Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck

85-05 144th St
Jamaica, NY 11435
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 1,424 students in grades 6-8, Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is equal to the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,424 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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School Overview

Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck's student population of 1,424 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 104 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,424 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
104 teachers
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School Rankings

Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck ranks within the bottom 50% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#3060 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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19%
46%
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49%
49%
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47%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
11:1
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American Indian
6%
1%
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Asian
31%
10%
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Hispanic
48%
29%
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Black
11%
16%
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White
3%
41%
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Hawaiian
1%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.66
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck's ranking?
Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck is ranked #3060 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck often compared to?
Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyckis often viewed alongside schools like Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School, York Early College Academy, Ms 358 by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck?
1,424 students attend Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck students are Hispanic, 31% of students are Asian, 11% of students are Black, 6% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are White, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck?
Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck offer ?
Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck part of?
Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck is part of New York City Geographic District #28 School District.

School Reviews

4   3/10/2018
a wonderful diversity of courses given, multi-ethnic-- good for learning about other nationalities.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - sharon gilmour-tully
5   1/11/2008
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 - Slick

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,424 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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