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6-8
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Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 1,068
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1925 Stuart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229

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(718) 375-3523
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October 26, 2014
Former student here in the 6th grade, I had an excellent English teacher, Ms. L, who first gave me strict impressions but eventually guided me and other to make significant progress in the subject. There was also Mr. D, my favorite science teacher of all time, used always meet me on my walk home and tell me, "See you tomorrow buddy." He also held a fun class using demonstrations from students which presented his teaching points in a comical way. Lastly, there was Ms. S who taught me many sophisticated math topics before any other advanced math class ever did preparing me with extra knowledge for the next year. In conclusion, a multitude of talented teachers guided me through the school year teaching me a myriad of things I'm glad to know today! P.S. This was the only year I ever aced the state English Language Arts test, so thank you Ms. L!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2014
The school has no control over the kids. The halls are just too crowded, and the kids have disgusting behavior. My kids came to this school because we moved and I regret it. The teachers are great, but the Principle does nothing to stop bad behavior; and when she does, the kids get suspensions, for the 10th time. The word "manners" is not in their dictionary and the kids don't want to learn. The kids that take the school buses, have fights for "fun" and the bus drivers do nothing. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Especially people that are from A Grade schools. The school is also behind on academic lessons. My kids learned in 7th grade what the school is teaching in 8th grade. During dismissal, the kids are let out like like a herd of cattle. I moved from one side of Brooklyn to the other. I never realized that there was this much of a difference in conduct and behavior, and would not advocate this school to any parent. No parent wants their kids to come home depressed and tense. I would give this school zero stars out of five.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2014
The school houses a great percentage of students who behavioral issues. Administration is ineffective and borderline incompetent in dealing with bullying situations.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
This school is one of the few who has a Nest program for kids with Asperger, the teachers are very cooperative and it is always clean, and organized.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
Marine Park Junior High is an amazing peforming arts focused high school where students gain confidence in their abilities and soar to excellence. The school offers high level academics and rigorous programs.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2013
Marine Park was the school I wanted to attend because yes I lived in East Flatbush but I did not want to go to the schools in my neighborhood. I knew when I first got to the school it was going to be good for me. I did things I never thought I would have used today. I learned to type, introduced to computers and I was able to speak in front of a small group who actually listened. Times have changed in 1993-96 Marine Park was a great school I loved most of my teachers caused they pushed me. I mostly grew found of my Dean Ms. Doyle she was like my best friend. Its hard to find teachers and faculty that cared. School has changed but as parents we must push our children to strive to be better. Yes when I went to Marine Park it began to have a diverse population of students. It was great for me because I never had any problems with the different races I made many friends. I heard it has changed but again I believe a child can learn in any school but the parent also have to work witht that child. A teacher's job is not easy and we cannot just leave everything up to them. We have to also be role models to our children and stop letting the teacher be the second parent. We are responsible.

- submitted by a community member
September 23, 2013
My son is now in the 8th grade at Marine Park JHS. He came from P.S. 222 which was fantastic. I had my reservations about sending him here, but I have to say, he has done really well. He is in the Park Prep program, made Arista/Archon society 2 years in a row. He did have issues the beginning of 6th and 7th grade with bullying/teasing. I spoke to Ms. Heller who is the dean and she dealt with the situation that day. He has never had any problems since then. Of course, like any school, there are good/bad teachers, staff members who care/don't care, but overall he's had a good year. Only complaint is parents who double park in front of the school where buses are picking up kids. School needs to do something about that.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
My son just graduated from PS 277 Gerritsen Beach school which is an outstanding school. I always knew my headache will start when he goes into Middle School, I have to say this school is no good. While I was waiting in the main office parents were registering their kids from East New York, Canarsie and Bed-stuy the school offers MTA buses for these students. There is absolutely no control in the Lunchroom and during dismissal. All these kids are in groups and ready to start trouble in the neighborhood, with other students including parents which is insane. The teachers don't see to know much of anything, and can not handle these wild students who has no respect for any staff member. Parents please do not let PS 277 tell you that Marine Park school is not that bad, the school pushes parents towards that school because the Gerritsen Beach community is zoned for that school. My poor son came out of the school terrify and schooless and the worst part is no one wants to get involved and help my son get into a better shool.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2013
The school is full of bullies. The teachers never seem to "notice" when bullying occurs. The school does not follow up on the incidents. Many teachers are dismissive of kids' comments and needs. Stay away from this school if you can.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2013
Im in the regents class and I have to say Mrs.Cacavo (Earth Science Teacher) is one of the best teachers there . Mrs.Klein also is wonderful , but her test are sometimes hard . This school is Mix with a lot of talented kids...The Kids are sometimes bad but my dean Mr.Burger and Assistant Principal Mrs.O'Connell are really nice if you get on their good side.. Other then that ..I hope the new students enjoy Marine Park !!!

- submitted by a community member
March 09, 2013
My second child is in this school, my first had he best three years of her life. Her teachers were great, I never worried about their safety and any situation was handled immediately. My second child is shy and so far is doing great, good friends good teachers. I am very involved in this school and am so happy that I put my kids in MP. We have alot of involved parents but way too many choose not to be involved.

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November 12, 2009
this school made me very miture

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October 15, 2009
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October 05, 2009
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August 25, 2009
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August 20, 2009
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July 16, 2009
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June 09, 2009
I think that Marine Park is a wonderful school.I also think that the education is great.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2009
I think that my child and his friend recieve a great education...Not all of our children are in band or drama and they still strive for success. Ms. O'Connell loves all the kids. Ms Garofalo cares! This is the best school ever.

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April 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 25, 2009
im in marine park in the 8th grade its not a very good school.they only have band in the school.No cheerleading ,basketball,or nothing .if you want your child to be around alot of drama and fighting then sent them to marine park

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February 23, 2009
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February 19, 2009
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February 13, 2009
If you are in the olympic academy, you'll love this school. However, if your are in the law academy, you will it. The olympic academy gets talent class, foreign language and gets to switch rooms for every class. The law academy gets the same teacher and room for almost all subjects. The only classes they get to switch for is law class, gym, lunch, and art. The law academy does not get talent or foreign language. I find it very unfair.

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February 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 19, 2009
Principal more concerned about the band than the Children. No real interest in helping Parents help their child.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2009
I'm a eight grader in this school .It is great fun and a great school to have the junior high experience. I will miss it when I go to high school. The teachers really care and are great people, & i love them.

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January 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2009
I am a 6th grader I think Marine Park is a exellent school all the teachers are very helpful if I do not under stand something they help me.Marine Park has a exellent band program.

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December 11, 2008
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December 10, 2008
Hii, i graduated in the year 2006, im a junior now at BKHS.Marine Park has a big part in my lie. Marine Park was the best place for me to go, I have made friend there that will last me a life time. am not even joking about that. Yes, there are some teachers who should be fired...come on every school has that. But then there are teachers who make that school more worth going to everyday. My favorite year at MP was 8th grade, not because it was my senior year, but b/c I learn so much from my english Ms. C, who got married and is now Mrs. K, In that class we read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. oh my goodness, it was THE best book ever! Thanks Ms. C, and to my favorite crazy Earth science teacher,ms. caccovo!

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November 13, 2008
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October 25, 2008
i am in highschool now and i miss this school sooo much. this school has to be the best school you can possibly go to. great teachers and a great band and good trips. its also a very fun school. I love MP ! classss of 2008 !

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October 14, 2008
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no rating July 16, 2008
i go 2 dis school and it seem great but i get very bored in there and the band program is good but it get boring a lot but that school go on good trips

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no rating June 26, 2008
this school has incredible literacy teachers. Ms. D makes that school shine.

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June 18, 2008
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June 07, 2008
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April 13, 2008
This school is awesome.I am currently a 7th grader here and I think its awesome.We have just had out 1st production,Annie and it was a full house all 5 shows.There is an excellent band program in which I am in.There are great trips,band competitions and nice teachers.

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April 09, 2008
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November 28, 2007
it is a geat school.they ae classes to help kids in what ever they need help in and most o all its not just work work work all day at we have time to talk and have fun also at i.s.278

- submitted by a student
November 09, 2007
This school lacks good leadership. Principal seems to be more conerned about the schools band and the extra curricular activities. The halls are always very cluttered and chaotic. There is no concern about struggling, learning disabled children. If your child is in a gifted program they are treated with more concern than those who are learning disabled. If you have a concern or want to speak to the principal about any issue she is not helpful in anyway!

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October 19, 2007
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October 18, 2007
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August 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2007
the hallways are sometimes terrible with all the pushing and the shoving, some of the teachers cannot control the classes, lower classes are separated from the higher, which is good. Overall, the school is a nice school.

- submitted by a student
February 16, 2007
I currently have a 6th grade student enrolled at IS 278, this is my third child to attend Marine Park. It is and has always been an excellent school academically. I have never encountered any problems with administration or staff. All members work togehter to provide a wonderful atmosphere where children's education and safety are the highest priorities. I encourage parents to send their children to this fine school.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
My child is in the Park Prep program [grade 6]. I find the academics to be satisfactory. More sports and extracurricular activities would be a blessing. When I have had to contact a teachers, I found them responsive. The principal was very helpful in handling a situation.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2006
I dont feel safe at all having my child go school.

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July 13, 2006
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April 12, 2006
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March 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2006
The school has a good academics program but I dont see alot of parental involvement. Notices for their involvement are non existent. The major issue at this school is the increasingly hostile environment that presents itself with the kids and it seems to be racially motivated. The school administration does not fully address or contain the situation, especially at release time. The kids seem well adjusted admist the chaos. More teacher diversity skills courses should be provided to them.

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August 24, 2005
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August 13, 2005
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April 09, 2005
The school is excellent. The teachers care what happens and do their very best. The music program is excellent. It has been proven how students involved in the Arts have better grades.

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April 09, 2005
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April 04, 2005
If you have any other choices besides this school, I'd advise you to take a chance somewhere else. Teachers cannot handle the class size, Principals and Deans are of no help when a problem occurs. The hallways are chaotic. If your child goes into this school with any type of learning disability you can be assured no help will be given. But of course the child will graduate. Even if they can't read or write.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
It is an excellent school. The teachers care and it shows. They have programs to challenge the minds of the students. Parent involvement is encouraged as only with the support of the parent(s) and the teachers can a child reach their dreams. The music program is a proven success as those students show greater levels of achievement in all their subjects. Involvement in the arts helps to develop a more well rounded person.

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March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 25, 2005
It is a very bad school, teachers are always absent. The principle is most concerned about the band than the childrens academic performance.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
This school lumps poor behavior students together with learning disabled, leaving the most at risk kids with the least chance of improvement.

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September 09, 2003
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August 26, 2003
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Jhs 278 Marine Park
1925 Stuart Street, Brooklyn, NY  11229
(718) 375-3523
Last modified Jhs 278 Marine Park is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jhs 278 Marine Park Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 71 reviews. Top