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6-8
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Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 1,308
 

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6500 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204

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(718) 256-8218
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May 23, 2014
i will he graduating from this school this year i love it here and im oing to miss all my teachers i would rate this school a 7 out of ten

- submitted by a community member
August 03, 2013
School nice I like but boring a bit no i teach here in mahtematics and kids are naghty but i still like skool a lot

- submitted by a teacher
June 30, 2013
Edward B. Shallow is the best school in district 20. Don't ltake verbatim in the poor reviews, many of them are inaccurate. As a former student, I found that many of the teachers are caring and supportive. When I had a problem, many of the teachers were willing to talk with me privately. When a classmate of mine had an issue, Principal Dr.Champion talked with her. The curriculum of the school is the standard NYC mandated one; and most students who fall behind get the help needed. Many of the students from the sp/ honor classes make it into specialized high schools(Stuy for me!). Many of the students are kept fit thanks to having Phys.Ed 3 times a week. Though, I do have to admit that this school is lacking in the arts; that is changing, though. Recently, a school newspaper has been introduced and a band is being formed(through the arduous efforts of Ms.P) There are some squirmishes amongst the students, but its average. Some kids may seem rude, but you have to get to know them. Are there fights? Maybe, after school and sometimes in the lunchroom.3 years ago, I wouldn't recommend this school. Over 3 yeas I've seen this school improve (smart boards, newspaper, talent show ipads etc

- submitted by a community member
June 08, 2013
Please do not send your child to this school. Many of the students are rude, disrespectful, and immature. If you are Asian American, you will be called 'chino' and berated in other racist ways. There are sometimes when you will be assaulted by a random student for no reason. There are students that are willing to work hard, but they are overshadowed by those who do bad. The school also has limited course offerings with only 1 Spanish teacher, 1 art teacher (per grade) and only 2 music teachers. There's no band or any extracurriculars. Though, I agree that most teachers are decent. If you get in this school please try to transfer out. I'm currently in a Specialized High School and I regret spending a horrible 3 years at Shallow.

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2013
this skool is good i go there. I'm in class 802 and i think it good. u get to go ahead 1 year and take regent. got in2 Btech. ty shallow

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2013
I go to this school and I absolutely love it. The teachers are great and the students in the 6th, 7th, 8th grades are respectful. Parents or students who say this school is bad has never been there. They hear rumours. There are barley fights in this school. So whoever says this school is bad, they are hating. It makes me go rage mode when you "parents" say it's a bad school.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2013
Whoever wrote "this school is by far the worst school ive been to in my entire life.", I really want to meet you. I also go to EBS, I came 2 months ago from a Private School. I absoulutely hate this school. Most of the teachers are decent, but the kids! They have NO manners, NO respect for anyone! Its filled with a bunch of kids raised in "ghetto" families. They're also SO mean! And, the 7th grade dean, Ms. Silver, doesn't care about anything that goes on in school. Such as bullying. She says to "toughen up". Maybe the person that wrote the review that I mentioned can at least be friends and get along. :/

- submitted by a community member
December 19, 2012
this school is by far the worst school ive been to in my entire life. i am a child and i dont learn very well or quickly i dont deserve to have to go home and cry and be yelled at by certain teachers. this school also has no talents to choose from at all. ive been going there 2 months and already some kids tried to jump me. the teacher are horrible the school itself is horrible, the security is very bad. this cool is no where near one of the best schools, and i will never ever recommand for you to send your child there.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2012
My daughter absolutely loves this school, she has 100% attendance because she loves it so much she doesnt want to be absent. The teachers are very nice.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
I just wrote the last article. I just want to say one thing i know that you cant believe everything you read but as a parent and my experience with this school the ACTIONS show for itself... i believe all the articles parents are posting had to learn the hard way please dont do the same no child should go threw this..

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2012
I have nothing good to say about this school. The extra time given after school is dedicated to doing homework. Excuse me, but it is supposed to be for giving extra instruction. But of course when you complain, you are told that your child is receiving all the instruction they need. Most of my child's teachers leave the class when they are supposed to be teaching to take cell phone calls. My child isn't allowed to do that, why are teachers allowed? Teachers do not teach, they just write a few words on the board, and tell the kids to look it up at home. I may as well homeschool. There is supposed to be a dress code as well, meanwhile the girls look indecent and the boys like thugs. Where is the principal? What is she doing to help this failing school? I know, she's hiding in her office til she can scurry out to her car at the end of the day.It's time this school gets new leadership. Oh, and by the way, that last poster apparently thinks that this schools is as good as it was in 1978. Guess what, 34 years have passed. You have no idea what a pit this place is. You have no right to even post here.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2012
I agreed with pretty much every other parent's comments about this school. The teachers inform you about a grade and when you ask them about it, they act like they are talking to another kid in their school and not an interested parent. "Thank you for your concern" is a very patronizing and condescending way to answer a note when a parent asks a question. If you talk to the parent coordinator, they are really there to help the teacher, not the parent. I will work hard not to send my other child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2011
The results of both the ELA and Math came out today, and guess what? This school is a failure. For the ELA test, they had practically nobody score a 4 in all 3 grades. They had 26.5% of grade six score a 1. How is that acceptable. This school needs an overhaul and the principal needs to be removed!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2011
the worst school ever, full of srespectfull, unprofessional, rude, ignorand, and raceist principal, and stataff not only to student , but to parent and gurdian, if your chiled ever got this school i wish you an easy fight with the board of ED. to transfer him or her, I don't know how the parents can take this when thier kids compliant to them. get up and take action don't let any body ruine your child future, or put him under pressure.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2011
I absolutely agree with the review below mine. This school is an utter and complete disaster. I am shocked that there are any positive reviews regarding this school. Their disregard for communicating with parents is ridiculous. These kids aren't being taught anything, most of the teachers don't teach, can't handle their classes, the deans are useless and the principal seems to be non-existent. I have heard of quite a few incidents regarding fighting/the safety of students and the lack of teachers and/or security guards on the premises to intervene when students are in danger. It is appauling that we send our children to school and expect them to be safe but that is not the case here at Shallow. I am transfering my child out of this school and sending her elsewhere before she's severely hurt or the NYC Public School system fails her.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2011
This school is a disaster. There seems to be fighting daily, suspensions are just handed out like it was nothing, and no one seems to care that the students are suffering. Failure appears to run rampant here, if a child fails a test, it's no big deal. The place is run like a zoo, they aren't preparing them for anything. The principal is all talk, and inaffective. The gym teachers are a joke, standing around texting instead of actually giving them some sort of direction. There seems to be no discipline. The deans are inaffective. The kids are allowed to act like animals, because they know nothing will happen to them. The principal is scared of her students. She hasn't lived up to her own hype. She needs to be removed and someone who knows what they are doing needs to step in. Only 24% of last years 6th grade could read at grade level. Shouldn't that be a red flag right there? At what point is the DOE going to step in and straighten this school out? I hope they do it before they lose another generation.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2010
There are alot of students that are disrespectful to the teachers, and teachers that can't teach, but that doesn't mean that all the teachers are like that, there are some really great ones.There are alot of teachers that are really funny and that care about their students. Students respect and like the teacheres that treat them fairly. As for inappropriate language in the hallways, it can be found in most schools. There are fights in Shallow too, but what school doesn't have fights.

- submitted by a community member
December 16, 2010
This school is horrible. I highly recommend parents' whose child(s) may be enrolling in this school to not. This is filled with racist young students, who are not only rude to teacher, but toward other students/classmates. Inappropriate languages are used almost all the time. The staff are very useless and careless. They honestly do not care for your kids, only themselves and making money. The deans are useless, and students are rude. Those kids' parents should discipline their own kid to act mature as a young teenage; and get them ready for high school. Watch out for your kid(s) because my daughter had pretzels thrown at her, and pushed by other people for being an Asian-American. This school really needs to improve in every way possible...

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2010
I am very excited that my son will be going to Shallow, the school is great, the teachers are very helpful. School isn't supposed to be fun all the time, im glad the principal isn't nice she or he shouldn't be when it comes to certain situations. Takes a lot of hard work and dedication. when you do well in school it feels great!

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March 28, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2010
itz a very good skool, i go 2 skool there and all the teachers are nice and everyone. also there lunch and breakfast is tasty 2.

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January 16, 2010
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November 25, 2009
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November 11, 2009
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no rating November 04, 2009
I am in the Renaissance Academy and i think this school turned from good to worse. Well, the good part of this school is that we have good teachers that teach very well. The worst part is that in some classes don't have art, spanish, health and music, which includes my class. Some of the students are disrespectful and rude. I wish it was back to the way it was before all of this nonsense!

- submitted by a student
June 27, 2009
A teacher named Ms.Longo in Envirmental Academy is the best teacher I ever met..Not only does she explains the examples again but repeats then and teaches you again and again until u get it......I think i PASS 6th grade because of u Ms. Longo ..... Not only did u say I can accomplish meh dream but u also taught meh the best of the best.......& also thank you other teachers that have also taught meh so well......I have to thank Ms.Abdelhadi & Mr.Zhao & Ms.Silver & Ms. Halvey & Mr.Reznik & Ms.Accolti-Gil .......:] I wish all you teachers to stay healthy looking and continue doing your greatest job :] Thank you very much for helping me out :]

- submitted by a student
June 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2009
I'm a student from E.B.S 2009 environmental academy. I found some people there are racsist and children there is rude and disrespectful. Sometimes the dean accuse you for doing something wrong. The assistance principle is also very mean. She won't care how you feel. She says things that are very impolite to say and the words she says hurts people's feeling. this school needs to change for good !

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May 27, 2009
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March 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2009
This school is a really good school. It shouldn't be rated by what kind of kids go there. The teachers and education are good. It is a really good school!1

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January 10, 2009
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January 02, 2009
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December 11, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 19, 2008
Right now, I am in the seventh grade and I LOVE it. The teachers are great and they explain everything really well. I know these three years will be awesome for me! I will never forget this school!

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October 08, 2008
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October 06, 2008
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September 09, 2008
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June 22, 2008
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April 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 12, 2008
Wow Edward B. Shallow, I will never forget those 3 amazing years! This school was the best school i had ever attended. I made long lasting friends but best of all the teachers were amazing you could tell they were dedicated teachers looking to inspire us to achieve our dreams in the future. I thank god everyday for allowing me to attend IS227, im a junior now in PA and ive learned so much and i thank Edward B. Shallow for that.

- submitted by a student
October 12, 2007
This is the best school ever, and beleive me when i say that. I learned sooo much in this school. I had the coolest teachers. In 6th grade it was pretty boring but thats because we did a lot of hard work and learned so much. 7th grade is where i met most of my best friends. The fun begins in 8th grade so dont leave especially that year and good luck!

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September 21, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 27, 2007
this is the best school in brooklyn my children learned alot thank you for 3 marvelous years have a great summer

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June 17, 2007
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June 04, 2007
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February 13, 2007
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September 17, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 30, 2005
I love the academic programs. I had four childern passed shallow and go on to pass high school and college. I was involve in my childs school. They have P.T.A.

- submitted by a parent
December 25, 2004
the school is ok, its not really safe due to the fact that there isn't many teachers watching what we do in the court yard. Although people would not like this, but there is many gangs within the school and although the teachers tries to stop this it dosnt really work. It do not have many extracurricular activity. But the teachers are really great and fun to have. Another bad thing about the school is that recently they cancelled the music program and got rid of a few great teachers. But I learned many important things in this school and in a way the teachers helped me get into Stuyvesant H.S

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2004
What I want to say about this school is that, this school is really good. I know that a few months ago [it]was bad, but not any more. What I think is that the kids, [pay] attention to the work and to the teachers they will be really excellent. Also the teachers are excellent. They know all about their work and they teach the students good. How I know about this is because I went to this great school and the rate that I will give is the highest a (5) why because it should have it.

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August 22, 2003
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Jhs 227 Edward B Shallow
6500 16th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11204
(718) 256-8218
Last modified Jhs 227 Edward B Shallow 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 227 Edward B Shallow Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top