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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
J.H.S. 217 - Robert A. Van Wyck is an above average, public school located in Jamaica, NY. It has 1,569 students in grades 5-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
About J.H.S. 217 - Robert A. Van Wyck...
Address
85-05 144th St
Jamaica, NY 11435
Telephone
(718) 657-1120

J.H.S. 217 - Robert A. Van Wyck Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$62,008
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,456
National
$949
Median Home Value
$481,300
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
1,569
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%
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217 was honestly one of the greatest 3 years of my life and although it is great, there are still some imperfections. Most teachers actually try their best to teach you what is needed for you to pass major tests (a.k.a, State Exams, Regents, etc.). Also the food here is your typical NYC crap food, but not the absolute worst. Students here for the most part are friendly, but as always, there is always that little crowd that craves drama and involves itself in both verbal and physical altercations, so, just stay in the right crowd and you'll have a great experience here at J.H.S. 217.
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M.S. 217 is the best school I only studied there for the last few months of my 8th grade but the teachers and the principle are amazing the way they actually attrack the students to go to school. its a free zone school. they have clubs and activites where students can join. the teachers explain the material as easy as they can so that he students understand, they have after school for if you need extra help. They have sports that athletes can join have fun and enjoy. they involve the parents in everything they can so they know what their kids are up to and can keep them up to date everyday. The food is healthy and fresh. Their facilities such as, the computers, chairs, tables and desk are new and up to date. They make you ready for college and your future.
At this school there were teachers that care about your success. They want you to do well and take advance classes. There are regents that are given to better prepare students for high school.