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Daniel Carter Beard (J.H.S. 189)

Grades: 6-8
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Queens NY 11355
Phone: 718-359-6676

Our Insights

On the outskirts of downtown Flushing, JHS 189 offers a dual language program in English and Mandarin Chinese, designed to strengthen students’ ability to read, write and speak in both languages. Nearly one-third of JHS 189 students, including some with little previous formal schooling, are learning English. 

Incoming students range from those who are two or three years behind grade level to top students poised for more challenge. The school has honors and Regents (high school-level) classes. There is also a Saturday academy and after school help for struggling students. 

Arts offerings include studio art, choral music and theater. Students may take part in musical theater performances such as Aladdin. They choose either studio art, with an introduction to graphic design, or design/animation. Samples of student paintings, sculpture and videos can be seen on the school website.  

JHS 189 shares a building with the safe and well-managed Flushing International High School for recently arrived immigrants. The asphalt yard is being transformed into a green playground for the school and community.

Admissions: Zoned neighborhood school. The dual-language Chinese program is open to students from Queens (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?
49%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
54%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
51%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
54%
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?
72%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.3

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?
51%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
46%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
John Bowne High School, Francis Lewis High School, and Robert F. Kennedy Community High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Earth Science

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
44%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
775
Asian
64%
Black
3%
Hispanic
30%
White
2%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
76%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
27%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
97%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
6%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

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

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?
15%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
12%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
37%
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

Flushing (District 25)
Trains: 7 Line to Flushing-Main St
Buses: Q12, Q13, Q15, Q15A, Q16, Q17, Q25, Q26, Q27, Q28, Q34, Q48, Q65, QM3

Contact

Principal
Magdalen Radovich
Parent Coordinator
Christin Colligan

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with Flushing International HS
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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