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Is 141 The Steinway

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1118 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

School is very good both principle and vice principle are very nice But teacher are very racial
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2014

The school is okay, I'm in my last year here. Most of the teachers are pretty good, but I can sense discrimination and favoritism in some. Some of my former teachers, and current teachers had obvious favorites in the class, and constantly calls on those people and don't give other kids the opportunity to talk in class. By the time they are called on, everything has been said. Plus the school is split into three. I have friends in another academy, but I barely get to talk to them. Plus there is barely any communication between the 6th graders and 8th graders, theres none at all if you don't have a younger sibling or a friend with a younger sibling. This splitting up can put strain on relationships with other people. Plus it causes the argument of which academy is better. Plus there is an issue with the honor classes, they get stuck with the sucky things. I mean, I'm in top honors and my SS teacher is and ELA teacher, and she's not a good SS teacher, a better ELA, I've had her for that also. So we're basically teaching ourselves.


Posted July 3, 2012

I'm going to this school next year ,I'm soooooooooo excited the only thing I'm worried and don't know much about is the acadamies. When am I going to get the packet . Teacher said in summer and it's summer....... WHERE IS THE PACKET WITH ALL THE INFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted April 28, 2012

The school is okay but some students haven't had a social studies teacher since October. Also, by having honor classes and honor society it makes kids who aren't in it feel dumb. Also, having acdemies. They are the same but because of it some kids think they are smarter. And this school has too many cliques and if your're not popular n one really talks to you. And this school is in need of improvement the letter came in the mail. So if it's such a great school and has been rated A for 5 years. Why is it in need of improvement. Good school but has problems on the inside. And i go here. in the 7th grade.


Posted March 6, 2012

I'm in 7th grade and this school is ok, because teachers don't really care if you give the homework because they don't check it. There's some cliques, and there're kids that break the dress code and deans don't care. If you are a shy person, people don't talk to you. I just wish I could finish this year and next so I could go to high school and leave this school. However I get good grades if I change school then I have to start over and meet friends again .


Posted February 8, 2012

not a good school at all except for the honers classes it is one of the worst examples of a school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

This is an awesome school. it definitely has changed since I graduated 141 back in 1990. The principal, assistant principals and all the teachers have been great. My son was in a regular class when he started 141 in the 6th grade, he made it into the honor society and by the 7th grade he was in an honors class. Having the honor society and honor rolls, student of the month, awards night has encouraged my son to do well in all his class. The school and the teachers are very motivating. This is his last year at 141 its a bittersweet time but I'm happy my son had the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

This school is overrated. The academics is nothing special. They have great teachers, but there are things I think should change. Firstly, the school is divided into 3 academies,Einstein,Shakespeare,and Jewels. Why should they divide up the school? It prevents kids from meeting new people. Next, they put kids in classes based on their academic skill levels. I am in the honors class and I see a lot of kids who certainly should not be in it. The non-honors classes are jokes, the kids are unruly and loud and the teachers can't control them. Another observation is that the higher the level of the class, the whiter it is. The lower classes are overwhelmingly minority students. You don't believe me? In my honors class of 35 students, 6 are Hispanic, and the rest are White or Asian. There aren't enough Black students to comment on their status. Hispanics make up nearly 1/3 of the school, so why are they 1/6 of my class? In the other honors class the numbers are even worse. There are 2 Hispanic kids in a class of similar size. I sense some discrimination.


Posted July 1, 2010

This school is so amazing that I had to do cartwheels to get my second child in because the line for admissions is out of the door. They have an academy system that is like three mini schools. My son is in the Einstein Academy. The assitant principal is fantastic and nurturing. The principal talks to me like I am the only person in the universe at that moment. The guidance counselor answers every question immediately. The teachers are exceptional and are always supportive. It is safe and warm. Most of all, my kid is HAPPY to go to school and his education is top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

This was the best school i have ever went to. The teachers are all amazing with the exception of few. The one thing i did not like at all was the academys becasue it made some people feel stupid becasue they were in 3rd academy or people in 1st academy thought they were all smart and snobby like. Other than that I really enjoyed my 3 years of this school and it was very hard to leave and move on to highschool. Class of 2009! Second Academy all the way and Mr.Archer you rock!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2009

i have never thought about it this way. i am a 7th grade student. I agree that our school needs lockers. i dont want to have to carry heavy bags all around. at the end of the day, my shoulders are in pain. this school has a wonderful staff and an excellent quality
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2009

This a great school. Great teachers and great principle. The teaching is excellent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2009

IS 141 has the most wonderful staff. The learning technics are absolutely amazing. I would recommend this school. Yes, I had my doubts as my daughter entered 6th grade last year, but now I see the best possible middle school that not only see our children as students, but people and realize there growing, what there feeling etc.... I wouldn't change anything
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

I LOVE this school its has great teachers great students and since im in the honor society they spend a lot of money on every single trip we go to! i love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

141 is the most amazing middle school there is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2008

i also go to this school, they hold lots of educational events such as a play on Browdway featuring Grease and more, i like this school and i made lots of friends, the teachers are also nice too!most of the kids are really friendly and funny as well!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2007

I think the school has improved a lot after the principle of the school was changed. i mean now I'm in 8th grade and i think the school has come a far along since i started the school like at first when i started the school it was a complete mess. now i must say it is 100 times better. Even in term sof money the school has come far along .
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2007

This school used to be the worst in terms of money... the school lacked in school books and the 2nd academy lacked in math teachers this was back when i was in the 8th grade... this school was always in constant food fights and school fights outside and because it was in control of Aldorasi... i really didnt lyke this school .. alot of ignorant students... they expect you to be down with all the stupid stuff they do... i was in the NAtional Honor Society for 3 years but the school students ruined my personality over the years.. i dont how it is now im just from the class of '06-'07
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2007

I am very satisfied so far with the education and teacher quality. My son just started attending the school this September and he was selected as student of the month. This school is very safe there are always school safety guards in every corner of the school watching over the kids and there safety. This schooll so far is one of the safest in Astoria.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

Iam very satified for myself and my two children that have attended. My son just graduated last year with honors, my daughter is currenly attending the 7th grade. This school is the safetest in the astoria area. As for myself I have attended 141 over 20 years ago and I accomplished a bachelors in business. I would defenitely recommend this school for our students. Alice
—Submitted by a parent


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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 29% in 2014.

374 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

372 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
85%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 29% in 2014.

398 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

399 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
79%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 36% in 2014.

405 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

347 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the middle school level.

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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 41% 23%
White 2 29% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 23% 9%
Black 2 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 2% 1%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%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 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 47%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Math specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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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

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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 2199 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

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

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

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents102495%
Students110096%
Teachers7597%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. MIRANDA PAVLOU

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Gym
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Ice hockey
  • Sailing
  • Skiing

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
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37-11 21st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11105
Phone: (718) 278-6403

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