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J.H.S. 202 Robert H. Goddard

Grades: 6-8
138-30 Lafayette Street
Queens NY 11417
Phone: 718-848-0001

Our Insights

What’s Special

Strong academics and large music program

The Downside

Working to boost math achievement for lower performing students

Robert H. Goddard JHS 202 is a large zoned middle school on a residential street next to playgrounds and a park in Ozone Park. It has a large arts program, which provides instrumental and choral music, visual arts and drama. The school has high expectations, effective leadership and teachers who work together as a team, according to the Department of Education evaluation known as the Quality Review.

Students in all grades participate in music classes and thanks to recent grants, students may learn to play a wide range of brand new instruments. Students have showcased their talent at Queens College, as well as Carnegie Hall as participants of an honors band program. Visual Arts students have won the Queens Borough Arts Festival and had the winning pieces displayed at the Queens Museum, according to the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).

The school offers high school lever courses in algebra and earth science for 8th-graders. A majority of students at this school earn high school credit. While strong students often pass the algebra Regents exam, the school is working to improve achievement in math for lower-performing students, according to the CEP.

The school has a guidance counselor and dean assigned to each grade. There are weekly advisory periods where presentations are tailored to the emotional needs of students and address community issues. Students support each other through competitive sports with other schools. The school has a partnership with The Peninsula League for basketball and volleyball, but offers softball and soccer as well.  

The school offers a range of extracurricular activities for students outside of the arts and athletics like garden club, strategic games, coding, debate and yoga. The debate club students have placed in the top ten in competitions citywide.

The school shares a building with Robert H. Goddard High School of Communication Arts and Technology. Most students at JHS 202 move on to the high school.

Admission: Zoned school. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, 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?
90% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
27% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
88% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

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

How do students perform academically?

From the New York State 2021 -22 Assessment Database

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
49% Citywide Average

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
37% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?

How does this school serve special populations?

From the New York State 2021 -22 Assessment Database

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
10% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
20% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
8% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
10% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Ozone Park (District 27)
Buses: B15, BM5, Q11, Q21, Q41, Q7, QM15


William Fitzgerald
Parent Coordinator
Judy Rea

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with Goddard HS
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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

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