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Is 303 Herbert S Eisenberg

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 640 students

 

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Posted March 24, 2014

IS 303 is an A rated school 6 out of the last 8 years. Not many schools can state that. The staff is knowledgable, professional and caring. The leadership values teachers , parents and children. No school is perfect but 303 has been a perfect middle school for this community for decades. The proof is in the pudding! You have to come and see for yourself how beautiful the tone of this building is!. Parents, community members, politicians and high ranked DOE members always comment on that aspect when they visit. Coincidence? NO! hard work, commitment and caring by all members of the 303 school community. Our doors and our hearts are always open for those that come here. A world class education thats second to none.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 12, 2014

The person below me is incorrect. The teachers are amazing as well as the education. Its your child who doesnt understand because he/she doesnt want to. There are just enough kids in every class. But its your opinion. No child loves school. Just so you know


Posted January 2, 2014

Unless your child is in the top class don't bother sending them to this school. It is a circus and there are too many kids in each class and not enough teachers. Your child will hate school and never want to go back again. There is no quality education here. They would be better off making the whole school a charter school and salvage what they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2013

Awesome School- thanks in large part to A.P. Mrs. Houston- who basically runs the place and handles every single thing that takes place inside the building- without dispute. It's embarrassing that 1 person does the job of many in a successfully run school. Wany proof? I got it.


Posted September 26, 2013

I am a parent of a 8th grader attending this school and his first year was fabulous I am repulsed by the new principal and the staff especially Ms. Huston when I call the school and leave messages regarding my child I expect a call back. However, they do not they I find that unprofessional and disrespectful to parents. This school is a mess teachers have quite and teachers that are not as experienced have replaced them. Thank god this is my child's last year and I never have to deal with the staff at this school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2012

This year imgoing to graduate in the years ive been to this school iLOVED only my first year the principal was awsome but he retired oh and the place it say school highlights dont count on it but the best part i loved 7 th grade well only the teacher that year my old principal got retired so we got a new principal and that principal made our 7th grade horrible for me and my teacher !! oh and the food is horrible cuz 3 weeks ago there was a cocoroach in the applesauce and there were 2 bedbugs in the cafeteria!! also in 7th grade there was so many bedbugs found in the class rooms oh and ONLY in 6th grade u get air conditioning the rest of the 2 years u don't the thing i love abt 303 no matter wht we always have fun one way or another !!!


Posted July 18, 2012

I am a student at this school. This year was the first year at this school and it was awesome and I could tell that the two years I still have at this school will keep getting better and better.


Posted July 14, 2012

I have to say 303 sure brought a change to my life. I can't imagine any other school being any better than 303. The students get help from teachers and if they ever need something they are free to contact the principal or even call home. Plenty of activities are available like dance shows and morning tutoring, as well as after school activities. Most teachers are really kind and caring. They try to push you to learn more and even when they assign a project they try to make it really easy for us. I'm in seventh grade going to eighth and 303 makes me want summer to pass by just as fast as the speed of light. That place has so much memories and lovely people that I would never want to leave. Principals and assistant principals go around and check on the work being done almost everyday and parents are always included in activities dealing with their child. There are frequent meetings held to let parents know of their childs academical improvement. The classrooms are clean and also welcoming. Students get a chance to help out their favorite teachers and they earn extra points that will help them in high school. During lunch students are allowed to talk and the food is excellent.Go 303!


Posted October 28, 2011

My child has Mrs. Parker and she is AMAZING!!! He is in the 6th grade sigma class and all the children are so nice he has so many firends there. Love the early morning program my son gets a head start to his day. The principal is so nice and helpful. They give a good amount of home work and don't mind parents like me who are overly involveed they are very nice and willing to work with you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

my child is graduating this year and i am very happy finally out of it. a big percent of the kids are terrible, teachers are unable to control them. decisions are made without notifying parents and the good kids are punished along with the bad ones. so what does it teach that being well behaved means you get extra assignements and are forced to stay late 5-10 minutes in the hall or not be allowed to eat! my child was miserable and i regret that i even sent to this school. talent program is a joke non talented kids are mixed into classes with those kids who took a specialized exam to get into their specific talent program. so now the city is planning on putting a charter school which is rediculous since there is not enough space and not enough teachers to control and help students as is. i forsee that this school will go down the same road as lafayette. hire more teachers and get a principal that actually does something other than run out in his underwear during firedrill!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

I am a student at this school this school is great! I am n sigma elite in 7-208 Ms.Kovach's class she is so nice like most of the teachers in my school i love being in dance but to be honest i wish there were more after school programs


Posted November 19, 2009

My daughter is in the first ever elite class, 7-230 and is ahead by 2 years in her curriculum, she will actually have 2 years less of high school or college. (which is her choice)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

THE BEST! My daughter is in the sixth grade (2008-2009) and she has excelled perfectly. The teachers and staff have a good relationship with the students. I have visited announced and unannounced and every time I was amazed at how well behave the kids were and the staff addressed students by name. I would suggest this school to all students and express to parents your child will be well taken care of..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

This is a wonderful school with discipline and the teachers are always there to help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2008

i think as a student at this school 303 is the best junior high school ever i rate them a 5 because, of the knowledge the give to me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2008

I am a student of this school and I want to say I am proud and very happy to have the options my school gives me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2008

This is the best school ever! This school does not get the recognition it deserves. Forget about Mark Twain and Bay Academy...the caring starts here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

I am parent of 7th grade with Ms Gng's class. I would highly recommend to anyone this school. Teachers are very nice and professional. They help students how to develop skills and get ready for the next level. They keep in touch with parents and let them know about the child's progress in school. Also the most important is to help student to build confidence. The methods that the school use is practice and very helpful. You can find out about the home work of your child online and you can get in touch via email or sent notes regularly. MJ.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

if you don't go to 303 you are going to miss out all the fun and trip the go to the teachers there are wonderful and they care about you.most of the kids have fun....i going to miss u
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2008

303! WHOOOO! class of 2008 baby! this is the best school ever! i'm gonna miss all of the wonderful teachers and all of my friends! I love everything about 303 and wouldn't go anywhere else! Mrs.Houston is the assistant principal and mr.mohassibb is the greatest dean ever! this school is wonderful! if u don't go here then you are not getting the best experince of your life! GO 303!
—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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
80%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
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 Students23%
Female30%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population27%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Math

All Students43%
Female44%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
General population51%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
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 Students30%
Female33%
Male28%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population34%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students28%
Female29%
Male29%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander44%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
General population32%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
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 Students36%
Female36%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities3%
General population42%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students30%
Female31%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities3%
General population35%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Science

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities19%
General population79%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
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
Hispanic 2 33% 23%
White 2 33% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 20% 9%
Black 1 14% 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 112%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 179%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 51%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

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

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

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This school
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.7
 

City average

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

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This school
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents52695%
Students58798%
Teachers4195%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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501 West Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone: (718) 996-0100

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