School Details

Ms 247 Dual Language Middle School

32 West 92nd Street, New York, NY 10025
(212) 799-2653
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 195 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

12%
29%
42%
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

17%
29%
46%
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

23%
36%
47%
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

Ms 247 Dual Language Middle School is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Ms 247 Dual Language Middle School is PRINCIPAL - MS. CLAUDIA AQUIRRE, whose e-mail is caguirr@schools.nyc.gov. 195 students attend Ms 247 Dual Language Middle School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 26% of the Ms 247 Dual Language Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 93% of the 195 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ms 247 Dual Language Middle School is 12:1. Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 99% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% None%
Limited English proficiency 26% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Dual language is one of the best middle schools in the city. they are strict but fair. The teachers really do care. My son has been to four schools in the last 2 years. Dual Language was the best one. It is tough at first but really does prepare child for a good high school. check out there ranking with DOE to see the proof. You will not get better attention than at this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    According to the Dept of Education's 2009-2010 NYC School Survey MS 247 has nearly 80% new teachers who have been teaching only 1-3 years. Almost 25% less than one year! Same principal has been at this school since 2003 and has had little success keeping good experienced staff. When you chase that many staff out of your school year after year you have to stop blaming teachers for absolutely everything and question the leadership and the overall professional climate. Principal bullies and micromanages staff to an unbearable degree. Teachers are criticized and humilitated in front of kids. Most staff quit as a result. It's simply not good for kids to have a stressed out staff composed of new teachers in survival mode from year to year. This school suffers from poor leadership.

  • (7 years ago)

    The parent coordinator is great. This school considers your child achivements. Although is more like a bootcamp. Young teachers with no experience in children behavior safe neighborhood. Tiny shared space. Children eat lunch @10 30 when is breakfast.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a type of school where you know that your child would fit in especially if your latino. The teachers make you feel at home and they make learning so much fun. This school helped me alot and the dicipline is real good. Everybody makes your kid feel welcome and thats a good thing and there are no bullys. I loved this school!

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