School Details

Jhs 383 Philippa Schuyler

1300 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 574-0390
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 844 students 20 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

63%
18%
30%
59%
26%
40%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #32 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
17%
29%
36%
23%
38%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #32 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
19%
29%
25%
15%
33%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #32 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
21%
36%
15%
10%
22%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #32 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jhs 383 Philippa Schuyler is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Jhs 383 Philippa Schuyler is MS. JEANETTE SMITH, whose e-mail is bsander@schools.nyc.gov. 844 students attend Jhs 383 Philippa Schuyler and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 1% of the Jhs 383 Philippa Schuyler students are "limited in English proficiency." 55% of the 844 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jhs 383 Philippa Schuyler is 20:1. Jhs 291 Roland Hayes is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 62% 25%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 29% 71%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 86%
Limited English proficiency 1% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a Philippa Schuyler Class of 2013 graduate. Im in highschool now and I have to say I miss Schuyler so much. I miss some of the teachers. I hated the school in 6th grade. 7th grade is a taste of what things will be like when your a senior I started to like the school after i entered 7th grade. Being a senior in the school is the best experiences you will have being a Schuyler student. Yes more pressure is put on you to do well especially because you will be graduating and moving onto highschool but it was the best year I along with many other graduates had. As a senior pressure is put on you to do what you need to do and teachers will often talk and give you lectures when you dont. You are told that you are the bosses of the school basically and to be a role model to the younger students. The younger kids look up to you. Message to any 8th graders right now and lower grade students reading this DONT RELAX. Get every assignment in. To the 8th grade after highschool week just because you find out what H.S you go to wont mean you'll graduate. You arent safe until the day you graduate so dont slack off. I miss Schuyler. Good luck to all and to all future students-Alumni

  • (1 year ago)

    I have attended I.S.383 for the past 4 years and i loved every second of it. We have a great staff and education system not only that but we have great kids attending this school. I graduated in 2013 and I love the school i am in now. We help kids with SHSAT exams and at least 23 i know of went to Specialized High Schools. I love everyone there and what they teach. Shout out to Ms.Hoyte who is the best ELA and friend a person can have. Thank You!

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school. I am currently in the 7th grade. I have learned alot from this school and have great oppertunities. I would recommend going to this school. As the school moto says " To whom much is given much is required"

  • (2 years ago)

    6th grade was the best year for me i loved having many classes i miss all my sixth grade teachers like my technology teacher art teacher and my writing teacher. i wish i had all these classes but writing is not an option in the seventh grade. I'm currently enrolled in Schuyler and its the best school yet. All the classes are great I give my school an A++ and my school deserves that rating

  • (2 years ago)

    A good middle school or should I say a gifted and talented school provides academically for all students and is run by a principal with a vision and the ability to motivate and lead teachers. Not all of the teachers are bad they have some excellent teachers. They have a few teachers who are actually failing students and cannot provide substantial evidence and the leadership has not acknowledge that there is a problem. This school should be removed as a "Gifted and Talented" It needs to be revamped by the Department of Education. Some of the teachers along with the students are horrific. The teachers need to be held accountable for their actions or removed from their duties. Again a good principal is one with a vision and the ability to motivate and lead teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am writing as a parent and someone who worked on a part time basis with the school. The teachers for the most part are exceptional I think the program needs to be more challenging and enriching. Some kids are allowed to act out their "ghetto mentality" and this needs to be checked by the administration. Some parents who are serious about their kids will be appalled by their behavior. These supposedly "Gifted and Talented" kids curse and fight in the class room! And most recently I understand there will be "summer school" this summer for those who failed. In my opinion these kids should be asked to leave the school. Another thing I find disturbing is that the parent teacher association does not address the academic standing of the school and student behavior and achievement. I have attended a few meetings where they only spoke about the political climate of the school and fundraisers. The teachers do not even attend. I would like the forum to address teachers students and parents issues and we all need to be held accountable for our actions and our children's action in the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have different views about this school. I am a seventh grader going to 8th grade next year. the education is decent and teacers arent really that strict. tests come once in a while but the activities are very poor. throughout this whole year we had one lousy major seventh grade trip to Funplex which wasnt really that fun either. like other reviews had said don't get tied up with the name "Gifted and Talented" this was the reason my mom told me to go to this school. the school is great though the teachers are fun the ed. is great gym is nice but the school itself needs a make over. also the school looks dead. i wouldnt really go to this school reasearch before u go somewhere. you can find great teachers any where

  • (3 years ago)

    All 3 of my children have been to I.S.383. The challenging academic program combined with an excellent Arts program gave them the foundation for excellence in High school. I am very proud of the young adults my children have become. I see them living the I.S.383 motto everyday.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child has attended this school since the 5th Grade. He will be entering his senior year in September 2011. Since he has been there I cannot really say there is anything negative to say on the school. The teachers that my child has experienced in his three years of attending I.S. 383 have been very helpful. The school takes the initiative to inform parents of any workshops issues and events occurring in the school. I particularly like that extended day is offered in this school. It gave my child the help he needed when he was struggling in certain subjects. The school offers many different subjects and activities that other junior high schools may not offer. In turn this gives the childrent the opportunity to explore areas that they may want to explore for future endeavours. The school is clean and the environment a positive one. The school is easily accessible by many different forms of public transportation. I am glad my child has attended this school and proud to say my child is a Schuyler student.

  • (3 years ago)

    Hello I am A student at Philippa Schuyler(I.S 383). It is a academically challenging school however it has poor faculty and staff. there is a handful of teachers who you can say really put time in and help students. They are financially challenged and can't afford air conditioner therefore it is too hot to think in 99 degree weather. the desk are chipped and the school is old plain and drab. We have a basketball team but like i said time isn't there. They are constantly canceling practices and games. Most text books are ripped ragged and old. I would go on but that is just a waist of time. Don't be fooled by the name "For The Gifted And Talented" like my mother has i wouldn't take my child to this school PLEASE.

  • (4 years ago)

    Incredible school with caring Principal teachers and a history of success. My son graduates Schuyler this year I'm confident he's taking with him a knowledge and skill set that he would use in society.

  • (5 years ago)

    i Attend P.Schuyler +& it is good. but the teachers are okay. The lunch is normal even though i dont eat it. +& test arent as hard if you did ur homework and stuff like that. Well im off thiss. Byee Byee Comee and bring your kids to schuyler.

  • (5 years ago)

    I did a lot of research before selecting Phillipa Schuyler as the middle school for my child. Its only the first month of schools so I really hope my concerns are invalid. My son has already told me about bullying in the school and that there is not a lot of discipline. Also there does not seem to be any focus on activities outside of academics. Our children have already established they are smart enough to get into the school and of course there should be a regimen that focuses on keeping our children ahead. However where are the afternoon school programs and extracurricular activities? Where are the trips? Clubs? I think I might've expected too much. I have been researching other schools that are also focused on the gifted and talented and they seem to be focus on making the kids well rounded. Overall satisfied with concerns.

  • (5 years ago)

    Philippa schuyler is a wonderful school. It encourages student to do well in school from the help and pressure of the teachers and adults.As a graduate of schuyler I saw that competition wasn't the best thing only when someone was competing them self. This i know personally because i was very competitive that it was hard to function in the schuyler environment where kids would or wouldn't like you because you act like a so called 'know it all'. with this mentality in mind when in schuyler you would surely crash and burn! So just have faith in you're self that u would make friends and do well in school by studying working hard and being individually competive. And inorder to be a true Schuyla Head be cool and have you're own unique personality!

  • (6 years ago)

    I currently have a 7th grader in Schuyler. I think that it is a great school academically. However I think that they need to have more social events as well. It is a lot of pressure and I think that the kids would benefit from sports related events and/or dances and trips. I also wish the parent coordinator was more involved with the parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    I like that this school sets high standards and offers a huge variety of classes. I don't like that students get robbed from kids in the surrounding community on a daily basis phones IPODS sneakers and bookbags. The schoolyard needs to be available to the students!

  • (6 years ago)

    I.S.383 Is a great school. I am now in the 8th grade getting ready to graduate in 2009!! I like my school because the teachers in the school help me achieve higher and higher to the next level!!Cant wait till I graduate!!! 09 here I come!

  • (6 years ago)

    I.S 383 is a very good school. Currently I am in the 8th grade about to graduate in 09. I must say this school has caring teachers good classes and ALOT OF DRAMA! Slightly a bit over-crowded but not to the extreme. Being a senoir we have alot of pressure put on us but the teachers help you out. This school is great. I have so many friends I really love it. I cant wait to graduate! 09!!

  • (6 years ago)

    i was in this school for three years i graduated in june and now im a freshman in h.s. and i really miss schuyler. it wasnt perfect there were a lot of things i didnt like but overall it was a good school. now i kinda miss it because h.s is really hard. i miss the warm caring attitude of most of the teachers in schuyler.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am in this school and I think its excellent because you get to choose two classes.

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