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Jhs 167 Robert F Wagner

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1243 students

 

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Posted October 15, 2009

Each grade has their own assistant principal and guidance counselor allowing the children to form a meaningful bond and trusting relationship. The faculty extend themselves and take a personal interest in every child. I know that when I send my daughter to school she is in great hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

JHS 167 is a great and safe school. The teachers really take time with the kids. They encourage the kids to do well in life. My daughter love this school. I am blessed to have my child attend JHS 167. I know she will get into a great HS once she graduate from JHS 167. Thank you all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Big middle school opportunities with a small school attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

I am a freshmen who is now in High School and graduated from Wagner in 2009. The school is really nice and you can make many friends here. There are fun field trips such as the Senior Cruise.. They recently took away out lunch privileges. I overall enjoyed Wagner the only few problems I can probably find is that book bags can get heavy especially since there aren't lockers available for students to buy books in. The other thing would be there is bullying from time to time though you can avoid this once in a while by staying away from the bullies. Also that I never really got to know my principal well. The teachers there are great though and the students can talk to them. There are Excellent Guidance Counselors at Wagner. Overall I enjoyed this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2009

My grandson just graduated from this magnificent school. Though there is a large student population, it never feels that wasy. The staff, teachers, leaders are all exceptional. The guidance counselors and dean are truly caring individuals. They help the students and are always giving advice and guidance. I was truly very happy with our three years there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

I am a student at Wagner. I adore this school and I am going into my senior year. My teachers really help me learn what I need to know, both academically, and in general. This is a fantastic school for any smart, on track student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2008

Even though I've been in this school for almost 4 months, its been totally awsome in those 4 months. The principal is so cool and so is the staff. All these teachers are so nice that I just got use to it. I like the music program and I am also in other programs in the school. Wagner has more then 1600 kids but this place is so much fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2008

I am a senior at this school, and I'm okay with it. Not everything is great - nothing is perfect - but with the large number of students (about 1,400 to 1,500) and not so many staffs, they have managed pretty well. Sure, the hallways are always crowded and accidents happen, but they are expected. The teachers are okay, you will surely have several classes where your instructers are great, so that's not much of a problem. The only bad thing is that the Parent Teacher Conference is limited to 3 minutes per class. Wagner has a very diverse community, there are people of every races here. Wherever you are in Wagner, you'll sure find a few friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2008

Don't believe the bad things you hear about this school. I am a freshman in high school now, so my memories of wagner are fresh. Although recently the school has revoked out lunch privileges, not much has changed since I went there. The teachers are gifted, in my opinion, and they certainly know what they're doing. My vice principal was very familiar with the students- she remembers names, and her name is Ms. Niskanen. I loved wagner! When you are a senior, there are so many fun activities, and they really make it fun for you! Do not believe everything you hear, sometimes this school gets a bad reputation when it doesn't deserve one. Another great thing is how mixed the school is. It's like one big melting pot- not like some other schools with majorities of certain races. I recommend this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2008

I used to go to this school and i loved i got friends the first day i got there. I hope all the new kids ther love it just like i did.


Posted June 1, 2008

It is a very bad school. The staff doesn't respect the students. The seniors have to a lot for seniors dues. The school doesn't have money to help for trips, book, etc.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2008

This school is wonderful. They have a fantastik music program. The administration is excellent. Although it is a large school it is extremely well run, the kids are great, tedicatopm o
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

This school is fine, but it took awhile for teachers to remember my name because i'm a quiet shy boy. but i think teachers are resposible to learn their students names, they have to remember it within the first month of the school year, not until like halfway through.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2007

The academic programs are outstanding! My son didn't participate much in music arts etc. so no comment. Wagner has resources that exceed the run of the mill public school; rivaling private school education in the city. As far as parent involvement, most parents are upper to middle class wage earners so they do not come to the school unless it is absolutely necessary. As such there is specific circle of people that hold seats on the parent association and will not give it up. If your child is the type that may engage in horseplay (spitballs, talking during class etc) like most adolescent kids in middle school, Wagner is not the place for you. There is no tolerance for horseplay. The child will spend more time in the dean's office then in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

the school has wonderfull teachers and they comtribute their time to the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2006

Both my sons attended Wagner. My oldest graduated, went to Laquardia for Art and now is at SVA for Animation , second year. His interest in animation came from a special animation program offered by Wagner. It gave him direction and what he wanted to do in his life. What could be better. My 13 year old is in his last year at Wagner. He made the Arista Program last year. The The teachers are great and the afterschool programs wonderful. I feel that Wagner is a great school. Great music program. Best in NYC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

I have a son who graduated from Wagner last year who is now attending Bronx Science. I was most impressed with Wagner's focus on team projects and their very high quality music program and band. Many of the students from my son's grade were accepted into the music program at LaGuardia High School - Wagner is almost a 'feeder school' for that program. A significant portion went on to specialized competitive high schools. The facilities are impressive - at the top of middle school facilities in the city. As a big school which has both an accelerated and a non-accelerated program, this school is not for anyone who is looking for a cozy, intimate environment full of kids whose parents place a high emphasis on education - the school is too big to create that type of atmosphere. Kids who thrive in a big school will enjoy the programs and facilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2005

I went to this school two years ago. The principal was terrible. She didn't know anything that was going on and the assistant principal was just the same. I found the school to be extremely cliquey. However, there were some very good teachers and my guidance counselor was amazing. I also made some good friends.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 14, 2005

Wagner is truly remarkable. It is a public high school that manages to offer an excellent education AND has a superb program in the arts and music. Many students participate in the Manhattan Band, performing in alternate years at Carnegie Hall! In one recent year, over a quarter of the graduates were admitted to one of the Specialized High Schools or LaGuardia HS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

Overly large student body, barely kept in check. A large portion of students are rough. This is not a safe environment for fragile children. From all appearances, the school is appealing, with science labs, art classes, a school band, a phys ed department. If your child is a self-sufficient, well-balanced, self-starting and studious person, he may well succeed at Wagner. If, on the other hand, your child has special needs, he will fall through the cracks. I deeply regret sending my son to Wagner.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%
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 31% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
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 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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students52%
Female58%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities20%
General population58%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Math

All Students57%
Female53%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities26%
General population62%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
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 Students49%
Female55%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities9%
General population55%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities11%
General population60%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
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 Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities25%
General population57%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Math

All Students49%
Female46%
Male52%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities21%
General population54%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Science

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities57%
General population94%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 39% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 27% 9%
Hispanic 2 23% 23%
Black 1 10% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
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 15%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 159%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 34%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

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • 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

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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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

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

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

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

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents73364%
Students112694%
Teachers4762%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. JENNIFER REHN

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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220 E 76th St
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 535-8610

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