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Jhs 223 The Montauk

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 709 students

 

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Posted December 2, 2013

I went to that school back in the 80's it was a good school handball basketball at lunch and Double Dutch and knocks with football and base ball cards yett big bird Vanessa Ricky Henry Chris that security guard frank and that sweetheart that worked with him that was a good school for all types


Posted February 1, 2012

MONTAUK IS THE BEST PLACE FOR YOUR CHILD TO GOT JHS. THEY HAVE A GREAT STAFF AND A RECEPTIVE ADMINISTRATION. MY SON IS GETTING A GREAT EDUCATION AND HAVING FUN DOING SO THEY OFFER MANY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS. MONTAUK HAS GREAT PTA WHO ARE VERY ACTIVE IN RAISING FUNDS FOR FUN ACTIVITIES TO MAKE SCHOOL A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL INVOLVED , TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND THE STAFF. WHEN THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS GET ALONG BETTER IT CONDUSIVE TO BETTER LEARNING. MR FRANK,. MRS. MANCINI, AND MR. O'HANLON ARE THE BEST.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Montauk is the best school ever!!! they have the best teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2010

excellent staff, all studnts have laptops, small class sizes, clean
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

In my opinion I think montauk was a great school. Of course if you just walk in they wont have your attention. You need to talk to them in order to get their attention. Many of the teachers are great and help you understand. Montauk is also part of the itech/ilearn program making every student in the school to get a laptop (isn't that cool) One after school program you can take is the champs program which they make you work out and playing football, european handball and basketball. I suggest you go to montauk its great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

montauk is the best its so easy to meet people to have fun and learn at the same time i have soo much great memories like 7th grade with mr davis woow soo long agoo wishh i was there again with everyonee
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2008

My days in this school where the best. Now I am in another school. I hope 813 miss me like I miss them and hope they doing good by:xoxo
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2008

This school is lacking is in support from the prinicipal and the office staff is extremely rude you walk in there and they ignore you until one of the assistant principals walk in. there are a few good teachers and mrs. mancini is the best but besides that no one wants seems to want to do their job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

In contrast to the other junior high schools this school is horrible. There really isnt any special programs/clubs that are offered here, the school environement is overall bad and except for some few exceptions (Mrs Miller, Mrs Basso, and Mr. Sherman!!), the staff there are very rude.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2007

My years at Montauk were the best and most memorable ever. Ms Fox was the best teacher I had. I wish I can find her today so that I can thank her.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 16, 2007

I am a 7th grader student and has been in this school since 6th grade. In my first year , on my first day i was very exited. I thought this school was going to be terrific! So a the day passed by and I was dissatefied! This school is not a good school. Theres way too much bullying. The teachers dont even teach!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2007

This school is very bad. Theres too much bullying, harrasment, and worst of all, barly any education! I am sure you think I am lieing, well thats what i thought when it was the first day of school. But then when I got to school I found out how bad it is. It might of been good before, but now it is very bad. take my word never go to this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2006

This school was the best. Why can't high school be just like junior high school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 27, 2006

As a former student of this great junior high school, I gotta say this school holds my best memories. Mr. Sherman you are the best teacher in the world. The teachers know how to teach. There is alot of homework, sometimes I hate this sometimes I love it. No racism. Also splitting the 34 floors is a great idea, math and science academy rules! In conclusion this is the best school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 26, 2006

I was a former Montauk IS223 student. I have to say my years attending the school was very memorable. I had made friends in that school that are everlasting. This school was great. Especially my 8th year that was the best year of my life. Montauk was a great school compared to high school. Not only did I learn plenty I had alot of fun. This school is the best. I will never forget my years i spent in this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 6, 2006

The acedemic quality and parent involvement is extremely poor. The leadership of the school is also lacking. The PTA is hardly existent. There is a lack of adequate teaching material...these commments are from a veteran teacher. A child can not succeed if they are not given the opportunity to do so. They need structure.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 18, 2004

Being a former student of Montauk Middle School, I have witnessed first hand how harsh students can be. The discpline in that school was very lenient. I even saw a security guard give a student a cigarette! It was that easy. All they had to do was be nice to that guard and they were off from any kind of suspension whatsoever. I'm glad I was there for merely one year for it was a horrible place to be in. Students actually through other students down the staircase just for the fun of it. I hope they cleaned up the act in Montauk, because there were many people who had a possibility to do great things with their lives, but were brought short because of the negligence of Montauk Middle School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

Montauk is a safe and culturally diverse school. There has been administrative changes over the past year for the better. Teachers are dedicated and the students are engaged. My son's guidance counselor has been a great help.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

294 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

244 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 40% 9%
Hispanic 2 33% 23%
White 2 15% 48%
Black 2 11% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 237%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 286%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 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
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 1294 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

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

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents43556%
Students80597%
Teachers5490%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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