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J.H.S. 210 Elizabeth Blackwell

Grades: 6-8
93-11 101 Avenue
Queens NY 11416
Phone: 718-845-5942

Our Insights

What’s Special

Advanced Regents Program and career academies

The Downside

Some safety concerns and friction between teachers and administration

JHS 210 is a large, neighborhood school that offers an interesting array of courses.

Since her arrival in 2016, principal Bonnie Butcher has replaced the school’s house program with five career academies:  Graphic Arts and Computer Science; Visual and Performing Arts; Health Professions; Law and Humanities; and Engineering and Architecture. Children take classes tailored to their academy’s theme as such as robotics and coding in Engineering and Architecture or criminal justice and legal writing in Law and Humanities.

Many students also participate in the Advanced Regents Program that lets students take the algebra and earth science Regents exams and the Spanish proficiency exam. As a result, 58 percent of students graduate from 8th grade with some high school credits.

The alma mater of rapper Nicki Minaj, MS 210 students take dance, theater and music as elective classes and may participate in an after-school program offering academic enrichment, talent programs and sports.

Math and English test scores hover around the citywide average.

Most students feel safe in class, though more than one third of students don't always feel safe in hallways, bathrooms or lockers, based on their responses to the 2016-17 NYC School Survey. Almost 80 percent of teachers responding to the survey do not think order and discipline is maintained at the school.

Only 31 percent of teachers say Butcher is an effective leader and only 39 percent said they would recommend the school, based on their responses to the survey.  Parents give her much higher marks, though still lower than those garnered by most principals around the city.

To improve the school’s tone and culture, the staff is instituting “progressive discipline strategies,” according to the school’s 2016-17 Comprehensive Education Plan.

ADMISSIONS: Zoned neighborhood school. (Gail Robinson, web reports, August 2017)

 

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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?
69%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
63%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
70%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
78%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
69%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
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?
77%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.1

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?
32%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
41%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Richmond Hill High School, Hillcrest High School, and John Adams High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Spanish

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
67%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1884
Asian
29%
Black
5%
Hispanic
59%
White
4%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
81%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
16%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
24%
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?
9%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
9%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
10%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
2%
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: Q11, Q112, Q21, Q24, Q37, Q41, Q52, Q53, Q7, Q8, QM15

Contact

Principal
Kuljit Singh
Parent Coordinator
Leonor Rosa

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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