Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck

Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck serves 1,669 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 52%.
Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck operates within the New York City Geographic #28 School District.

Overview

The student population of 1669 students has grown by 21% over five years.
The teacher population of 91 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,669 students
Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck Total Students (2006-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 91 teachers
Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck Total Classroom Teachers (2006-2013)
Students by Grade Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 13:1
Asian
34%
8%
Hispanic
40%
23%
Black
18%
19%
White
5%
48%
All Ethnic Groups Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck Sch Ethnicity Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.70 0.35
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
80%
42%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 37,519 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name New York City Geographic #28 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
47
3
Number of Students Managed 37,519 1,324
District Total Revenue n/a $29 MM
District Spending n/a $29 MM
District Revenue / Student n/a $21,692
District Spending / Student n/a $21,514
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 117 J Keld Briarwood School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • JamaicaP.S. 117 J Keld Briarwood School
    85 15 143rd St
    JamaicaNY 11435
    (718)526-4780
    0.1 mi | 1204 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • JamaicaQueens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School
    160 20 Goethals Ave
    JamaicaNY 11432
    (718)969-3155
    0.4 mi | 783 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • JamaicaP.S. 82 Hammond
    88 02 144th St
    JamaicaNY 11435
    (718)526-4139
    0.4 mi | 657 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • JamaicaP.S. 86
    87 41 Parsons Blvd
    JamaicaNY 11432
    (718)291-6264
    0.5 mi | 910 students | Gr. 3-5                      
  • JamaicaYoung Women S Leadership School Of Queens
    150 91 87th Rd
    JamaicaNY 11432
    (718)725-0402
    0.5 mi | 507 students | Gr. 6-12                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 11, 2008 - I totally rec amend this school is the best.i only had a chance to stay a year because i had to go to another school.But usually i loved this place because they had good education but rather than that i had a lot of friends and the teachers don't have bad attitudes compare to other schools where you get screamed at for a minor thing. The parents who did a bad review on this school are wrong,how do they know that their children are the ones not paying attention and not trying the hardest in school.i give this school a 50000000000 out of 50000000000.GO VAN WYKE. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
Jamaica, NY public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.51, which is higher than the New York average of 0.35. The most diverse school in Jamaica is P.S. 50 Talfourd Lawn Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New York or national school diversity statistics.