About Us

School Overview

Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School 109 provides accessible, high quality, future-oriented education and community service through a variety of academically rigorous classes. We serve the diverse needs of all learners in this ever-changing local, regional, and global economy. In an atmosphere of free inquiry and technological innovation, we deliver quality instruction, programs, and activities that give students transferable education, skills, and personal social enrichment. When students graduate from Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School 109, they will have had enriching experiences that encourage lifelong learning.

Vision Statement

We the community of Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School 109 will provide students with a deep conceptual understanding of academic success and personal ownership in preparation for future global opportunities.

Mission Statement

The mission of Jean Nuzzi Intermediate 109, in partnership with the community, is to provide a quality and rigorous education while meeting the needs of all students.

Instructional Focus

  1. Using formative and summative assessment to further improve the quality of instruction for all students.

  2. Student Engagement-all students will engage in accountable talk and group activities in their content area classes.

  3. Multiple Access Entry Points – Students will be based on their individual abilities by differentiating supports that are evident in the teachers planning and classroom observations.

  4. Writing across the content areas that is informed by data.

We offer a one-year Academic Prep Class specifically geared to equip 6th and 7th graders with the needed skills to increase their scores on the NYC Specialized High School exam given in October of their 8th grade year. This program will help to increase the amount of students that are accepted to Specialized High Schools.

PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports): Promotes school-wide systems to improve student behavioral outcomes. PBIS is based upon ensuring that all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible.

Educational Features

We provide a quality education that maximizes student potential by: supporting the standards driven instructional programs for all students; fostering positive self-images, respect, and the development of social skills in a nurturing atmosphere; encouraging awareness and appreciation for a culturally diverse environment; supporting a variety of academic programs and services which help to build excellence; using a diagnostic prescriptive approach at meeting individual needs; preparing students to compete in highly technological societies. We offer our students NYS standards based core curriculum in English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies.

In addition to the core academic subjects the following are also provided:

  • Current Strengths and Growth: We offer a full complement of Special Education programs and have a history of success with moving students to less restrictive classes. In addition, we had 100% passing rate in our Algebra 1 Regents class. The majority of our classrooms integrate the use of technology to reinforce the academic learning process: Promethean Boards, iPads, ChromeBooks and laptops are incorporated in the lessons to engage, motivate, and provide multiple entry points for all students.

  • Current Challenges: Our students continue to work towards improving their skills needed for High School; however our self-contained students continue to struggle in ELA and math. We hope that through the addition of our Saturday Success Academy and our Max Scholar, Imagine Learning, Rewards reading program and First In Math, which supports reading and math in the content areas that we can further close this achievement gap.

Student Expectations

  1. Arrive promptly to all classes with all necessary supplies

  2. Complete all work by the specified due date

  3. Abide by uniform code at all times.

  4. Assume responsibility for keeping the school clean by picking up after oneself, by seeing that others do not damage the building or property, and by leaving other people's belongings alone.

  5. Be kind and considerate and avoid settling disagreements by force or with hurtful words. Respect teachers, classmates, and the rights of others to learn, to participate, and to work.

Parent/Guardian Expectations

  1. Be supportive of the school, its programs, and its teachers.

  2. Monitor their children's progress through reports and conferences initiated by both parent and teacher.

  3. Monitor their children's punctuality, attendance, and adherence to the schools uniform policy.

  4. Support appropriate student behavior. Communicate any concern to their children's teacher or guidance counselor.

  5. Attend Parent Teacher Association Meetings when possible