School Details

Ms 158 Marie Curie

46-35 Oceania St, Bayside, NY 11361
(718) 423-8100
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 1116 students 18 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

58%
52%
29%
71%
72%
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 #26 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
56%
29%
70%
68%
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 #26 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
57%
36%
50%
52%
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 #26 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ms 158 Marie Curie is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Ms 158 Marie Curie is MS. MARIE NAPPI, who can be contacted at mnappi@schools.nyc.gov. 1,116 students go to Ms 158 Marie Curie and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 7% of the Ms 158 Marie Curie students are "limited in English proficiency." 49% of the 1,116 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ms 158 Marie Curie is 18:1. St. Robert Bellarmine School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 59% 49%
Asian 58% %
White, non-Hispanic 20% 20%
Hispanic 15% 15%
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 49% 52%
Limited English proficiency 7% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    The teachers are quite lax at this school and in my personal experience they really don't do much and are sometimes lazy. Some of my teachers barely got the unit done and some teachers were texting in class. There are no lockers the faculty isn't very active and the class sizes are very large - there are too many kids in one class. The students are not very nice either - I have seen several fights in the playground next to the school occur. This school is to say the least unsatisfactory.

  • (1 year ago)

    the best school around is ms 158. A place where you envision and dream successes. I love this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    There is no school trips except for the 'senior trip' to 6 Flags adventure. The school says that this will be a trip to learn about 'science and physics'! yeah right! Parent involvement is low and the school does nothing about it. School typically blames parents for low involvement but they do not reflect on themselves to see what they are NOT doing to encourage parent involvement. Students and parents came from primary schools that have very high involvement. What made them change? The fact that teachers don't care routinely do't show up on bad weather days and the principal 'can't ask the teachers to risk their lives' coming to work when weather is bad. Well the students made it in and the rest of the world went in to work. Why shouldn't the teachers?! While other schools give their high school offer letter out to students on the 1st day that the letters become available this school chose to mail it to the parents. If the letter doesn't come on time students will miss high school open houses! And the school worries about students being disappointed by not getting to their 'dream school' and they don't worried about them missing the 'boat' altogether?!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very disappointed with this school ! I agree with the previous parent 100% ! There is no leadership in this school at all the Principal down to the staff are terrible ! My child has no structure in his class for over 3 months 2 teachers 1 left on maternity leave and now the replacement as well its a revolving door of teachers ! I regret sending my child to this school. This school doesn't deserve the distinction of being part of SD 26. There is nothing notable in this school for children. No language class no activities for children and the list goes on ! Please reconsider sending your child to this school !

  • (1 year ago)

    Avoid this school if you can. Lazy teachers that doesn't teach. Give out work but don't check them. Tell you there will be a test then don't give one. Incompetent administrator. My son's teacher gave birth in the beginning of the school year and was on leave right when school started. He had no structure ELA English and Social Study teacher for over a month. Then they finally had a replacement teacher that is also pregnant that will go on leave soon. How can children learn when they have no stability? The only reason why this school ranked so high on test scores is because of the parents and children. These children comes from good elementary schools in the neighborhood ( ps 203) where they built a very good foundation. Parents are very involve kids get outside tutoring or prep to keep up and to get better grade on the citywide exams. This school is not as great as it's cut out to be. I'm very disappointment.

  • (1 year ago)

    Pros My daughter just started MS158 and fortunately has adjusted well. Cons Bookbag is extremely heavy and there are no lockers that I know of so they are carrying all of their notebooks to all classes. Parent Coordinator is not reponsive to emails nor is even nice. One parent I know wrote her an email with a general basic question. She finally replies back after a couple of weeks doesn't answer the question but asks for the child's name. is that really necessary? what was she going to do with that info? I was spoiled with the parent coordinator from ps203 who was actually friendly and approachable. So far the Principal seems nice warm and accepting of the local demographics. Lunch - try to pack for your child. Otherwise they will wait long lines to buy lunch and they have little time to eat and digest. Workload is a lot but that's a good thing! Still learning about the teachers...still early in the year.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child currently attends this school and I used to think this was a good school. I have been very disappointed in my child's teachers (this year) and the principal Ms. Nappi is not really concerned about ALL the children. My child has not had a Spanish teach for the past 4 weeks....they've had a non-Spanish speaking substitute. Ms. Nappi can blame the Board of Education for the delay but as principal of this school she needs to step up and be a LEADER. This school does not deserve the distinction of being a district 26 school. There are better middle schools elsewhere. I am sorry to have learned my lesson the hard way. Some parents want to be involved but the school's action and attitude discourages involvement. Many other parents don't take an active effort to participate in this school. I used to be active but no longer.....sad to say. If you have a choice of sending your child to this school consider your other options first. Oh...my child has a 90 average so the school doesn't understand why I would have any issues.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has attended this school since the sixth grade and is currently in the 8th grade. I can't say enough about the faculty of this school. I was initially apprehensive about her attending this school but I can now say that it was one of the best decisions that I ever made. The school discovered that my daughter had a learning disability and the faculty has done everything to ensure her success. I have received numerous phone calls and conferences through the year to help and support my child. Though I can't mention names I am forever indebted to many of the caring staff of this school who have shown time and time again how hard they work and how much they care about the children who go there. My daughter is graduating now and with a heavy heart we must say goodbye to the wonderful staff of this school. I have never in my life seen a more dedicated and supportive faculty than Marie Curie 158.

  • (3 years ago)

    Also this school shouldn't flaunt the fact that it's a District 26 school. That doesn't help with anything. It's still a horrible school. The seniors who graduated in 2011 didn't go on any trips in the 3 years they have been there. I for one was one of those seniors. The teachers were horrible. Ms. O'sully however funny she may be didn't teach us anything. There were about 10 units in the Social Studies curriculum and she taught us 2 units. She's the reason why it's hard to keep up in my APWorld class. I am a freshman in Bronx Science. I still resent this school. There are only a few selective teachers that can actually teach. This school really deserves to be a B or C school instead of the A school it used to be. All the parents who said that this school was good do not know how hard it was to study in this school. The teachers couldn't teach the staff were horrible and rude and the students were extremely rude and would hurt you. Oh yes some of them smoke and drink.

  • (3 years ago)

    MS 158 is a the biggest disappointment! They use the fact they "there is district 26" as some sort of bragging right. But it's a joke. The teachers do not care about the kids there are to many kids.There is nothing challenging about this situtation. There is nothing exciting for the students;no clubs trips nothing. It makes me sad everyday to drop my child off. The front office is rude everyone is just waiting to collect there retirement and the District 26 Super doesn'e even care. It's the entire system. Sad situation for the furture of our country.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is a total mess (no offense). Many students are "disgusting" and the teachers are anything but free. They have a tight schedule which makes them super grumpy. Just get the right teachers the nice ones and you might just be fine. The principle and vice principles are busy but they sometimes have time to talk things out with you. Seriously I didn't even want to move to Bayside in the first place. Ask my parents. They just pulled me here and transferred me to this school in the middle of the school year! Still I have learned one thing that describes this school Busy!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    MS158 is overall a very good school. I'd say 99% of the teachers care and actually do their job. The teachers on the 8th grade are perfect.They give regents to all 8th grade honors students which help you a lot in high school. Request Ms. Etsios for your 8th grade if possible Social Studies teacher. Both of my children were fortunate to have her as their teacher. She is a life changing caring and highly respected teacher in the school. Both my kids loved her and feel that they formed a connection with her by the end of the year. Don't think I will ever find a teacher like her again.

  • (4 years ago)

    My parents moved us here from district 25 thinking that the schools would be so much better. Marie Curie is overcrowded and the teachers and principle don't care. I used to be in honors classes practice a string instrument for music and run track. Marie Curie can not offer me any of those because it is overcrowded. I am put in a below average class. My coursework are too easy my classmates are idiots. I have request to be switch to a different class but they are unable to fulfill. I am so upset that I wouldn't be able to take any regents this year. What a waste of my time. I am so ready for it. My parents spend so much money sending me to extra classes on the weekend and now I am stuck in a mediocre class. It is like I don't even have to try anymore. The principle and staff just don't care. They just want to stick you in whatever class they have opening for. I wish we never moved here.

  • (4 years ago)

    I believe that Marie Curie Middle School 158 needs to give students some school trips! It's part of learning!

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent teachers and great after school programs even in tough times.

  • (5 years ago)

    I really like Marie Curie Middle school for my daughter. All teacher are always helpful and informing.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Marie curie is a wonderful school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am an 8th grade student in MS158. I am doing very well in my academics. My teachers at MS158 are amazing. They do whatever it takes for the students to understand. They care so much about us. I feel that I am prepared for high school thanks to this school. In my experience you have to be a student to understand why it's not a bad school. This year in 2007 many of the 8th grade students have excelled than any other year!

  • (8 years ago)

    A school where the teachers respect kids rather than just scream at them seems pretty good to me!

  • (8 years ago)

    I do not have anything bad to say about MS158. My daughter is in the eighth grade now and she has been doing very well. Her text books are not old as mentioned in one review. She is on the honor roll and I really feel that she is well prepared for high school. I am thrilled with the after school program. I am very happy with MS158. I was sad to see Mr. D'Mato leave as principal.

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