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I.S. 227 Louis Armstrong Intermediate School

Public | 5-8 | 1617 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 19, 2014

I am a very hard person to impress but LAMS was hands down the best experience as a mother a parent could hope for. Outstanding artistic sensitive teachers who are very dedicated and love to teach. I was always welcome and my child was treated with respect and the very high expectation level pushed my child to learn more. My child was ready for the HS admissions process both mentally and academically. You are privileged if you get accepted to this exceptional school. The last day of school will be a sad day for me. It's been a joy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

My son goes to this school. It's one of the best school in the town. Now I regret why I didn't I sent my daughter here. Lots of activities and my son love this school. I will surely recommend this school to anyone now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

is the best school ever. best middle school in new york. great education and leadership. i love the band
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

THIS SCHOOL IS SOOOOO GOOD I WILL RECOMMENED THIS FOR ANY ONE!I HAVE BEEN IN THIS SCHOOL FOR ONE MONTH AND ITS JUST AMAZING I AM A 6 TH GRADER AND I JUST LOVE THE SCHOOL THE TEACHERS ARE SO SUPPORTIVE! AND I AM IN HOUSE 4 WHICH IS THE BEST HOUSE! I JUST REALLY LOVE THAT THEY HAVE LOCKERS FOR THE KIDS! I JUST LOVE THIS SCHOOL!


Posted September 10, 2013

This school is excellent, it prepares the students for High School academically and in the arts. I am so happy my child is attending I.S. 227.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My daughter is in I.s.227 and she is very good at all subjects so I want to thank this school for helping kids get better and I want to tell them to keep going and keep working on making kids better thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

Louis Armstrong is an excellent school. My son graduated in June, 2013. The staff is very supportive, organized, and friendly. His peers interesting and encouraging. The music teacher is amazing.The chorus introduced him to a wide genre of music, different languages and fostered his talents. On a whole his life has been truly enriched by his experiences at LAMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

I am a ninth grader attending High School of Applied Communication. I transerred to I.S 227 in 6th grade. Honestly, it's such a great school. I highley recommend this school for any 5th grader. Also if you do not get accepted the first time and can also try in 7th grade. I know people that joined I.S 227 in eigth grade. Do not give up! This school is amazin, I learned alot and it provides many extracuricular activeites.


Posted February 8, 2012

It has some of the best teachers and staff quite a few have doctor degrees just overall it is the perfect learning environment


Posted February 8, 2012

one of the finest schools in New York and I am glad I had the honer of going to it


Posted July 23, 2011

This is the best school ever! The teachers are soo suportive and when you do bad they know you need help and give you the nessesary push to help you keep going. I just realized how much im truly going to miss this school when i leave it...


Posted June 22, 2011

this school is amazing. the teachers are supportive. the students are all talented (in one way or another). and you will just have the best time at this school with all their extracurricular activities. especially when you are on the third floor.


Posted August 10, 2010

I am a graduate of I.S.227 and my 4 yrs at this school were very good. I hope that the new kids attending will have the same experiences that I had and I hope that they will learn from the wonderful teachers at L.A.M.S. Graduate of 2010


Posted June 21, 2010

LAMS is a great school. My son has just completed 6th grade and being here made the transition from elementary to middle school a fun experience. He made many friends and his teachers really care about his success. There is no comparison between LAMS and his zoned school. I am very happy and consider us very fortunate to have him attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

The teachers are very helpful to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

It's a great school, with a program that encourage learning hands-on, my kid loves it , and he had learn a lot. The teachers are great, very involved in their pupils academics and personal development.Security is also great, my kid feels very safe in the school, and that's peace of mind that reflects onto the academic results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

It has good programs, good control of students and good staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

A rare school that truly supports the arts!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

LAMS is a great learning environment that helps students to thrive thanks to a combination of a caring and insightful teaching staff combined with a wide range of programs and extracurricular activities that encourage kids to learn outside of the classroom. LAMS truly gives their students a chance to lead and succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My son is quite happy at the school but there are times when the teachers can raise the bar and have a higher expectation of the students. Academically it could be more challenging, especially the science program which seems to repeat itself. It has a different feel to a local community school because it is a big school but the administration seems to handle the number of students quite well. It is a very diverse school and most of the teachers are responsive to parents' and students' requirements. The school initiates different after school programs which a bonus and allows students to explore other non academic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


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 30% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%
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. 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 30% in 2013.

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%
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. 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.

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
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. 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 34% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
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. 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 "A" 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 41% 23%
White 29% 48%
Black 16% 19%
Asian 14% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 65%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 2725 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents129081%
Students135692%
Teachers7977%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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