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Is 5 The Walter Crowley Intermediate School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1496 students

 

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Posted December 14, 2013

This school is amazing. It fulfills your wishes. The teachers and adults here are amazing. This school not only offers you a great education but an awesome experience.


Posted October 1, 2012

I started there as a 7th grade and now m in my senior year of high school and planning for my college...I.s. 5 was a great school..at first I didn't know how use computer or laptop n teenbiz3000 really helped me get it started... Miss this school a lot...class of 09(:


Posted August 25, 2012

Not only is the staff there to help you whenever but you will meet the greatest people there. The friends you make there are hopefully forever cause they are the greatest, the teachers too from Mr.Miranda to Ms.Arce you'll never want to leave, last day is the saddest, but when you look back at the experience you'll want to relive it, the school is amazing, great curriculum and it helps you get ready for High School, I suggest that if you were to put your child into any Middle School it be this one, the environment is great, security is useful, they just finished up a new yard, don't hesitate for a second to send your kid here, this is the most amazing school I have ever attended and every single person you meet from your friends to the staff are the greatest people you will ever meet


Posted August 11, 2012

do you have to wear uniform or is it optional,please anyone answer me, im going to this school and i really dont like uniform.


Posted January 29, 2012

I.S 5 great school, the last time i been there was 9 year ago class of 03 they help me out a lot for i am grateful....


Posted March 31, 2011

My kid started I.S. 5 as a 6th grader and now she is graduating G8. She got accepted to a specialized High School and some of her friends too. I thank the school for doing a great job to prepare them. I.S. 5 is safe and has strong academics and a lot of extra activities. Teachers are engaged and responsive. The staff is well-trained and parents are well-informed of what is going on. The kids do behave. One parent said her daughter did not like to go to the old school but now she loves to go to I.S.5. And they have to travel a bit to get there. Kudo to the principle, Mr Mike Daytona who started as a teacher, who runs the school hands-on. He has a vision and very resourceful. Every class has a smart board and laptops are all over the place. I particularly like the web-based programs for ELA and Math. TeenBiz 3000 is an amazing program for any kid becuase it lets them progress at their own pace. My daughter is reading at adult level. It prepares the kids for the state test by giving them non-fiction arcticles and activities. The only downsize is the school is big and the parents could be more engaging. I stronly recommend I.S.5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

If you're from 51st Avenue Academy and are transferring to this school, don't hesitate! It's a great school, with awesome teachers! Especially if you're in a honors class. You can talk easily with the teachers. Also, they're currently trying to build new sports stuff in the School Yard, which is cool. I hope they get it done before I leave this school! ): Class of 2011~


Posted March 30, 2010

Greatestt School Ever Went there for three years! teachers couldnt be better.! LUV U MS GARCiA .. 814 Class of 2010 :'(


Posted December 2, 2009

Good school, I've been here 3 years...it has a very good atmosphere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

This school is amzing,because i've been going to it for 3 years.Many people say it's bad,but the the teachers are wonderful! there is buliders club so, students can help the community.The builder club is currently (09/10) run by mrs. Mercado. Iam a part of the bbuilders club. It's a fun way to help our community improve! i am sad to graduate and leave this school. So far, i am having a wonderful time here. =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2009

My son, as an international student, recently graduated from this school after having studied continuously since September 2006. I now feel very happy to say that this is an awesome school . All of his teachers were superb and so much accommodating. The administration is highly successful for its achievements in regards to the level of cordial support it had rendered during the course of my son s study. It is secured and well disciplined school and the leadership of the school. The able leadership of the school Principal is fully functional from the tips to toes of the school system. As a proud parent, I wish great success to this excellent school, great teachers and dedicated staffs. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

I think this school has improved tremondously along the past years. It has devoloped and the outcome of the school has come out as a success. The school has very caring teachers, there always there for you. Also, the school has great programs keeping the year fun and yet educational. I love this school And will continuing going to it as my middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2008

I am a formal 7th garde student in I.S.5. It is the most EDUCATIONAL amd FUN school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2008

Walter H. Crowley is a great school. No its not perfect but I truely enjoyed my time there. The school is clean, there is air conditioning for those very hot days. There is lockers and great student to teacher communication. Big auditorium and gym, afterschool program that has things to offer like dance and sports. I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2008

This school is good because my son is in an advanced class, the teachers are very strict but nice, but in general this school is aceptable in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

this school is so great there is snack bar and all different things that kids could enjoy i love you I.S.5
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2007

WOW what can I say? This school is GREAT! =] The teachers are very nice understanding. They are always looking out for all the students. The guidence councelors are very caring and really do help. The school provides lots of advanced placement classes for 7th and 8th graders. The schools made it very easy for me to adjust to the high school enviornment. The students are very friendly. This is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2005

Although parent involvement is low, the staff is dedicated to enriching the lives of the children. There are many talented and creative teachers in this school, who work hard to ensure the success of our children. The school provides high levels of instruction as evidenced by the many wonderful programs including an advanced high school level math course for 7th and 8th grade students and art, technology, and music programs as well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2003

This school completely disappointed me as well as my parents. It had very few extracurricular programs and also very poor teaching standards. Although it was in a very diverse community, I was not satisfied at all with it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2003

I don't think that this school is the best there is, but it's sure a good school. Some of the teachers give rigorous work but it's to benefit their students,but some are very strict, but not all. It's a safe school because there are many police officers guarding every entrance and exit. Although some children are troublemakers, many are conscientious workers too. I actually like this school!
—Submitted by a former 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.

488 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

499 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

580 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

594 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

493 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

502 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
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 "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

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
Hispanic 1 51% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 44% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
White 2 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 121%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 189%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 45%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School leaders, update and verify information here.
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 2618 responses

This school provides ... 1

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

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

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents105273%
Students147296%
Teachers9488%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. MICHAEL DANTONA

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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50-40 Jacobus St
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Phone: (718) 205-6788

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