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Ms 250 West Side Collaborative Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 177 students

 

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Posted December 5, 2010

I'm a current 8 rade student. Its an okay school. Its not a school to die for, but its nice. We ty to push students not to be scared and be comfortable. On the other hand there are students that aren't great influences. The staff doesn't make sense & since we a have low funds be sure if your attends this school that your ready to outragous trip cost. Not to forget the like to change things and add things at last minute, so be prepared for what ever they tell you.


Posted September 2, 2009

This school is a fantastic, I personaly love the way that Ms.Rotunda talks with each indvidual student and notices when we are not in our best shape,she stops us and talks with us and thats something that i love. each teacher has a connection with each student. when learning from the teachers i see that they love what they do and they focus on how we are doing. most schools dont do that. W.S.C has helped me notice the potential that i have to become the best person i could possibly be and there would be no other place that i would love as much as W.S.C. i will really miss it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2009

I love this school because of the community that every teacher and student becomes together. though everyone is indivudal in there own ways most times we are always together. the lessons are outstanding and our ringleader ms.rotunda is magnificent
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2009

Excellent attention to well being of students, facilities and educational performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

I think this school was the best choice I have ever made. I had to pick this school because no other middle school picked me based on my grades. This school was commited in making me an honor roll student and they were very successful. They made me into a great leader and academically did a great job by making my expirence here fun and useful for the rest of my life. The staff is great and so is the environment. I am now an honor roll student in my current high school and I thank west side collaborative for preparing me very well!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2008

WSC is a great school. I'm a senior but throughout my three years at WSC I've learned so many things. I would reccomend it to everyone. Teachers and staff go out of there way to make you feel at home and safe. I know I'm going to miss it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2008

I think this school is really great. It is a nice enviorment to be in and it feels so safe. This is my first year here and I'm already confortable. The teahers are all very nice and never yell. But do expect homework. You don't get alot of it but homework is assighed almost everyday!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2008

I love this school. I am a previous alumni of this school. I maintained a GPA over 80, all 3 years. It is a great learning environment and I appreciate the time my teachers took out of their day after school to help me with things I need help with. It really prepared me for High School. I now have a GPA over 90, because I was prepared. Thanks West Side Collaborative! -John B. Grad Yr: 2007
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2007

i think wsc is a good school you not only learn but you have a good time learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2006

West Side is a great place for kids to learn at any pace they can go. It has a wonderfu; arts program and alot of extra curricular activities to choose from. i am very priveliged to have my child attend West Side Collaborative
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

west side collaborative is a wonderful place to learn. The arts program is excellent, and the level of intelligence from the students is very high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

The school would receive an A+ if not for the following: No School Library. No Afterschool Programs and/or Extra Curriculum Activities. And no School Crossing Guard by the school exit on 97th Street. The school does share the building with another public elementary school that does have a library, however it does not offer time-sharing with our school. Including myself I know if asked there are parents that would volunteer their time for the afterschool if asked. And it should be mandatory to have a School Crossing Guard on such a busy street just the same as the elementary school. The safty of the children whether 6 or 15 should always come first. Otherwise I give the school a B+. My son feels very comfortable with his teachers and his level of work enabling him to have higher grades. Small class settings are great.
—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 30% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
64%
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 Students16%
Female20%
Male12%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
General population20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%

Math

All Students8%
Female3%
Male16%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities8%
General population8%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
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 Students22%
Female17%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

Math

All Students8%
Female4%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
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 Students21%
Female20%
Male23%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%

Math

All Students12%
Female12%
Male14%
African American19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population12%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Science

All Students32%
Female20%
Male50%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
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 "A" 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
Hispanic 1 58% 23%
Black 1 35% 19%
White 1 6% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
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 210%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 32%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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Based on 299 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.6
 

City average

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

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 

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
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents10964%
Students17394%
Teachers1794%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MS. JEANNE ROTUNDA

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735 W End Ave
New York, NY 10025
Phone: (212) 866-6313

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