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School 58 World Of Inquiry School

Public | K-9 | 532 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2010

I love their motto....."We are a Crew .....not passangers" and they live by it! Lets Go W0IS!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

WOIS is great because of Expeditionary Learning and the excellence of the teachers, administration, parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

WOIS is dynamic,rigorous, caring, empowering and all 'round enriching!! It is the true environment that any parent would hope their child could learn in and the best of all it prepares its students for the real world!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

The school is very family oriented. The culture at the school is winderful!!!! As soon as you walk into the buliding - you feel right at home! Love this school!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

The World Of Inquiry is a great place to be. Everyone is a family, you feel right at home.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2010

I love this school because it is like a family. This is my third year as a teacher and I love coming to work every day. This school is truly remarkable with expeditionary learning and the support from administration, families, students, community members, and staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2010

I student taught at World of Inquiry when I was 40 years old (career change) and was then offered a position teaching 5th/6th grade. My three teenage children have each visited the school during special events and "Bring Your Child to Work" day. They have all commented on "how fun" World of Inquiry School is and they wish it was an option for them when they were in elementary school. The students have wonderful brains and tons of personality. The parents are supportive and the staff work diligently to make learning fun, interesting and connected to the students lives.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2010

I love WOIS because it's a Blue Ribbon School!! It has the best school culture, the students take an active role in their education. WE ARE CREW, NOT PASSENGERS!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2010

We are Crew, Not Passengers.Teacher, students, staff and parents truly care about each other. Through expeditionary learning, students take an active role in their learning, learn from experts,field studies and research,and provide cummunity service to meaningful causes. Students take pride in sharing their learning and products with authentic audiences. They strive to produce work of high quality and rigor. We are truly a community of high expectations and are proud to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon School.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 23, 2010

It does what education is supposed to - have children learn by doing!


Posted September 21, 2010

because every child deserves a chance to learn beyond what they know and in a far easier manner; especially with the advancement of technology of today.


Posted September 10, 2010

Congratulations... Principal, teachers, parents, kids, and staff on winning the Blue Ribbon Award. What a blessing & honor to belong to a family of such loving, nurturing, and caring people. Your unselfishness will not go unnoticed. God Bless everyone involved, and let's pray that we'll be blessed for even better days ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

Our son is in kindergarten and the staff could not be more attentive and loving. We look forward to duration of his time there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

This school gets no stars for this school year. Not all of thier faculty are prepared to handle children with learning disabilities. The teachers my son had this year never gave him a chance. They didnt want to handle him. They wait for the last few weeks of school to get in your business and make things more difficult in your home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

The staff at WOIS are absolutely phenomenal. They meet the needs of each child on an individual level. There has never been a time where my child has not been given every opprotunity to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

My Daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten and she really loved going to this school because everyone is so kind. they have fun activists for all students like band ,sports and other stuff. they even have a fantastic principle to make the school fun and safe for anyone. so this school if great for any child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

World of Inquiry has a track record of thinking outside the box and is currently blessed with a proactive, energetic principal who has the staff all rowing in the same direction. The children and staff are happy to be there and the academics and extracurriculars keep improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2005

this school has an excellent programme that equip our kids to endeaver to succeed. The location,the teachers, and a sense of family ,team player.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

My daughter is finishing her first year (kindergarten) of school here and she loved it. The curriculum was amazing, the teacher was great and the school clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2004

My daughter has been at #58 School since Kdg. and is now in 5th grade. She has had a wonderful experience with the teachers and staff. It is a very community oriented school with parents who participate in functions. It is a school of diverse backgrounds and we have been very happy with Ms. Mascitti-Miller, the principal.
—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 32% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
59%
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 33% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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 30% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 75% 19%
White 1 14% 48%
Hispanic 1 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 172%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 15%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

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