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Is 145 Joseph Pulitzer

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Posted April 17, 2014

This school is one of the best in the boro of queens and they have a nice staff . Also my daughter is a student in this school . Nice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

I graduated from this school, such great school! I miss it dearly. The staff is very friendly!


Posted May 4, 2011

DONT EVEN TRY ENTERING UR CHILD 'ERE. PLACE IS CrAzY!!! THEY BEAT THE C*** OUTTA YA!!!! U KNOW IMA STUDENT SO I EXPERIENCE IT TOO!


Posted January 11, 2011

I am looking school to my daughter , grade 6. she is coming fron Colombia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2011

Watch out for the security guards. Theyre SO NOSY. They pass by the school everyday so you better watch out


Posted May 19, 2010

The principal is phenomenal, the teachers and staff are all incredibly supporive and interested in each student. Academically it offers a fantastic curriculum and even with budget cuts the school has kept student involvemnt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

This school is great. There is so much technology for the students to use. My students learn through laptops (Mac and PC), and SMARTboard technology. Through hard work and expert planning, there are diverse libraries of independent readers and author studies for the children to read and experience a wide range of literature. Our staff are seasoned veterans as well as cutting edge mavericks that are fresh and ready to enhance the learning experience of our children. Dr. Beckham is a saint. She is the most dedicated individual to her school and the kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2010

The staff is great from the top, Principal Dr. Beckham who lives in our school to the wonderful administrators of the 5 academies that meet our student's needs. We all work together as a team to bring new technology and learning practices to our children many of whom are new to our country. Our school is a safe and secure learning environment for all.


Posted April 29, 2010

This school has showed me things about skills of education . This school has some of the best teachers such as; Mr. Schirling a Math teacher for the 6th grade, Mr. Sinacore an ELA teacher for 7th grade and 8th grade , Ms. Lavvas a 8th grade science teacher who teaches you all the skills you need to know for the science state test and regents exam, Ms. Lovera who teaches 6th grade science and helps you fit in when you are new to the school, and finally Mr. Chesler the godfather of the Law Academy. Each of the academies has different programs to satisfy students needs .
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2010

I am currently an 8th grader at this school. I think it is really great. I'm an honors student I didn't think I would be advanced in math but here I am. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2009

its very good i love it.alot of stuff there school dances and more
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2009

I go to this school and I think it is the best middle school I've ever went to!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2009

As a parent I have watched my daughter grow into a beautiful yound lady thanks to Dr. Beckham and her staff. This is an excellent junior high school. :]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

i go to this school and there is nothing bad about it at all its the best school ever!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2009

After i moved from the oliver wendle school and i arrived to the joseph pulitzer school i have gotten a lot of respect as a student and i hve improved my learning skills.From then one i have had a positive reaction to joseph pulitzer school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2009

I came to this school last year as a sixth grader. I was so scared,not to mention nervous. Then I realized that everything in the school was in order. The teachers were friendly, it was safe, and the atmosphere was clean. Now that I am a seventh grader I am popular and I made alot of friends. I get good grades and hardly get in trouble. Dr. Beckham (the principle) is very friendly. IS145 rocks!!! Science and Technology is the best academy in the school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2009

i love Joseph Pulitzer.the teachers are great.the princple supports the school and helps us.also she is wears our uniforms most princples don't do thats why Dr.Beckham is very speacial.thanks Dr.Beckham.we love you<3.the teachers do their best to help.this school is a very good middle school for a child to go and learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2009

It is awesomeeeeeeeeeeeee. I know cause i graduated from their
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2009

I taught at IS 145 for three years. The atmosphere is depressing, from the moment you step through the doors. The administrators favor certain teachers and subjects, forsaking all others. This creates low teacher moral, which in turn affects the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 29, 2009

i dont think this is a safe school for students the teachers are pretty mean.
—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.

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.

642 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

670 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

679 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

709 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
64%

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.

648 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

657 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

656 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
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 Students13%
Female13%
Male12%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities1%
General population15%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students20%
Female19%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander34%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities3%
General population21%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
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 Students19%
Female20%
Male18%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities1%
General population21%
English language learners1%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students19%
Female17%
Male21%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
General population21%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
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 Students20%
Female23%
Male18%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islander44%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities1%
General population23%
English language learners1%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students33%
Female34%
Male32%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
General population37%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Science

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities24%
General population77%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
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 1 88% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 8% 9%
Black 1 3% 19%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 291%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 12%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 55%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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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

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

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This school
8.2
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

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents146876%
Students199197%
Teachers14298%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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33-34 80th St
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone: (718) 457-1242

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