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Ms 260 Clinton School Writers And Artists

Public | 6-8 | 256 students

 

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Posted November 12, 2010

Great arts programming and high academics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

I am a former student and now my little sister is a student. i believe they have very good teaching and academic achievement is very high to me and my family.


Posted November 12, 2010

Clinton school is the best because they have more spirit than any other school. Plus, Chelsea Boyd is the best teacher ever!!! Sincerely, Randi


Posted November 12, 2010

My daughter loves this school as well as myself!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

I have seen my niece blossom at the Clinton School for Writers & Artist. The school knows how to foster talent in young people.


Posted November 12, 2010

It has a grade a never lower.earned a blackboard award
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Posted November 12, 2010

Because MS 260 Clinton School challenges are kids to do better, best at their craft.


Posted November 12, 2010

a truely talent group, you all should be ververy proud.
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Posted November 12, 2010

because they are really there for the kids......the teachers are very caring and motivational towards the kids.......my son is doing great here he is moving on to high school next year and the teachers are really helpful in the whole process.........lots of thanks to the whole staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

I appreciate greatness. When I see the quality of work coming out of MS 260 two things come to mind. I hope these students choose to go to NYU and contribute their greatness to a great University . This school will be responsible for the literary standards of the future, and the creative pathways of many minds.


Posted November 12, 2010

I think their progressive programs are the best in the country!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Outstanding teachers that go above and beyond the call of duty to help students be successful learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Very friendly atmosphere, a real community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

my daughter loves this school and we really need some votes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

My granddaughter has had a great time here and I want to help!


Posted November 12, 2010

This is a great school for the middle school years. A great balance of academic and artistic programs, a caring staff, and a great administration (the principal is a father of a child in public school). The student population is "right" sized so that every child gets individual attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

because it nurtures young talent and helps youth discover the gifts within themselves.


Posted November 12, 2010

this school has created a phenomenal community of students, teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Because everyone is every nice and the school has NEVER recieved a grade lower than an A on the NYC department of education progress reports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

The kids love the school. The teachers love the school. The parents love the school.
—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.

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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
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 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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%
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 "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

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
White 2 52% 48%
Hispanic 1 23% 23%
Black 2 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 11% 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 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 135%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 20%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 25%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

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by community members,
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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.

Learn more about the NYC DOE survey »Close
Based on 351 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents9840%
Students23494%
Teachers19100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JONATHAN LEVIN
Fax number
  • (212) 695-9611

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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425 W 33rd St
New York, NY 10001
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