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M.S. 158 Marie Curie

Grades: 6-8
46-35 Oceania Street
Queens NY 11361
Phone: 718-423-8100

Our Insights

What’s Special

High achieving students go on to specialized high schools

The Downside

Kids would like more personal attention and support

Surrounded by parks near the Nassau-Queens border, MS 158 is a large neighborhood school with high-achieving students who go on to top high schools. A gifted and talented program is open to children from across District 26, with preference to those graduating from the G&T program at PS 188.

The school serves many children of immigrants from China, South Korea and Russia. The school has a band and a chorus for each grade as well as instruction in technology and fine arts. A Beacon program offers afterschool for children as well as classes in Zumba, Tai Chi, yoga and dance for adults.

While parents are mostly satisfied with the school, students say they would like more personal attention from teachers, according to school surveys. Only half of the students responding to surveys said teachers support them when they are upset or help them catch up if they fall behind. Henry Schandel, who became principal in 2016, has won the trust of most parents, but only one-third of teachers say he is an effective manager .

More than one-third of 8th graders are accepted into the specialized high schools and a large number of 6th graders leave for the highly selective Hunter College High School, which begins in 7th grade, according to the Middle School Directory.

Admissions: Neighborhood school. Gifted program open to District 26 students. (Clara Hemphill, 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?
16%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
73%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
63%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
38%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
55%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
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
2.9

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?
69%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
70%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Francis Lewis High School, Bayside High School, and The Bronx High School of Science
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I,Earth Science,Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
70%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1065
Asian
64%
Black
3%
Hispanic
15%
White
14%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
63%
Students with disabilities
13%
English language learners
6%

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?
Yes

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?
23%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
25%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
42%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
7%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Bayside (District 26)
Buses: Q12, Q13, Q27, Q31, Q76, QM3

Contact

Principal
Peter Mc Hugh
Parent Coordinator
Margaret Polizzi

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No

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

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