School Details

Jhs 185 Edward Bleeker

147-26 25th Dr, Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 445-3232
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1254 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

35%
36%
30%
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51%
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 #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
40%
31%
58%
47%
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 #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
39%
34%
51%
45%
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 #25 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jhs 185 Edward Bleeker is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Jhs 185 Edward Bleeker is MS. THERESA MSHAR and can be contacted at vsawins@schools.nyc.gov. 1,254 children attend Jhs 185 Edward Bleeker and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 12% of the Jhs 185 Edward Bleeker students have "limited English proficiency." 71% of the 1,254 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jhs 185 Edward Bleeker is 16:1. St Mel School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 48% 41%
Asian 47% %
Hispanic 27% 30%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 18%
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 71% 68%
Limited English proficiency 12% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This i a great school. My daughter is in the 7th grade and she has maintained herself on the honor roll. There are many opportunities and activities for kids to get involved in.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school s the worse!!!! Teachers n faculty ignore how disrespectful the kids are bullies r there to do whatever they want n to whoever they want!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very very SAD of my son's decision on wanting to leave this school I found this school to be one of the best schools in the area and all I can say is that while my son was attending to this school (6grade) every single staff was involved in his academic studies discipline and personal development. Thanks to the principal teachers and the dean staff that did a great job; my son became more confident focus minded and responsible. Although the other school he will be attending is not bad at all and is closer to our house I will miss this school a bit time. I wish I can change his mind but I can't force him to stay. P.S 185 Keep up the good work you are the best!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I fell in love with this school when myself and child when to the open house. My child was selected to attend this school as my child goes his 6 th grade we both see how wonderful is this school . My child loves the teachers and students. The school had alot to offer . AWESOME SCHOOL !

  • (1 year ago)

    My son loves this school. I'm sad that he has to move on. I wish he could continue to go here through high school. The principal is top notch on the ball and really gets it. I'm saddened to read another review that a child was being bullied and cried everyday. I feel like that issue needs to be addressed although my son has never experienced this that should not happen to any child. He doesn't see fights often either as the other child did. I guess it depends on what grade and class you're in. All around a good education with caring teachers and a friendly environment.

  • (2 years ago)

    I was part of what was the first class to go all through this school. I moved out to Centerport NY and didn't complete middle school here. It was a wonderful school with lots of promise and I really enjoyed my time here. From the ratings and reviews it seems to have lived up to it's promise. Is there an alumni site for this school?

  • (2 years ago)

    the students like to bully my friend and disrupts the class almost eveyday. the deans treat them nicely anddoesnt seem to take any action. my friend cries to me everyday because of how they treat her. the teacher seems to be very caring and understanding to her though. the education is great but the way the principal dean and the most students is unfair. fights are also happening almost every week.

  • (3 years ago)

    You Hear This School Is Amazing But You Don't Know How Much Until You Actually Tried It! Better Than I Expected To Be!

  • (3 years ago)

    WOW ! This School Is Amazing! No School Could Beat This One. JHS185 Edward Bleeker Is The Best School Any Child Could Be Sent Into. It Has Organized Activities That Made School Fun For Every Student Learning In It. My Child (Who Used To Be The Most Lazy Student I Knew) Did Better In School Ever Since She Came Here. All Teachers Are Amazing And Are Patient With All Students. This School Has High Expectations In All Academics But The Teachers Teach In Ways That Are Cannot Get Easier/Better. Staff Treat Kids Wonderfully. My Child Loves This School Which Makes Me Feel Great That She's In A Secure And Fun Learning Environment.

  • (3 years ago)

    this school is the best school in the universe! boys and girls actually enjoy being here. my child is a lazy student and this school motivated her to good in school. there is a variety of activities that students enjoy. the teachers are excellent. my child was crying it was the last day today. the teachers enjoy doing their job and they do it with pleasure and effort. they explain what kids need to know correctly and they show that they could do anything they can to help a student succeeded. teachers treat students with respect and they have a lot of patients. this school cannot get any better. i love how the school is organized. the staff help students with any problem they have. my child feels really safe in school. the guidance counselor gives excellent advice and that can help each and every student out in the future. there is no negative stuff in this school... its the best of the best! my child describes it a home away from home. i cannot be more satisfied.

  • (3 years ago)

    Love being here. Had some really great teachers and there were so many fun organized events to do throughout my three years here. Top notch school

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in the 6 grade honors class. All of his teachers are very nice & seem enjoy teaching ! ( that shows a lot !!) I'm really not in the school very much but I do live in the area. It seems to me that their has been an improvement since they changed the school's grades from 7-8-9 ....to.....6-7-8-. I just think that kids that do care about their studies are put under pressure too do even better i';s not HIGH SCHOOL ! I feel that if a child is falling behind in a subject that a parent should get a phone call ASAP!! ..Before it's too later & they fail a subject ..But I guess that that is a problem anywhere . All in all I am glad with my son's 6 grade school year so far & I hope things remain that way =)

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter and I are very pleased with JHS 185 Edward Bleeker School.My daughter is in 6th grade and I am satisfied with the way teachers share their knowledge with students.Safety procedures are acceptable and i feel safe to send my daughter.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child and I have been extremely pleased with our experience at JHS 185 Edward Bleeker Aspires Magnet School since her enrollment in 6th grade Sept 2009. The principal is always available and interested in the students' needs. Her team of teachers are excellent. It is not uncommon to hear teachers telling those they encounter that JHS 185 is a very special school one of the best certainly a great place for our children to learn and grow. And my child and I agree 100%.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is excellent i think everyone should go to this JR High School. The staff is great and take great care and listen to all of us. Are you going to listen to a parent or a student who actually goes there.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school's administration needs an overhaul. Their educational ideas are in the dark ages. The treat children with special needs with harshness. The school treats children like prisoners and the principal is the ward and the parents have to obey her command. The principal believes her staff and has no interest in listening to the children or the parents. On a positive note there are some really excellent teachers in that school. It is too bad the administration is ruining it.

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