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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
J.H.S. 157 - Stephen A. Halsey is a highly rated, public school located in Rego Park, NY. It has 1,655 students in grades 6-9 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

J.H.S. 157 - Stephen A. Halsey Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$84,157
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,766
National
$949
Median Home Value
$482,348
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,655
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
25%
0%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 responses
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J.H.S. 157 - Stephen A. Halsey Reviews

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Halsey is a 9 out of 10 school. Its safe, friendly, and supportive. There are police guards and security cameras alongside few fights that I know of. The teachers are usually kind and know what they're doing. But I had three teachers didn't control/teach the class well. Most kids are friendly and the class size (around 30) is not too big nor too small. What I would recommend improving is the boy's gym and the locker rooms. Not only but the cafeteria is pretty clean but this year, I have last lunch period and there is food everywhere on the floor. Also, the kitchen is so musty and I really think the cooks should get a ventilation system. There are many clubs that are best to find them all during 6th grade are knowledge based from previous years. Also there's a nest of wasps(?) that keeps my teacher from opening the windows at the front right of the school. The academics and the clubs are great and attend if you are zoned to Halsey.
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I did not necessarily have many problems with the students. However, classes were not very engaging and very few teachers had much passion in what they were teaching. I also deeply dislike that the teachers believe that giving students detention was going to change their behavior, this was proven wrong throughout the school years for the teachers threatened to take away the end of year trip, your freedom to go outside during recess and also practically starving us until 10 minutes before the bell rings to dismiss us to the next class.
Steven A. Halsey J.H.S. 157 is an award winning junior high school. This school gives support academically, emotionally and mentally. The principal is on top of all events that is happening at the school. He says hi to even the little people. He makes everyone feel that this school is a home away from home but at the same time on top of the curriculum. The 2 things I love most about this school is it BULLY free and has an unlimited amount of extra programs. One of them is Acting. Many kids are talented and they let children make there own show from beginning to end. This includes kids controlling lights and music. Halsey is one of a kind.