including this school on a website of "greatschools" is appropriate--at least not from what I've read. I was only too glad to leave.


Posted September 19, 2011

Worst mistake I ever made sending my kids here. I just looked at the state scores for this school and they are horrible. They actually go down the longer students are there, not up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

Roy H. Mann still isn't the BEST school, but since the new Principal arrived people have spent less time roaming the hallways than before when I got here in 6th grade. There are still too many fights, especially afterschool, and also some racial discrimination. I for one think they should spend less time trying to seperate the boys and girls, and spend more time focusing on how they can stop the fighting.Some pros are that if you focus hard enough on academics, you can do better. I was worried in 6th grade that I made the wrong choice, but it got better. Now i moved up to excelsior from cap and i'm going to 8th grade.


Posted May 17, 2011

this is one of the worst schools my child ever went to out of all of his schooling. The teachers don't care about the students and the students know that so they behave as such. They have no command over their class and allow the students to do whatever they want in the classroom. The children are allowed to fight without anyone interveining. Learning is a strain in this school......this is one of the worst schools on the face of the earth. I hate it and so does my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

My only child is a student of this school , he's in 7th grade and so far i feel so comfortable with him there ,the teachers are very understanding towards the kids ...yes some kids may get into trouble but you also have to blame the parents to help discipline the children . my son recently loss his father and the teachers ans staff was so kind towards our family .I would recommend this school to my family and friends for our future generations I just love the fact that someone calls if my son get to school a little late or if he feel ill ...Thank you for caring to the staff of ROY H. MANN !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2011

This is one of the worst schools in the country. The teachers can't control the students, they roam the halls, curse out the teachers, assault the teachers and one another and bring weapons into the school. There is not enough staff to control the student population at any time especially out in the yard. The admination is to fearful to enforce the district rules or punish the wrong doers. Despite what you will hear from the staff there is a very strong negative element at this school. I would highly recommend if at all possible to steer clear of this school at all costs. It would be in your childs best interest to travel apposed attending this school. It would be in everyones best interest if this school was closed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2010

i love that school it is my favorite and my teacher care about us. Also i would tell my family members 2 send thir child their 2 learn


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 29% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

249 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
14%

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 29% in 2014.

300 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

305 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 71% 19%
White 2 15% 48%
Hispanic 2 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 14%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 272%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 49%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
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

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

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

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

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents64769%
Students97797%
Teachers7399%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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1420 E 68th St
Brooklyn, NY 11234
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Phone: (718) 763-4701

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