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Adrien Block (I.S. 25)

Grades: 6-8
34-65 192nd Street
Queens NY 11358
Phone: 718-961-3480

Our Insights

What’s Special

Korean dual-language classes

The Downside

Many classrooms are windowless

IS 25 is a safe school with a long-time leader. It has a robust performing arts program and Korean dual language program, designed to make students fluent in both English and Korean.

Students choose one of five talents—band, art, dance, keyboard or chorus—and stay in their chosen track for all three years. Sixth and 7th graders also take part in special enrichment classes once a week, such as Italian, computer programming, drama, sewing or origami.

The school’s excellent and informative website has photos of family-friendly events such as ice skating and a family science night. Parents, teachers and children raise money for worthy causes, for example, they held a carnival to raise money to purchase a water pump for the people of South Sudan. 

Principal Mary Ellen Kociszewski Beirne has been principal since 2009. She was previously the principal at the High School for Applied Communication and taught for many years in parochial schools. 

IS 25 is located in the District 25 neighborhood of Flushing, steps from the border with District 26. It is housed in a large building erected in the 1970s, a period that favored the open school model. Many classrooms are windowless and divided by retractable walls. 

World Journalism Preparatory School and a few classes from a District 75 program, PS Q233, occupy space in the building and share access to the building's library, gym, auditorium and cafeteria.

The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council offers an after-school program at the school Monday through Friday from 2:30 pm until 5:30 pm.

Admissions: Open to District 25 with priority to students residing in the zone. (Lydie Raschka, 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?
75%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
83%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
38%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
87%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
98%
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?
82%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
10.0

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?
62%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
68%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Francis Lewis High School, Bayside High School, and Brooklyn Technical High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment, US History

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
30%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1053
Asian
56%
Black
2%
Hispanic
23%
White
18%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
55%
Students with disabilities
15%
English language learners
12%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
97%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
8%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

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

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?
22%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
26%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
39%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6%
6% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Flushing (District 25)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Q12, Q13, Q16, Q28, Q31, Q76, QM3

Contact

Principal
Mary Ellen Beirne
Parent Coordinator
Jacquelyn Trotter

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with World Journalism Prep
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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