I.S. 093 Ridgewood

Grades: 6-8
66-56 Forest Avenue
Queens NY 11385
Phone: 718-821-4882

Our Insights

What’s Special

Dual language Spanish-English program

The Downside

No school yard

Built in 1917, IS 93 is a large neighborhood school that has served generations of new immigrants to the Ridgewood section of Queens.  Thirty-two languages are spoken; roughly half the students speak Spanish at home. Families come from Poland, China, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic, according to the school website.

In 2017, the school opened a Spanish dual language program, in which even numbers of Spanish and English speakers learn side-by-side in one class so they can learn from each other. The bilingual teacher alternates speaking in English and Spanish. The goal is to learn to listen, speak, read, and write in both languages. 

The school also offers computer science, robotics and sustainability programs. Students participate in music (including instrumental music), drama, visual arts and dance during school hours. The on-site after school Beacon program offers sports, arts and many other activities.

For top students, the school offers Regents-level Earth Science and algebra in the 8th grade, in addition to advanced Italian and Spanish.

A wing constructed in 1998 replaced the school yard, according to the school website. In 2018, construction began to add an elevator and make the building fully accessible. 

Special education: More than 200 students receive special education services, either in "self-contained" classes or in team-taught classes that mix special needs with general education students.

Admissions:  Zoned neighborhood school. Unscreened program chosen by lottery, open to students and residents of District 24. Dual language Spanish program with preference to heritage language speakers of the target language. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, February 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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
91%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
22%
27% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
94%
88% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
84%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
14.1

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
38%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
46%
44% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
97%
34% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1020
Asian
6%
Black
2%
Hispanic
75%
White
17%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
92%
Students with disabilities
20%
English language learners
23%

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
22%
26% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
11%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
9%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
5%
6% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

Ridgewood (District 24)
Trains: M Line to Forest Ave
Buses: B13, B20, B38, Q38, Q39, Q54, Q55, Q58, Q67, QM24, QM25, QM34

Contact

Principal
Edward Santos
Parent Coordinator
Mildred Reyes

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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