J.H.S. 202 Robert H. Goddard
Address:138-30 LAFAYETTE STREET
QUEENS, NY 11417
Grades Served:06, 07, 08, SE
Parent Coordinator:Judy Rea
MS 202 Vision and Mission
The mission of Robert H. Goddard Middle School is to provide all students with a comprehensive education with a particular emphasis on the Fine Arts (Band, Chorus, Visual Arts and Theater), so they are able to view the world through a holistic lens and be well prepared to greet the various challenges of college and career, as intrinsically motivated, socially conscious, and inspired individuals.
This goal will be accomplished by providing all students with rigorous instruction through Common Core Standards driven lessons, developing and retaining highly effective teachers, infusing cutting edge technology into every classroom, as well as, advancing equity and inclusion for all students which will be made possible by a shared philosophy through a cultivated and vested partnership with all the stakeholders in the school community.
Our focus is to improve teacher capacity centered around question and discussion strategies across all classrooms, in order to support each student’s ability in demonstrating independence, building strong content knowledge and understand other perspectives and cultures through designing effective lessons to support student achievement.
Vision Statement for Racial Equity
By building teacher capacity in discussion and questioning practices and cultural responsiveness, we will support the literacy of all our students, specifically our Latino and African American subgroups. We will build students’ confidence and independence through student-centered learning. As a result of these practices, our Black and Latino students feel empowered to articulate their thoughts and question each other’s thinking in meaningful ways.
Framework for Great Schools Element- Rigorous Instruction
By June of 2019, teachers will develop rigorous instruction in Mathematics as measured by a 5% increase in student achievement in grades 6-8 as measured by Common Core aligned performance-based assessment, Edperformance.
Framework for Great Schools Element- Supportive Environment
By June of 2019, all stakeholders will take a proactive approach to the social-emotional learning (SEL) of students and their overall well-being using the Second Step program resulting in a 10% increase in student responses on an internal survey that incorporates NYC Learning Environment Survey student questions.
Framework for Great Schools Element- Collaborative Teachers
By June 2019, all collaborative teacher teams will have completed purposeful Inquiry cycles aligned to MS 202’s shared vision, incorporating NYS assessment data and internal benchmark data where instruction will be tailored and monitored resulting in a 10% increase in the average Measures of Teacher Practice (MoTP) of teachers in Danielson Component 3b- Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques as measured by ADVANCE ratings during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Framework for Great Schools Element- Effective School Leadership
By June 2019, leadership, along with instructional coaches, will plan targeted professional learning opportunities on engaging students in learning using data from classroom observations that will result in a 10% increase in the average Measures of Teacher Practice (MoTP) of teachers for Danielson Component 3c- Engagement as measured by ADVANCE ratings during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Framework for Great Schools Element- Strong Family and Community Ties
By June 2019, MS202 will improve family and parent involvement in the school community as evident by a 10% increase in attendance at both, Student-Led conferences and participation Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) meetings.