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The Michael J Petrides School

Public | K-12 & ungraded | 85 students

 

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Posted December 15, 2007

This school is the best i've been going to petrides this year and every one opens up with a warm heart.I also think that the school teachers are very nice .
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2007

I've been going to Petrides since 2nd grade and my sister has been going since Kindergarten. I just got into High School while my sister is a Senior who's been accepted to Yale. Being here for the past 7 years, let me just say that I would not be the way I am if I went to a different school. Having K-12 is great in that your child gets to get acquainted with the staff, campus, and students for his whole education. Speaking of which; the education is great too. And if you're failing; they make sure you get on the right track again. We have MANY sports and after-school activities and are constantly adding more. We've got great music&art activities as well. The students and staff are loving too. I would highly recommend everyone to try and get their kid into this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2006

Academics are strong. Arts are included. As a lottery school, for which you must care enough to apply for your child's admission, most parents continue to be motivated. My son has made new friends from many different parts of Staten Island. The grounds also house Board of Education offices and security personnel. Contrary to increasing safety this seems to lead to more traffic and less scrutiny of the many cars driving onto the premises. Another area of concern is inadequate outdoor playtime, at least for the youngest children. While the oldest kids have great sports facilities the youngest classes must take turns between one playground and the quad. Also, once the weather turns cooler or damp the decision-makers often keep them indoors at recess watching movies when they would be perfectly fine outside. Recently the sports fields and drainage have been redone so we have high hopes this situation will improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

There is ample exposure to music, art, movement and gym - at least once a week each. Additionally there are Family Arts Night Programs. Since the arrival of a new Principal (Ms. Buckheit) the school seems to be more conformist than in the past. Looping has been eliminated, they adopted the new city-wide curriculum even though they were exempt, there are more opportunities for parental involvement, and there is more 'fun' allowed (such as in class birthday parties, which were previously banned.) There was conflict for both students and many teachers in switching gears to the new curriculum. As in many schools now, there are tutoring programs offered (usually afterschool) to prepare for mandated testing. The fact that the school is K-12 alleviates the painful hunt for a good middle school, but does sometime mean that lower grades have different days off, etc than other elementary schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2005

Intensive academic program with plenty of homework and parent participation. Strong emphasis on all types of art and music programs. Great sports program, wonderful school. Major flaw is uncoordinated entrance and exit of the premises. Traffic flow and safety in and around the grounds at morning and afternoon are poor. Plenty of school safety officers that offer no assistance to crossing children or traffic patterns entering and exiting the one egress is unsafe and frustrating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2005

My daughter has been at this school for 3 years. She's done nothing but blossom. I love how everyone she comes across knows who she is and where she's supposed to be. It gives me a lot of peace of mind knowing she's at a safe place everyday. Her teachers have been excellent and the after-school program staff are very caring. However, most of the people I've come across in the administrative staff have been no help whatsoever. I think that if they don't think you look 'right' they don't treat you well at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

My children attend this school and it's nothing special! They make it out to be so great but it's not. The teachers are nothing special. The only reason I leave them is because it's safe and small compared to other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

My sister just graduated from the 8th grade in this school and left only because she was accepted into a specialized high school if she had not got in sje would have loved to stay in this school. Its from k to 12 th grade the children and staff are wonderful. Go Petrides.
—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 31% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%
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 30% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%
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 30% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
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 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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%
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 Students40%
Female55%
Male23%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities23%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant40%

Math

All Students60%
Female64%
Male55%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities41%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students29%
Female48%
Male12%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities5%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students47%
Female50%
Male44%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities14%
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male98%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities95%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students34%
Female32%
Male39%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities24%
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students28%
Female28%
Male30%
African American5%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities16%
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
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%
Female35%
Male23%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities6%
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities13%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
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 Students33%
Female33%
Male35%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities5%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students34%
Female39%
Male30%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities9%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
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 Students38%
Female47%
Male26%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities25%
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Math

All Students45%
Female55%
Male32%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities25%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students62%
Female69%
Male54%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities41%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
74%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

28 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
26%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students46%
Female47%
Male45%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

Chemistry

All Students19%
Female17%
Male22%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant19%

Earth Science

All Students53%
Female56%
Male51%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities14%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

English

All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities43%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Geometry

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities50%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Global History and Geography

All Students61%
Female57%
Male65%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities16%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%

Integrated Algebra

All Students73%
Female77%
Male68%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities46%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Living Environment

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities19%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Physics

All Students15%
Female12%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Non-migrant15%

U.S. History and Government

All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities54%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass 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 elementary and middle school level. The school received a grade of "A" for the high 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 2 56% 48%
Black 2 19% 19%
Hispanic 1 17% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 8% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 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 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 243%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 67%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Photography

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents61558%
Students73397%
Teachers6185%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. JOANNE BUCKHEIT

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Busses - S53, S61, S66. Subways - SIR to Grasmere
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Parent center
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
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Parent involvement
  • Volunteer time after school
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