M.S. 137 America's School of Heroes

Grades: 6-8
109-15 98 Street
Queens NY 11417
Phone: 718-659-0471

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students come from around the world; dual language Spanish classes

The Downside

More students than building was designed to hold.

MS 137 opened in 2002 in Ozone Park in a building designed to accommodate 1,500 children. Today, with close to 1,900 students, it's a school that serves students from around the world. Languages spoken include Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Polish, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi.

The four-story building, which sits next to an athletic field, houses an attractive library with high ceilings and lots of resources. Students may take classes in art, band, chorus, keyboard, dance, and technology.

There is a dual language class in Spanish and English.

Admissions: Zoned neighborhood school. (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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
88%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
41%
27% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
98%
88% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
95%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
0.3

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
44%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
53%
44% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
99%
34% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1774
Asian
48%
Black
4%
Hispanic
43%
White
4%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
84%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
11%

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
23%
26% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

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

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
13%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
18%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
15%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
10%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Ozone Park (District 27)
Trains: A Line to Rockaway Blvd
Buses: BM5, Q11, Q112, Q21, Q37, Q41, Q52, Q53, Q7, QM15

Contact

Principal
Laura Mastrogiovanni
Parent Coordinator
Lois Bruno Avellino

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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