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I.S. 077

Grades: 6-8
976 Seneca Avenue
Queens NY 11385
Phone: 718-366-7120

Our Insights

What’s Special

Dual language program in Spanish and English

The Downside

Working to improve test scores for children learning English and those with special needs

A large neighborhood school in the Ridgewood section of Queens, IS 77 serves many Spanish-speaking children as well as some who speak Arabic, Polish, Chinese or 14 other languages at home. It offers dual language classes in Spanish and English. Children speaking other languages receive instruction in English either as part of their regular classes or in small pull-out sessions, according to the school’s yearly plan.

Teachers say the school is safe and orderly and nearly all recommend it to prospective parents, according to school surveys. The school is part of the Middle School Quality Initiative, a well-regarded program to improve reading instruction. High-achieving students may be placed in Special Progress or honors classes. 

The school has a band, a chorus and classes in studio art.

About one quarter of the students are still learning English and the same proportion have special needs. The school is working to improve test scores for these students, according to yearly plan, called the Comprehensive Educational Plan.      

The main school building was erected in 1911, and a new annex opened in 2002. The building has the capacity to hold about 1300 students.

Admissions: Zoned neighborhood school, also open to children from District 24. The dual language program is open to Spanish-speakers from anywhere in Queens. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, April 2019)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
80%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
87%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
50%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
84%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
82%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
75%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
16.5

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
24%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
33%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Grover Cleveland High School, The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology, and Maspeth High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
39%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
928
Asian
9%
Black
2%
Hispanic
79%
White
9%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
90%
Students with disabilities
29%
English language learners
21%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
6%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
10%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
4%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
3%
6% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Ridgewood (District 24)
Trains: M Line to Forest Ave; L Line to Halsey St
Buses: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, Q39, Q55, Q58, QM24, QM25, QM34

Contact

Principal
Joseph Miller
Parent Coordinator
Jennifer Chacon

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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