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Brentwood, NY
Students enrolled: 1,222
 

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33 Leahy Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717

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(631) 434-2541
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Map of Freshman Center address.
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
July 04, 2015
All my kids did well in the Brentwood elementary and middle school until they got to the Freshman Center. The school is terrible. My neighbors told me not to send my kids there when I bought my home, but I figured it couldn't be that bad. Mediocre teachers, a Principal you can't call or see in-person when a problem arises, and plan on having your kids things stolen. There's lots of bullying, drugs, and gang action too. I'm sorry I didn't listen to my neighbors.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Don't know
July 04, 2015
I don't know because even though the Westhampton school district provides a website with all the homework due, and the grades and a parent portal for the parents to see.. this huge school with the big budget doesn't offer that... so I don't know the level of homework that was given to my kids. Kids won't always tell you when something is due if they don't like their school environment and don't care to be there.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
July 04, 2015
As far as I know with all my three kids who did terrible once in that school.... it was either you pass the test or you don't. There were just a couple of teachers that actually cared enough to work with my kids when they needed it the most.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Disagree
July 04, 2015
I believe there are too many kids to an adult to be able to set any respectful boundaries if something goes down. My daughter was being bullied, there was no teacher that stepped up to protect her or tell that other kid to have some respect while in school towards another student.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Disagree
July 04, 2015
The school is only concerned with test scores. But, as for the Guidance Counselors and Mrs. Brown.. I would say they DO care about resolving problems and looking to assist in the forward movement for the kids because they care.

- submitted by a parent

July 04, 2015
All three of my kids did well in the elementary and middle school until they got to the Freshman Center. There are mediocre teachers who run classrooms with 25+ kids in the classroom. My neighbors warned me when I bought my home, not to send the kids to the freshman center or high school.. but I didn't listen. There's drugs, bullying, gang action, and don't be surprised if your kids things get stolen. They have a principal you can't get on the phone or see in-person if there's a problem although I have tried a few times only to speak with him once and had to ask him for his name then he was happy to transfer me to the guidance counselor for help. I'm sorry I kept my kids in that school. I really thought the adversity would strengthen them but it just undermined their ability to feel empowered. I would not recommend this school to anyone who actually wants their child to have good or better education.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2011
this school is way too small for growing teens. Its very crowded and you can only walk one way as the bells are rung. But other than that, the school is alright. Most of the teachers of nice and the a lot of the students are friendly. Attending this school this year, there has been a couple of minor fights but the security here is great breaking everything up. The security is good at their job and a couple of them are real chill . People that dont go to brentwood and the freshman center say its sucha bad district, but living here for 10 years and attending brentwood schools i know that brentwood is not that bad at all. Yeah , there has been some bad years but for the most part brentwood is a nice district to move to for families. Though , i do not like the freshman center and cant wait for the school year to end, it has been an interesting experience attending this school. But most people that move on to the highschool will get some sense of acheivement in them .. im sure of it .

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 06, 2009
This school is way too small! Especially for children our age. Its so small you can only walk in one direction and to turn around and walk the opposite direction is against the school rules. It has great teachers and most of the students do care about their work. Many problems and flights usually occur because you cant really run away from the fight because theres not enough room to run. But over, this school does bring a lot of character to a teen.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 06, 2009
This school is way to small! Its filled with to many students. Your only aloud to walk in one direction. You cant even turn around because it against the rules. It has great teachers just its too squished and between the students too many problems take place. Fights hapPen frequently and you cant run away because theres no room to run away! Yes, this school does build character though.

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 26, 2008
i understand that people believe brentwood is a horrible district, but actually most of the teachers a dedicated. many are to harsh and many are push overs but it does help the students suceede. the school is beyond over crowded and they need a better place to fit all the 9th graders and also send north bay shore students to the bay shore district because they have more money and funding and bigger schools. the biggest problem for these schools is the fighting between gangs and wanna be gang members. also the amount of illegal immigrants is becoming a on going problem and needs to be cracked down on. the schools punishments are pretty harsh but still we are not scared. the school has many officers there throughout the day but we see them as friends. honestly the school district has much work needed but they have great opportunities.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2008
this is an excellent school. 99% of the students are hardworking and has the potential to be succesful. even though the school has a lot of students, you get used to it and it doesn't become a problem. the teachers are soo decicated. the school offers great honor classes in math, science, and english, and a pre ap global studies classes. It has many interactive after-school activities for everyone. The music in brentwood itself has the most awards, the students start playing their instruments in 7th grade they sound that they have been playing since they were in 3th grade. Most of the classroom has a smartboards that makes learning easy and fun.

- submitted by a student

April 28, 2006
This school is very nice but there are a lot of fights that occur. There is a great honors program for math and science and the teachers are great. The only problem is the students who at time can be very foolish. All in all it is a great school. Brentwood High Schol on LI is the best place for students wishing to advance in Science and music because they are nationally recognised.

- submitted by a student

July 14, 2005
i went to this school and i had learned a lot, the teachers in this school were like friends to me.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 20, 2004
Extremely too overcrowded! Brentwood school district is overpopulated enough without them putting every single 9th grader into one school, there simply is not enough room for these students!

- submitted by a student

April 29, 2004
I think it is an ok school in comparison to other city high schools but pales in comparison to other Long Island schools. I think they need to place more emphasis on these regents exams- have some kind of Saturday prep courses for the 9th graders- better prepare these children. Also-I have registered my children for summer school in the past and the lines and amount of children needing to pass summer classes is outrageous- meaning -it can't be all those kids- lets look into the teaching methods. Lets!

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2004
I actually go to the Freshmen Center, and I have to say that this is school really deserves credit. Despite all the random fights that occur, the other 95% of the students are very dedicated, hardworking, and fun kids. There is an amazing music program, that I am involved in and they really push us to do our best here. The teachers are usually very strict but always are there to help us learn and grow as individuals. We can easily become friends with our teachers and feel as if they can be our parents. This is truly a good school to attended.

- submitted by a student

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Freshman Center
33 Leahy Avenue, Brentwood, NY  11717
(631) 434-2541
Last modified Freshman Center is a Public school that serves grade 9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Freshman Center Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top