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Elementary School Middle School High School

I.S. 230

Grades: 6-8
73-10 34 Avenue
Jackson Heights NY 11372
Phone: 718-335-7648

Our Insights

What’s Special

Visual art, chorus, guitar and band

The Downside

Overcrowded

IS 230 is a large, well-run, overcrowded middle school in Jackson Heights with an attractive array of arts and music, including a band.

Opened in September 2000 to relieve overcrowding in nearby IS 145,  IS 230 is itself so overcrowded that it must hold four lunch periods a day. Despite this, the school is orderly and boasts good attendance. Teachers overwhelmingly recommend the school to other families, on school surveys.

The 6th grade is housed in an annex across the street, which helps ease new students into middle school routines, according to the middle school directory. 

The school offers four academies: Law and Government, Communications, Arts and Drama, Business and Finance, and Environmental Health and Science. Sixth graders in all academies cycle through band, guitar, visual arts, and vocal music, then select one to study their remaining years of middle school. 

Students are expected to wear a uniform. Those who engage in inappropriate behavior are judged by a jury of their peers; instead of serving detention, students are asked to perform community service, such as helping the staff clean up the lunchroom. 

The main building, which holds 7th and 8th grade, has a full-size gym and a newly renovated cafeteria with blue and white tile walls and diner-style booths. The school has a well-stocked art room, complete with a ceramics kiln and darkroom for photography classes. There are also two science labs, a computer lab and a library. 

Many students are new immigrants who do not speak English as home. There are five full-time ESL (English as a second language) classroom teachers on staff. A sixth works individually or in small groups with students in their regular classrooms or in another space.

Special education: The school has several small "self-contained" classes for students with special needs; one teacher and a paraprofessional work in a class capped at 12 students. Students with disabilities score above the citywide average on state exams.

Admissions: Zoned neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, February 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?
81%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
81%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
49%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
96%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
97%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
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?
76%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
5.1

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?
61%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
58%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

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

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
22%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1261
Asian
35%
Black
0%
Hispanic
58%
White
5%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
75%
Students with disabilities
13%
English language learners
14%

From 2018-19 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?
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?
19%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
22%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
23%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
7%
6% 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: M Line, R Line to 65th St; 7 Line, E Line, F Line to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Ave
Buses: Q32, Q33, Q47, Q49, Q53, Q66, Q70-SBS, QM3

Contact

Principal
Ronald Zirin
Parent Coordinator
Enrique Salazar

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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