School Details

James Weldon Johnson School

176 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
(212) 860-5812
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 840 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

30%
32%
40%
42%

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

26%
33%
25%
43%

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%
30%
45%
40%

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

18%
29%
27%
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

37%
29%
27%
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%
28%
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

James Weldon Johnson School is a public middle school in New York. The principal of James Weldon Johnson School is PRINCIPAL - MS. LORRAINE HASTY, who can be contacted at isoto@schools.nyc.gov. 840 students attend James Weldon Johnson School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 16% of the James Weldon Johnson School students have "limited English proficiency." 89% of the 840 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at James Weldon Johnson School is 12:1. Our Lady Queen of Angels School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 68% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% %
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 26% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% %
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 89% None%
Limited English proficiency 16% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I think this school is amazing and Ms. Hasty is doing a great job as the new Principal. The Assistant Principal in the Middle school is doing a wonderful job providing the kids with many programs being strict and having high expectations for academic excellence. The issue is the influx of Middle school students and the sheer increase in numbers. I feel strongly that this will be the cause that starts the school going in the wrong direction. For two years in a row (going on 3) DOE has increased the number of Middle School students entering P.S. 57. The school struggles a lot with parental invovlement where parents are not involved in their child's education or in thier learning community. There is only a core group of parents who volunteer and are visible in the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is an amazing school! It has wonderful teachers an awesome principal and plenty of outstanding after school programs and sports programs. This school has something for every student! This school is not just fun and games though the teachers assistant principals and the principal have high expectations for each and every student. however they arent ruff on the students to get outstanding grades. They arent to strict but they arent overly nice either. Ill rate it an A+!

  • (6 years ago)

    Im pleased to have my children in this school. The teachers are always helpful and the principal is very friendly with the students and parents. If theres a problem is always available to talked. I lived in the area all my life and the school never been better. And now that I live far I bring my kids to this school. I love the school because it makes me feel that my kids are in a safe enviroment.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school with great and caring teachers; when you walk in to the school you feel welcome like coming home; I love the way the staff is they are always helpfull and the principal Mr. Soto is always available to talk to parents which is why I love the school!

  • (10 years ago)

    P.S. 57 is an up and coming school in the heart of Harlem. It is a place where children are allowed to florish and nurture their artistic talents in all forms from music to art. This is done while the value of academic structures is at the core of the school. The teacher to student ratio is still pretty high but it is evident that children are learning and growing at this school.

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(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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