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Is 68 Isaac Bildersee

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 900 students

 

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Posted January 21, 2012

it ok the kid need to act right but every try there best to make school better place


Posted August 30, 2011

This school is horrible.I graduated this year from Bildersee.You'd think the students would care for their education but, they mostly care for sex,gangs and drugs.This is not a school you would want your kids to go to.From my experience i could say multiple negative things about this school but.1000 characters isn't enough.


Posted June 14, 2011

this school is really great the teacher there are so great to my child he has a ahdd so he really cant learn things well so now he is in the honor program he is going to bishop forde with good grades then other student he went from speacial aid to gifted clas because of i.s 68
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

My son goes to this school,he is graduating with honors this year, if your kid comes to school everyday with the intentions of learning he is going to get a good education in this school.Yes the school is not in a great neighborhood ,but your kids will get a good education if that what he comes to school for.Stay on top of them ,attend Parents-teachers conferences.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 23, 2010

I.S.68 is defined in one word. TERRIBLE!!!!!! On the second day of school, a staff member yelled at me for not knowing where to go! ON THE SECOND DAY!!!!! This school is foul and disgusting! Don't believe me? Check out the cieling of the lunch room! Also, see if you like roaches in the gymnasium. Please, don't send your child to this school. It's for their own sake and your sanity! One more thing, is it okay for a teacher to eat in front of students while conducting a lesson constantly? I think it was in my first year at this school!


Posted August 18, 2010

I graduated this year from BIldersee. I was very impressed with the school. There is a strong principal leadership. I met the principal when ever I needed to. The teachers I had were very helpful. There was some violence but never with me directly. I was happy to attend this school as I had people who cared and really worked with me. Thank you Staff of Bildersee.


Posted May 7, 2010

This school is the absolute worst I have ever seenin termsof student behavior. I am a parent of a 6th grader who nerves have been shot since the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year. Fighting, extreme violence and recklessness is rampid on a daily basis. Please understand that the staff are quick to communicate with parents - practically on demand. The parent coordinator has a pleasing disposition. The principal is ripe, very little leadership skills. The guidance counselors are on point. The school safety officers and the NYPD could be doing a much better job. At any given day,upon dismissal there will be a fight, not a scuffle a fight that seems to take too long to get under control. This school needs to be overhauled. The enviornment makes it difficult for well behaved children to learn. I am transferring my child under NCLB for the 7th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I think the barometer by which we measure a great school may be different. I am a parent of an 8th grader who attends IS 68. He has been bullied and forced to defend himself and has been approached and peer-pressured into joining a gang. He has no behavioral issues and is generally beloved by his teachers. He has struggled academically to keep up with his peers. What I think is great about the school ... I am impressed with the level of dedication of the staff. From the principal down to the teachers, I have felt each staff person was concerned about the overall well being of my child. What I dont like about the school . . .Not all staff interact professionally. The school does not have enough gang intervention, therefore students dont feel safe and dont learn well. I dont know if this can be blamed on the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

bildersee is a good school now. there are less violence, and the principal is really strict about the dress code. i have to admit that it is pretty boring now though
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2008

This school shows me that life is not a joke and it teaches the good principles of learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2007

I love Isaac Bildersee I graduated from there. I was in the top classes since 7thgrade. The students had exceptional teachers and teach you every thing that you need to know for High School. ~Graduating Class of 2007~
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2007

Has to be the worse middle school in Brooklyn, NY. Teachers have poor performance and teaching skills. Can't wait for my child to leave. One more year! Yippee!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

I have to say by far this is the worst school I've ever went to. I am so thankful that its my last year so I could get out of this horrible school. However teachers do think to care about us sometimes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2006

My son is in the six grade. I'm one of those parents who actively participate in most of the school functions. Attending the PTA meetings once a month is a great start. Extremely informative, what you don't know you will find out before leaving the meeting. I can truly say you must participate to see what is going on in the school. I tipped my hat for the principal for enforcing the uniform code. This is a great start in the right direction to discipline and unity. Parent Coordinator has a lot of energy and loves her job. She plans weekend trips for Isaac Bildersee families. We visited the NY Hall of Science and it was intriguing. The students loved the trip. Preparation for state exams are in place you must inquire and see which program fits your child. I realized they have several programs during the week and weekend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2006

i give this school a ten because ,they do everything that they could,and pulse isaac bildersee doesnt have any more bad students in it so now alot of kids can learn new things,also because they have now put in music art and computer graphic 4 only 8th grade student and thats just a little activite for the kids to do thank you for ur time
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 12, 2006

It doesn't seem that the teachers in this school provide enough homework. Even during the preparation for the ELA test, there wasn't enough practice tests sent home. In addition, I should have been informed by most of my daughter's teachers that she wasn't doing too well in her classes. Instead, I receive her report card on open school night which contained two failing marks. In addition, while discussing my daughter's progress with her teachers, I am informed of her unacceptable (needs improvement) behavior & work ethics. I believe I should have been notified or my daughter's progress prior to open school night. I'm also not crazy about the assembly period. I think this period can be utilized academically or for extra curriculum. The principal seems to have fire in his belly to improve the school, but the teachers doesn't seem to have the same desire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

This is the absolute best school you can send your children to.They have the best teacher in the world,they have never given up on a child no matter what the problem was.My daughter Chanel graduated from that school in the year of 2002 and she constant talks about the great memories she had there.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

208 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
1%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%
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 91% 19%
Hispanic 1 6% 23%
White 1 2% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 212%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 272%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 9%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 43%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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Based on 915 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
6.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
4.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.9
 

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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

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
6.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
5.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents20328%
Students66586%
Teachers4772%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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956 E 82nd St
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