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Is 7 Elias Bernstein

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1186 students

 
 

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Posted February 3, 2008

i love is.7 it is a great place for learning
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2008

I.S 7 is the worst intermediate school in Staten Island.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

is7 is a great school and the pricipal is wonderful she sets high standards for the children. my daughter is doing wonderful with her grades
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

IS 7 is a great school! My Son has excelled there. The teachers and staff are great and really care about the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2005

This school has helped my son from a horrable first year at IS 2. The staff is great and the school based support team is one of the best if not the best on the Island. They were able to see my sons learning inparement and get him help where in the past in 4 diffrent schools he was denied help resulting in him having a 3rd to 4th grade reading level and countless other problems that have come to light.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2004

I.S. 7 is a wonderful school. My son was transferred here from another island school and almost immediately his attitude and grades increased for the better. The staff was understanding and caring to his needs and to mine as well. Problems, whether it be a problem on the bus to a problem in the class the asst. principals were there to help to resolve the problem. Looking forward to a great 7th grade yr.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

I.S.7 was, and still is, a wonderful Junior High School. Not only are the staff members caring, but the education you recieve is uncomparable to any other on Staten Island.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 4, 2004

I.S. 7 is the best intermediate school on Staten Island. This is not only my opinion but it is factual. The reading and math citywide scores are the highest on the island. The teachers and administrators are caring and nurturing. My daughter graduated from I.S. 7 in 1996 when the schools population was 700 students. My son is now in 7th grade and the school population is well over 1100 students. He is receiving the same quality education. The small town atmosphere is still there. I thank the staff for their caring and positive approach to education!
—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 30% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%
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 Students48%
Female55%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities15%
General population54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities32%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students47%
Female54%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities8%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

Math

All Students48%
Female45%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities8%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
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 Students45%
Female48%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities7%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students39%
Female39%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities4%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities41%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 86% 48%
Hispanic 1 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
Black 2 1% 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 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 130%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 69%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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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

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

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

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

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
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents79375%
Students117598%
Teachers4662%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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1270 Huguenot Ave
Staten Island, NY 10312
Phone: (718) 356-2314

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