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I.S. 075 Frank D. Paulo

Grades: 6-8
Staff Pick for Special Ed
455 Huguenot Avenue
Staten Island NY 10312
Phone: 718-356-0130

Our Insights

What’s Special

Honors program lets 8th-graders take three Regents, strong special education

The Downside

Awkward building

IS 75 is very much a neighborhood school. Most students come from the surrounding South Shore Staten Island neighborhoods and remain nearby for high school. Despite the school's large size, people are friendly and Principal Kenneth Zapata seems to know the students, bantering with many of the boys about local sports teams.

IS 75 serves students with a wide range of academic abilities. Those in the Scholars program take an accelerated program with three Regents exams (algebra, living environment and U.S. history) in 8th grade. The school also has a high percentage of students with special needs and houses a District 75 program as well as ASD NEST for students on the autism spectrum. While IS 75 students do well on standardized tests, the school does not have the high-pressure academic environment found in many academically rigorous middle schools.

Students in the Scholars program may study either Spanish or Italian for three years. Other students take a language for two years. Children may focus on one arts area (band, chorus, drama or visual art) for all three years. Others take an array of minor subjects such as robotics, computer design and art.

The architects of the IS 75 building made odd design choices that resulted in some hallways with no classrooms and an irregularly shaped and noisy lunchroom.

Special education: IS 75 was the first middle school on Staten Island to offer an ASD NEST program for high-functioning students on the autism spectrum. The school has other team-teaching classes, as well as self-contained classes. Some children in the District 75 program are included in general education  classrooms for part of the day, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan.

Admissions: Neighborhood school. Students from across Staten Island may apply to the Scholars Program, where admission is based on grades, test scores and attendance. (Gail Robinson, May 2014; updated May 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?
88%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
87%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
50%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
95%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
98%
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?
83%
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?
63%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
64%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Tottenville High School, Staten Island Technical High School, and Susan E. Wagner High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Italian, Living Environment, Spanish, US History

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
33%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1455
Asian
10%
Black
2%
Hispanic
12%
White
74%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
41%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
2%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
15%
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?
24%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
26%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
18%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
11%
6% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

South Shore (District 31)
Trains: N/A
Buses: S56, X17, X17J, X19

Contact

Principal
K Zapata
Parent Coordinator
Linda Taccetta

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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