School Details

Is 145 Joseph Pulitzer

33-34 80th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
(718) 457-1242
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 2017 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

13%
27%
30%
19%
37%
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 #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
33%
31%
19%
33%
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 #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
32%
34%
33%
36%
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 #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Is 145 Joseph Pulitzer is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Is 145 Joseph Pulitzer is MS. DOLORES BECKHAM, who can be contacted at dbeckha2@schools.nyc.gov. 2,017 students attend Is 145 Joseph Pulitzer and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 23% of the Is 145 Joseph Pulitzer students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 2,017 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Is 145 Joseph Pulitzer is 16:1. Is 230 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

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 88% 53%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 22%
Asian 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 15%
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 91% 78%
Limited English proficiency 23% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from this school such great school! I miss it dearly. The staff is very friendly!

  • (3 years ago)

    DONT EVEN TRY ENTERING UR CHILD 'ERE. PLACE IS CrAzY!!! THEY BEAT THE C*** OUTTA YA!!!! U KNOW IMA STUDENT SO I EXPERIENCE IT TOO!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am looking school to my daughter grade 6. she is coming fron Colombia.

  • (3 years ago)

    Watch out for the security guards. Theyre SO NOSY. They pass by the school everyday so you better watch out

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal is phenomenal the teachers and staff are all incredibly supporive and interested in each student. Academically it offers a fantastic curriculum and even with budget cuts the school has kept student involvemnt.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is great from the top Principal Dr. Beckham who lives in our school to the wonderful administrators of the 5 academies that meet our student's needs. We all work together as a team to bring new technology and learning practices to our children many of whom are new to our country. Our school is a safe and secure learning environment for all.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is great. There is so much technology for the students to use. My students learn through laptops (Mac and PC) and SMARTboard technology. Through hard work and expert planning there are diverse libraries of independent readers and author studies for the children to read and experience a wide range of literature. Our staff are seasoned veterans as well as cutting edge mavericks that are fresh and ready to enhance the learning experience of our children. Dr. Beckham is a saint. She is the most dedicated individual to her school and the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has showed me things about skills of education . This school has some of the best teachers such as; Mr. Schirling a Math teacher for the 6th grade Mr. Sinacore an ELA teacher for 7th grade and 8th grade Ms. Lavvas a 8th grade science teacher who teaches you all the skills you need to know for the science state test and regents exam Ms. Lovera who teaches 6th grade science and helps you fit in when you are new to the school and finally Mr. Chesler the godfather of the Law Academy. Each of the academies has different programs to satisfy students needs .

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currently an 8th grader at this school. I think it is really great. I'm an honors student I didn't think I would be advanced in math but here I am. )

  • (5 years ago)

    its very good i love it.alot of stuff there school dances and more

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to this school and I think it is the best middle school I've ever went to!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent I have watched my daughter grow into a beautiful yound lady thanks to Dr. Beckham and her staff. This is an excellent junior high school. ]

  • (5 years ago)

    i go to this school and there is nothing bad about it at all its the best school ever!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    After i moved from the oliver wendle school and i arrived to the joseph pulitzer school i have gotten a lot of respect as a student and i hve improved my learning skills.From then one i have had a positive reaction to joseph pulitzer school

  • (5 years ago)

    I came to this school last year as a sixth grader. I was so scared not to mention nervous. Then I realized that everything in the school was in order. The teachers were friendly it was safe and the atmosphere was clean. Now that I am a seventh grader I am popular and I made alot of friends. I get good grades and hardly get in trouble. Dr. Beckham (the principle) is very friendly. IS145 rocks!!! Science and Technology is the best academy in the school!

  • (5 years ago)

    i love Joseph Pulitzer.the teachers are great.the princple supports the school and helps us.also she is wears our uniforms most princples don't do thats why Dr.Beckham is very speacial.thanks Dr.Beckham.we love you<3.the teachers do their best to help.this school is a very good middle school for a child to go and learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is awesomeeeeeeeeeeeee. I know cause i graduated from their

  • (5 years ago)

    I taught at IS 145 for three years. The atmosphere is depressing from the moment you step through the doors. The administrators favor certain teachers and subjects forsaking all others. This creates low teacher moral which in turn affects the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    i dont think this is a safe school for students the teachers are pretty mean.

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to i.S 145 and to all the parents that are douhting if this school is good or not.....Well i recommend this school 100%! all the teachers are exellent and the principal.....There are no words so that i can describe how lovely and kind dr.Beckham is.....So if i were to rate this school it would be as high as the rating can go! so all you kids that are graduating from 5th grade...Come to i.S.145 Because me have spirit! go pulitzer!!!!!!!!!!!!! =]

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