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Middle School High School

P.S./M.S. 43

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-8
160 Beach 29 Street
Queens NY 11691
Phone: 718-327-5860

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This neighborhood school is open to all children who live in its attendance zone.

This school also has a dual language program. Dual language programs offer instruction in two languages and are designed to make children fluent speakers, readers and writers in both. Typically, classes mix native speakers of both languages; the language of instruction alternates. Some of these programs have room for children outside the zone.

See our School Stats for information about safety, atmosphere and academics.

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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 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
35%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
83%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
60%
50% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
54%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
54%
81% Citywide Average

From 2016-17 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
4%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
81%
78% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.8

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?
18%
50% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
21%
49% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
21%
43% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
26%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Hillcrest High School, Queens High School for Information, Research, and Technology, and The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
22%
33% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From this school's most recent Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems

From this school's most recent Early Childhood Environmental Rating System (ECERS-R)

Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
896
Asian
3%
Black
57%
Hispanic
33%
White
5%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
93%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
8%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
89%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
43%
22% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
Yes
Pre-K seats
72
3-K seats
30
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.

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?
6%
22% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
2%
24% 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

Far Rockaway (District 27)
Trains: A Line to Beach 36th St-Edgemere
Buses: Q113, Q114, Q22, QM17

Contact

Principal
Simone Nicholas
Parent Coordinator
DAVID COTTO

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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