School Details

Is 204 Oliver W Holmes

36-41 28th Street, Queens, NY 11106
(718) 937-1463
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 704 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

17%
29%
22%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
29%
21%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
36%
30%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Is 204 Oliver W Holmes is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Is 204 Oliver W Holmes is PRINCIPAL - MS. YVONNE LEIMSIDER and can be contacted at yleimsi@schools.nyc.gov. 704 students attend Is 204 Oliver W Holmes and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 13% of the Is 204 Oliver W Holmes students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 704 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Is 204 Oliver W Holmes is 13:1. Baccalaureate School for Global Education is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% %
Hispanic 49% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 24% %
Asian 23% %
Black, non-Hispanic 18% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% None%
Limited English proficiency 13% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    The school offers many after school and before school programs that will enhance the student's educational experience. The teachers work extremely hard to meet the needs of all learners.

  • (6 months ago)

    Just attended tonight's PTA meeting and I was very impressed with the turnout of parents. The school presented our children with awards from the 1st marking period. You can really tell that the staff and administration cares about the students.

  • (7 months ago)

    The school offers students and the community many programs such as ESL classes athletics free tutoring with Beacon/City Year Adult GED Literacy and much more. The teachers are helpful and caring towards the students.

  • (1 year ago)

    I wanted to check out 204 online to see if it has changed at all since 1991 when I was a student. From the reviews I've read it seems to have stayed the same. When I went there it was still a JHS so I got out of there after 2 years and started HS in 9th grade. I feel awful for the parents and their children having to suffer 3 years.

  • (1 year ago)

    I hate this school so much! This is the worst school you can ever send your child to. I go to this school and the bullying is too much. The teachers barely do anything to stop it. There are fights like every two days. When the teachers see a fight they either ignore it or walk away. The teachers rarely try to stop the fights. This is my first year in this school and I'm already thinking about switching schools. The fights are just so intense. You can't go walking down the hallway without thinking that "What if some random 8th grader beats me up". The principles. Don't get me started ion them. They all are worthless. There sometimes even worst than the kids there. I repeat again I HATE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has downgraded terribly since the new principal came into play. I graduated from this school years ago & honestly the teachers deans & principal we helpful. But now the school is in drastic need of help. There's SO MUCH BULLYING GOING ON it's disgusting that no one wants to acknowledge this. I've heard countless compliants from kids in my neighborhood currently attending 204 stating that neither the principal nor the teachers are of any use. The security guards even play a huge part when it comes to bullying. On top of that learning doesn't even take place kids are utterly chaotic & are more interested in who deserves the next beating. If you want a good school for your child I suggest you look elsewhere because Oliver Wendell Holmes can no longer provide a quality education.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is not the best I regret letting my brother go here. My school used to share the building with 204 and it was terrible.Most of the teachers don't do much for they're students they get too comfortable and not involved. The school has really bad communication so don't expect to get your phone calls returned. Active Bullying and the school itself looks like a jail (very dark old & messy) but i guess that's not much of their fault. Either way don't go here or at last really consider if its worth it.

  • (2 years ago)

    I owe Holmes a great review for a long time. What differentiates a good school from not so much it's people who work there patient and attentive teachers responsive and pro-active principal and assistants to the principal. Don't impute on the staff if you don't like the neighborhood's population. In my case Mrs.Padron an assistant to the principal held herself personally accountable for the incident my son had with the local kids on his way from school. And not just that. Teachers actually listen parental concerns and tailor study for a kid as needed.

  • (5 years ago)

    The students are learning at a very slow pace. Many 8th graders won't be prepared for high school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a bad school ; students have no control and constant fights

  • (6 years ago)

    IS 204 is one of the best school in queens all of my kids attended The Holmes school Now they are in Stuyvesant Thanks to The Holmes school my kids are what they are!

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is good and bad good they good way of learning bad there is a lot of fights so its you choise !!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    My first opinion of this school was terrible. I learned that you can't judge according to what others ppl say. My child is doing very well she is a B average student.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is very good I am a senior in 204 people might say this school is bad but its not at all the teachers are great and even saftey is great too. There are no fights or anything like that but it is kind of boring time to time but other then that its a good school. You'll feel safe in it and kids dont cut school we have cameras now.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is the best school anyone can go to. No matter what people think or say about it. I thought it might be bad but it is a place I will always visit. I learned everything from 204 that helped be survive my high school life. The teacher care and are always willing to help. There is this drill called 'scatter drill ' which makes sure the students are not cutting and it is random. No one is left out and the education is fun and helpful. It might be boring at times but it ended up helping me. The fun actives also help me remember all the information.

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