School Details

Ps 122 Mamie Fay

21-21 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 721-6410
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 1401 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

57%
34%
32%
63%
42%
42%

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 #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
34%
33%
62%
44%
43%

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 #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
30%
30%
54%
41%
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 #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
28%
29%
99%
41%
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 #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
31%
29%
98%
38%
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 #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
35%
36%

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 #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 122 Mamie Fay is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Ps 122 Mamie Fay is MS. PAMELA S. SABEL and can be contacted at psabel@schools.nyc.gov. 1,401 students attend Ps 122 Mamie Fay and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 6% of the Ps 122 Mamie Fay students have "limited English proficiency." 64% of the 1,401 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 122 Mamie Fay is 16:1. Immaculate Conception School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 35% 22%
Asian 34% %
Hispanic 24% 53%
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 64% 77%
Limited English proficiency 6% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I usually don't respond to these sites because the experience is different for everyone. But to say that you have to be white to be treated properly is ignorance at its best. Whites are the minority in this school. Obviously you did not spend much time at this school. One example of the diversity is the annual culture night that will usually have over 20 countries being represented. With such a closed mind I can see why you could not appreciate diversity and a great education.

  • (9 months ago)

    PS 122 is a great school if your white. Because WE as Hispanic we were treated very poorly. Took my daughter out of that school and she is much happier in a very school. With very very helpful teacher and a super stuff .

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been in PS122 since kindergarten and it has been great so far! She is now in 1st grade and her reading and math skills are amazing!! I'm bring my son on board in September! The teachers are great!

  • (1 year ago)

    One of the great school @. NYC . My older son was in this school now my younger son goes in ps 122. I am so so happy

  • (1 year ago)

    Great small school that focuses on academics and excellence. There's 2 parts to this wonderful school an elementary school (which has gifted and non-gifted programs) and a top-rated gifted middle school. My review is on their dynamic gifted middle school school program. Its a rigorous program that give students the skills and foundation needed to enter the top high schools in the city. Over 95% of the 2013 graduating class received acceptance to the specialized high schools. Their scores rank high both in the state tests and in the 8th grade Regents in Algebra Science and Spanish. A phenomenal dedicated staff of teachers and administrators make the learning environment positive and nurturing. My son was accepted into his dream high school (Stuyvesant) & is transitioning well because of the great academic foundation he received at this school. Thanks to Ms. Nunez he entered Stuy with fluency of Jr yr level Spanish. Of all his teachers he misses her the most. we both miss the small caring community feeling of this wonderful school. Its by far the best Middle School in Queens & I understand it ranks 3rd in NYC. May this record continue!

  • (1 year ago)

    As most schools in our city and country are facing difficult times and causes for failure it is encouraging and refreshing to note that P.S.122 in Astoria continues to excel and thrive among its peers. Thanks to the wonderful administration staff and phenomenal teachers P.S. 122 faces all challenges and obstacles and transforms them into a rewarding safe and rich learning environment.. Congratulations to the P.S.122 community and keep up what you do for your school to be a role model for others.

  • (1 year ago)

    awsome i love the school! It is amazing and my child learned so much! i am very grateful to teachers

  • (1 year ago)

    cool i love it it is amazing forever and beyond it is amazing i love the school god bless it

  • (1 year ago)

    awsome! All the teachers are great and they all try to get you to your best potential! I love my school and teachers love their students.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is actually ranked as one of the best in NYC. If you don't believe me you can check for your self by doing a bit of research. I graduated from this school last year and now i am a freshman in Stuyvesant High school along with several of my peers from 122. You might ask what makes this school so great? The answer is simple. The student- teacher relationships are absolutely amazing. The staff is very friendly and the academics are excellent especially starting from 6th grade. As many of the other reviews stated the best teacher in 122 and my personal favorite would be Mrs. Nunez. She is an extremely dedicated and understanding person. I am so glad to have been her student and to be a part of the community in general.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is currently 4th grade. This is a big school. Principal is extremely capable and she really cares children. However it is a big school which has 10 classes or so in one grade. G&T kids are in the same class from 1st grade through 5th grade so that itself is a small intimate community within the school. Best teachers will be allocated to G&T classes and both parents and teachers pay close attention to student's academic progress. Other kids go through class change every year and parents may find difficult how to find and get necessary resources. If your child has IEP this is one of the great schools to go. School doesn't like parents' participations. PTA is not active. Only about 50 parents usually attend general meetings.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has been on the Gifted program or Academy since 1st grade(4th grader now). Yes the program is very intense but I am sure that it will pay off as I already see how much more advance my daughter is compared to other 4th graders in our family. Teachers are willing to help as long as the student is cooperating as well as the parent.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter will be starting gifted K in this school starting this year. We live in Jackson Heights and I would like to know how the other parents who dont live live in Astoria manage their childs commute to and back from school especially from the neighborhoods like Jackson Heights? I cant use the free yellow bus because I dont have one to pick her up in the afternoons. the private bus i spoke to ( Astoria Express) is willing to do the pick up/drop off but my child would end up being on the bus for over an hour being that he has to finish with the kids living in Astoria first. could anyopne help me I am going crazy trying to figure out a way? Thank you

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from this school in 08 and am now a sophomore at Cornell University. This school provided me with the best education available. The teachers stayed afterschool to tutor us for the SHSAT. Without the help of Ms. Economopolous Mr. Biniaris and Ms. Antzoulis I would never have gotten into Stuyvesant. Thank you so much. You guys made such an impact on my life that words simply cannot express.

  • (3 years ago)

    I find this school disorganized. I was told that it was a great school but was disappointed. They only focus on the bright students but for the ones having minimal or great trouble they ignore. Naturally they blame the child. I have had to pick up the slack for the school at home. The teachers don't have aides this year and some teachers have 30 kids so again the ones having trouble suffer. Not impressed with it. There are a lot of issues with problematic children this year and they do nothing about it. It's a real shame!

  • (3 years ago)

    its my first year in the gifted program and its pretty nice i learned new stuff met new friends some teachers overall its a good school just the rooms aren't that amazing they have cracks and loose paint but its an old school what can we expect.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in the gifted program at this school and its a great school. It highly organized. The information is provided in timely manner. Teachers are avaliable at all times and really listen.. You have to understand that the gifted program is a school within a school. The regular school goes from 1-5 with individual classes but the real school starts in 6th grade. And the course work and education provided is amazing. It not for everyone but gifted children thrive there.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hello My name is Jacqueline Zavattieri and i was looking for class pictures from 1963 to 1969.Any help would be great .Thank you

  • (4 years ago)

    No one here can understand the greatness of this school. I am an eigth grade student at 122 and I have been there since the second grade. This school is utterly amazing it surpasses all other schools. I am recently going to change schools due to a plethora of things out of my control but I will miss 122 with much ardor. This school is my everything. The teachers especially the academy teachers are amazing. My favorites are Ms.Nunez Mr.Biniaris Ms.Marchassalla Ms.Economopoulos and Ms.Antzoulis. I absolutey adore this school and everything it has taught me. The academics at this school have prepared me wonderfully for high school level classes and advanced thinking. If I could choose anything it would be to not leave this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child finished his first year at PS 122 and it definitely was not all it is cracked up to be. By the end of the year he was complaining of boredom at school and this was Kindergarten! We were promised diversified learning yet every time we asked for more work for him it was not delivered. I also have to mention that I felt that his class's demographics were very skewed compared to the general population of his grade which smacked of segregation something that simply should not happen in this day and age. Academically I feel the school is lacking when it comes to brighter kids in the non-gifted classes. In terms of arts education though the school does shine. Luckily that is something my son could look forward to when he was sitting in class bored out of his mind by the so-called academics.

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