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Middle School Of Marketing And Legal Studies

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 357 students

 

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Posted August 13, 2013

Middle School of Legal Studies, is one of the best school in NY, very fine teacher, great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

MLS Is An Awesome Middle School ! Some of these teachers do care about you, they see potential and they stay on you and make you work hard only because they care. As an alumni i would reccomebd any incoming students to MLS ! Its a greaaat school and you have fun. The Middle School For Marketing and Legal Studies is a good school. You dont have to worry about your childs safety because there are always security guards, teachers even the principals watching you. This school was challenging for me but I still got the work done. Some of the students yes may not do what there suppose and fail, but if your child comes to school and do what there suppose they will do great.


Posted August 12, 2013

The Middle School For Marketing and Legal Studies is a good school. You dont have to worry about your childs safety because there are always security guards, teachers even the principals watching you. This school was challenging for my daughter but she still got the work done. Some of the students yes may not do what there suppose and fail, but if your child comes to school and do what there suppose they will do great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

This school is not worth the going to for one the principal is not caring and respectful of the children and parents needs she makes it difficult to relate or communicate with staff by creating clicks among her teachers and implementing rules that make no sense such as if the a class is disruptive less the few who are not everyone stays for detention. parents are not informed about SLT meetings. when there are serious issues to address the principal's first priority is to protect the schools image and cover her self. there has been so many different teachers since the school year started it don't make any sense. children are being barricaded in classrooms to keep them there. is that even lawful?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

This school is very good, if you have EXTREMELY low expectations. I am GLAD that this is my last year at this school. The teachers are very rude, I've been cursed out by a teacher. She cursed me out because I student told her to, so she took an order from a child. The principal can be very nonchalant and non-caring when problems are brought to her to be addressed. It is not the most organized school either. For example, field trips kept getting canceled and never got rescheduled. However, they do try to encourage you to learn, they just dont do it in the most politically correct fashion.


Posted April 21, 2010

i'm one of the first graduate of this school of 2010 .am going to miss this school i had to day it was best. good afterschool clubs and saturday test prep to well perpare kids for the test
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2009

This school is very academic,it is a very good school for children who want to become advance or make interesting carries in their future high school studies like marketing business and law enforcement studies Done by: Former student Jelani Gumbs
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2009

This school is an excellent school.my nephew go to this school and happy teachers work well with the student.


Posted January 3, 2009

I think this school does not have very well behaved children. Overall the school is quite good but could improve in some parts.
—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.

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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
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 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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 95% 19%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
White 2 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 267%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 22%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 35%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 494 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
6.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.7
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents21070%
Students25885%
Teachers26100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MS. JAMEELA HORTON-BALL

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905 Winthrop St
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Phone: (718) 773-7343

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