After reading this I want to share that this school was the same in the 70s-an outstanding honors & the rest floundered. The bullying then was the haves vs have nots-not racially motivated. If the kids are behaving like animals - hint they are - not the teachers fault. If you can't afford a private school - then this is where your kid goes or move to a better district. Your kid got into 3 fights here more than other schools - what does that say 2 fights in the other school? Thugs & gansters came from NYCs poorer parts & a generation ago did nothing so they are here and all over the nation. Guidance counselors have a 1 size fits all answer - deal with it. Favorites among teachers - nothing new. By the way I graduated 141 went to a NYC high school that is now closed, rec'vd a 4 year scholarship-am a married grandmother with a great well paying job. School is what you make of it. Parents stop complaining do something or shut up, teachers teach to the good and ignore the rest, principals and administration stop throwing $ at a problem with no solution-unless you want the parents to babysit their kids 24/7 & then let them complain that jr isn't learning dont expect good reviews.