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J.H.S. 194 William Carr

Grades: 6-8
154-60 17 Avenue
Queens NY 11357
Phone: 718-746-0818

Our Insights

What’s Special

Many arts including instrumental music and a jazz band

The Downside

Some students would like more personal attention in this large school

JHS 194 is a large middle school with a strong arts program located on a quiet residential street lined with private homes. A zoned neighborhood school, it also is open to students who live anywhere in District 25.

In addition to visual art, JHS 194 offers chorus, dance, film and media, photography, jazz band, concert band and theater. All students may select an art form and pursue it all year; 6th graders may choose two per year. Instrumental music students are encouraged to stay with their program for three years to build expertise.

Twice a year students showcase their work through film festivals, dance shows, theater production, concerts and art gallery shows. School partners include Jazz at Lincoln Center and Magic Box Productions, according to the Arts in Schools Report.

Facilities include art and dance studios, a library, auditorium, a renovated gymnasium, and a band room. At recess, students may go next to the school building to play basketball and handball in a large yard maintained by the New York City Parks Department.

A potential downside: The school is growing in size and some students say they would like more personal attention. Some students responding to school surveys say teachers don't notice when they are upset or if they have trouble learning something. 

Admissions: Zoned school, also open to students in District 25. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, April 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?
57%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
79%
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?
88%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
90%
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?
83%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
6.9

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?
63%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
59%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Bayside High School, Robert F. Kennedy Community High School, and Francis Lewis 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?
49%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1280
Asian
43%
Black
1%
Hispanic
28%
White
26%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
54%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
9%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
95%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
14%
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?
22%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
16%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
27%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
9%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Whitestone (District 25)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Q15, Q15A, Q16, Q76, QM2, QM20, QM32

Contact

Principal
Jennifer Miller
Parent Coordinator
Ann Lippert

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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