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Is 24 Myra S Barnes

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1414 students

 

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Posted June 19, 2014

My son is going to this school in September and I hope he will adjust to the new school easily. I never heard anyone said bed things about this school and also today I went to see the school myself and everyone I encountered in the general office were very helpful and caring. I hope teachers in this school are as polite, helpful, knowledgeable, professional and caring as people that work in the office. I also hope all kids there are friendly. I am giving this school 5 stars because I want it to be so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

This is a wonderful school. What a difference from Catholic School. My son did so well he is going to Tech in the Fall. The teachers are accessible and attentive to student's needs. The Vice Principal is extremely hard working and keeps the parents informed. After school program is top notch. The best Middle School on Staten Island by far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

This is a GREAT school with a friendly environment and [professional teachers. My daughter is happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2011

I can't tell anything good or bad about this school, my child does not like, borring, some theacher very bad and don't like their job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

I expected better academy plan from this school. Male Assistant principal is rude and helpless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

What is being done about bullying? When an older boy can take money from a younger boy and get away with it, what is being taught? How to succeed in the workplace?


Posted June 29, 2011

From my experience with this school, I find that trying to communicate with your child's teacher presents a challenge. Phone calls do not get returned on a timely basis or none at all. I did find that most of my childs teachers and staff were uncaring and impatient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

My son is doing so well academically and he really loves this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2010

I.S.24 gives us the feeling of normalcy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

the teaching staff and support group, personnel are excellent. Very nice to see teachers and the management give a 100% to the kids. Tough to deal with kids everyday, alot of the children have alot of issues that the school and the teachers deal with it on a daily basis. IS 24 desreves a medal, and this award, the money will go to the children needs, I'm confident the money will do alot of good. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

The staff is very informative with any information you need to help your child get the best education possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

I attended IS 24 as a teen and my son LOVES IT! Lots of great programs during and after school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

the school is pretty good. i am in 8th grade and i feel ready to take the SHSAT to hopefully get into SI Tech


Posted May 14, 2010

The new principal is awsome and cares for all staff (teachers,paras,etc) with respect and honesty. He turned this school around and it is now a more positive environment.


Posted April 28, 2010

a breath of fresh air in the NYC school system. everyone should be so fortunate to have teachers and support staff like this!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

I relish this school. It is the best! Way better than my elemntary school, PS32!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I love this school and all of it's employees. The teachers and paraprofessionals are dedicated people who think STUDENT first. Everyone strives to make the students be the best, reach for the stars , and never quit. I have never seen a more together school, a real team.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 8, 2009

I love this school it is very cool, and fun...I am in 6th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2009

Just like the person below me, I believe Mr Beroro (sp?) works 50x harder then Miss O`neil. He's an awesome asistant princible. I am in 7th grade, and he knows us very well from the only two years I've been there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2009

I am a 7th grade student at i.S. 24 And i am shocked by the comments that just rave about my school! i feel our principle doesn't do here job, teachers can't control there classes half the time, i don't get to learn anything outside of the curriculum. Maybe it's the mayors fault for forcing teachers to teach such silly things but i would love to learn things deeper and in a more hands on experience. I am not to crazy about my teachers, some of them doubt students abilities far to quickly. I do love gym class, i wish we could have foreign language, gym, and talent (performing arts, computers, media, band, art, stagecraft) more than 2 or 3 times a week. I feel as if our assistant principle, mr. Buerrero seems to be working harder then our principle, mrs. O'neil, to make the school better.
—Submitted by a student


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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 29% in 2014.

433 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

436 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

465 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

466 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

473 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

473 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
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

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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 83% 48%
Hispanic 1 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 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 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 139%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 80%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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Based on 2422 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

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
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents97178%
Students136998%
Teachers8283%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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