This district is home to the most school brawls in NYC

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 03:42:42 PM. It’s the city’s most brawl-ridden school district. District 29 in Queens — which includes Cambria Heights, Hollis and Springfield Gardens — had the highest rates of student-reported fighting of all…
It’s the city’s most brawl-ridden school district. District 29 in Queens — which includes Cambria Heights, Hollis and Springfield Gardens — had the highest rates of student-reported fighting of all 32 districts last year, according to Department of Education data. Five schools in District 29 — all of them middle schools — had more than 80 percent of students complain of frequent brawling, according to the numbers. At PS/IS 138, a staggering 90 percent of survey respondents said they were forced to endure fights in their midst. Of those, 45 percent said there were brawls “most of the time” at the Rosedale school. At Queens United Middle School in Springfield Gardens, where 96 percent of the student body completed a survey, 51 percent complained of combat “most of the time.” A total of 61 percent of 8,990 district kids said they had to learn amid violence “some” or “most” of the time — the highest overall rate in the city, according to an annual DOE school climate survey. The Bronx’s District 8 had the second steepest rate of student-reported fisticuffs, at 53 percent. District 29 was also the only one in the city where at least a quarter of students said they saw brawling “most of the time,” according to the figures. A student at Humanities & The Arts HS, where 74 percent of kids reported frequent fights last year, said violence was commonplace. “The other day a guy accidentally knocked over a lunch tray and it broke out into a huge fight in the cafeteria,” said junior...Read more
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