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Jhs 189 Daniel Carter Beard

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Posted May 31, 2014

I attend this school, class 622, this school is amazing, u get a lot of friends here, plus we r a team, I love all the staff and principals, this school shows great reality, I recommend u guys attend this school, u can participate in everything this school is the best school ever, u can have a lot of friends there, you could help others, no one in this school is racist, they treat each other with respect and care, u learn tons of stuff, mostly every there is intelligent and caring, they stand up for you. Once again, I hope u guys attend that school.


Posted November 21, 2013

Daniel Carter Beard Junior High, otherwise known as PS 189. I attended this school in 7th & 8th grades in the 80's and it was horrible then. I can't imagine it has improved in any way shape or form. There were bars or cages on the windows, and security guards set up at all entries. How is this possibly any good? The principal at the time (can't remember his name) got beat up several times by gang members. There was a rumble everyday and people were beaten in the halls and bathrooms for no reason. The teachers could care less if you were failing or passing, they simply didn't care. My parents made the right choice by moving us out of the state so that we wouldn't have to attend any of the horrible schools that we were zoned form.


Posted November 3, 2012

I am not at all pleased with the staff of this school. I thought schools wanted parents to be involved. In this school your opinion means nothing. God forbid your child has ever been sent to the deans office for anything. It is whatever the teacher says that rules. No one ever asks the student about their side. This place is run like a dictatorship. This school is in flushing in an area that is mostly Asian. If your child is anything other than Asian god help them because no one cares about the minority children and they will be blamed for any and everything that happens in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

If you are looking to send your child here DON'T BACK AWAY FROM IT SLOWLY AND RUN TO ANOTHER SCHOOL. If I could give this school a grade lower than one star I would. I am a parent that believes it is not only the teacher's job to help your children so its not that i wanted them to do all the work and not contribute. I think the problem with them am involved with my son's education and wanted them to do their job and communicate with me and my husband so we know what to do at home to help them. The Principal and the Asst Principal are the worst that I have ever seen they are disrespectful to the parents and the Principal probably doesn't even know your child's name. They are not interested in the child learning or growing they are just interested in them doing what they say for them to do forgetting that they are children and that they have to work with the parents for the child to be successful. Like I said before don't send your child here don't listen to the great comments that people made like our economy they are probably just the 1% that are actually being served and treated right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

My daughter attended JHS 189 with some very unusual needs. She graduated with a 13 percent increase in her average. The staff is caring, nurturing and helpful in any way possible. The Principal, Ms. Burgos, and my daughter's AP, Ms. Bulluck are absolutely outstanding administrators and human beings! The welfare and education of the children are first and foremost at JHS 189!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

This is not a great school, I do not see child impoving. administration has one way decision, No justice. vice principle is very mean. New students are often beaten by group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

This JHS 189Q school is outstanding. It got wonderful teachers and staffs. the principal and the assistant principals are really doing great with our kids. they are always helping the students with problem. they are taking care of our students nicely. this school has fairly discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

I used to go this school, but that counts right? One word to describe this school: AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally miss this school. I had to leave all my friends just to move to Bayside and start my life all over again. Seriously, whoever's going to this school is sooooooooooooooo lucky. This school is a total blast! Many field trips, many friendly teachers, and best of all, MANY CLUBS!!!!!!! ^^ I really don't understand my parents. Why did they even transfer me to this new school in Bayside in the middle of the school year? They know how awesome this school is. They always had high hopes for me in this school. Suddenly, they're like *poof!* changed and hates this school. :( One day, I know that one day, I'll come back to Flushing and visit this school. :D By that time, my parents won't be able to stop me! >:D To finish, I want to say that this school is the BEST JHS that you can possibly go to.


Posted October 26, 2009

great school everything is great even the teachers the princapls are great so are the kids i love that school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2009

I love JHS 189!!! So many friends,great after school programs,morning programs like volleyball id great as well and the teachers teach kids not just science math history etc. When u actually get to know them..they are not so different to you. This is my Senior year so I'm gonna miss that school!!! Kids who are coming or are in the school for the first time 'when u get attention don't abuse it.Use it' =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2009

This school is very crowded. I am a former student here and don't like it very much. The teachers are GREAT but the other students have no respect for each other and care more about their looks than their grades.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2008

This is the best school ever. It is a school where every one is equal and noone is rasist unlike other school. Everyone is a different race. I really miss this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2007

bad school, not good at all for childrens education, doesnt teach you anything


Posted September 1, 2007

The school is an amazing one. I am thrilled to have my child attend the school.The principal is the best one around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

jhs 189 is the best of all i seen a school that the principle acts like your mom and shows full concern to all as well as discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

Some teachers do care for their job, and some have insterest to help the student. Some teachers and administrators don't help enough the students in their selfsteems. The administration need to focus in our children in a positive way not in the negative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2006

My name is Jeannelle Hernandez and I am a student a 189 Junior high school. I love the school. The teachers are wonderful, they help you with everything and the Principal is awesome. The school is very organized and I will suggest this school for anyone looking for a junior high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2006

My daughter goes to that school(class722)and from her and my point of veiw, that school is quite amazing. It has everything a school should have: the different proggrams for each individual child and the test scores are great, maybe just for my child but a lot of her friends get great scores. In that school everything seems to be in oreder like it shoould be. tHE teachers are great as well as the friendly(well, most of them)students. If there was a best school of the century, that school, Daniel Carter would get it instantley, in a heartbea!
—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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
71%

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 31% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%
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 Students29%
Female28%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population34%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students43%
Female39%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities3%
General population50%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English49%
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 Students33%
Female40%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander37%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities13%
General population35%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students40%
Female41%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
General population44%
English language learners34%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 Students33%
Female34%
Male31%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
General population37%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students38%
Female39%
Male36%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population43%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Science

All Students74%
Female73%
Male74%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities39%
General population80%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 2 65% 9%
Hispanic 2 27% 23%
Black 2 4% 19%
White 1 4% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
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 229%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 277%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 9%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 66%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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

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

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents71196%
Students79899%
Teachers4894%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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144-80 Barclay Ave
Flushing, NY 11355
Phone: (718) 359-6676

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