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The Linden Renaissance Middle School IS 192

Grades: 6-8
109-89 204 Street
Queens NY 11412
Phone: 718-479-5540

Our Insights

What’s Special

Outstanding school environment

The Downside

Low test scores, particularly in math

IS 192 The Linden seems to be an unusually safe and happy school. Under the leadership of longtime principal Harriet Diaz, attendance is high, the suspension rate low and more than 90 percent of students feel safe. According to the NYC school survey, only 6 percent see bullying as a problem, compared with 50 percent of students in all city schools. Teachers collaborate, the survey found, and students generally pay attention and are respectful in class. Also according to survey data, teachers play a significant role in hiring new staff, and even students are involved in the process—a select group of children are allowed to watch a demonstration lesson by a job applicant and comment on it. Overall, student and parent satisfaction is the highest in District 29.

Unfortunately, however, the outstanding school environment is not matched by academic achievement. The school’s test scores in English language arts and particularly math are substantially below the citywide average and not as good as test scores in comparable schools. In its Comprehensive Education Plan, the school has attributed some of this to low levels of achievement for incoming students.

In response, IS 192 instituted a new math program in 2016-17. According to the 2017 Quality Review, the program seems promising. The school also has worked to encourage writing in all subjects, partly to boost performance on the ELA exam.

Many classes are run as workshops, with students collaborating on an issue or problem. Eighth grade students take the algebra Regents. The school has beefed up its technology offerings and facilities with a robotics program and a recording studio.

IS 192 offers a number of clubs, such as animation and cartooning and a cooking club, and has numerous athletic programs. To help reduce student lateness, some of these activities meet at the beginning of the day.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: IS 192 offers a full gamut of services for students with disabilities. Of the students with special needs, almost half are in self-contained classes for most of the school week.

ADMISSIONS: The school accepts students from throughout District 29, though those from within the school zone have priority. Applicants are selected at random. The school is slightly under capacity with some unfilled seats. (Gail Robinson, DOE data, January 2018)    

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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 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
83%
79% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
97%
83% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
10%
50% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
82%
84% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
82%
83% Citywide Average

From 2015-16 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
4% 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?
94%
73% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
16.0

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?
10%
36% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
30%
44% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
John Bowne High School, Queens High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts and the Sciences, and Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Geometry

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
21%
29% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2017-18 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
486
Asian
4%
Black
78%
Hispanic
10%
White
1%
Other
7%
Free or reduced priced lunch
72%
Students with disabilities
22%
English language learners
8%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
95%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
12%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
Yes

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?
4%
15% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
9%
18% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
3%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
9%
8% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

St. Albans (District 29)
Buses: Q2, Q4, Q77, Q83

Contact

Principal
Harriet Diaz
Parent Coordinator
Greta Nathaniel

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with Pathways College Prep
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2017-2018 school year. Call school to confirm.

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