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Jhs 202 Robert H Goddard

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Posted April 2, 2014

GREAT SCHOOL WITH PLENTY OF DISCIPLINE AND ADVANCED CLASSES. THANKS TO THEIR TEACHERS THE STUDENTS ARE CHALLENGED AND MOTIVATED TO DO THEIR BEST IN ALL OF THEIR SUBJECTS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

This school is devoted to the betterment of its students. The administration and teachers work hard to help students becomes better learners and citizens. 202 offers a variety of programs for all students including honors classes, regents classes, ESL Saturday classes, tutoring for state tests, a drama and band class, in addition to the many after-school sports and clubs. Both the drama and music classes put on spectacular performances throughout the school year. The school is also now in the process of forming a peer mediation program. The principal makes it a point to attend PTA meetings that take place once a month where students who have excelled in their classes are awarded. The school grounds remain a safe place for all students. The success of the school is evident in that students from 202 have been accepted into some of the best schools in NYC, including specialized high schools. Don't be discouraged by reviewers who had ONE bad experience and decide to slander the school because of it. 202 has been, and still is, one of the best middle schools in Queens.


Posted October 12, 2013

My Grandson graduated from this school and he was able to get a good education. Ms. Nelson and all the 8th grade teacher are wonderful. My only problem with this school is the Principal and the 8th grade counselors. The are not concern with the best interest of their students but in advancing in their careers. Mr. Duffy is also ba great and dedicated teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

I go to this school and i am going into 7th grade doing great but the only problem here is the bullying. For example the teachers don't handle it the right and this kid but he doesn't do anything. Doesn't wear his uniform and the gym teachers let him use his phone in class and he just doesn't CARE. I am just saying this type of kid disturb the ability of others so maybe others are afraid for example THIS KID since i am not allowed to say his name he was T bagging my friend face down on the ground in gym class and the teachers DIDN'T CARE. We didn't help because he would of just got us and do it to us. Especially since i am in the ARP class ITS REALLY ANNOYING because these type of people don't care about the future. Just Make a guess what they want to grow up to be a drug dealer or someone working at McDonald or even a smuggler THINK OF THAT. Just think of that teachers.


Posted July 8, 2011

this school is horrible!! WAY too much bullying and the uniform are far beyond a disgrace to mankind. the only event that your child will hyperventilate about is school ending. PLEASE save your sanity and DO NOT come here unless you are hoping your child will become suicidal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2010

I have 2 children in this school, one in 6th grade and one in her 2nd year of H.S. I have to say this school has done wonder for my children, My 6th grader has a learning disability, which obviously wasn't handled properly in her former school as she is now a straight A student, and my High Schooler just made the Arista program, the teachers are phenominal, the principals, Asst. Principals and Deans are really on top of things, I couldnt be happier with the progress my kids have made here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2009

I am an 8th grader at M.S 202 and I have to say I think it is a wonderful enviroment for us to learn in. Also, I hope to attend the highschool that has just recently been added, so if I didn't absolutely love the school and all of the welcoming teachers and staff, then I think I would not be staying in the same school. M.S 202 offers many different classes from ARP to Special Ed, each grade gets it own sets of assistant principals, deans and teachers but it amazes me how we all stay so close and commited to our work when everybody is getting there individual needs taken care of. It is truly a great school and I feel safe and secure every day that I go there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2009

that school is the best my child learns so much from that school all of the parents should really put their kids in that school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

What disturbs me is that every student posting here has no sense of spelling or grammar. That's bad press for the school no matter what good things they say. =/ What does that say about public education these days?
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

Acuity has helped me a lot to get ready for the State Exam! I have learned much more with acuity!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

I am a student in the 8th grade and I'm happy that this is my last year here. I don't think that this school was too good at all. Throughout my years here, I have gotten many teachers that don't even like what they do and if you have a question they would get annoyed. Some teachers are very dedicated to their job, and love to teach. Also there aren't many activities at the school for the students. As many know, every student gets a laptop and many people get excited when they hear this, but half the time the laptops don't even work. Also the school is starting to get over crowed because they just added a 9th grade. Where are they suppose to put a 10,11,and 12th grade? I wouldn't recemmend this school to anybody.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2008

I was impressed with the ACUITY system that can be used by parents to track their childs progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

I'm a student here at middle school 202 and I love it here, it's like my home, my suggestions to any parents of elementary school children, bring them to ms 202!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

i think this is a wonder ful school. I am in the 6th grade. I have already been hear for a couple of months but it is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

this is the best school i could ever go to. you really learn a lot and the technology there is just outstanding. The teachers are fun an excited to be there and they taught me so much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2008

this school is the best we can learn with Technology and the school a friendly environment most of the teachers are nice and we have the best dances. i am now in my 8th grade year and it is so much fun i cant wait to see what our senior trip is
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2008

This school gives the best teaching out of al the ms. This school provide activities for every one to love. Gym is also fun too.! =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2008

Great School Great Teachers..One exceptional teacher is Ms. Schoenman. My daughter is in 8th Grade and Ms. S. is the one teacher she can look up to and make her want to continue her education to the fullest. We need more teachers like Ms. Schoenman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

the classrooms are very hot, the gym is way overcrowded, and the lunch room is way overcrowded too. My girls aren't happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

My son is going into the 7th grade & I am very glad he is at theis school. The teachers are wonderful & Mr. Perez is the best. He makes a parent feel comfortable & tries to settle things as quickly as possible. My only grip about the school is no sports for the kids & the 6th graders did not get their laptops as promised.
—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 30% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
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 Students25%
Female29%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White7%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities2%
General population29%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students40%
Female41%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities0%
General population47%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 Students24%
Female27%
Male21%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islander37%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities5%
General population26%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Math

All Students29%
Female25%
Male31%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities6%
General population31%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
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 Students27%
Female30%
Male23%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities6%
General population30%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities6%
General population37%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Science

All Students63%
Female61%
Male64%
African American49%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities29%
General population67%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
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
Hispanic 2 47% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 35% 9%
Black 1 9% 19%
White 2 8% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 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 29%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 185%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 29%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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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

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

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

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

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

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents73578%
Students101894%
Teachers7097%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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138-30 Lafayette St
Ozone Park, NY 11417
Phone: (718) 848-0001

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