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Catherine & Count Basie Middle School 72

Grades: 6-8
133-25 Guy R Brewer Boulevard
Queens NY 11434
Phone: 718-723-6200
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What’s Special

Family friendly activities

The Downside

Discipline problems

Located in Rochdale Village, a large housing co-op in Southeast Queens, MS 72 is on a major thoroughfare surrounded by playgrounds and parks. MS 72 has long struggled with discipline problems and low levels of student achievement and declining student enrollment.

A community school, MS 72 has partnered with The Child Center of NY’s Beacon Program to provide family activities such as Zumba, Knitting and Game Nights to strengthen community ties. Students are offered an extended day program through Beacon as well.    

Significant problems remain. Students complain of bullying and fighting. Teachers continue to say that there are problems with order and discipline, according to school surveys. Students scores on standardized tests are well below the citywide average. A Department of Education evaluation called the Quality Review, says the school focuses on helping low-achieving students, but a lacks opportunities for those ready for more challenging work.

The school was awarded federal funds in 2015 to begin a Haitian Creole dual language program. Students may also take Spanish classes and receive tutoring for the Spanish Proficiency Exam.

Admissions: Neighborhood school. Students from outside the zone may also apply. (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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
36%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
65%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
80%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
43%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
43%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
8%
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?
95%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
6.0

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?
13%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
25%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Hillcrest High School, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, and John Bowne High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Earth Science

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
9%
31% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
337
Asian
7%
Black
68%
Hispanic
16%
White
3%
Other
7%
Free or reduced priced lunch
81%
Students with disabilities
28%
English language learners
7%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
35%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

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

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?
3%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
7%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
11%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Jamaica (District 28)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Q111, Q113, Q114, Q6, Q85, QM21

Contact

Principal
Omotayo Cineus
Parent Coordinator
Adwoa Awuku

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with Redwood Middle School
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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