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Joseph Pulitzer (I.S. 145) Magnet School of Innovation and Applied Learning

Grades: 6-8
33-34 80 Street
Queens NY 11372
Phone: 718-457-1242
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What’s Special

Dual language classes, video and music studio

The Downside

Working to make instruction more challenging

A large neighborhood school serving many new immigrants, IS 145 in Jackson Heights has a safe and supportive environment as well as dual language classes designed to make students fluent in both English and Spanish.

Students from across Queens may apply to the magnet program, which has enhanced programming in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Facilities include a video studio, a music engineering studio and a consumer science lab.

Also known as the Magnet School of Innovation and Applied Learning, IS 145 is divided into four academies: Enterprise, Discovery, Explorer and Global. The Global Academy is designed especially for students who are still learning English, including those who have had their education interrupted in their native countries.

The academies are designed to give the school a more intimate atmosphere and to strengthen the relationships between teachers and students. Each academy has its own assistant principal, guidance counselor, and dean to support the students, as well as academic focus. The Spanish dual language program is housed in the Global Academy.

IS 145 has a large offering of Regents courses and a majority of students earn high school credit. However, some students responding to school surveys said they are not being challenged academically. In response, the school is encouraging more 8th graders to take Regents-level algebra and the Spanish proficiency exam, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan.

English language learners: A large percentage of students at IS 145 are English language learners, the vast majority of whom speak Spanish as their primary language. The school offers three options for students learning English: self-contained ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, transitional bilingual classes, and Spanish/English dual language classes. The school is expanding the number of dual language classes.

Admissions: There are two programs, one which has open admissions for residents of Queens and another is open to students in the school zone. (Melanie Quiroz, DOE data and 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 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
78%
79% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85%
83% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
42%
50% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
77%
84% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
78%
83% Citywide Average

From 2016-17 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
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?
89%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.8

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?
40%
38% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
43%
44% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Queens Vocational and Technical High School, Long Island City High School, and Aviation Career & Technical Education High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Earth Science, Living Environment

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
61%
31% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1709
Asian
8%
Black
2%
Hispanic
88%
White
2%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
90%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
19%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
95%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
11%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.

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?
10%
16% 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?
10%
16% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
7% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Jackson Heights (District 30)
Trains: 7 Line to 82nd St-Jackson Heights
Buses: Q32, Q33, Q47, Q49, Q66, QM3

Contact

Principal
Ivan Rodriguez
Parent Coordinator
GERALDINE FILS AIME

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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