School Details

Jhs 8 Richard S Grossley

108-35 167th St, Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 739-6883
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-9 749 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

7%
29%
30%
10%
35%
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 #28 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
28%
31%
7%
29%
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 #28 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
31%
34%
9%
29%
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 #28 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jhs 8 Richard S Grossley is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Jhs 8 Richard S Grossley is MS. ANGELA GREEN, who can be contacted at agreen2@schools.nyc.gov. 749 students go to Jhs 8 Richard S Grossley and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. 6% of the Jhs 8 Richard S Grossley students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 749 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jhs 8 Richard S Grossley is 13:1. York Early College Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 66% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 0.6%
Hispanic 17% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 30%
Asian 12% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% 15%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 59%
Limited English proficiency 6% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    All I can say is that I am glad that my son will be done with IS8 in a couple of weeks. I believe that this school could be so much better with a better supporting cast. That is the teachers the parents the community. It takes a village to raise a child but unfortunately the village around this school is not very positive. Parents must realize that the respect and behavior must begin at home. There also needs to be more programs guided towards tutoring instead of sports and parties and such. Big Props to the S.O.S. program.- That's What I'm Talking About - Positive programs to inspire our youth.

  • (4 years ago)

    I agree with the Feburary 27 statement. there are some teachers that actually care about the students. the principal (how should i say this) has two faces when the parents are in front of her she talks nice to the kids as soon as the parents are gone she flips out (my motto is if you show these kids respect then they will shouw you respect) most of these teachers do not respect these kids they constintantly yell at the kids call them names etc. they feel do as i say and thats it. This is a new generation these children are not going to tolarate that from anyone espceally teachers. These teachers are tooo young to be trying to keach these kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school has always been horrible! most of the staff could care less about these students with a handful that actually do. some of the better teachers have already transferred to better schools.most of the children are from a tough neighborhood where increasing violence is active and there are very little extra curricular activities offered to motivate students. programs often get canceled because of short staff or school budget cuts. there is limited intervention/support available for troubled students as well as no existing parental support. the teachers are not willing or able to control the students or motivate them. i would not advise any parent to send their child to yhis school

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great. There are uniforms for each floor that is decated to the childrens education. my child is on the thrid floor which is a bue shirt and the school floor is for law.

  • (5 years ago)

    I do not know what is wrong with the after school programs. They cannot seem to keep workers. They change personnel every time you turn around. We had a wonderful young lady that took time with the kids and now she is gone. Get it together and stop playing games.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school could be much better if some of the staff would act more like educators than friends to the students. There are a handful of teachers who truly care about the make up of the school and its processes but just a handful. My child has attended this school for the past two years and while the programs offered are far greater than those of neighboring schools the school environment is often deminished by students who are disruptive & disrespectful to staff and students alike. The discipline of and tolerance for the students who can be heard on any given day cursing like sailors leaves much to be desired!!!

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