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Is 528 Bea Fuller Rodgers School

Public | 6-8 | 274 students

 

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Posted August 20, 2014

This is a really good school. I am a past eighth grader and I'm now going to high school. Most teachers are really funny and help you when you need it. Some teachers give up there lunch period to let kids do homework or if they need help with something they didn't understand. I loved this school and I made alot of memories that I will never forget. Now I'm ready to start a new chapter in my life and finish highschool.


Posted June 20, 2013

I actually use to go to this school, after the previous principle left the school became really bad. Their was no more discipline, but the teachers are great and you can tell they care and try to help the students. If the principle was stricter, the school would be great.


Posted September 24, 2011

The school doesn't do much for the students, except let them do what they want. The work does not challenge them, and the staff doesn't like dealing with issues parents have. They parent participation is extremely low do to the fact that the school isn't doing what it is suppose to for its students. Parents need to pick up their children once in a while and see first hand how the students behave both towards each other as well as towards staff. Do it for your children they shouldn't be in a school like this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2011

I loved this school, I am a past 8th grader and I am now going to high school. Most of the teachers except like two, are funny, and teach in a fun way. The principal is really nice and understanding. Students dont do that many bad things anymore because they dont want to see her upset or dissapointed. The vice principal is strict but can also be funny when not angry. I miss this school and I had the best memories.


Posted September 26, 2009

This is school is the best. This was the school that introduced dancing into my life. IS 528 has the Alvin Ailey Program. I took different type of dancing while I was attending the school and it helped my technique and it made me realize how much I love to dance. Now I attend Talent Unlimited High School and I feel so proud of everyone in my middle school because they made me who I' am today... Thanks to this school, I've learn that your dreams can come true if you believe in yourself.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

this school is great and i have my child in it and she loves the academic considerence that the staff has
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

The few months by daughter spent in this school, were a waist. This school needs to address the seriousness of how disrespectful the student are with each other, and towards their teachers. I removed my daughter from this school, I as a parent did not want her exposed to this kind of education/surroundings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

This school gets a B from a few parents for being a bad school, I took my child out the first month of school. I first noticed that the few homework that was given was not being checked (parents might want to ask your children about homework). The staff was unorganized, and I saw students have little respect for each other as well as for the administration. Some parents I spoke to have also decided to take their children out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

So ggod school i sons go there good education 'great techers wonderful for your childrens learn spanish too
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

It is a great school we do a lot of different things there.
—Submitted by a 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 29% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%
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 "C" 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 96% 23%
Black 2 3% 19%
White 2 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 118%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 191%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 42%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 5%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.

Learn more about the NYC DOE survey »Close
Based on 450 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

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
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents19180%
Students24398%
Teachers1689%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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180 Wadsworth Ave
New York, NY 10033
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