School Details

Is 125 Thomas J Mccann Woodside

46-02 47th Ave, Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 937-0320
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-9 1642 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

27%
32%
30%
36%
34%
30%

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 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #24 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
26%
30%
32%
31%
31%

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 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #24 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
29%
31%
36%
30%
28%

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 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #24 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
29%
34%
44%
33%
27%

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 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #24 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Is 125 Thomas J Mccann Woodside is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Is 125 Thomas J Mccann Woodside is MS. JUDY MITTLER, who can be contacted at jmittle@schools.nyc.gov. 1,642 children attend Is 125 Thomas J Mccann Woodside and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 19% of the Is 125 Thomas J Mccann Woodside students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 1,642 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Is 125 Thomas J Mccann Woodside is 15:1. Little Friends School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 6% 16%
Hispanic 53% 61%
Asian/Pacific Islander 38% 19%
Asian 38% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 73%
Limited English proficiency 19% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I believe IS 125 is a great school. The staff are more than willing to help the students with just about anything. My daughter went from an 84 average to a 91 average in just one year. As a transfer student from a Long Island High School we were very surprised to encounter a very challenging level of academics. The opportunity to excel is there. It is up to the students and parents to take advantage. We did encounter a few bad apples but the dean and guidance counselor were right on point. I highly recommend this school as long as your intention is to focus on you academic achievements. Otherwise it is probably better to attend a different school

  • (1 year ago)

    my school is great teachers are really good and they help you with the big drama...

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school that my friends referral me and told my daughter to registered for this school she will be attending this school in coming Sep 2013. Can't wait...................

  • (2 years ago)

    For a school that gives 3+ hours of homework a night how in the world are they only scoring 43% for fifth graders in English Language Arts? It's time to cut back on the homework and do more actual learning IN CLASS. This neighborhood is very high in non-English speaking immigrants. How can parents possibly help kids learn when they don't know the language themselves? Answer THEY CAN'T! Scores for math are only 20 points high in the mid 60%. Rather than scare the children with giving poor grades for homework being late or incomplete and having homework be so large a percentage of the grades they should be focusing on in-class learning. I've caught my child's ELA teacher in numerous grammatical errors including misspelling spelling test words.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a very good and safe school. The staff is very helpful and easy to speak with students are "friendly" and the 'Unified Arts' period is very fun when you choose what you enjoy learning (Music art computers etc); however there are some negative aspects of the school students are divided by "intelligence" into different classes some teachers teach extremely basic material that a third grader would know. The bathroom rules are a mess too. This school is a good school but everything has negative aspects.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school was awesome. I was there from 6-8 grade and all the teachers were helpful nice and fun. The staff at this school really knows what they are doing and when it comes to preparing for statewide exams and Regents Examinations they do everything they can to help out. The only downside to this school is that its a little overcrowded but the level of education tops it and most of the students are very nice and friendly.

  • (6 years ago)

    i was a student in this school and I had so many wonderful memories. I am currently a sophomore and I still connect with the great friends I made in I.S.125. I love most of the teachers (few..very few are..er quite lazy).When I first attended this school I learned to play few instruments play sports meet awesome students and teachers and I wouldn't trade these memories fro any thing

  • (6 years ago)

    Parents do not know how students are in this school. They are bullied Hw is copied and when they defend themselves deans will punish them rather then the person who bullied. Room and school is over crowded and peer pressure is a high in this school. What i think is if your child goes here get him to transfer out immediately. Also if you go here forget about going to a specialized highschool the material you learn here is nothing compared to what is on the test you would need to go to prep school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 3 children 2 in a local elementary school and one started IS 125 in September 2006. I m concerned because my oldest son that attends IS 125 does not receive the same caring and compassion that he received at his elementary school. It also seems that he is learning things now that he leaned 2 years ago at his elementary school. I know teachers have to review but this is concerning.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is very good in teachers but needs more funding. Arts and Computers are well hoever it is very crowded.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school provides many good programs such as Math-a. several music art and one dance class is provided for the students. There is a co-ed volleyball for gym which students compete against each other by classes. there are also clubs and activities after school such as dance rehersal law team Kawana's club and much more. This school protects all students which makes it a safe environment.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has proved to be one of the best intermediate schools in the field of education. However there are some complaints. For example I am unhappy with the fact that some of the unified arts classes have been cancelled due to a lack of money. When money is donated to the PTA where does it go? Also apparently the bathrooms are a problem. My child came home sick because he couldn't use the bathrooms because the bathrooms were closed due to their irrational and nonsensical schedule and the nurses office was closed as well. However I feel that there are capable teachers in the school and that the deans and everyone is doing their job. One last complaint is that I don't appreciate the fact that some of the curriculum is forced and due to this our children are becoming uncapable of thinking freely. Overall however I am satisfied.

  • (11 years ago)

    I was more than pleased with this school for my son Alexander. The school has wonderful teachers deans and a well-organized after school program. It is sad to find out that kids' accomplishments are currently somewhat lower than they used to be. I hope the situation is temporary and will come to an end as soon as public internet places will be prevented from accepting school age children to play computer games at morning time. An interesting picture of the IS 125 basketball team from the early 1900s can be viewed at http //www.maxhome.netfirms.com/edu.htm

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