I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer

Grades 6-8
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Location

33-34 80 Street
Queens NY 11372
Jackson Heights (District 30)
Trains: 7 to 82nd St-Jackson Heights
Buses: Q32, Q33, Q47, Q49, Q66

Contact

Phone
718-457-1242
Principal
Ivan Rodriguez
Parent Coordinator
Geraldin Fils Aime

Zone for the 2017-2018 school year. Call school to confirm.

What’s Special

A supportive tone despite the schools large size

The Downside

Overcrowding

Our Review

An enormous middle school in Jackson Heights, IS 145 has a safe and supportive environment despite its large size.

The school is divided into five academies: Math and Business, Science and Technology, Journalism and Media, Law and Humanities, and International Relations. The academies are designed to give the large school a more intimate atmosphere and to strengthen the relationships between teachers and students. Each academy has its own assistant principal, guidance counselor, and dean to support the students.

All adults in the school, including the principal, are matched with students whom they mentor and advise throughout the year, according to the Quality Review. Students say that most of the adults they interact with at school know who they are, and they say that there is an adult in the school who they can go to for help with a problem, according to the Learning Environment Survey.

Principal Dolores Beckham gets positive reviews from teachers and students. Teachers call her an effective manager who understands how children learn in the Learning Environment Survey. One student reported that she is like a mother to students.

Although the school is big, teachers say that it is safe and orderly, according to the Learning Environment Survey. However, the school does suffer from overcrowding and serves almost three hundred more students than the 1,700 it was built to hold.

The school has developed an enrichment curriculum that allows students to explore topics not covered in their regular classes. Past enrichment classes have included world cinema, sports writing, small business, and creating murals through literature, according to the schools website. Other extracurricular activities include ballroom dancing, drama, robotics, and debate among others. Students may also participate in basketball, handball, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

English language learners: A large percentage of students at IS 145 are English language learners, the vast majority of whom speak Spanish as their primary language. The school offers three options for students learning English: self-contained ESL classes, transitional bilingual classes, and Spanish/English dual language classes.

Special education: IS 145 offers Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS), Collaborative Team Teaching (CTT) classes, and self-contained classes for students with special needs.

Admissions: Neighborhood school. (Pauline Zaldonis, web reports, September 2013)

About the students

Enrollment
1865
Asian
8.7%
Black
1.5%
Hispanic
87.9%
White
1.4%
Other
0.5%
Free or reduced priced lunch
95%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
21%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
117%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
95%
93% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
11%
20% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
94%
78% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
42%
50% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
89%
83% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
51%
43% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
17.5
6.0 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
95%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
94%
89% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
85%
83% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
88%
72% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
96%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
84%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
90%
87% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Test scores

How many students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
30%
27% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
36%
35% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 7 dedicated spaces for Music, Visual arts, and Media arts
This school has 10 licensed arts teacher in Dance (part-time), Music (part-time), Theater (part-time), Visual arts (part-time), Music, and Theater

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
72%
76% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
66%
61% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
64%
72% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment
How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
54%
26% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
87%
84% Citywide Average
What high schools do most graduates attend?
Long Island City HS, Queens Vocational and Technical HS, and Aviation Career & Technical Education HS
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.
How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
1%
3% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
40%
42% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
Average math score for ICT students
1.9
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
2.14
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.89
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.17
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
2.07
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.17
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
73%
68% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
87%
87% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
91%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
93%
89% Citywide Average
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