Channel View School for Research

An Insideschools pick
100-00 BEACH CHANNEL DRIVE
QUEENS NY 11694 Map
Phone: (718) 634-1970
Website: Click here
Admissions: Rockaway Peninsula priority
Principal: PATRICIA TUBRIDY
Neighborhood: Rockaway Beach
District: 27
Grade range: 6-12
Parent Coordinator: Deshawn Mason
Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Wheelchair Accessible

Buses: Q22, Q53

What's special:

High attendance; honors classes; lots of tutoring assistance.

The downside:

School is housed in large building with metal detectors; sharing space is sometimes bumpy.

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Channel View School for Research, a school for 6th-12th graders located on a barrier island overlooking Jamaica Bay, combines a focus on getting to college with hands-on activities and expeditions. The combination has produced high attendance and graduation rates and better-than-average preparation for college.

"We expect the best from kids," says Principal Pat Turbidy who founded the school in 2004. "The expectation is that the students will graduate and go on to college. We tell kids, 'Do not come if you do not want to wear a uniform and go to college.'"

The school offers a challenging academic program with a well-staffed support structure. Middle school students have English classes seven times a week to bolster student literacy. Some students take eight periods of math. More than a quarter of the student body comes to school on Saturday mornings for SAT prep, Regents prep or to make up work, Turbidy said.

For advanced students, there is an honors class in each grade. These students are epected to take two Regents exams in 8th grade. There is also a handful of Advance Placement classes and a College Now program.

For students who are struggling, there are a dozen teachers who do small group tutoring during lunch. They also take a support class during the school day in place of a non-required class such as dance or computer.

Like all schools in the Outward Bound network, 6th and 9th graders go on a weeklong wilderness trip that teaches teamwork and perseverance. It also uses the "crew," system, which is a daily advisory meeting of about 15 students who stay together with one teacher through their middle school years, and then another group that stays together during high school.

A partnership with Jet Blue Airlines provides internships for older students. It also offers free flights for college visits. About twice a month, students go on field trips to places like the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Whitney, or to clean up the beach and then complete a statistical analysis of the project.

Students are expected to complete 50 hours of community service in middle school and up to 100 hours when they are seniors.

Channel View shares space with several other schools at Beach Channel High School, which is phasing out and will be closed in 2014. Space sharing sometimes makes scheduling difficult, but the school has its own floor and lunch period.

Special education: There is one Integrated Co-Teaching class in each grade. Students also get services in the Resource Room. There is also an autism spectrum disorder program. This school also hosts an ASD Nest Program for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Students with ASD learn in a classroom alongside typically developing children, taught by two teachers who have been trained in the program’s specialized curriculum and teaching strategies.

College admissions: The school hired an extra guidance counselor who is devoted to college and career readiness. About half of college-bound students go to two-year and half to four-year colleges. About a third go to CUNY schools; others go to SUNY, Rutgers or private schools such as St. John's, Hofstra, Howard, and St. Mary's.

After-school: Activities include photography, jazz, steel drum band chess. There are lots of campus-wide sports teams.

Admissions: Middle school: test scores, grades, and teacher recommendations are taken into account. Students must come in for an interview and parents must sign a contract agreeing to appropriate student behavior. High School: Continuing 8th graders must re-apply, but if they rank Channel View first, they are guaranteed a seat, Turbidy said. For those new to the school, District 27 residents or students who attend an information session have priority. (Meredith Kolodner, interviews September 2012)

Middle InsideStats

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

Beach Channel Educational Campus

Number of Students 642

Average Daily Attendance 89%

Uniforms? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
7%

Black

  
50%

Hispanic

  
31%

White

  
12%

Free Lunch

  
100%

Special ed

  
13%

English Language Learners

  
1%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 3.02 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Safety & vibe

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

63% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say this school offers enough programs to keep them interested?

82% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

56% 71% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say students at their school respect one another?

68% 57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

100% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

98% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

98% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

22 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students are chronically absent?

38% 24% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam

27% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ela exam

28% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the state science exam

61% 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS Prep

How many 8th graders pass high school regents exams?

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass the algebra regents:

32% 21% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass a science regents:

34% 14% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How do graduates do in 9th grade?

Percent who pass all their classes freshman year:

99% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:

NA 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

NA 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:

22% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

17% 4% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:

0% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

0% 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

Percent of ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

NA 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

NA 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS InsideStats

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

Beach Channel Educational Campus

Number of Students 642

Average Daily Attendance 89%

Uniforms? Yes

Metal detectors? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
7%

Black

  
50%

Hispanic

  
31%

White

  
12%

Free Lunch

  
100%

Special ed

  
13%

English Language Learners

  
1%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 3.00 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Middle school students reading at grade level:

18% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Middle school students doing math at grade level:

12% 24% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Safety & vibe

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

23 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

63% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

98% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?

88% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

100% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

38% 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2013

How many students graduated within 4 years?

86% 70% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

93% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many students graduated within 4 years?

91% 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

11% 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

100% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates dropped out within 4 years?

0% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

College prep

Does this school offer a college preparatory curriculum?

How many students took an AP or IB class and scored at least a "3" on the AP exam or a "4" on the IB exam?

11%

How Many Students took a College Course and Got a "C" or Higher?

48%

How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?

24%

Are students ready for college?

How many students graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

25% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

450
414 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 496 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

82% 62% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT math scores

432
425 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 514 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?

91% 76% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students graduated within 4 years?

62% 45% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students graduated within 6 years?

100% 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students with disabilities spend most of the day with non-disabled peers?

100% 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

100% 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners graduated within 4 years?

40% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners graduated within 6 years?

58% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Programs and Admissions

School admission priorities:

  1. Priority to continuing 8th graders
  2. Then to District 27 students or residents who attend an information session
  3. Then to Queens students or residents who attend an information session
  4. Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
  5. Then to District 27 students or residents
  6. Then to Queens students or residents
  7. Then to New York City residents

Source: High school directory

Channel View School for Research

Limited Unscreened

Academics

AP COURSES: Biology, English Language and Composition, Environmental Science, United States History

Online: Art History, Calculus BC, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, United States History, World History

Language classes: Spanish

Source: High school directory

Sports/Clubs

EXTRACURRICULAR: Art and Design, Chess, Chorus, Computer, International Youth Leadership Institute, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Media, National Honor Society, Nature Photography, NYC Outward Bound, Peace, Recycling, Steel Drum Band, Step, Student Government Organization

BOYS PSAL SPORTS: Baseball & JV Baseball, Basketball & JV Basketball, Bowling, Football & JV Football, Indoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

GIRLS PSAL SPORTS: Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball & JV Volleyball

Other schools sports: Basketball, Floor Hockey, Archery, New York City Road Runners Track Club

Source: High school directory

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