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Academy for New Americans

Grades: 6-8
Noteworthy
30-14 30 Street
Queens NY 11102
Phone: 718-956-4140

Our Insights

What’s Special

Focus on children who have just arrived in the United States

The Downside

Students stay just one year

A tiny middle school that admits children year-round, Academy for New Americans serves students who have recently arrived in this country and are still learning English. Students stay for just one year and then transfer to their neighborhood middle school or to a regular a high school.

Children come from 38 countries and speak 18 languages. Staff members serve as interpreters in Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Greek, according to the school’s yearly plan.

The Academy for New Americans, also known as MS 235, shares a building with PS 234.

Admissions: Open to students and residents of District 24 and 30 who have been in the country less than one year. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, 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?
90%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
92%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
28%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
90%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
90%
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?
89%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
6.9

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?
11%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
5%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
International High School at LaGuardia Community College and Newcomers High School

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
117
Asian
15%
Black
3%
Hispanic
68%
White
15%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
93%
Students with disabilities
1%
English language learners
100%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
95%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
17%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

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

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
11%
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

Astoria (District 30)
Trains: N Line, Q Line to 30 Ave-Grand Ave
Buses: M60-SBS, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q104, Q18, Q19, Q69

Contact

Principal
Betty Cartagena
Parent Coordinator
Carmen Santiago

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with PS 234
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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