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Baccalaureate School for Global Education

Public | 7-12 | 440 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

An academically challenging school with a lot of support and care from the teachers. Great for motivated kids. You'll learn to think critically and to write well. Not a lot of options and extras, so if you're a "sports kid" or a "super math kid" -- probably not the right fit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

The Baccalaureate School for Global Education has a challenging and engaging curriculum that demands of students to be active and responsible in their own education. The teachers are top-notch; they care about the students and this is evident in the careful planning of curriculum, homework and class assignments. It is a high level learning environment that also values school community and warm, respectful social relations amongst students and with teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

We joined this school in the seventh grade and so far our experience is universally positive. Dedicated teachers who teach using innovative methods and materials, an insistence on independent thinking on the part of students and a positive, encouraging, rigorous yet friendly atmosphere is what sets this school apart. There's a lot of work and some of it is challenging, but it is also presented in an interesting fashion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

The school is academically complete and challenging. It brings the best out of the students. The teachers are very dedicated to the students. The best part is if a student is not doing well, they can spend time after school and catch up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

My son started 7th grade this year. I've been very favorably impressed by the quality of the work and depth of thinking demanded of students. As with any school, not every teacher is great-- he has one that's hard to deal with. The work is several steps ahead of what was being asked in his old school in terms of conceptual thinking. The teachers make themselves available to help and seem really focused on each kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The diversity, the curriculum, very dedicated teachers, engaged students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

It offers rigorous courses for students to challenge them in order to be more engaged in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

Baccalaureate is extremely challenging academically. One student put in our newspaper: 'BSGE- a social life, good grades, and sleep. You can only choose two.' Some teachers are incredible and can really open our minds to think about the entire world, but many teachers have absolutely no idea what they are doing. I've been taking extra help to pass our IB exams simply because our teachers can't communicate, don't want to help, or just don't care. It's an extremely frustrating school. Also, the size makes social life at BSGE awkward, and by the 10th grade everyone hates each other. While the younger grades are enthusiastic about knowing everyone, the older grades travel in small groups of 2 or 3 and rarely talk to anyone else. Our school is also incredibly disorganized and things and events are always falling apart. I would not recommend BSGE for anything besides academics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2008

My child started this school this September in the 7th grade. The school is all about academics, and quite serious about their mission of molding school kids into students. The school was recently placed #38 on the US News list of the 'Top 100 Public High Schools in the US'. The IB Diploma program is the ultimate test of college readiness, students here start preparing for entrance into the program in 10th grade. Foreign language is taught to fluency, 4. 70 minute classes weekly. Choices are Spanish, Chinese and French. This is truly a prep school,it is a school where all of the students commute, but kids still make groups of friends. Leadership is totally committed to the students, teachers and the schools growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

In terms of the academic program, the International Baccalaureate Diploma program is definitely challenging and stressful. There are some teachers who are excellent in their field and in handling students. Other faculty members are impossible to communicate with, clearly inexperienced, childish and lazy. Also, the new school lacks establishment of numerous sports and extracurricular activities. The social aspect is nonexistent in this school. The overflowing homework, projects, exams and community service requirement prevent students from socializing outside of school. Because it is a small school, the environment can be suffocating. Being in classes with the same people makes it easy for everyone (including teachers) to know one's business. I realize that while the younger grades are enthusiastic and friendly with each other, the older grades are barely alive and separated into groups that barely intermingle.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2007

This school is amazing. The teachers are brilliant and the admin. treats everyone like family. After school you can spend your time eating with the tech advisor or the student aid in the cafeteria. The principal's door is always open and there are always students sitting around talking to him. Everything is very serious but also extremely goofy and playful at the same time. The school promotes a 'can do attitude'. If you're interested anything the school doesn't offer you can start your own club. At this school you don't only get a great education but you get an even better experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2006

This school was new, and the building was small, but other than that, it was awesome! Truly and really awsome. The education was wonderful...I learned loads of stuff and they had this strange way of teaching and grading, but it all flowed so well together, all so insync with each other. There were lots of clubs you could join, and you could stay after school to learn a muscial instrument (free) or stay after school for Art (pottery and such). It was very safe, in a great neighberhood, and the best thing about it was that it felt likea community. We were a little over three hundred...so it felt like we were a family, everybody knew everybody, and everybody was involved in something as well as parents. Plus, very clean and great library! I'd reccomond this school to everybody!
—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.

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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

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. 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 34% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
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. 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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
100%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population85%

Chemistry

All Students98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

English

All Students100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%

Geometry

All Students98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population97%

Integrated Algebra

All Students99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population99%

Living Environment

All Students100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 middle school level. The school received a grade of "A" 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
White 37% 48%
Asian 35% 9%
Hispanic 24% 23%
Black 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 58%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
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
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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 650 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

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

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.3
 

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
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.4
 

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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents16637%
Students46398%
Teachers2172%

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. KELLY JOAN JOHNSON

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • 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 - Q101, Q102, Q104, Q66. Subways - N, Q to 36th Av; M, R to 36th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Sofbtall
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34-12 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone: (718) 361-5275

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