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Posted December 27, 2012

My daughter graduated from this school last year. When she entered this school she had a 3rd and 4th grade reading and math level. When she graduated she has a 9th grade math level. and is on a High school level in reading. She got 3 on both her reading and math citywide test. This Junior High is the best. All the staff really cared about the students. Thats why I daughter is going to ctt classes in High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

THIS SCHOOL IS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME,.,.I HOPE THE KIDS NEXT YEAR HAVE AS MUCH AS I DID,.,.THE TEACHERS ARE AWESOME AND FUNNY!! THE DEANS ALSO!!!,.MR.MILLER IS COOL WHEN YOU GET TO KNOW HIM,.,(HE CAN BE SCARY AT FIRST),.,.2010-2011,.BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE!!!


Posted May 5, 2009

I.S 77 was the best! when i was a student there i loved my years in that school! the teachers are great and the principle was even better. i dont think theres ever been a school as good as I.S77 the teachers always help and there always on top of the students to succeed in the future and to never give up! ive had good and bad experiences in 77 but its the experiences u have that make u grow! some parent said they need to control more of the students lip locking and the guys wearing there pants down to there knees. thats not the schools job thats the job of a parent to talk to your child and tell them what looks right and what doesnt! I.S 77 is great with contolling stuff like that but they cant be on top of every student so parents should help out!


Posted May 3, 2009

Its a very productive school, and very good but one thing they need to work on is the bad influences. My daughter says there are kids lip-locking in the halls and girls with belly buttons showing and guys with pants around their knees!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

I am about to graduate from 77 this June. I will be so sad! This school is an awesome school! The teachers are all super friendly and I love everyone in it. Mr. Miller loves his school and always make sure everyone does their best. I Love 77 And Im Going To Miss It So Much! -A Squad!-
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2008

This school is amazing i love it!! i know i am goin to miss it when i graduate this year but i know i'll come back and visit
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

The fact that kids do not get the highest grades in tests has nothing to do with the school. The teachers are great, the principal is awsome, and the school is clean and healthy. This school deserves 10 out of 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

this is the best friendly school ever! they treat my child very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

I.S. 77 is a very well organized school. The principal, Mr. Joseph Miller keeps things in prospective and the students really like him. He is the definition of what a great principal should be for all schools. You couldn't ask for a kinder and sensible man to run an institution. This is probably why the school is doing so well and will no doubt continue to do so in the future. Congrats to you Mr. Miller for a job well done!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

my son is going to this school and he is doing good. I have no complain with this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

This school isnt the worst ,but it could be better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2006

intermediate school 77 is the best junior high school. When i used to atend this school i had alot of fun. At the same time i was learning but inseted of being serious about learning...teachers always added fun to learning.. Mr.miller is a great pinceble he made everyone laught early in the morning. And Ms.Sanders and other science teachers made science a wehole lot of fun. Mr.Hayden and other s.s teacher showed us that social studies is simple you judt got to add a lil fun to it but not to much. All my states test that i took in 05 i passed with flying colors. in this school you can acompilse alot. ALso you can make it to a good high school. I miss al my days in 77..
—Submitted by a former 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.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
54%
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 Students13%
Female15%
Male11%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities4%
General population15%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students13%
Female14%
Male14%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities4%
General population16%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
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 Students15%
Female22%
Male11%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander28%
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities3%
General population19%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students17%
Female18%
Male17%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
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 Students15%
Female21%
Male8%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities4%
General population17%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students18%
Female18%
Male18%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities4%
General population21%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Science

All Students43%
Female44%
Male42%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities15%
General population48%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
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 74% 23%
White 2 14% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 8% 9%
Black 2 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 219%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 285%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 47%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
7.5
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

 
7.8
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

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

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents80981%
Students102495%
Teachers7697%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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976 Seneca Ave
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone: (718) 366-7120

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