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Robert F Wagner Junior Secondary School-Arts and Technology

Public | 7-12 | 599 students

 

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Posted October 15, 2013

Wagner is a place where you feel welcome. It is like a small family. If you have a problem with anything you know that if you talk to Annie the principal or other member of the school you will be heard. My son is in good hands.... Thank you Wagner!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

This is such a good school its makes you wanna stay forever.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 26, 2005

My child has been enrolled in this school for the past 3 years it's been a nightmare. Grades are input wrong. (Must monitor your child's grade's) no help from principal or teachers when asked to contact you when child is failing. To many free periods between classes for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

This school has great teachers and great students. I attended this school from 9-12 grade since the day I walked in in 9th grade I was treated like family. Every student knows one another and if they don't they will by the time they graduate. I entered this school not knowing a single student by the time it was time for me to walk down the aisle in the La Guardia Community College Main Stage Theatre I knew everyone. I really had a good time doing two Shakespearian plays that were done in modern english so it was fun. I say to all of you who are reading this right now send your kid here you'll love it and so will your child.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 31% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students74%
Female69%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%

Math

All Students47%
Female35%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

Science

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
10%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%
Earth Science

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Global History and Geography

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
46%
Integrated Algebra

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%
U.S. History and Government

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%
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 Students52%
Female53%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%

Chemistry

All Students33%
Female39%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant33%

Earth Science

All Students96%
Female94%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

English

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities53%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%

Geometry

All Students65%
Female67%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities32%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Global History and Geography

All Students70%
Female73%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities33%
General population77%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

Integrated Algebra

All Students75%
Female83%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities31%
General population80%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Living Environment

All Students87%
Female86%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities77%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

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 Students84%
Female82%
Male88%
African American91%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities65%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 "A" for the middle school level. The school received a grade of "C" 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
Hispanic 2 62% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 21% 9%
White 2 11% 48%
Black 1 6% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 271%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 48%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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 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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

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

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

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

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

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

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

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents15828%
Students49883%
Teachers35100%

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. ANN SEIFULLAH

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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  • Arts (all)
  • Humanities
  • Technology
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 - B24, B62, Q100, Q101, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q67. Subways - 7 to 33rd St; G to Court Square - 23rd St; E, M, R to Queens Plaza
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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