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School leader MR. ANTHONY CUSUMANO
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District New York City Geographic District #22
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1420 E 68th St
Brooklyn, NY 11234

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4 stars
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March 19, 2014
This school is really trying to improve and I commend them for making Bergen Beach a better place to live in this past year. Thank you to the administration and staff for working so hard.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
My child is in the 8th grade and I am so happy with the good people at this school. I wish I had more children to send them!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
I am reading some of the comments written here on this site. It never fails to amaze me how people complain about schools, their jobs, clubs or anything there is in life. But, never step forward to either lend advice or slide their sleeves up and get involved. My children went to Roy Mann years ago, my son is going to be 28 and my daughter is now 25. I lived in the neighborhood for over 22 years. The biggest complaint we had back then was that there were too many double parked cars. Times have changed, so have most of the problems of society. I believe we baby our young adult children way too much as a society. My mother and her PA back in the 60's and 70's fought hard to make the schools what they were.SAFE! yes of course many moms work today and some can't be bothered. As long as nothing is interfering with their workouts at the gym, their work schedule, their vacations or shopping, all is good. GUESS what people stop sitting on the sidelines, get to the schools PTA meetings, voice your opinion there and then volunteer to do something about it. Imagine a PTA meeting where the schools staff who is there for your children, out number the parents.. shameful is right..SHAME ON YOU.

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2014
my son is a 6th grader there now. And since September there has been a problem atleast 1 a week. My child just would like to go to school and learn without all the nonsense. The supervision or lack of does nothing but yes's you to death. This is our local school and sad to say this is the worst school. I would not send any child there. Nothing but problems and nothing gets done. Its a shame

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
I am amazed at the turn around this school has made. I am a parent who has been with the school for over 10 years with all of my children. I have seen it at its worst but I can not believe the difference in security, discipline, and enviornment. The security issues are gone, the negative attitudes as gone. All you have now is a great principal, mr cusuamao who inspires the teachers to be better and the students are happy in this neighborhood school where the parents feel welcome. Great job Mr Cusumano. Dont think twice about sending your students to this school. It has great plays, great band and culinary arts program.. plus aftershcool activities. The work is challenging also but the teachers make it fun. One of my friends sent her son to cummingham and they hated it and they went to roy mann and they welcomed them with open arms , she felt important and he loves it .

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
This school has improved a lot. The new principal Mr. Cuosamano has revamped the school. He is passionate, dedicated and determined to see Roy Mann suceed.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
Mr. Johnson was the only real administrator that can handle JHS 78. Anyone else that came after him is a joke.

- submitted by a teacher
August 23, 2013
Although the school did not meet all my expectations upon placing my child there, it has offered him many positive experiences and opportunities. The greatest problem we've experienced is the behavior of some children; however the school cannot be held responsible for that. If parents don't raise their children to be functional and respectful members of society, it's not the school's fault. Children like that will misbehave no matter where they are. There is something to be said about the roach population; there are quite a few. However, when we look at what makes a school a school Roy Mann stands along other great schools. Instead, focus on the education, care/concern for the students from all adults, communication with parents, response time for meeting requests from parents, before/after school programs, vacation-time activities, an awesome parent coordinator, a new/amazingly attentive principal, etc, These are the things that count. Roy H Mann has it all and more. Perfect, it's not; however, for these and many other reasons I'm glad my honors child attended and will be graduating from this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2013
Roy Mann is a good school. I was skeptical because of a lot of the negative reviews I found on this site but I have found most of them to be groundless. I have a sixth grader at Mann and could not be happier. I find the teachers engaging, communicative and truly concerned about the well being and academic achievement of our children. There are interesting after school programs. The work is challenging and well distributed. I have made unannounced visits to the school and, aside from the normal sounds one would expect inside a middle school building during the day, the halls are quiet. The Principal, deans and school safety staff are always around. The Parent Coordinator is available and very responsive. I have nothing but praise for this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2012
Roy mann isn't that bad . I go there. The bathrooms are disguising but that's because of a group of kids. The school needs to focus more on cleaning the school there are sometimes roaches. There weren't any fights this year so far but since I'm in the honor class and in the top of my grade no one really messes with me . As long as you stand up for your self you are fine.they don't need to separate the girls and the boys though.

- submitted by a community member
June 19, 2012
What an evil, terrible place. These parents should be beyond ashamed and sued and thrown in jail. The kids who start the fights should be in juvie to discover just how 'tough and cool' they are.

- submitted by a community member
June 16, 2012
This school is horrible, the kids fight every day and litter and destroy the neighborhood. Neighbors are afraid to leave their houses until at least an hour after the kids get out. People who have their smaller children in a park near the school rush toget home before they let the students out. I have had numerous fights in fron of my house by them as well as other neighbors. These kids also harass all the stores in their path as well as ounger children and adults. I have heard other sories but i do not know the situations first hand so I will not comment. The neighborhood has had enough and a lot of us plan to go to the next community meeting to get something done before anyone gets seriously hurt, oops im sorry, someone already has.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2012
In all honesty my experiences in this school were devistating and infuriating. The staff responisbility had been poor and too many fights to count. To be called a 'clean, neatly kept ' school is a complete lie. I am now moved on to another school, and have realized how much of a compliment 'gross ' would be to Roy H Mann

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2012
I attended this school years ago, before it became an "educational complex." I was in the "SPE" (special program-enriched) which was supposed to provide enrichment beyond the normal curriculum, but didn't; I recall numerous Spanish teachers in grades 7 and 8, all of whom reviewed/rehashed/retaught stuff we already learned because they didn't know where the last teacher left off--what's "special" about that? I had pretty good teachers as I recall, but the experience was still kinda miserable due to the other students. The main culprits were students from P.S. 236 whose egos could barely fit in the building and who found they could get away with a LOTTA misbehavin' because their parents were deluded into thinking they were such angels at home and should be same at school; a couple of these little darlings ended up at my high school, but got their comeuppance from other students and became social pariahs tyvm. I don't think anyone has had an overwhelmingly pleasant experience in middle school--awkward age, new kids, new academics--but I'm not sure including this school on a website of "greatschools" is appropriate--at least not from what I've read. I was only too glad to leave.

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2011
Worst mistake I ever made sending my kids here. I just looked at the state scores for this school and they are horrible. They actually go down the longer students are there, not up.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2011
Roy H. Mann still isn't the BEST school, but since the new Principal arrived people have spent less time roaming the hallways than before when I got here in 6th grade. There are still too many fights, especially afterschool, and also some racial discrimination. I for one think they should spend less time trying to seperate the boys and girls, and spend more time focusing on how they can stop the fighting.Some pros are that if you focus hard enough on academics, you can do better. I was worried in 6th grade that I made the wrong choice, but it got better. Now i moved up to excelsior from cap and i'm going to 8th grade.

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2011
this is one of the worst schools my child ever went to out of all of his schooling. The teachers don't care about the students and the students know that so they behave as such. They have no command over their class and allow the students to do whatever they want in the classroom. The children are allowed to fight without anyone interveining. Learning is a strain in this school......this is one of the worst schools on the face of the earth. I hate it and so does my child.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2011
My only child is a student of this school , he's in 7th grade and so far i feel so comfortable with him there ,the teachers are very understanding towards the kids ...yes some kids may get into trouble but you also have to blame the parents to help discipline the children . my son recently loss his father and the teachers ans staff was so kind towards our family .I would recommend this school to my family and friends for our future generations I just love the fact that someone calls if my son get to school a little late or if he feel ill ...Thank you for caring to the staff of ROY H. MANN !

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2011
This is one of the worst schools in the country. The teachers can't control the students, they roam the halls, curse out the teachers, assault the teachers and one another and bring weapons into the school. There is not enough staff to control the student population at any time especially out in the yard. The admination is to fearful to enforce the district rules or punish the wrong doers. Despite what you will hear from the staff there is a very strong negative element at this school. I would highly recommend if at all possible to steer clear of this school at all costs. It would be in your childs best interest to travel apposed attending this school. It would be in everyones best interest if this school was closed.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2010
i love that school it is my favorite and my teacher care about us. Also i would tell my family members 2 send thir child their 2 learn

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2010
Terrible school. The teachers do not care about the students; a lot of favoritism is shown here.

- submitted by a student
March 25, 2010
I would not recommend this school unless you know how to focus on your books. I am a senior here and it is hard, I am taking 11th grade science regents classes. Only 5 classes take the rehents, these classes include CIG(center for the intelectually gifted) which is one class and Ecxelsior which includes four classes. This year we are taking three regents- Integraded Algebra, Earth Science and Spanish regents. The school is okay, it is not on my top list of good J.H.S

- submitted by a student
March 12, 2010
my daughter loves that school shes on the highest honor roll in sig and is doing very well with her behavior and everything else

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
I feel when school is over the security should stay around until all of the students vacate the premises. It's unfortunate that a few children make it hard for some by waiting after school is dismissed to start fights. Fights can be prevented after school if the security are more present. Please look into this matter: don't wait for blood to be on your hands to enforce this. Parent.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2010
Its teachers are understanding and help the students apply them selves well.

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no rating January 24, 2010
i am a senior at Roy mann n i think that the school is a great school with the exceptio of some teachers. There are alot of great teachers and other people in the school that children can talk to. The education is great there are four types of programs SIG which is the highest program .EXCELSIOR which is the second highest.these classes learn things a grade ahead for example an 8th grader who is in Excelsior will learn 9th grade math,literature,social studies,spanish,and 11th grade science.CAP is another program . next is the regular program ,special education is these classes dont move around they only go to lunch gym major and minor. SIG,CAP,Excelsior all take the regents,the .the school does alot to help with the childrens education and rewards are trips and dances. in all i think the school is very great

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no rating November 12, 2009
I am about to have my 4th child graduates from the school, the two previous one the first one fisnished college, the second one will be graduated from college, the third one will go to college next year, the 4th one will go to high school next year. I have no complaint about the school every single teacher care about the students. Now it is up the student to get what they are offering.

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November 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 31, 2009
I graduated from this school a year ago and this 3 out of 10 rating is completley wrong. I passed my bothe of my regents because of my amazing teachers. even though a standard class is about 28 kids, the teachers still find a way to make time for you if you don't understand something. if your child stays out of trouble and just sticks with their friends they will have a great time. plus there are ah-mazing trips! :)

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October 20, 2009
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no rating September 08, 2009
i'm a graduate of 09 in this school and I have to admit that it had to be one of the most amazing schools when i stepped in the building for the last time as a student i felt like i waz about to cry because is roy h mann we are not just students we are family

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no rating September 07, 2009
This school is a great school and i have learned much from being here

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September 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 02, 2009
this school has teachers that really cares about the children education

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2009
I'm a new parent dont know much about the school but the little i've seen on this site tells me that its a wonderful school. Looking forward for us to be working together for the one objective goal of our children which is to have a proper and very good education. So keep on doing your best.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2009
My son just graduated from that school.He got accepted from Edward Murrow HS.The school is great, too much fighting.

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August 04, 2009
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no rating June 25, 2009
the best school in brooklyn,i'm going to miss roy mann...

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May 26, 2009
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May 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2009
This School is great just like all schools but its just the deans,ap,and some teachers that will get your child in alot of trouble

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April 08, 2009
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February 09, 2009
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December 08, 2008
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no rating November 27, 2008
Hi im a student at roy mann. Parents there are too many fights in that school but the edu. Is great

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November 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
this school belongs better than this because it has so nice teachers like mr.barnett and ms busch and ms.laffan micklin the only thing i dont like are the student because they make fun of people

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November 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 02, 2008
This school is awesome! Our daughter is doing exceptionally well since her entrance to sixth grade.

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February 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2008
I graduated from this school last year (Class of 2007) and I will greatly miss Roy H. Mann very much. When I first came to this school I was a bit skeptical because of what I was told about it. But once I met new friends and great teachers my opinion on Roy Mann quickly changed. When I got to the 8th grade everything went by so fast and I just miss the school so much.... But hopefully next week before I take my Math A Regents Exam, I could visit the school. :]

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November 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 27, 2007
I was a bit disappointed at first when we were told that the principal was leaving, however in this short time the new I.A. principal has been visible and present, and I am impressed with the overall curriculum and the progress my 6th grader has made thus far, especially since it's quite a transition from elementary school. I am pleased to say that she has made the honor roll too so Roy H.Mann keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 26, 2007
I now go to roy mann. It is a nice,fun school.I will miss it when i leave

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October 16, 2007
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no rating September 03, 2007
I was afraid at the beginning of the school year that this school was not a good choose, but I am very happy that i left my child in the school she loves it and is doing excellent.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
i just started going here all my friends say its a bad school but they are doing good now the teachers are awesome the extracurricular programs are lots of fun 6th grade is going to be great

- submitted by a student
no rating June 21, 2007
I'm a student in the school and just graduatied yesterday and the graduation was awsome and moving. As for the school its wonderful and the whole staff is very supoortive to all the kids. I love Roy H Mann and imma miss it too!

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March 28, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 19, 2007
I attend this school.Everybody says it a bad school but its not just because the news says sou go ahead and believe it.This school has a lot of programs ,great teachers and classes .You judge the school by what it says on the news you should actually come see for yourself!

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February 27, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
January 20, 2007
We got here from Puerto Rico in December and my son was designated to this school. As a teacher Im disappointed with the discipline in this school. In Puerto Rico we don't have the same level of education than here but students are more respectful and have a better behavior to the other students and to their teachers. I expected more from a school in the united states but I'm totally disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2006
the school to me is overall good. it could improve here and there. but nothing's perfect. I still think the school should have a big meeting with students and ask them what to improve for the school.

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2006
Roy H. Mann, is not what it use to be. The school spend more time baby sitting the student rather than teaching and preparing them to meet the challenges in the world of tomorrow. I have gone into the school several times and was acknowledge in terms of why I was there but as far as follow-up with a resolution to why I came the school's staff does not follow-up or care.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2006
My daughter is attending this school right now. So far I am happy with how her school year went, she too is also happy she said she loves it here. Yes there are some things going on at roy h mann from time to time but each and every time they have made the school more secure and the teachers will help your children the best they can. I am always overwhelmed with what my child has to say when she gets home. Its never bad and if it is they can get help from roy mann. I recommend this school highly to all grade school graduates. At the end of the year you know the reason why I think its great!

- submitted by a student
no rating January 28, 2006
I attend this school.It is a very good school.It has alot of progams. I am in a CAP class . This is my review of I.S. 78

- submitted by a student
September 07, 2005
Roy H. Mann is a excellent school for kids to go to.The principal is a nice person.The teacher are nice.School is cool.

- submitted by a student
September 03, 2005
This school has been improving since 2002 but I think there should still be more techers.

- submitted by a former student
July 05, 2004
I think Roy H. Mann is generally a good school. The problem is that my daughter is always complaining that in their p.e. system and at lunch they separate the girls and the boys. She wants to be with her friends and they are all boys. Physical Education and lunch should be co-ed.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2004
I think the teachers at this school need to learn more about diversity. Teachers are also too young and have yet to learn how to handle pre-teen students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2003
I feel that Roy H. Mann is generally a good school. My son has graduated as an honors student and many wonderful friends (faculty included). I just wish that the Parent's Association would develop a little more internally so that more parents would want to become involved.

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Jhs 78 Roy H Mann
1420 E 68th St, Brooklyn, NY  11234
(718) 763-4701
Last modified Jhs 78 Roy H Mann is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jhs 78 Roy H Mann Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 82 reviews.