School Details

East Side Middle School

331 E 91st St, New York, NY 10028
(212) 360-0114
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 448 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

76%
52%
29%
90%
66%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District # 2 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
56%
29%
93%
63%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District # 2 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
52%
36%
93%
49%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District # 2 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East Side Middle School is a public middle school in New York. The principal of East Side Middle School is MR. DAVID GETZ, who can be contacted at dgetz@schools.nyc.gov. 448 students attend East Side Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the East Side Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 13% of the 448 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at East Side Middle School is 16:1. Lycee Francais De New York is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 22%
Asian 14% %
Hispanic 12% 37%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 59%
Limited English proficiency 0% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school has a sibling policy. It is not official but if your child has an older sib attends ESMS don't fret your younger child will get in. Great for parents who don't want to stress about having their kids at different schools. I've seen many examples of this at ESMS.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter attends ESMS and is now in 7th grade. She is getting the best education possible in a very caring environment. Go tigers - roar!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son graduated ESMS last year. He had exceptional experiences there that will remain with him for the rest of his life! The teachers are very nurturing and caring the student body very tight and the academics are very good! Indeed the administration seems to know every kid on a first name basis. The english/humanities programs here are unrivalled and are top notch. The math program is good but there is room for improvement since admissions to specialized high schools is good but not great and is directly related to STEM initiatives. The science is soft and reminds me of physics for poets (limited quantification). Overall a great public school education compared to other D2 choices!

  • (4 years ago)

    My older daughter graduated last ytear and now I have a 6th grader. I am very pleased with the evel of education our kids recieve. Additionally the integrity of the administration and the teachers is exactly what I look for for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a 7th grader at ESMS it's the best middle school in the world and I love it!

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to ESMS and I'm an 8th grader this year. I love it! Everyone even the teachers are nice and have a sense of humor...it's a very small school but that's what I love about it; everybody knows everybody. The math program is very challenging and successful. I have learned so much in this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    ESCS has great extracurriculars and great education it s an all around great school

  • (5 years ago)

    I love ESMS I'll definitely miss it as I graduate this year. I look forward to the new school building and the lockers even though I might not get to see it. Besides the crowded hallways ESMS is perfect.

  • (5 years ago)

    i go to east side middle school and this is the best school i have ever been to. all the teachers are fun caring and nice. everything there in east side middle so fun. for example instead of just learning about the greeks you are pretending to be spies from there enemy. east side middle school is great and i love it!

  • (5 years ago)

    i go to east side middle and i really love it! all the teachers are very supportive!

  • (5 years ago)

    This School is amazing! i love being here and i dont regret ever applying for this school. am absolutely in love with he school. Great friends teachers and staff. i cant believe how fast these years went by! im graduating now and honestly i dont want to. It's going to be hard to say good- bye to everyone. The school has made me feel so comfortable and so at home. i can definitely be myself here. no doubt about it = )

  • (6 years ago)

    ESMS is the best kept secret. Absolutely the best school hand down. It may feel as strict to someone; however kids learn discipline self control and respect. Few complaints about the old building forget about that. That will not affect your kid s education. Teachers are great.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of a 7th grader. My daughter said in July 'I love the summer but I cant wait for school to begin'. This is an amazing school. The teachers principal secretary security guards all are special people. The teachers are passionate about learning and in turn the children are too.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a senior at ESMS and I have no regrets. The three years that I have spent at this school I must say were the best years of my life. The teachers are willing to help you with anything whether it be personal or academic. Although the hallways are small that is how I met most of my friends in the jams that from time to time occur. If I could I would stay in this school longer but I can't! I recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a top-notch education with teachers who care about their students.... )

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at ESMS and as i write this i am doing some math homework. The homework level is huge but if you can manage your time it isn't too bad. My teachers are mainly clear and through but sometimes things can become mixed up. If you are thinking about my school then great choice!

  • (7 years ago)

    What can I say about ESMS? I absolutely loved my three years there. All the students become part of a family and although the hallways are small I'm pretty sure everyone will agree that it helped us get closer. All the classes at ESMS are challenging and in my opinion in the AP levels so you don't have to worry about AP classes or anything because getting into ESMS is already advanced! The teachers are amazing and I am not being overdramatic when I say they are willing to help you anytime you need them to; whether its about something personal or if it's about school work. All I've got to say is ESMS is the best middle school anyone could ever go to! Much thanks to our wonderful principal David Getz.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great teachers. No music program. Only Spanish art and gym. Elective and Advisory round out the day for a decently comprehensive program . The principal is . . .WONDERFUL and has taken this school several levels forward. The facilities need work and the were originally built for an elementary school child's size so it does have that 'crowded' feeling. Afterschool programs do exist. The parent involvement exists but always drops off after elementary school. Relatively safe neighborhood unless your child likes to show off their gadgets . . .Very convenient library across the street. Great for late pickups and research . . .

  • (9 years ago)

    really good school..great staff but small hallways.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has challenging academics yet don't be too fooled the workload is more quantity than quality. Nevertheless the academics are decent. The teachers and kids are very pleasant and there is much diversity here making this school a good learning environment. The extracurriculars art and music classes aren't great but they aren't any worse than most other schools' extracurriculars. All in all a solid school if not an outstanding one.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is very advanced with lots of challenging classes for every academic ability. The teachers are kind to the students and welcoming to giving extra help. All the latest sports are available along with the latest musical technology. Many parents are involved with the school.

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