School Details

Ms 245 The Computer School

100 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024
(917) 441-0873
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 401 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

35%
35%
30%
47%
39%
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 # 3 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
40%
31%
42%
37%
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 # 3 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
39%
34%
57%
36%
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 # 3 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ms 245 The Computer School is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Ms 245 The Computer School is MR. HENRY ZYMECK and can be contacted at hzymeck@schools.nyc.gov. 401 students go to Ms 245 The Computer School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Ms 245 The Computer School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 401 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ms 245 The Computer School is 16:1. West Prep Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 44% 23%
Hispanic 25% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 32%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 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 75% 56%
Limited English proficiency 2% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is well-run operates from a clear purpose and a set of principles that are consistent and recognizes the individuality of every student. Henry Zymek is a first-rate principal who amazes with his knowledge of each an every student. Sara Sloves is a parent coordinator from heaven. And the teachers are top-rate. Diversity is not just a catch phrase in this school it is a priority. I'm very happy we chose Computer School.

  • (3 years ago)

    I absolutely love the Computer School--to render it a schooling facility feels nearly inadequate for it has such a wonderful community feel alongside the general high academic standard set for us students. I joined this year and couldn't have a higher overall opinion. The children are friendly in general and the teachers are willing to work with you in order to allow you and your parents to understand whatever grade you may receive and not only how to raise it but how to improve your overall understanding of the subject. It's marvelous uplifting--searching for an appropriate enough adjective would be tedious and impossible but believe me if you're looking for a strong program with the ability to send any child into a substantial high school then MS 245 (more commonly referred to as the Computer School) is the right place for you!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love the school. My child is entering 8th grade and the past two years were wonderful. Teacher and administration are very involved and seem to know every kid. They have a zero tolerance for all types of bad behavior expecially bullying or any physical aggression.

  • (3 years ago)

    Why on Earth didn't the Administration know when the State ELA tests were being taken this year? Why are the guidance counselors having a High School information session the evening before the State Math test? Why is Science HW being assigned the day beofore the ELA tests? Maddening!!

  • (3 years ago)

    It was either Delta or Computer School for my kids. They chose the school that felt better more like a community. And they're not disappointed. The standards are high the school spirit is great the kids are there to learn and enjoy being part of a community and the faculty is excellent led by dynamic and accessible Principal Zymeck.

  • (4 years ago)

    I transferred from Delta here. At Delta I got 95's. When I entered this school I was shocked on how great and normal social aspects of the school can be but how it can also stimulate education even more so than delta. I was more challenged to think outside of the box and I was graded fairer in computer school not to mention the school spirit and the social aspects of the school surpass delta by far. I can't think of a way Computer School could be better.

  • (5 years ago)

    Everything about the Computer School has been great. The teachers are caring and always available. My son absolutely loves this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    We've also been very happy with this school. The student body is varied and yet very well-knit. The teachers also go to whatever lengths to help their students. I could not have chosen a better school to attend.

  • (7 years ago)

    We've been very happy with the school. The teachers stay on top of the students and give them extra help when they need it. We've also been pleased with the parent/teacher communication which is vital in middle school as kids find their footing.

  • (9 years ago)

    Computer School teaches children to work together and enjoy their studies.

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