I was a student in the 90's here before mutiple schools came to join in the building. I can agree that this school is bad. I was a quiet student in class and had a fight every week in school. Some people said I was tough because of my fights but reality was....the local kids that join are bad kids. The teachers are good but something needs to be done about the way children behave. I almost got left back due to my suspension because of million times I fight but I always get 100 on my test so I can say I was smart to pass I guess. My tip for the young people that go here now.....speak up and let the teachers and principle know your being bullied. Eventually they would step up and make a change. If you need help with any homework due to the noise in class ask for personal help with teacher.
I am now graduating this school, many say its bad i agree and disagree at the same time, this school may have bad ratings but most of these teachers care about the students a lot. Most of the teachers and staff are very supportive and listen to all your problems but the bad thing about this school are the kids. These kids are pretty tough, There are some fights but who doesn't have that in schools, sometimes its distracting having to listen to a kid curse during class while the teacher is trying to calm down the class, The assistant principles and deans of this school are pretty strict and make sure that you follow the procedures, In other words this school will work out or not for you if you try, I've seen so many smart people going to this school who are now going to Specialized High Schools, So this school isn't really all that bad for me it was alright at least i made friendships that will last forever.
I just graduated from 5th grade and im coming to this school next year and everyone is telling is a bad school there is always a fight u get bullied kids dont feel safe and when i heard this i was scared to come to this school but this school seem so educated and supportive and i thought it was a really good school when i heard of it but when i heard the bad side of it im not sure i wanna come here
i been in this school for 2 years and even before i got in they told me it was a bad school when i first got in in sixth grade it was the worst school experience of my life i got bullied many times while adults saw it happened id tell the teacher but they wouldn't take it seriously the school dos-int have control over kids and my old friends are so changed and greedy i have a group of friends but only trust one ive been trying to change schools the summer before getting in but still codint i didn't give back my application for some reason and imstuck im hoping this year i can transfer a verry bad expieriance but i learned alot about people how they change and you never finish knowing the person my grades went down since i steped in the school ishore wish i could turn back time and would of transferred before being in 6th grade if you are coming in this school don't let anybody step on you being yourself is not enough being a loner is the best choice you have or with that shy person in class there the ones who never let you down i am completley changed after that school but i liked the way i was before.
Oneof the worst schools I have seen in a while. My daughter is in 7th grade and I am having a difficult time transferring her out of there. She has been beaten twice and grades have plumetted. Teachers have no control of the students and seems not to care much. Students are in complete control of the school. They should suspend a good 75 to 80 percent of the students and restart teaching all over. Bad school. How they got a 3 stars is beyond my immagination.
This school is a terrible place to work. The adminitrative staff, particularly the assistant principals, are unsupportive seem to enjoy watching teachers fail. More than half the people I worked with were fired or decided to leave while I was there.
The R.A.V.E. program continues to do an incredible job in helping teachers and students achieve their goals.
I think this school is very very poor and needs help the kids dont feel safe there or feel like they can get anything out of it but hurt this is one that need to be closed down.
This school isn't any better. Promises are made and not kept. I don't want my child returning to that school next year.
this school will make a difference in your life. great place to learn something new
well as a student i belive the school has improved alot during the years. i feel like are teachers and principal work hard for are education so some parents and teacher got it all wrong..
I pulled my child out of 22 at the end of last year, and found that this decision was long overdue. 22 suffers from an incompetent administration, and unnecessarily overtaxed teaching staff. Leaving 22 was the best choice for my child, and we are much happier at our new school.
This school has a long way to go before it can be considered passable. While most of the teachers are dedicated, the administration is unsupportive and the school is currently understaffed and extremely disorganized. I would certainly never send my own kids to 22 and I look forward to finding a more supportive school in June.
This school is improving. There is a French-English dual language program that is really great, however, some teachers still have difficulty managing their students.
I attended this school as a 6th grader.when i went to 7th grade my mother transfered me.Now i know why she did it. but i still miss my friends.
If you are looking for a 5-8 junior high school for your child...dont look to this one! Students are violent and unruly, classes are packed with an average of 27 or more students. There are going to be a lot of new, unexperienced teachers coming in who normally have no control over their classes. The principal means well but the assistant principals are inept and unsupportive of students and staff. I work there and teacher morale is very low and many have left or retired early. stay away!!
I am a former 8th grade student at cis 22 ,although it's not the best school of the bronx, it is improving.We know have a new principal at our school that is really is improving it.He as started by creating a student council which is involved with deciding over many important school issues.Student council started by making the students vote over what color uniform should be worn.Then most recently with the Valentines Day Dance,that hasn't been made for 2 years.He has also made alot of after school programs involving sports and school subjects.I am sure that if we keep this principal cis 22 will be one of bronx's top schools.
Are you thinking about sending your child to this school? Don't. I was a teacher here up until this May. In September I had 44 students in my homeroom. But the end of the year they only managed to bring the roster down to 35, for a special needs class. There are no positive rewards for the students. The only reward this school provides is showing a movie in a hot, over crowded auditorium. There are no talent classes, no art classes, and gym is just time to run around. The administration is incapable of working with either children or adults. The saddest part is that the kids are forced to remain in the classroom all day. They are not allowed to do anything fun in this school.
I was a teacher at this school and began my teaching career there 29 years ago. At one point in the 1970s we were able to get 135 students into special high schools. I am heatbroken at the apparent decline in academic standards. The school had a young, committed staff and the principal, William Green was known as a tough disciplinarian. Strict discipline, parental involvement, and high academic standards would restore this school to its former standing. We wrote grants to provide after-school tutoring sessions to prep students for the High School entrance exams. This kind of preparation is common in suburban communities and levels the playing field for all students. -Heartbroken Former Teacher
This school needs an overall improvement. Needs more organization, motivation, security, translators among other things. It has an enormous overcrowed classrooms which lead to poor teacher-student communication.
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