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PK-8 & Ungraded
Public district
Bayonne, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,087
 

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550 Avenue A
Bayonne, NJ 07002

(201) 858-5984
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Map of Midtown Community No.8 Elementary School address.
October 15, 2014
My son is going to Midtown and we are happy with the school. I'm not sure the answer about the library, but I'm not sure that it's a special anymore. The children get computers, gym, and art and music. So far every teacher that my son has had has been wonderful and caring. The books that my son uses are the same that they use in other schools as we have friends in other districts. I see the policies and the work that comes home and there is nothing wrong with it. As a parent who is very strict with monitoring what my sons watch on tv and in movies, yes, the watching of Spongebob concerns me, but instead of bashing the school publicly based on one teacher's poor choice, I will take that up nicely and with the teacher personally.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2014
I would like to understand why this schools rating is constantly going down year after year. This is totally unacceptable, there is no excuse for this. How could anyone in there right mind expect me to send my child here and have a clear conscience.

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2014
There are some very caring teachers in the school and we have lucked out with quite a few, but I agree with the last parent's review. Whenever gym class is cancelled (which is frequent), they have the kids watching a movie. My kid watches more TV at the school than at home. Why don't they take them to the library? Also, the student reviews are sweet but the fact that they all keep spelling "principal" the wrong way concerns me. It's not a bad school, but there are certain things that really should not be overlooked. I'm hoping that the teachers and princiPAL look through these reviews to better their school program.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2014
Parents who are so proud to have your students at Midtown School, be sure to ask the about the library they're not allowed to use for any purpose except on occasion for the book fair, where they can buy books but not use any of the library's facilities. And when physical education class is cancelled, be sure to ask them the plot of the same Sponge Bob cartoon or Eyegor movie they're forced to watch time and time again while crammed into the same hallway. Education at its finest.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2013
My son started Pre-K in Midtown Community School last year and I must say that from day 1, I was so impressed with the school. I went from feeling uncomfortable leaving my first born at school, to looking forward to seeing his face as he was so proud to tell me what he learned and share his day with me. The teachers are excellent and stay in contact with the parents and really, truly care about their students. I witnessed many great things happening at Midtown and I happy that my son is part of such an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
Midtown Community School is the best. I was part of the first graduating class of 1993. This school has became a part of a lot of our own children. The teachers are caring and loving. Mrs. Mercun is best. I still travel 1800 miles away to visit the school as well as Mrs. Mercun, twenty years later she is the same loving individual. This school could not ask for a better principal.

- submitted by a community member
June 28, 2012
This school is truly amazing! I have been a part of the Midtown family since grade 4. This school has a fantastic principal, Mrs. Christina Mercun and an outstanding vice principal, Mrs. Patricia Dzuibeck. They care about the students like crazy! The staff is amazing also! As a graduate of Midtown's class of 2012, I can truly say that this school has changed me. I used to be an average student academically, but now I am a suceeding student that gets honor-roll ever marking period since fourth grade, and has gotten accepted into Holy Family Academy school. If it wasn't for the amazing school and staff, I know I wouldnt be where I am today. I will miss this school dearly, but at least I know that the Midtown magic will forever stay in my heart. I recommend this school to everyone! Sincerely, a Midtown graduate of 2012

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2011
This School is horrible, I wouldn't recommend it to ANYONE. They won't even let my responsible sibling carry his cell phone for emergency calls. This school is more of an investment for money than education for the children of our future leaders. If I were to recommend a school for your kids, it would be Mary J. Donohoe # 4 school. Anything else besides this school, I warned you.

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2010
this is one school that goes above and beyond. my children have excelled because of the way this school comes together and cares for each child it might be a big school but each and every child is cared for and no one is forgotten.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Midtown Community School is a diverse population and the Principal there is so in-tune with all students.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2009
My son is in the 5th grade. Mrs. Antice is a wonderful teacher. Excellent staff! We love this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 09, 2008
The midtown school was one of the better schools until the new principal arrived about 5 years ago. It useds to be a shchool that cared more about the sutdents growth but now its more about making the school look good. Bailey's middle school is located in a smallbuilding thats practically fallIng apart however it has a higher rating than Midtown. This shows you that just because you throw money into a brand new school, does not gurantee the best education. Whats truly important are faculty members who care about students growth.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2007
My experience at this school has been wonderful. I have two children in the school - ages 8 and 9. We moved to Bayonne from the city three years ago and I was concerned about the quality of education. To my surprise, it has been every bit as challenging as NY schools and I feel that the extra space allows for a greater number of activities. I highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2007
I have been to this school ever since 1st grade and I will never go to a diiferent school.I enjoy the students,teachers & principles.Mrs.Mercun is the best principle and I won't want a diiferent principle.I love you!

- submitted by a student
January 15, 2007
Im writing this to tell you that you are the best principle but sometimes i feel bored in school the teachers are great but one he is very boring i dont get anything he says but other then that midtown is the best!W hen I go to bhs next year i would say I am from mcs with pride and succeed my goals because of midtown. Not only am I going to mcs but the teachers have encouraged me that I can be the best and I can be what I dream of being! you are the best principle anyone can ask for! but you do need more dances

- submitted by a student
September 23, 2005
This school is a very nice school to have your children go to. The teachers and other staff are all very well trained and very organized when it come to the education and well being for the children. I have leaned this first hand.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
Two of my children have attended midtown community school. My eldest began in the first grade and my middle child is now in the second grade. For the most part I have had nothing but positive experiences with the staff and faculty of midtown. The climate of the school is positive and geared towards the overall growth of our children. Whenever I have had any concerns they have been met with equal concern from both the teachers and administration. I appreciate the learning environment fostered by this dedicated staff. The success of our students is their priority. It is appreciated. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2004
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Midtown Community No.8 Elementary School
550 Avenue A, Bayonne, NJ  07002
(201) 858-5984
Last modified Midtown Community No.8 Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Midtown Community No.8 Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top