East Side Middle School

Summary:

East Side Middle School is a highly-regarded public middle school serving grades 6-8 in New York City's District 2, with a diverse student population of 421 students.

This school consistently ranks among the top 5% of middle schools in New York state, with exceptional academic performance. In the 2022-2023 school year, East Side Middle School ranked 46th out of 1,500 middle schools statewide and received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Its students outperform their peers in District 2 and the state on standardized tests, with an impressive 95.65% proficiency rate in English Language Arts and 89.26% in Science for 8th-grade students. The school's strong performance extends across diverse student subgroups, including female, male, Asian, African American, Hispanic, White, multi-racial, special education, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Compared to nearby schools like Yorkville East Middle School and Junior High School 167 Robert F Wagner, which also demonstrate strong academic results, East Side Middle School stands out with its high per-student spending of $16,187 and low student-teacher ratio of 12.7, which may contribute to its exceptional resources and educational outcomes. The school's relatively low percentage of free and reduced-lunch recipients (28.03%) compared to some nearby schools may also be a factor in its academic success.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 331 E 91st St
       New York, NY  10128


(212) 360-0114

District: New York City Geographic District # 2

SchoolDigger Rank:
46th of 1,500 New York Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,187 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.7 Help
Number of students:  421

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.7%
Asian:
18.8%
Hispanic:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28% Help


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Compare Details East Side Middle School ranks better than 96.9% of middle schools in New York. It also ranks 4th among 12 ranked middle schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.62. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at East Side Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (52.7%), Asian (18.8%), Hispanic (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at East Side Middle School is 12.7. 7 middle schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at East Side Middle School is $16,187. 8 middle schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

East Side Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks East Side Middle School 46th of 1500 New York public middle schools. (See East Side Middle School in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District # 2:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District # 2 306th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for East Side Middle School

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Rank History for all students at East Side Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 89.59 55th 1095 95.0%
2007 91.45 23rd 1123 98.0%
2008 88.44 32nd 1185 97.3%
2009 85.70 37th 1224 97.0%
2010 93.70 14th 1243 98.9%
2011 95.86 9th 1295 99.3%
2012 95.53 12th 1337 99.1%
2013 98.27 13th 1373 99.1%
2014 98.79 12th 1401 99.1%
2015 98.45 16th 1407 98.9%
2016 98.57 17th 1429 98.8%
2017 98.72 22nd 1455 98.5%
2018 98.61 19th 1438 98.7%
2019 99.21 14th 1439 99.0%
2021 98.65 5th 1242 99.6%
2022 97.91 27th 1479 98.2%
2023 96.62 46th 1500 96.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at East Side Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.74 1st 107 99.1%
2022 92.51 11th 190 94.2%
2023 89.50 20th 208 90.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at East Side Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.87 5th 1170 99.6%
2019 99.99 7th 1139 99.4%
2021 99.57 1st 522 99.8%
2022 98.96 16th 1283 98.8%
2023 98.50 23rd 1307 98.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at East Side Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.53 23rd 1245 98.2%
2019 99.41 22nd 1241 98.2%
2021 99.35 5th 935 99.5%
2022 95.85 46th 1306 96.5%
2023 94.04 60th 1288 95.3%
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Rank History for Female students at East Side Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.73 21st 1353 98.4%
2019 98.83 14th 1370 99.0%
2021 98.11 3rd 1066 99.7%
2022 97.32 24th 1454 98.3%
2023 96.07 42nd 1463 97.1%
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Rank History for Male students at East Side Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.72 16th 1352 98.8%
2019 99.25 12th 1366 99.1%
2021 98.12 13th 1071 98.8%
2022 97.66 30th 1455 97.9%
2023 95.54 58th 1464 96.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at East Side Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.99 12th 374 96.8%
2019 89.97 19th 369 94.9%
2021 87.08 15th 236 93.6%
2022 90.33 11th 381 97.1%
2023 84.87 34th 388 91.2%
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Rank History for African American students at East Side Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 95.45 29th 706 95.9%
2023 79.42 94th 696 86.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at East Side Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.87 12th 810 98.5%
2019 98.67 20th 826 97.6%
2022 88.93 52nd 914 94.3%
2023 89.66 60th 943 93.6%
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Rank History for White students at East Side Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.96 16th 763 97.9%
2019 98.15 8th 716 98.9%
2021 97.24 5th 614 99.2%
2022 96.49 17th 748 97.7%
2023 94.15 23rd 772 97.0%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: NY State Education Department

Review counts

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Reviews:
by a student
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Open Quote Its amazing everbody is so nice Close Quote


by a student
Friday, May 17, 2019

Open Quote Great school Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Open Quote My daughter is so happy to be an ESMS student. She constantly mentions how polite and mature the other students are. (“even the boys” she says) She has always been a hard worker in school and very well-behaved so I’m happy that she is fortunate to be with other kids like herself. She went into ESMS not knowing many students and has already forged many wonderful friendships.
The academics are tough but any diligent student can handle it. She feels inspired by her teachers and hasn’t complained about the work load at all. The coursework is challenging but manageable.
My husband and I are impressed with the quality of teachers and the passion they clearly have for their profession. We are so proud to be a part of the ESMS family. Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Open Quote I simply love the school! Some of my teachers are a little "cocky", but they are still good. Every student or teacher I've met are completely respectful and respectable. The principal, Mr. Getz, built that school from ashes. It went through bad phases, but now it's the 22nd best school out of 100! He is a truly amazing man. I believe I speak for the entire student body when I say this:
Go tigers, roar!!! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Open Quote I am withdrawing my daughter from the school this year. The quality of teaching in English and Science is poor and I have no confidence that it will prepare her for High School or life. Don't believe the PR and myth perpetuated by the Principal and the school. The school claims that the long tenure of staff and teachers is a positive thing, but in reality it has resulted in a lazy, dismissive faculty who have no desire to change or improve the quality of education. Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Saturday, March 23, 2013

Open Quote Very thoughtful and hard-working administration, deeply committed to education and community. This is the way a public middle school, or any school, for that matter, should be run. The school is crowded, and lacks an auditorium, but you can't have everything. Close Quote



Enrollment information for East Side Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 228 48 54 64 0 n/a n/a 0 394
2002 240 35 55 39 1 n/a n/a 0 370
2003 240 35 55 39 1 n/a n/a 0 370
2004 196 49 54 47 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2005 184 50 62 41 2 n/a n/a 0 339
2006 198 45 52 44 8 n/a n/a 0 347
2007 216 40 64 38 0 n/a n/a 0 358
2008 242 29 53 41 0 n/a n/a 0 365
2009 268 20 53 40 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2010 285 12 52 39 0 n/a n/a 0 388
2011 307 12 60 55 0 0 0 0 434
2012 316 10 68 53 0 1 0 0 448
2013 336 17 58 49 0 4 2 0 466
2014 325 15 54 44 5 0 2 0 445
2015 305 14 66 46 12 0 6 0 449
2016 289 13 66 40 15 0 18 0 441
2017 289 14 61 40 12 1 26 0 443
2018 303 16 54 40 5 1 30 0 449
2019 289 13 62 52 2 1 31 0 450
2020 282 15 72 52 1 1 34 0 457
2021 251 16 87 50 3 0 30 0 437
2022 218 21 85 65 2 0 25 0 416
2023 222 28 79 63 1 2 26 0 421

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at East Side Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 394 18.0 21.9 17.5
2002 370 n/a n/a n/a
2003 370 n/a n/a n/a
2004 346 n/a n/a n/a
2005 339 n/a n/a 0
2006 347 17.0 20.4 19
2007 358 21.0 17.0 18.2
2008 365 20.0 18.3 14.8
2009 381 24.0 15.9 11.5
2010 388 22.5 17.2 n/a
2011 434 26.6 16.2 13.4
2012 448 30.3 14.7 13.2
2013 466 32.0 14.5 14.8
2014 445 30.0 14.8 13.7
2015 449 30.0 14.9 11.4
2016 441 29.0 15.2 9.1
2017 443 29.8 14.8 7
2018 449 30.0 14.9 11.1
2019 450 30.0 15.0 16.2
2020 457 29.8 15.3 13.3
2021 437 28.9 15.1 17.8
2022 416 32.9 12.6 22.1
2023 421 33.0 12.7 28

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio East Side Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 394 18.0 21.9 17.5
2002 370 n/a n/a n/a
2003 370 n/a n/a n/a
2004 346 n/a n/a n/a
2005 339 n/a n/a 0
2006 347 17.0 20.4 19
2007 358 21.0 17.0 18.2
2008 365 20.0 18.3 14.8
2009 381 24.0 15.9 11.5
2010 388 22.5 17.2 n/a
2011 434 26.6 16.2 13.4
2012 448 30.3 14.7 13.2
2013 466 32.0 14.5 14.8
2014 445 30.0 14.8 13.7
2015 449 30.0 14.9 11.4
2016 441 29.0 15.2 9.1
2017 443 29.8 14.8 7
2018 449 30.0 14.9 11.1
2019 450 30.0 15.0 16.2
2020 457 29.8 15.3 13.3
2021 437 28.9 15.1 17.8
2022 416 32.9 12.6 22.1
2023 421 33.0 12.7 28

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely Immunized
201599.6%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for East Side Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $261 (2.1%) $12,032 (97.9%) $12,293
2020 $409 (3.3%) $11,917 (96.7%) $12,326
2021 $831 (6.2%) $12,649 (93.8%) $13,480
2022 $1,395 (9.0%) $14,167 (91.0%) $15,562
2023 $515 (3.2%) $15,672 (96.8%) $16,187

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on East Side Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 14th of 1439 Middle schoolsRanks 46th of 1500 Middle schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (East Side Middle School)9680.6
 15.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 2)7876
 2.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4745.8
 1.2%
6th Grade Math (East Side Middle School)9683.5
 12.5%
   6th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 2)7470.7
 3.3%
   6th Grade Math (New York)4748.1
 1.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (East Side Middle School)9484.9
 9.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 2)7377.3
 4.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4048
 8%
7th Grade Math (East Side Middle School)9687.7
 8.3%
   7th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 2)7476.9
 2.9%
   7th Grade Math (New York)4451.9
 7.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (East Side Middle School)9395.7
 2.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 2)7379.5
 6.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4855.2
 7.2%
End of Course Algebra I (East Side Middle School)10095.9
 4.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York City Geographic District # 2)66.260
 6.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students450421
 6.4%
African American1328
 115.4%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian6279
 27.4%
Hispanic5263
 21.2%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White289222
 23.2%
Two or More Races3126
 16.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.2%28%
 11.8%


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Yes! East Side Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 46th of 1500 New York middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 421 students attended East Side Middle School.

Students at East Side Middle School are 53% White, 19% Asian, 15% Hispanic, 7% African American, 6% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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