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Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School

Public | 6-8 | 1084 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2014

One of the worst middle school ever. Bullying is rampant. I know, my son got bullied several times. This school was even in the news because a child comitted suicide because she got bullied in this school. Most of the children here don't respect each others individuality. I hope school official will do their best to lessen bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Jean Nuzzi is a great school my three sons all went here. The teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My school is the most awesome school ever! great teachers, awesome education programs, ... great school


Posted May 24, 2013

At the end of the school day when the kids leave i have to close my windows because of the amount of profanity that comes out of their mouths.


Posted May 27, 2012

The children of this school are extremely unruly. Living in the neighborhood for over 20 years, the kids are getting worse. They trespass onto private property, drop their garbage as they please and give a disrespectful attitude when asked to pick it up. Every afternoon the children gather in a fight disturbing the neighborhood with their vulgar and profane behavior. I would hate to see this school close, because the children will only get worse. Parents need to educate their children on appropriate behavior in and out of school. That is not a teacher nor the school's job.


Posted May 23, 2012

listen lady i don't care about u, my school is the best school in the world and you need to deal with it if you did not get your money back!!!!!


Posted April 14, 2011

if you are looking for junior high school DON'T please don't send your kids here the staff is really bad,last week one teacher touch my kid and when i call him to ask him about this he got all angry and stated screaming at me over the phone.there is no one time you can call to ask anything with out someone giving you hard time,and for the seniors they ask us to pay 140$ for trips,graduation etc and then they start to cancell the trips just because "they are not be haven" to me tha's just an excuse.....well the list can go .and every day there is 2 or 4 techers missing there is no one week that every thechars is present. really BAD school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

Ah, this school is so interesting. The teachers here are pretty good, but the environment is kind of harsh on certain people. A lot of peer pressure....and a lot of people getting messed up.....I'm so glad my child chose the right path <3
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

The school is okay if you go in the wrong crowd fights break out over stupidity and some of the kids feel if they set a tough rep for themselves people will fear them but if you see right hrough their 'sheild' they wont do anything and have great friends they'll always be there for you Overall I love IS 109 the teachers care their strict with you and they have a tough policy that you HAVE TO FOLLOW...NO CHOICE
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2009

This school is okay. The environment isn't that bad but you just need to make sure you are in the SP classes and do your work. Every week, they reward good students in the classes with FBI, which stands for Found Being Incredible. We go to a room with candy, boardgames, computers, pool tables, play stations, and gifts for us. It's so much fun. If you do your work, be a leader, join student government, and get yourself in an SP with positive friends, it's great here. Don't end up with the wrong crowd.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2009

This school is great, but it has it's downs. There is no more pre nursing, which is now replaced with pre engineering class. There are no after school activities and art is limited. But all of the other subjects are awesome. Hard workload, and your lucky if you get into the honors class. Don't bother any small cliques and none will bother you, which is a simple rule. This school is extremely STRICT so be aware! This is one of the best schools and although the school needs Mr. Blake, the ex principal back, the new one is doing well too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2009

My child has been going to IS109 for 3 years now she has been doing very well. I believe this school is a very good. The students in this school are much more respectable than some other students in other schools. They have really been working with the students to make the school even better. My other daughter is going to attend this school this year. I just wish they focus on giving the students an art class since many are interested in arts. IS109 is truly a wonderful school and I love the way they go about patrolling the school to protect both the students and the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

this school is the best ii love the teachers and everyone everyone gives respect and everythin ii felt welcome in this skewl
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2009

I attended this school about two years ago when mr.Blake was there, so now i'm about to be a junior in highschool. I believe that the school was better when mr.Blake was there. Many people considered 109 to be a 'bad' school, but i think it was just some of the kids. If you do your work and don't get into any drama then you'll be ok.


Posted May 16, 2009

School was ok when i attended. Was in SP classes passed both regents. Fights here and there. Prinicipal not 'leader' material


Posted May 1, 2009

I am a senior at Jean Nuzzi I.S.109, and the Salutatorian of the graduating 8th grade class. It is a pretty good school with lots of spirit. Its not as bad as many people say. In terms of education, most of Jean Nuzzi's teachers know what they're doing, and place passion in getting their students to learn and succeed. There are a couple fights once in a while, but nowadays its not so bad. The new principal, Mrs.Pate, is doing a pretty good job. This school is not the best place for shy people, but if you are willing to learn and a bold student, without a doubt, you can suceed here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2009

This is one of the worst schools ever. It is so sad to see the school quickly declining. The fights and the principal who is unable to control the kids because she is so inexperienced is a horrible thing to see. I mean really, 2 bomb threats in one year are just ridiculous. The afterschool programs that use to be there is no longer there. The parent involvement is not there anymore because the principal does not want parents involved unless you only have good things to say. I had no choice but to transfer my daughter out and after I worked so hard to get her in that school, it is a travesty!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

This school is a great school as long as you mind your business and work hard. I was very quiet at first in the school. I ignored the bad habits of other students and worked hard each day. I ended up becoming valedicotrian Sonam
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2009

I am currently a student in the seventh grade, and I am appalled at the condition of this school. There is no discipline whatsoever! I have never heard the F word so many times. The teachers are completely and utterly stressed out because none of the kids will ever stop talking. The cafeteria is a nightmare, its comparable to a prison cafeteria, with guards shouting and blowing whistles. If you can avoid this school you definitely should. Just a few days ago there was a threat to the building, however, the principal was not willing to admit it. I honestly do not feel safe in this school at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2008

I have been asking my niece who Jean Nuzzi is and she has no clue. She has asked several teachers at the school and they do not know. Does anyone know who Jean Nuzzi is and why the school is name after her?
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%
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. 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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%
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. 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 34% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

393 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%
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. 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 "C" 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
Black 38% 19%
Asian 35% 9%
Hispanic 22% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
White 2% 48%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A43%
Source: 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 48%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%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 1271 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

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
6.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.8
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents26527%
Students94088%
Teachers6693%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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213-10 92nd Ave
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