Junior High School 226 Virgil I Grisson

121-10 Rockaway Blvd
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Junior High School 226 Virgil I Grisson serves 911 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Junior High School 226 Virgil I Grisson placed 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%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Junior High School 226 Virgil I Grisson places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Junior High School 226 Virgil I Grisson's student population of 911 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students911 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

Junior High School 226 Virgil I Grisson is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Junior High School 226 Virgil I Grisson is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#3651 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:113:1
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American Indian
19%
1%
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Asian
23%
9%
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Hispanic
16%
27%
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Black
38%
17%
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White
2%
43%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.750.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #27 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Junior High School 226 Virgil I Grisson is Epic High School-south (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Hawtree Creek Middle School (0.0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • South Ozone Park Epic High School-south
    Grades: 9-12 | 335 students
    0.0 miles
    121-10 Rockaway Blvd
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    (718) 845-1290
    0.0 9-12 335
  • South Ozone Park Hawtree Creek Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 365 students
    0.0 miles
    121-10 Rockaway Blvd
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    (718) 659-3792
    0.0 6-8 365
  • South Ozone Park P.S. 100 Glen Morris
    Grades: PK-5 | 954 students
    0.4 miles
    111-11 118th St
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    (718) 558-1510
    0.4 PK-5 954
  • South Ozone Park P.S. 155
    Grades: PK-5 | 519 students
    0.4 miles
    130-02 115th Ave
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    (718) 558-1310
    0.4 PK-5 519
  • South Ozone Park P.S. 96
    Grades: PK-5 | 307 students
    0.4 miles
    130-01 Rockaway Blvd
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    (718) 529-2547
    0.4 PK-5 307

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