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Ms 245 The Computer School

Public | 6-8 | 401 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2011:
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Posted May 28, 2014

Great leadership at this school. Small, supportive learning environment. Parents are very involved which helps support the programs that the school needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

the computer school is first rate. they are very involved in my son's education and we communicate 3-5 times per week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

This school is well-run, operates from a clear purpose and a set of principles that are consistent, and recognizes the individuality of every student. Henry Zymek is a first-rate principal who amazes with his knowledge of each an every student. Sara Sloves is a parent coordinator from heaven. And the teachers are top-rate. Diversity is not just a catch phrase in this school, it is a priority. I'm very happy we chose Computer School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2011

I absolutely love the Computer School--to render it a schooling facility feels nearly inadequate, for it has such a wonderful community feel alongside the general high academic standard set for us students. I joined this year and couldn't have a higher overall opinion. The children are friendly in general, and the teachers are willing to work with you in order to allow you and your parents to understand whatever grade you may receive and not only how to raise it, but how to improve your overall understanding of the subject. It's marvelous, uplifting--searching for an appropriate enough adjective would be tedious and impossible, but believe me, if you're looking for a strong program with the ability to send any child into a substantial high school, then MS 245 (more commonly referred to as the Computer School) is the right place for you!


Posted July 18, 2011

I love the school. My child is entering 8th grade and the past two years were wonderful. Teacher and administration are very involved and seem to know every kid. They have a zero tolerance for all types of bad behavior expecially bullying or any physical aggression.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

Why on Earth didn't the Administration know when the State ELA tests were being taken this year? Why are the guidance counselors having a High School information session the evening before the State Math test? Why is Science HW being assigned the day beofore the ELA tests? Maddening!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2011

It was either Delta or Computer School for my kids. They chose the school that felt better, more like a community. And they're not disappointed. The standards are high, the school spirit is great, the kids are there to learn and enjoy being part of a community, and the faculty is excellent, led by dynamic and accessible Principal Zymeck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

I transferred from Delta here. At Delta I got 95's. When I entered this school I was shocked on how great and normal social aspects of the school can be but how it can also stimulate education even more so than delta. I was more challenged to think outside of the box and I was graded fairer in computer school, not to mention the school spirit and the social aspects of the school surpass delta by far. I can't think of a way Computer School could be better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2009

Everything about the Computer School has been great. The teachers are caring and always available. My son absolutely loves this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2008

We've also been very happy with this school. The student body is varied and yet very well-knit. The teachers also go to whatever lengths to help their students. I could not have chosen a better school to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2007

We've been very happy with the school. The teachers stay on top of the students and give them extra help when they need it. We've also been pleased with the parent/teacher communication which is vital in middle school as kids find their footing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2005

Computer School teaches children to work together and enjoy their studies.
—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 30% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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, 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 Students35%
Female40%
Male30%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities11%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

Math

All Students47%
Female50%
Male43%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities22%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 Students54%
Female59%
Male48%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities28%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%

Math

All Students42%
Female35%
Male50%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities6%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
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 Students63%
Female63%
Male62%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Math

All Students57%
Female54%
Male62%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male94%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 44% 48%
Hispanic 2 25% 23%
Black 2 21% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 9% 9%
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 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 275%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 30%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
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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

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

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

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

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

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

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents17243%
Students39095%
Teachers2496%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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100 W 77th St
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (917) 441-0873

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