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High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 534 students

 

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Posted February 25, 2011

The only sport here is basketball. Some teachers teach really well, however many of them just give you a worksheet and tell you to hand it in after class and that's all. You can tell which teachers are really dedicated and which aren't. This school isn't quite there yet but I am sure in time it would be a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

This school have a very caring staff. They are truely there for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

A very good school with teachers and faculty staff that care. The principal keeps everyone in line and she is a no-nonsense principal. Kudo's! Considering it's location, it is safe.
—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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
3%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
40%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
21%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
80%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
43%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students11%
Female11%
Malen/a
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%
Non-migrant11%

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
African American91%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

English

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities41%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%

Geometry

All Students49%
Female42%
Male56%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Global History and Geography

All Students54%
Female46%
Male61%
African American49%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities30%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%

Integrated Algebra

All Students39%
Female37%
Male41%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities19%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Living Environment

All Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities29%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students60%
Female62%
Male56%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities20%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass 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 high 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
Black 1 74% 19%
Hispanic 2 15% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 9% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
White 2 1% 48%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 263%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 54%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

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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 498 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents9218%
Students37873%
Teachers2897%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. DIAHANN E. MALCOLM

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Social justice
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - Q113, Q4, Q5, Q6. Subways - F to Jamaica 169th Street
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
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116-25 Guy R Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: (718) 977-4800

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