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Is 2 George L Egbert

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 991 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2014

As a parent I sent my son here in sept his 1st year in 7th grade . He came from a Catholic school it was an adjustment with the work as Catholic School is a lil behind curriculum However the teachers have been working with him he nor I have had any problem with the teachers or students .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2014

this school is not very nice the good teachers are often mistreated and the staff is very ..."mishapen" and the kids are EATEN ALIVE and i know firsthand.....


Posted January 22, 2014

My son has an IEP and special needs. I reopened his case as he was seen as quite delayed and possibly in need of a self-contained setting or a paraprofessional. After I tried advocating for a para to the principal, school psychologist and several of his teachers, things went south quickly. It took five weeks for my son to even be evaluated/tested, then I was squeezed in to meet for the IEP at the very last minute, and only given a choice of two dates at the very end of the allowable timeline. I had to ask for an official letter of invite, and the letter indicated no reason for the meeting and was dated incorrectly. Teachers contacting me prior to reopening the case stopped suddenly. Emails went unanswered. To top things off, my son was excluded from a chorus Holiday show due to "behavior" but never did the teacher ever contact me, no phone call, no letter home, NOTHING. I had to call him, and emailed principal and even spoke to school psychologist, NO intervention ensued. The communication is lacking, no pupilpath is available, teachers don't readily have emails either or extensions to be easily contacted. There is a clear need for major improvement in communication!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

This school is terrible. I sent my son here, because of his friend's parents recommending it. As soon as he went into this school, things took a turn for the worst. His grades were plummeting, he was coming home crying, about how his teachers always yelled at him, and were terrible. I tried to contact the school and they gave me NO support at all whatsoever. I truly do not recommend this school to any person who wants their child to succeed in life. There are basically no trips, teachers have easy favorites, no extra-caricular activies, and my child is just bored, and scared each day he comes to school. He's already come home with bruises on his arms, and I don't think I have any other choice than to pull him out of this school. Please, do NOT send your child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

Beware this school is the pits... my daughter went to this school, everyday she would come home with a complaint about how disrespectful, fresh and nasty the teachers were. For example my daughter is right handed in which it had been broken by another student. Her teacher had the nerve to tell her to use her left hand to take notes. My daughters reply was some lefty can do that but can't. Well this teacher decided to pick on her all year and never gave her a chance. Smh
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2013

This school is not one to recommend unless your recommending someone NOT to send their child there. This year for graduation, the students only wore gowns, no cap were included. Its disturbing to see other schools wearing caps and gowns but no I.s 2. I am not sure if this was a disciplinary act but if it was, it was completely out of line. This school has a odd way of dealing with parents as well as the students. They also handle bullying very calmly as if it is not a problem. They are rude and it is impossible to get any answers from them. I am happy that my child will no longer have to deal with this school. The board of education really needs to investigate I.s.2 and get more involved to attempt to make it a better school. The principal needs to get the school together. I never thought i would see the day my daughter would come home complaining about teachers smelling like alcohol and cursing at children. If you do not want to teach and mentor children then clearly you are in the wrong profession.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

What can I say about this school? I'm a student here at I.S.2 and I don't really like how all the parents are giving either horrible or wonderful reviews. I honestly think, after 3 years of going here, that this school isn't "the worst school". However, it is not the best school either. Some teachers are nice and keep the class under control. Others don't hesitate to scream and yell for no particular reason. Some just don't care. I can't really *complain*. The learning always depends on the teacher, here at I.S.2. If the teacher knows that students can't handle writing 15 pages worth of notes, they adjust and try to make it comfortable. Although, other teachers just give you more and more notes to write. I've seen teachers not even teach. They spend everyday screaming about how we are never quiet, even though most of the time we are. I can agree with some of the people that say it is complete chaos. Because it is. As a parent, even while you are told by your children what goes on, most of you don't really experience how crazy this school can get. A fight here even got on the news. I wish I could write more but I can't. That's all I can say. Curt Giventer, class 833


Posted April 18, 2013

GEORGE EBERT. WORST SCHOOL IVE ENCOUNTERED, LOTS OF CHAOS, NO STRUCTURE, GENERAL OFFICE STAFF DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

The worse school ever, most teachers are screaming on children, they can criticize a child at front of class. Do you know that teachers can do not let your child use a bathroom when they need to? My daughter finished previous school with honor (with 4 nominations), but now she has problem to catch up. I hope board of educational will evaluate teachers and principal from this school because they are not doing anything good for your children; my child is very stress out as she started this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2010

After my first child not doing well in this school, i didnt learn my lesson sending my daughter to this school. Its been a total nightmare!! The staff are very rude and the principal was rude as well. With my child being an honor student, this school had a bad affect on my daughters grades. After a wonderful transfer to a new jhs, my daughters grades are back up and im happy as ever. As a parent, i think this is a bad choice of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2010

I WAS NOT VERY HAPPY WITH THIS SCHOOL. NOTHING BUT A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR MY SON. NOT ENOUGH REVIEW FOR STATE TESTS WHICH LED TO MY SON AND MANY OTHER CHILDREN GETTING GRADUATION ACTIVITIES TAKEN AWAY AND A TRIP TO SUMMERSCHOOL ALTHOUGH MY CHILD HAD AN 82 AVERAGE. VERY NASTY PRINCIPAL AND VICE PRINCIPAL WHO NEVER HAS ANY TIME FOR PARENTS. SADLY FOR ME I HAD A VERY BAD EXPERIENCE AT THIS SCHOOL. MY ADVICE, FIND ANOTHER ONE WHO CARES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

As a parent of a child in IS 2 the education is great. My child is doing very well and I hope to see him excel into a very good high school from the education he gets from IS2
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

I think I.S. 2 is a wonderful school. I have one child who graduated with honors last year and another child graduating next year with honors. And Mr Newman the Asst principle is wonderful. Always got his eye on the kids. The teachers are wonderful and Mrs Stallone runs the school just perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

Children come in as 6th graders and are given a chance to grow and mature. By the time they leave at the end of 8th grade, they have mastered life skills which will help them throughout their lives. I know this because I have a child who is now in college who is using these skills every day. My 8th grader has grown and matured and is now ready for high school. Thank you I.S. 2.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

As a parent of a child in this school, my daughter comes home every day smiling. Teachers built such nice relationships with the children that the children will always remember. The children get a sense of independence and through the teaachers realize the importance of hard work. My child knows she always has someone to turn to in this school if ever in need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The teachers in the Arts Academy are caring and want the students to do their best. They are dedicated and inspire the students to be strong independent learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

I love the personalized attention the children get, and how much they can excel. This school offers more after school help for those children who need it.. Is2 also keeps parents very involved, and teachers are easily available..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

IS 2 is a GREAT school thanks to the hard working, dedicated Administration, Teachers and Staff. My two children graduated from this school and were well prepared for the challenges of high school. Teachers are accessible to the students at all times and work very hard to make sure that they get a quality education. This school offers a great after school program where students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

My child graduated last year from this school and his 3 years there were great!! Teachers were always available and were always watching out for the kids. They new my child on a first name basis which is hard to do in a school with 900 kids, but this showed they cared. He learned how to be independent and how important doing well in school, was his future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Two of my three children graduated from IS 2 with a great education. They both were well prepared for High School and had a wonderful time at IS 2. My youngest child will be there soon and we are looking forward to a similar experience for her.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
61%

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 31% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
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 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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%
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 Students17%
Female18%
Male16%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities5%
General population21%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%

Math

All Students18%
Female14%
Male22%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities2%
General population23%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
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 Students26%
Female28%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities4%
General population30%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students21%
Female21%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities7%
General population24%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
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 Students28%
Female32%
Male24%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
General population33%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students23%
Female24%
Male22%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities0%
General population27%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Science

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
African American34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities23%
General population72%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English68%
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

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
White 1 56% 48%
Hispanic 2 28% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 9% 9%
Black 2 7% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 264%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 63%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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School facilities
  • Art room
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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
6.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

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

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This school
6.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
5.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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Parents51560%
Students91796%
Teachers4565%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

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School Leader's name
  • MS. ADRIENNE STALLONE

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
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333 Midland Ave
Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone: (718) 987-5336

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