I graduated from this school in june and was in class 803, like the two previous comments. Let me just say something about this school- I have never witnessed any kind of bullying, teachers DO care if a student is not exceeding in their class, and this is probably one of the safest schools in the city. It is nothing like Martin Van Buren HIgh School. 266 offers many activities like drama club, cross country, leadership program, best buddies, ARISTA, real heroes, and there was a girls basketball team. I can say that 266 was the best 5 years of my life and I miss my 266 family so much. Sending your children here would be the best choice you can make. -Graduate of 2014
I just graduated from this school. I was in class 803, like the previous comment showed. However, I do not agree at all with what that person said about this school. This school greatly lacks extra curriculars, and although the school has anti-bullying assemblies, they do not know how to deal with the issue itself. I was beat up by a boy in seventh grade (and I'm a girl), and yet he did not even get suspended. All he got was a phone call home. Knives are being brought to school, some of the teachers don't care if a student is suffering in his/her class. The gym teacher doesn't even do his job, because all he does is hand out some basketballs each day we had him while he sat back and talks to whatever teacher is with him. We only played soccer for three days and softball for two days out of the entire school year. This school is beginning to go on a downward spiral, and I would not be surprised if it became like the Martin Van Buren high school close by. However, there are some pretty good teachers, and there is a program that can help prepare your children for the state test. Besides that, though, sending your child to this school would not be the most beneficial of choices.
PS IS 266 is an amazing school. I am in 8th grade this year and i have been in this school since kindergarten. I love their after school activities like the drama club, extended day, cross country, and volleyball. The staff tries to prevent bullying by creating programs like best buddies (Kids from 266 and the special ed kids come together and become friends to show that everyone can be friends) and the real heroes committee. In 7th and 8th grade there are specialized placement classes for those who tend to learn faster than the rest of their grade, those students take both the earth science regents and the integrated algebra regents. I was in sp in 7th grade and i am also in it this year. The teachers in this school are very kind and helpful. My favorite part of this school are the talents, in 6th grade you get to chose from 3 talents that you will take 3 times a week for the next 3 years. There is band, art, and computers (i am in band). This school uses a lot of electronics, we have ipads, macbooks, smart boards and more. I really recommend this school.
I like this school because it has high quality teachers. Also, the teachers allow me to come up during lunch time and get help from them.Finally, the trips are really fun.
PS / IS 266 provides an amazing and unique learning environment. Technologically savvy and staff who are caring and dedicated. This school strives to give the students the tools to succeed and the parents to be able to support their children as parents, not as teachers, all as a team effort. There does need to be some tightening about the tolerance of bullies and bullying. feel parent-to-parent involvement should be facilitated by the school administration acting as a catalyst to ensure parents can be in contact with one another when there is a situation ongoing between students.
i have been going to this school for a while and while i was here i have been disrespected and judged because i have a disability and my style and size. This school doesn't have any good extra curricular activities. they only have a girls basketball team which i so rude because alot of guys like to play basketball. i think they need to add new things to this school pronto!!
Dedicated administration, faculty, parents, and students make this school the wonderful learning environment that it is.
While I did not go to this school, my parents did attempt to apply me to 266 (I was transferring out of another school) and they were immediately turned down due to the fact that we didn't live in district 26. Though, there are many students who attend this school who don't live in district 26. I don't know what the school had against us, but I found it rude to just blatantly turn me down without really knowing anything except that i didn't live in district 26.
This school has the most wonderful extensions to the curriculum, like Real Heroes, the Green committee, Faces and a great PTA.
I'm so glad that my girls are part of the wonderful community that P.S./I.S. 266 offers. They are receiving an excellent education and the staff is friendly and courteous. It is a well run school!
5 Star, for the students and the wonderful dedicated teachers there! The students are Blessed to have this great &new exciting school!!
I so much disagree with the December 10th post. It is like she is describing a different school. This school, because it is small, focuses on the children more than I have seen in other schools. And because we are small, the teachers are able to focus where a student needs help the most. In PS/IS 266, the students come first and they are not lost among others. I also disagere about the diversity of this school. It is a fully diverse school with evey ethnic group included in the mix without any cause. As for 'issues' in the school, there is none. I have never seen more caring students, especially the older kids with the younger kids.
This is my childs first year here at the school. She won the lottery and is in her final year at the school. This school has all the resources for learning however they need to include some cultural diversity learning programs and or training on the student level as well as the faculty. The ratio of African American Students to others is quite low and their seems to be some issues among the students. I have spoken to the dean and he assures me he will bring up my concerns to the appropriate individuals.
This is my sons first experience in school and so far he loves it! He is learning so much. First second week of school he knew the days of the week!
My children have loved this school since they began 6 years ago. Besides the wonderful diversity, the curriculum is challenging and there is a strong sense of community.
This is our secind year at 266.I can't speak more than I have about the exceptional administrators,teachers,staff,students and parents. Students are in a rigorous academic environment where they're nurtured,loved and challenged everyday.This is a unique school where everyone knows your name!!!
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