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Jhs 227 Edward B Shallow

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1357 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2014

i will he graduating from this school this year i love it here and im oing to miss all my teachers i would rate this school a 7 out of ten


Posted August 3, 2013

School nice I like but boring a bit no i teach here in mahtematics and kids are naghty but i still like skool a lot
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 30, 2013

Edward B. Shallow is the best school in district 20. Don't ltake verbatim in the poor reviews, many of them are inaccurate. As a former student, I found that many of the teachers are caring and supportive. When I had a problem, many of the teachers were willing to talk with me privately. When a classmate of mine had an issue, Principal Dr.Champion talked with her. The curriculum of the school is the standard NYC mandated one; and most students who fall behind get the help needed. Many of the students from the sp/ honor classes make it into specialized high schools(Stuy for me!). Many of the students are kept fit thanks to having Phys.Ed 3 times a week. Though, I do have to admit that this school is lacking in the arts; that is changing, though. Recently, a school newspaper has been introduced and a band is being formed(through the arduous efforts of Ms.P) There are some squirmishes amongst the students, but its average. Some kids may seem rude, but you have to get to know them. Are there fights? Maybe, after school and sometimes in the lunchroom.3 years ago, I wouldn't recommend this school. Over 3 yeas I've seen this school improve (smart boards, newspaper, talent show ipads etc


Posted June 8, 2013

Please do not send your child to this school. Many of the students are rude, disrespectful, and immature. If you are Asian American, you will be called 'chino' and berated in other racist ways. There are sometimes when you will be assaulted by a random student for no reason. There are students that are willing to work hard, but they are overshadowed by those who do bad. The school also has limited course offerings with only 1 Spanish teacher, 1 art teacher (per grade) and only 2 music teachers. There's no band or any extracurriculars. Though, I agree that most teachers are decent. If you get in this school please try to transfer out. I'm currently in a Specialized High School and I regret spending a horrible 3 years at Shallow.


Posted May 21, 2013

this skool is good i go there. I'm in class 802 and i think it good. u get to go ahead 1 year and take regent. got in2 Btech. ty shallow


Posted May 19, 2013

I go to this school and I absolutely love it. The teachers are great and the students in the 6th, 7th, 8th grades are respectful. Parents or students who say this school is bad has never been there. They hear rumours. There are barley fights in this school. So whoever says this school is bad, they are hating. It makes me go rage mode when you "parents" say it's a bad school.


Posted April 25, 2013

Whoever wrote "this school is by far the worst school ive been to in my entire life.", I really want to meet you. I also go to EBS, I came 2 months ago from a Private School. I absoulutely hate this school. Most of the teachers are decent, but the kids! They have NO manners, NO respect for anyone! Its filled with a bunch of kids raised in "ghetto" families. They're also SO mean! And, the 7th grade dean, Ms. Silver, doesn't care about anything that goes on in school. Such as bullying. She says to "toughen up". Maybe the person that wrote the review that I mentioned can at least be friends and get along. :/


Posted December 19, 2012

this school is by far the worst school ive been to in my entire life. i am a child and i dont learn very well or quickly i dont deserve to have to go home and cry and be yelled at by certain teachers. this school also has no talents to choose from at all. ive been going there 2 months and already some kids tried to jump me. the teacher are horrible the school itself is horrible, the security is very bad. this cool is no where near one of the best schools, and i will never ever recommand for you to send your child there.


Posted October 24, 2012

My daughter absolutely loves this school, she has 100% attendance because she loves it so much she doesnt want to be absent. The teachers are very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

I just wrote the last article. I just want to say one thing i know that you cant believe everything you read but as a parent and my experience with this school the ACTIONS show for itself... i believe all the articles parents are posting had to learn the hard way please dont do the same no child should go threw this..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2012

I have nothing good to say about this school. The extra time given after school is dedicated to doing homework. Excuse me, but it is supposed to be for giving extra instruction. But of course when you complain, you are told that your child is receiving all the instruction they need. Most of my child's teachers leave the class when they are supposed to be teaching to take cell phone calls. My child isn't allowed to do that, why are teachers allowed? Teachers do not teach, they just write a few words on the board, and tell the kids to look it up at home. I may as well homeschool. There is supposed to be a dress code as well, meanwhile the girls look indecent and the boys like thugs. Where is the principal? What is she doing to help this failing school? I know, she's hiding in her office til she can scurry out to her car at the end of the day.It's time this school gets new leadership. Oh, and by the way, that last poster apparently thinks that this schools is as good as it was in 1978. Guess what, 34 years have passed. You have no idea what a pit this place is. You have no right to even post here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

I agreed with pretty much every other parent's comments about this school. The teachers inform you about a grade and when you ask them about it, they act like they are talking to another kid in their school and not an interested parent. "Thank you for your concern" is a very patronizing and condescending way to answer a note when a parent asks a question. If you talk to the parent coordinator, they are really there to help the teacher, not the parent. I will work hard not to send my other child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

The results of both the ELA and Math came out today, and guess what? This school is a failure. For the ELA test, they had practically nobody score a 4 in all 3 grades. They had 26.5% of grade six score a 1. How is that acceptable. This school needs an overhaul and the principal needs to be removed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

the worst school ever, full of srespectfull, unprofessional, rude, ignorand, and raceist principal, and stataff not only to student , but to parent and gurdian, if your chiled ever got this school i wish you an easy fight with the board of ED. to transfer him or her, I don't know how the parents can take this when thier kids compliant to them. get up and take action don't let any body ruine your child future, or put him under pressure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

I absolutely agree with the review below mine. This school is an utter and complete disaster. I am shocked that there are any positive reviews regarding this school. Their disregard for communicating with parents is ridiculous. These kids aren't being taught anything, most of the teachers don't teach, can't handle their classes, the deans are useless and the principal seems to be non-existent. I have heard of quite a few incidents regarding fighting/the safety of students and the lack of teachers and/or security guards on the premises to intervene when students are in danger. It is appauling that we send our children to school and expect them to be safe but that is not the case here at Shallow. I am transfering my child out of this school and sending her elsewhere before she's severely hurt or the NYC Public School system fails her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

This school is a disaster. There seems to be fighting daily, suspensions are just handed out like it was nothing, and no one seems to care that the students are suffering. Failure appears to run rampant here, if a child fails a test, it's no big deal. The place is run like a zoo, they aren't preparing them for anything. The principal is all talk, and inaffective. The gym teachers are a joke, standing around texting instead of actually giving them some sort of direction. There seems to be no discipline. The deans are inaffective. The kids are allowed to act like animals, because they know nothing will happen to them. The principal is scared of her students. She hasn't lived up to her own hype. She needs to be removed and someone who knows what they are doing needs to step in. Only 24% of last years 6th grade could read at grade level. Shouldn't that be a red flag right there? At what point is the DOE going to step in and straighten this school out? I hope they do it before they lose another generation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2010

There are alot of students that are disrespectful to the teachers, and teachers that can't teach, but that doesn't mean that all the teachers are like that, there are some really great ones.There are alot of teachers that are really funny and that care about their students. Students respect and like the teacheres that treat them fairly. As for inappropriate language in the hallways, it can be found in most schools. There are fights in Shallow too, but what school doesn't have fights.


Posted December 16, 2010

This school is horrible. I highly recommend parents' whose child(s) may be enrolling in this school to not. This is filled with racist young students, who are not only rude to teacher, but toward other students/classmates. Inappropriate languages are used almost all the time. The staff are very useless and careless. They honestly do not care for your kids, only themselves and making money. The deans are useless, and students are rude. Those kids' parents should discipline their own kid to act mature as a young teenage; and get them ready for high school. Watch out for your kid(s) because my daughter had pretzels thrown at her, and pushed by other people for being an Asian-American. This school really needs to improve in every way possible...


Posted May 28, 2010

I am very excited that my son will be going to Shallow, the school is great, the teachers are very helpful. School isn't supposed to be fun all the time, im glad the principal isn't nice she or he shouldn't be when it comes to certain situations. Takes a lot of hard work and dedication. when you do well in school it feels great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2010

itz a very good skool, i go 2 skool there and all the teachers are nice and everyone. also there lunch and breakfast is tasty 2.
—Submitted by a student


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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 33% in 2013.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students15%
Female21%
Male10%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander19%
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities2%
General population18%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students36%
Female43%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities4%
General population42%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students22%
Female29%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander26%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities2%
General population25%
English language learners1%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

Math

All Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander51%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities6%
General population41%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students24%
Female29%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities4%
General population26%
English language learners1%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Math

All Students39%
Female43%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities8%
General population43%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students59%
Female61%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities29%
General population63%
English language learners34%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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 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 57% 9%
Hispanic 2 26% 23%
White 2 15% 48%
Black 2 1% 19%
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 34%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 287%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 58%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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents55445%
Students122093%
Teachers9595%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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