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Posted June 26, 2014

My school is THE BEST!!! It has very good teachers and after school clubs. We have the best Talent shows and the best principle. The students are great too. There hasnt been any bullying and i have never got bullied at all. THE BEST SCHOOL IS I.S.230


Posted June 8, 2013

This school is awesome! The after-school programs are so much fun, and all the teachers there are very nice. There are many overnight trips throughout the year. The only thing that the school lacks is a playground...


Posted June 7, 2013

This school seems academically sound. They offer students diverse and challenging classes. They also provide students with various after-school activities like Art, Drama, and Music. In addition to the academic and extra-curricular activities, they also host several educational and entertaining day and overnight (2 day/3 night) trips during the semester. My concern is the level of staff attentiveness to the students' academic well-being. i understand homework is not often check and students are assigned homework on topics that were not covered. Also, staff seems to be more concerned about non-academic activities than teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

This is a good school. offer honor programs as well as good academic preparation. My daughter went to this school and there is a safety environment and good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

Dangerous environment for children, would not reccomend a child to come to the school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2011

This was a great school! The class sizes were big and the school was small, but that is to be expected from a NYCDOE public school. The academics were challenging enough and the teachers were kind and supportive. The honor's class probably received a bit more attention, but the entire school was looked after very well. The student body and staff is extremely diverse and it is a great place to be for middle school because it not only takes a child out of elementary school, but preps them for high school as well. To the person who said the breakfast and lunch programs need to be cut, I completely disagree. More than half of the students rely on the school food. Some parents are extremely busy and don't have time to pack a proper nutritious lunch or perhaps the students aren't able to get breakfast at home. Public schools foster children of all demographics and financial backgrounds.


Posted October 25, 2011

IM LOOKING FOR A GRATE SCHOOL FOR MY DAUGHTER SHE IS IN 5TH GRADE GOIMG TO 6 GRADE PLEASE LET ME KNOW ANY CHANGES IN THIS SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

Most of my classmates went to this school and I have watched them become corrupted, but I have been unable to do anything about it. The staff is good, and this school is high tech, but they have not been able to instill good values into their students.


Posted October 7, 2010

the worst experience so far. HELP they have done 0 for a very good student. the administratic=ve part is the worst. please dont send your kid here not at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

Go is230 we all rock cause we are smart we are a school of intelligence
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2010

I love this school. It is so clean, the teachers are so copperative with us the students, and they have great activites and events in the shcool and out. I love this chool
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2010

This is our first year at IS230 and there's definitely good and bad. I've been happy with the teachers, but incredibly unhappy with the administration except for one wonderful assistant principal. I'm hoping we've gotten through the worst of it now that they know I am willing to stand up for my child. All parents at the school need to do the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

This school lacks everything you need in a middle school. The staff is not supportive. Although the location is very nice, the school does need some change. My daughter took the eighth grade science test and the science teacher was no help at all. He did not review for the test and enforced his rules more than teaching the kids for the science test
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

I luv the school they ave nice teachers and the school is clean
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

hi my son is in i.s.230 that is best shool in gueen my son loves that school my is the 1 got more into i.s.230 school is good i found a school like this but this school is the best of all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2008

During orientation of my child's first year at IS230, the Principal offered a wishy-washy presentation stating that homework isn't required as what goes on in class is most important. That's when the red flag went up in my head ... the months ahead proved to be frustrating when calls to teachers were unanswered, surprise report cards markings (due to lax progress report policy where I never knew until it was too late for my child to improvement), their website had major potential (although 1/5 of the teachers participated) when the BOE pulled it. Otherwise the diversity of the student body is worldly and wonderful and most teachers give a hoot (although, apparently, their hands are tied due to lack of leadership from the administration). My advice: the funding is there - so use it logically - get rid of free unhealthy breakfast & lunch programs. That's a parent's responsibility!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

This school is not as good as it advertises. Discipline is often lax, and the academics uneven. The after school programs leave much to be desired. The school insisted vehemently that all students were required to wear uniforms, and I dutifully shelled out over 200.00 dollars for the stenciled polo shirts, skirts, sweater, and gym uniform. But within a couple of months I was arguing with my daughter on a daily basis because 'no one at school wears it'. Most students wore hoodies, jeans, sweat pants way down their hips, and halter tops by spring. The musical program that had been heavily advertised turned out to be incompatible with ESL, which many of the children at 230 need, my own child included. One of the harried teachers I spoke to had to deal with children from two different grades and widely different abilities in a single classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2008

This school is alright...but the academis are uneven. The only academis that are good are law and government and business and financevThe other academies get the left over stuff and honors classes barely get any trips.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2007

It's a great school. All of my teachers are nice. It lacks because it doesn't have an area to play outside.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2005

This school is a great school but clearly the principal that is currently in charge needs to bring order. for example the kids should have a lunch period with thier own grade beacause i belive she can stop most school problems that way. The older kids would not take advantage of the yonger kids.
—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.

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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
73%

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 33% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students27%
Female29%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander34%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities6%
General population29%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students50%
Female53%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities14%
General population55%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
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 Students34%
Female39%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities9%
General population37%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students42%
Female41%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities9%
General population46%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
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 Students37%
Female39%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander44%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities7%
General population40%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students38%
Female34%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities10%
General population41%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Science

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities28%
General population79%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 "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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 47% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 42% 9%
White 2 9% 48%
Black 1 2% 19%
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 213%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 283%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 36%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
7.6
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

 
7.5
 

City average

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

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
7.1
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

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents69076%
Students91695%
Teachers6087%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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73-10 34th Ave
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone: (718) 335-7648

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