School Details

P.S. 124 Osmond A Church

129-15 150th Ave, South Ozone Park, NY 11420
(718) 529-2580
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 1227 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

29%
29%
31%
24%
32%
34%

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
  • NYC Geog District #27 - Queens average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
27%
30%
34%
37%
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 2013
  • NYC Geog District #27 - Queens average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
30%
30%
29%
29%
30%

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
  • NYC Geog District #27 - Queens average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
24%
30%
40%
32%
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
  • NYC Geog District #27 - Queens average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
26%
31%
42%
27%
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
  • NYC Geog District #27 - Queens average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
26%
34%
36%
27%
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
  • NYC Geog District #27 - Queens average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

P.S. 124 Osmond A Church is a public middle school in New York. The principal of P.S. 124 Osmond A Church is MS. VALARIE LEWIS and can be contacted at vlewis2@schools.nyc.gov. 1,227 children attend P.S. 124 Osmond A Church and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the P.S. 124 Osmond A Church students have "limited English proficiency." 97% of the 1,227 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at P.S. 124 Osmond A Church is 16:1. Junior High School 226 Virgil I Grisson is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 44% 23%
Asian 42% %
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 31%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 10%
Hispanic 22% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 80%
Limited English proficiency 2% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    P.S. M.S. 124 If your looking for the best school in the south ozone park area I recommend this school.Evryone the staff the teachers are geared to give your child the most excellent academic learning.I had to move from this area and realized how wonderful this school is .My son is devastated since we came into the Brooklyn area bc even the catholic schools were behind in the teaching.I am going to make sure my son gets into a school that has the potential to excel like MS 124 did.Keep up the wonderful work you are doing you are opening doors in these kids future I want to thank the staff and the teachers for all the wonderful and loving way you treated my boy QUENTIN you will always live in our hearts THANKS again ;((I am crying)

  • (4 years ago)

    great school im a 7th grader and love it there there are alot of students who take bus just to come to this school everyone excels in their class and their so much activities i wish their was cheerleading and MORE art but overalll its a great school ]

  • (4 years ago)

    i have two kids going to this school. the school activities are too good. the environment is friendly. the security is very good i am very relax about my kids safety. the homeworks is too much and the kids didnt get enough time to do the homework. thats all.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a eight year old daughter in this school.The teachers are well prepare and they are excellent teachers. They help their students to give their best in all their school activities.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a kindergardner who has significantly improved in many areas since september. Not only are his teachers wonderful but the entire staff seems to pull together to help out any way they can. The Core Knowlege curriculum is awsome. It allows you to follow along with what your child is learning so that you can stay on top of things. There are frequent feild trips and other school activities. Also another A+ is the school is very diverse which is very celebrated in the school. However there is no jungle gym which is typical for queens. Also getting your child to and from school can be quite an effort and as a matter of fact quite dangerous. People double and tripple park sometimes in crosswalks despite many efforts by the school to correct th situation.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have three children who attend this school and all of them have excellent teachers who do a great job preparing them for the next grade. This is a core knowledge school in which my children are learning about things that I didn't learn until high school. In my opinion Ms. Diglio and Ms. Garone are probably the most caring and effective teachers that I have met.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school boasts a Core Knowledge program that is wonderful and which is being adopted by other public schools. Some teachers are excellent; others need a child psychology class or two. There is not enough art education. The schools surprises us with excellent music and dance classes. Parent involvement is stifled by a very clique-ish group of PTA and non-PTA parents who seems to be there all day long. The Parent Coordinator is friendly but so swamped rarely are calls returned. Maybe other parents have had a better experience. The Principal is efficient but no organization is perfect. The school chose empowerment. We can hope this is for the better. Experience is that it's improper to question the status-quo. Better to be non-thinking beings you'll get more friends there that way!

  • (8 years ago)

    My child is attending PS 124 and I do like the standard. My child is in the aster class k218 and his teacher is wonderful I could not have believe that the things my chld is doing righ now and that a kendergardener could handle all these things. I always recommend ps 124 to my friends and family. I would like for my child to continue his education in the aster class. I went to ps 124 few days ago and the security is very high because i didnt took an identification card with me and they didnt let me in so i also do appreciate that. The penny harvest was the best my child and i sert all our pennies and donated it. It was the best experience. I also do appreciate that kids are encouraged by grading them for student of the month. My child did had that opportunity.

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