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P.S. 128 The Lorraine Tuzzo, Juniper Valley Elementary School

Grades: K-8
69-10 65th Drive
Queens NY 11379
Phone: 718-326-6210

Our Insights

What’s Special

High test scores

The Downside

Overcrowding at least until fall 2020

PS 128 The Lorraine Tuzzo, Juniper Valley Elementary School in Middle Village puts a premium on high academic achievement.

Although the school’s building is relatively new, it has been over capacity almost since Day 1, with the 1st and 2nd grades in an annex across the street. That situation, however, should improve dramatically in fall 2020, when a new addition to the main building is set to open. The $3.18 million addition will have 18 classrooms with space for 440 students as well as other facilities, reports the Queens Chronicle

The overcrowding at the school could be seen as a sign of its success. Test scores are high, attendance is good and 8th graders can take some Regents exams to earn high school credit.

On an NYC school survey, principal Camillo Turriciano gets high marks from teachers, and parents praise him and his faculty for keeping them informed and welcoming them into the classroom. Some middle school students have grumbled that they don’t get enough help applying to high school, and PS 128’s Comprehensive Education Plan is working to address this. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION: PS 128 offers an array of special education settings, including team teaching classes with a mix of special education and general education students and self-contained classes.

ADMISSIONS: PS 128 only accepts elementary and middle school students from its zone. Although priority for middle school admission goes to continuing 5th grade students, there are some middle school slots for children in the zone who attended other elementary schools. (Gail Robinson, DOE data and news reports, January 2018)    

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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?
49%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
84%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
55%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
96%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
78%
78% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
2% 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?
76%
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
4.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
80%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
80%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
55%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
71%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Maspeth High School, Queens Metropolitan High School, and Townsend Harris 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?
48%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
952
Asian
4%
Black
1%
Hispanic
20%
White
75%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
27%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
3%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
96%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
9%
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?
28%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
25%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
16% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Middle Village (District 24)
Trains: M Line to Middle Village - Metropolitan Ave
Buses: Q38, Q54, Q67, QM24, QM25, QM34

Contact

Principal
Camillo Turriciano
Parent Coordinator
Militsa Phillips

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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