Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck

Public 6-8

 8505 144th St
       Jamaica, NY  11435-3103


 (718) 657-1120

District: New York City Geographic District #28

SchoolDigger Rank:
642nd of 1,358 New York Middle Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  17.2
Number of students:  1,636

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
41.9%
Asian:
36.9%
African American:
14.6%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  98.3%

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Updated Friday, July 29, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

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Compare Details In 2016, Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck ranked better than 52.7% of middle schools in New York. It also ranked 3rd among 5 ranked middle schools in the New York City Geographic District #28. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.19. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck has the largest middle school student body size in the New York City Geographic District #28. Student population at Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (41.9%), Asian (36.9%), African American (14.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 98.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the New York City Geographic District #28. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck is 17.2, which is the highest among 7 middle schools in the New York City Geographic District #28! (See more...)
Compare Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck employs 94.9 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck:

SchoolDigger Ranks Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck 642nd of 1358 New York public middle schools. (See Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck in the ranking list.)

New York City Geographic District #28:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District #28 419th of 752 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 39.60 758th 1109 31.7% 2 star ranking
2007 36.92 804th 1136 29.2% 1 star ranking
2008 35.20 875th 1198 27.0% 1 star ranking
2009 36.96 910th 1242 26.7% 1 star ranking
2010 33.97 902nd 1264 28.6% 1 star ranking
2011 38.12 875th 1320 33.7% 2 star ranking
2012 40.96 873rd 1366 36.1% 2 star ranking
2013 40.45 818th 1404 41.7% 2 star ranking
2014 40.12 846th 1431 40.9% 2 star ranking
2015 44.15 763rd 1400 45.5% 2 star ranking
2016 47.19 642nd 1358 52.7% 3 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck Test Scores

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Test score data source: NY State Education Department

About the Regents Common Core: As part of the Regents Reform Agenda, New York State has embarked on a comprehensive reform initiative to ensure that schools prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and in their careers. To realize the goals of this agenda, changes are occurring in standards, curricula, and assessments. The Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics at its July 2010 meeting and incorporated New York-specific additions, creating the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), at its January 2011 meeting. As a result, New York State is deeply engaged in a revision of the current State assessment program to measure the New York State P-12 CCLS. Additional information on the Common Core Regents rollout and content can be found here

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by a citizen on FaceBook
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Open Quote It was the worst rated school when I use to go there during the late 1980's.During the summer of 1987 a gang of more than 20 members who were mostly black and hispanic beat up my 2 friends very badly almost killing them.Nobody took the incident very seriously or did anything about it.Alot of kids who went to 217 use to come from sutphin blvd and south jamaica.They use to get together forming groups and causing trouble in school.All Iam trying to say is that I had the worst and most traumatic experience at 217.I graduated in 1988. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 199 396 326 608 0 n/a n/a 0 1529
1990 202 385 311 623 1 n/a n/a 0 1522
1991 207 383 316 642 2 n/a n/a 0 1550
1992 156 382 384 628 4 n/a n/a 0 1554
1993 124 396 410 599 10 n/a n/a 0 1539
1994 109 420 384 642 15 n/a n/a 0 1570
1995 112 364 297 470 16 n/a n/a 0 1259
1996 112 364 297 470 16 n/a n/a 0 1259
1997 112 367 319 465 5 n/a n/a 0 1268
1998 120 388 325 501 6 n/a n/a 0 1340
1999 105 302 328 471 1 n/a n/a 0 1207
2000 89 268 340 490 2 n/a n/a 0 1189
2001 98 291 357 504 1 n/a n/a 0 1251
2002 85 295 457 633 3 n/a n/a 0 1473
2003 85 295 457 633 3 n/a n/a 0 1473
2004 71 237 449 566 3 n/a n/a 0 1326
2005 65 219 426 609 4 n/a n/a 0 1323
2006 67 210 412 538 4 n/a n/a 0 1231
2007 57 202 468 531 1 n/a n/a 0 1259
2008 48 187 440 533 7 n/a n/a 0 1215
2009 40 162 453 524 6 n/a n/a 0 1185
2010 68 197 476 577 8 n/a n/a 0 1326
2011 67 206 521 574 8 0 0 0 1376
2012 89 303 582 669 14 12 0 0 1669
2013 107 276 613 690 16 8 1 0 1711
2014 91 239 604 685 17 0 0 0 1636

Test score 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 Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1529 79.6 19.2 n/a
1990 1522 83.6 18.2 n/a
1991 1550 80.4 19.2 n/a
1992 1554 77.7 20.0 n/a
1993 1539 74.7 20.6 n/a
1994 1570 74.8 21.0 n/a
1995 1259 69.0 18.2 n/a
1996 1259 69.0 18.2 n/a
1997 1268 69.0 18.4 69.0
1998 1340 72.1 18.6 68.5
1999 1207 73.1 16.5 75.3
2000 1189 79.0 15.1 81.8
2001 1251 80.0 15.6 78.8
2002 1473 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1473 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1326 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1323 92.0 14.4 0.0
2006 1231 94.0 13.1 95.5
2007 1259 83.0 15.2 83.8
2008 1215 78.0 15.6 82.6
2009 1185 75.0 15.8 85.1
2010 1326 79.9 16.5 n/a
2011 1376 82.9 16.5 90.2
2012 1669 90.9 18.3 90.4
2013 1711 91.9 18.6 89.7
2014 1636 94.9 17.2 98.3

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1529 79.6 19.2 n/a
1990 1522 83.6 18.2 n/a
1991 1550 80.4 19.2 n/a
1992 1554 77.7 20.0 n/a
1993 1539 74.7 20.6 n/a
1994 1570 74.8 21.0 n/a
1995 1259 69.0 18.2 n/a
1996 1259 69.0 18.2 n/a
1997 1268 69.0 18.4 69.0
1998 1340 72.1 18.6 68.5
1999 1207 73.1 16.5 75.3
2000 1189 79.0 15.1 81.8
2001 1251 80.0 15.6 78.8
2002 1473 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1473 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1326 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1323 92.0 14.4 0.0
2006 1231 94.0 13.1 95.5
2007 1259 83.0 15.2 83.8
2008 1215 78.0 15.6 82.6
2009 1185 75.0 15.8 85.1
2010 1326 79.9 16.5 n/a
2011 1376 82.9 16.5 90.2
2012 1669 90.9 18.3 90.4
2013 1711 91.9 18.6 89.7
2014 1636 94.9 17.2 98.3

Test score 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.




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

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