J.H.S. 190 Russell Sage

Grades: 6-8
68-17 Austin Street
Queens NY 11375
Phone: 718-830-4970

Our Insights

What’s Special

Top-performing students go to the specialized high schools

The Downside

Working to make the school more nurturing

A large, traditional school in the residential neighborhood of Forest Hills, JHS 190 offers an accelerated curriculum and test prep for the specialized high school admissions test (SHSAT). The administration encourages all 8th graders to take three Regents exams usually offered in high school—algebra, U.S. history and Living Environment.

Children speak English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and other languages at home; they may study Spanish or French at school.  A Latin club meets twice a week at 7:30 am.

Between 25 and 30 percent of graduates attend specialized schools or selective arts programs, including Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, LaGuardia Performing Arts, Frank Sinatra, and Brooklyn Tech, according to the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan.

While most students perform well academically, the school climate isn’t always nurturing, according to school surveys. Fewer than half the students said teachers support them when they are upset; 40 percent said discipline is unfair; barely one third say students treat one another with respect.

There is significant friction among the staff: a majority of teachers say they mistrust the principal, John Greggo; barely one-third say they trust one another. Teachers and administrators are working to improve the school climate by offering more counseling to students and rolling out a program called “Respect for All,” the city’s anti-bullying initiative, according to the CEP.

Admissions:  A zoned neighborhood school, Russell Sage also admits out-of-zone children under the District-wide choice program. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, March 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?
86%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37%
27% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
93%
88% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
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?
85%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
4.6

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?
61%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
63%
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
1082
Asian
31%
Black
8%
Hispanic
28%
White
28%
Other
5%
Free or reduced priced lunch
45%
Students with disabilities
13%
English language learners
11%

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
88%
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
34%
26% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

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?
16%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
16%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
27%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
5%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Forest Hills (District 28)
Trains: M Line, R Line to 67th Ave; E Line, F Line to Forest Hills - 71st Ave
Buses: Q23, Q60, Q64, QM11, QM12, QM18, QM4, QM42, QM44

Contact

Principal
John Greggo
Parent Coordinator
Shoko Obata

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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