Students enrolled 1468
School leader MS. JANICE GEARY

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7301 Ft Hamilton Pky
Brooklyn, NY 11228

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(718) 833-1000
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4 stars
Based on 51 ratings

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August 27, 2014
I was born and raised in Bay Ridge. This school has proven to be a good school in the past 5 years or so. I have to applaud Ms Geary and her staff for such great involvement. Teachers are attentive and serious about teaching. Don't let bad comments about this school steer you wrong. Students that come from involved parents, and a respectful home with values and principles, do excellent in this school. --- Mom of a graduate student.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
School is awful if your child is struggling and you care as a parent. Teachers dont call you back, have favorite students, pre shool tutorial is a joke(they just tell you to sit there and read your notes) teachers dont notify parents if child fails a test or require parent to sign test so child doesnt have to show parent bad mark. Teachers dont give students specifics on what to review before tests. I could go on but...

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2013
My school is great. The teachers are one in a million. Great after school preparation for the SHSAT.

- submitted by a community member
October 25, 2013
THIS SCHOOL IS A REALLY GOOD ONE, THEY MADE STUDENTS FEEL COMFORTABLE, MAKE STUDENTS UNDERSTAND EACH CLASS AND MAKE THE BEST THEY COULD

- submitted by a community member
February 04, 2012
this school gave me depression and the teachers descriminate a lot of students like ms decarlo. they dont help certain kids. thank god i left this school. i wish i passed the dyker test to get in their school. (they also dont care about bullying). dont let these reviews decieve you.

- submitted by a community member
January 29, 2012
I AM CURRENTLY AT MY LAST YEAR . I AM GRADUATING THIS YEAR . I HONESTLY HAVE TO SAME THIS SCHOOL IS GREAT! THE TEACHERS MAKE LEARNING FUN AND ENJOYABLE . THE TEACHERS HELP YOU LEAD YOU INTO THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND MORE . THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPLES ARE TRULY DOWN TO EARTH PEOPLE . THE SCHOOL ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT YOU DOING THE RIGHT THINGS IN LIVE .I WILL MISS THIS SCHOOL :-)

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no rating May 06, 2010
My daughter is currentley in 6th grade in this school and she is in the Principal list a 95 th average.. We both are very happy with hte school..The school is very organized.The Principal,teachers and the rest of the staff are very happy and very dedicated and it shows with work they do with the students. .My daughter is in both the marching and concert bands playing the saxophone.Everyday my daughter gets up excited to go to school.The school is very safe the security guards are nice and the do an excellent job in keeping order and safety in school.This school is awesome it is a treasure. Please continue to do a great job with these students.

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March 17, 2010
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November 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 15, 2009
i love this school! And this yea i am graduating this year!! :D And on 7th grade at Mckinley i actually got a 4 on my state test in Math the first time and i was very pleased!! Thank you!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 05, 2009
i lovee this school. (byt he wayy its better than dykerr!) it rockss!! i'm goin to seventh grade and i cant wait. can september 9th come any faster?? (see normal kid who hate there school would not say that i love my school so I am saying that! :p)

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August 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2009
I think this school is awesome<3(: all the teachers treat you the way you treat them & they give you respect & all the lessons you need to gain your knowledge (:

- submitted by a student
no rating June 04, 2009
I love Mckinley! Every kid tries their hardest to be all they can be! The teachers help us too! It's just fabulous to see and Mrs. Geary, the current principal just LOVES kids! She'll do anything to help us achieve our goals!

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May 27, 2009
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April 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 05, 2009
McKinley259 is awesome! me and my friends have been here since sixth grade, and we're graduating this year, and we love it. They are currently adding an extra extension to the school, and all the eighth graders got to sign one of the beams. Our school does tons of fun stuff, and the teachers are fun most of the time. :) i reccomend it! We learn alot, and still have fun doing so, like this year we had a mock operation. We also go on many fun trips, and getting good grades isn't problem for most students, for example my friends and i get great grades, and still have fun!

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December 28, 2008
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no rating December 24, 2008
I've been in this school for three years now,so that makes me a 8th grader and I'm just going to say,this school is amazing and I'm going to miss it so much when I leave out of it..hopefully :) My English teachers,math teachers,social studies teachers,science teachers,have been so much help. And I love that 259 but P.A. for the students.Dancing for three years straight,is wow! hard work,but hard work pays off. i love ms.applegates<3. she's amazing.and so is everyone else that works there! 259 is a well-ordered school.They're very welcoming and they are very very,safe. It's amazing.

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December 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 05, 2008
Mckinley a fabulous school. I currently go there and is now a 7th grader.I still remember the first day of school in 6th grade all the teachers were helping us going to our classes cause we didn't know how to get around. The mckinley Family is amazing all the staff and teachers are very welcoming. There is also the superitendents program which I'm in. Mckinley is the pride of Bay Ridge and a 'A' rated school. I love Mckinley

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December 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2008
I am currently in the 8th grade and in the honors program. Mckinley is an awsome school! At first i wasn't so thrilled about going but im glad i did. Many people say its a bad school but it isnt. They might have bad kids but they have them in ever school. Just pay attention to class and do the best you can and stay out of trouble. I love this school. There like my second family and many of the teachers are awsome! (espically my 7th and 8th grade teachers.) They have many activites for you to join and if you ever need help, you can always go in the morning b4 school and they'll help you. Its the best school!

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September 30, 2008
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September 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
I really like mckinley....except Freshman Friday -_- But it is still awesome, students will do bad things and bully others at times. But Mckinley is the best and idc if another school gets better grades than mckinley, cuz I.S. 259 is the place to be!

- submitted by a student
September 03, 2008
i like this school. this school let me learn so many thing. and i like a teacher named mrs.shuangkuan ,she is best teacher.

- submitted by a student
September 02, 2008
I currently go to McKinley, and I'm in the 7th grade. To be honest, the school is okay. I mean, not the worst, not the best. The do have a lot of programs kids can join, and the teachers are okay. But most really don't care about the kids. If a kids doing bad, they don't help, they just fail them. That is very bad, and pretty much all that I don't like about the school.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 24, 2008
I seriously enjoyed my three years of Mckinley. It made me reach up to my potential and I made every effort to go from a regular student, to a honor student & I've been on the hallway honor roll ever since! =) I loved my teachers; and they've really opened up to me and showed me a lot more than I could actually learn and accomplish. I'm a proud mckinley graduate of 2008!

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July 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 19, 2008
i love mckinley but some teachers are to nice that when kids get in trouble they dont care because they think they could get away with it and the school i think needs more stricted teachers and the deans dont want to susspend kids that are bad bc they say their rankings will go down but hello they threatend a fight here this should be fixed by them getting susspended

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 18, 2008
i graduated frm mckinley in 2007..it was an ok skool not bad most teachers are nice and sweet and they have good programs too.. and the six grade wears uniforms?? wow that didn't happen when i was there..hopefully everyone has a good experience there like i did.

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May 08, 2008
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May 07, 2008
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April 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 29, 2008
i went to mckinly its a good skool and the teachers and deans sre fair

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2008
i love mckinley best school ever it has the best extra curricular activites and it has impressive learning skills it s awsome!!!!

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February 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2008
this school is horrioble the 6th grade wears uniform hahaha

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January 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 10, 2007
I go to Mckinley and it's an awesome school. I am currently in the 7th grade and I am in an honors class so I know how good this school is. There are many programs to join in and I am recently in a strings orchestra. I think Mckinley is the best school for any future 6th graders to sent an application to. :-D

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October 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 04, 2007
This school is the best, Im currently in 8th grade in it. They Treat you very good and they have good programs after school to help your child get into good high schools. Some programs are accelerated arts, SSHAT program and marching bands, etc. a lot of the parents that have their child in the school apprieciate the school

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no rating September 17, 2007
This school is pretty good if you get the right teacher, which I did. Many people think this is a bad school, but I think it's fine. There are only a few kids that are really bad, so it's not that bad. The programs are nice too. If you think this is a really bad school, don't.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 14, 2007
the schools GREAT the programs the teachers, its like we're all in this together, no matter if ur a teacher or a student and not to mention about the art and music programs, they rock!

- submitted by a student
July 22, 2007
I think that this school is the bomb they treat us as their family. I love this school when i first came to this school I thought it as going to be bad but it winded up being great. Some kids/parents say that this school is bad and has too much violence maybe a long time ago that's what people think but they wont know for sure unless they actually been to this wonderful school Written by Danielle

- submitted by a former student
May 29, 2007
There are some great teachers, however I don't see that as the norm here.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2007
This school is fantastic. At first we thought that it would be a bad school and were ready to transfer. It's a good thing that we didn't. I couldn't except better!I like the arts program in McKinley the most!

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November 21, 2006
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- submitted by a student
November 07, 2006
This school is splendid. I'm in the 8 grade and things are great. The ones who think it is bad probably don't know what they are missing. [By the way, people] says it bad from 2002-04. Now everything changed and you won't even remember.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2006
it is a really really good school with a lot of my kind. I really think this is the school for me.

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2006
My son has excelled here and it has a wonderful music program. I found the faculty very involved and dedicated. They helped my son find a great high school to which I greatly appreciate

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January 19, 2006
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November 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2005
This school is spectacular. It has excelent students and teachers. Students get wonderful grades from the teachings of the great teachers. They have so much fun in all there classes.

- submitted by a former student
June 16, 2005
The School is coming back to life. More art programs are available including violin and band coming this September. An afterschool sports program was availabl this year also. More parents need to get involved with the school.

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February 17, 2005
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November 19, 2004
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- submitted by a student
September 26, 2004
The teachers do not seem to care about the students. My brother will be taking the SSHSAT this October and still hasn't received any information about it from his counselors or teachers. Some students already got this information from counselors but not my brother's class. I am a former student and I have to say it was much better in my years than it is now. They cut music programs like concert band. Certain students were not given the opportunity to learn a foreign language leaving them handicapped when they enter high school. It is so unfair to give some students foreign language class while others do without it(especially with the need of multilingual skills growing everyday).

- submitted by a former student
September 12, 2004
School is filled with gang members, drugs and the teachers don't have any control over the children. Very bad school.

- submitted by a parent
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Jhs 259 William Mckinley
7301 Ft Hamilton Pky, Brooklyn, NY  11228
(718) 833-1000
Last modified Jhs 259 William Mckinley is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jhs 259 William Mckinley Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top