School Details

Jhs 202 Robert H Goddard

138-30 Lafayette Street, Queens, NY 11417
(718) 848-0001
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1026 students 18 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

28%
29%
32%
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

31%
29%
32%
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

31%
36%
15%
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

Jhs 202 Robert H Goddard is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Jhs 202 Robert H Goddard is PRINCIPAL - MR. WILLIAM M. FITZGERALD and can be contacted at wfitzge@schools.nyc.gov. 1,026 students go to Jhs 202 Robert H Goddard and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 9% of the Jhs 202 Robert H Goddard students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 1,026 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jhs 202 Robert H Goddard is 18:1. Ps 232 Lindenwood is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 8% %
Hispanic 47% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 35% %
Asian 34% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% None%
Limited English proficiency 9% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    GREAT SCHOOL WITH PLENTY OF DISCIPLINE AND ADVANCED CLASSES. THANKS TO THEIR TEACHERS THE STUDENTS ARE CHALLENGED AND MOTIVATED TO DO THEIR BEST IN ALL OF THEIR SUBJECTS.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is devoted to the betterment of its students. The administration and teachers work hard to help students becomes better learners and citizens. 202 offers a variety of programs for all students including honors classes regents classes ESL Saturday classes tutoring for state tests a drama and band class in addition to the many after-school sports and clubs. Both the drama and music classes put on spectacular performances throughout the school year. The school is also now in the process of forming a peer mediation program. The principal makes it a point to attend PTA meetings that take place once a month where students who have excelled in their classes are awarded. The school grounds remain a safe place for all students. The success of the school is evident in that students from 202 have been accepted into some of the best schools in NYC including specialized high schools. Don't be discouraged by reviewers who had ONE bad experience and decide to slander the school because of it. 202 has been and still is one of the best middle schools in Queens.

  • (1 year ago)

    My Grandson graduated from this school and he was able to get a good education. Ms. Nelson and all the 8th grade teacher are wonderful. My only problem with this school is the Principal and the 8th grade counselors. The are not concern with the best interest of their students but in advancing in their careers. Mr. Duffy is also ba great and dedicated teacher.

  • (1 year ago)

    I go to this school and i am going into 7th grade doing great but the only problem here is the bullying. For example the teachers don't handle it the right and this kid but he doesn't do anything. Doesn't wear his uniform and the gym teachers let him use his phone in class and he just doesn't CARE. I am just saying this type of kid disturb the ability of others so maybe others are afraid for example THIS KID since i am not allowed to say his name he was T bagging my friend face down on the ground in gym class and the teachers DIDN'T CARE. We didn't help because he would of just got us and do it to us. Especially since i am in the ARP class ITS REALLY ANNOYING because these type of people don't care about the future. Just Make a guess what they want to grow up to be a drug dealer or someone working at McDonald or even a smuggler THINK OF THAT. Just think of that teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is horrible!! WAY too much bullying and the uniform are far beyond a disgrace to mankind. the only event that your child will hyperventilate about is school ending. PLEASE save your sanity and DO NOT come here unless you are hoping your child will become suicidal.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 2 children in this school one in 6th grade and one in her 2nd year of H.S. I have to say this school has done wonder for my children My 6th grader has a learning disability which obviously wasn't handled properly in her former school as she is now a straight A student and my High Schooler just made the Arista program the teachers are phenominal the principals Asst. Principals and Deans are really on top of things I couldnt be happier with the progress my kids have made here!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am an 8th grader at M.S 202 and I have to say I think it is a wonderful enviroment for us to learn in. Also I hope to attend the highschool that has just recently been added so if I didn't absolutely love the school and all of the welcoming teachers and staff then I think I would not be staying in the same school. M.S 202 offers many different classes from ARP to Special Ed each grade gets it own sets of assistant principals deans and teachers but it amazes me how we all stay so close and commited to our work when everybody is getting there individual needs taken care of. It is truly a great school and I feel safe and secure every day that I go there.

  • (5 years ago)

    that school is the best my child learns so much from that school all of the parents should really put their kids in that school

  • (5 years ago)

    What disturbs me is that every student posting here has no sense of spelling or grammar. That's bad press for the school no matter what good things they say. =/ What does that say about public education these days?

  • (6 years ago)

    Acuity has helped me a lot to get ready for the State Exam! I have learned much more with acuity!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student in the 8th grade and I'm happy that this is my last year here. I don't think that this school was too good at all. Throughout my years here I have gotten many teachers that don't even like what they do and if you have a question they would get annoyed. Some teachers are very dedicated to their job and love to teach. Also there aren't many activities at the school for the students. As many know every student gets a laptop and many people get excited when they hear this but half the time the laptops don't even work. Also the school is starting to get over crowed because they just added a 9th grade. Where are they suppose to put a 10 11 and 12th grade? I wouldn't recemmend this school to anybody.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a student here at middle school 202 and I love it here it's like my home my suggestions to any parents of elementary school children bring them to ms 202!

  • (6 years ago)

    I was impressed with the ACUITY system that can be used by parents to track their childs progress.

  • (6 years ago)

    this is the best school i could ever go to. you really learn a lot and the technology there is just outstanding. The teachers are fun an excited to be there and they taught me so much.

  • (6 years ago)

    i think this is a wonder ful school. I am in the 6th grade. I have already been hear for a couple of months but it is great.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is the best we can learn with Technology and the school a friendly environment most of the teachers are nice and we have the best dances. i am now in my 8th grade year and it is so much fun i cant wait to see what our senior trip is

  • (6 years ago)

    This school gives the best teaching out of al the ms. This school provide activities for every one to love. Gym is also fun too.! =)

  • (6 years ago)

    Great School Great Teachers..One exceptional teacher is Ms. Schoenman. My daughter is in 8th Grade and Ms. S. is the one teacher she can look up to and make her want to continue her education to the fullest. We need more teachers like Ms. Schoenman.

  • (6 years ago)

    the classrooms are very hot the gym is way overcrowded and the lunch room is way overcrowded too. My girls aren't happy there.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is going into the 7th grade & I am very glad he is at theis school. The teachers are wonderful & Mr. Perez is the best. He makes a parent feel comfortable & tries to settle things as quickly as possible. My only grip about the school is no sports for the kids & the 6th graders did not get their laptops as promised.

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