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I.S. 125 Thom J. McCann Woodside

Grades: 6-8
Noteworthy
46-02 47 Avenue
Queens NY 11377
Phone: 718-937-0320

Our Insights

What’s Special

Safe, well-run school with children from 60 countries

The Downside

Working to increase parent involvement

A huge, safe, and well-run middle school, IS 125 in Woodside has children whose families come from 60 different countries; effective teachers who work together as a team; and a principal who is respected by parents and staff.

A city evaluation called the Quality Review praised the school’s climate, its curriculum, and the quality of teaching. It gave IS 125 “well-developed,” the top rating, on every measure.

Languages spoken by children at the school include Chinese, Bengali, Arabic, Spanish, Urdu, Russian, Greek, Italian, Filipino, Polish, Korean, and French. Students learning English may get extra help at a Saturday Academy, according to the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).  

All students may take dance, theatre, chorus, band, orchestra or art three times a week, according to the CEP. Top students may take Regents-level (high school) exams in algebra, 11th grade English, 11th grade U.S. History and Government, and Earth Science or Living Environment, as well as the foreign language proficiency exam.

Staff would like to increase parent involvement, and encourage more parents to volunteer at the school, according to the CEP.

Admissions: Neighborhood school. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, May 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?
95%
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?
43%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
92%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
96%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
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?
84%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
16.9

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?
48%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
55%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Academy of Finance and Enterprise, Queens Vocational and Technical High School, and William Cullen Bryant High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Earth Science, English, French, Living Environment, US History

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
58%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1509
Asian
39%
Black
2%
Hispanic
53%
White
5%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
74%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
17%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
95%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
13%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

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?
13%
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?
12%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
8%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Sunnyside (District 24)
Trains: 7 Line to 46th St
Buses: B24, Q104, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q67

Contact

Principal
Judy Mittler
Parent Coordinator
Kenneth Ruiz

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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