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8787 24th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214

(718) 996-6706
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May 20, 2014
If I had to say, the school is really divided into two subgroups of students, and their learning environment. There are kids who are devoted to learning, and challenge themselves to be the greatest minds. However, there are kids who create a disruptive learning environment for other ESL kids who are there because of a set back. These geniuses, and inspiring minds stay up til midnight every night, just to finish their homework. On the other side, there was kids who don't even bother and are willing to fail. The administration seems to be troubled by this group, and really, it's not their fault. The start of the child's conduct starts with the parents, and their influencing environment. The lower end of the school have a big influence causing the other kids to have a disruptive behavior. Most teachers will question your intellect, and some will not. If your child has strong academic standards, it may be a great idea to enroll your child to be around a bunch of intelligent students. The school fails to give the mature kids credit, and focuses on the kids with bad conduct. In this school there's two ways to go, to learn or not to learn.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2014
This school isn't perfect but it's everything I can ask for. People here complain about their teachers but I assure the sixth graders that not all the teachers are going to be the ones you had in elementary school. It is going to be tough but if you stay strong and is motivated to get good grades and learn, middle school is going to be a breeze. Teachers here teach valuable information that you need when you get older. They prepare you for the extreme conditions in high school and college. Students aren't the best here either but it's not as if a school as great as mark twain doesn't have bad students. It depends on the people you meet and the ones you choose to be friends with. Cavallaro has the best school newspaper in the nation. And I'm proud to say I'm part of it. For countless years, cavallaro had snatched this award from all of the middle schools with their top quality articles. In journalism, you make memories that will stay with you for life, like being able to have a Yankee stadium tour. Rarely would u have a chance to get to do this. Cavallaro might not better than mark twain and bay academy but it is still a school that won't make u regret your choice coming.

- submitted by a community member
February 16, 2014
I just want to say that that I'm an 8th grade student and I've had a wonderful, successful 3 years in this school. The experiences that I've learned and shared have been unforgettable. The teachers, staff and principal at Cavallaro have been great. Maybe there was just a couple of times things didn't go as planned but overall everyone really showed me that they care and their involvement in my home, school work etc.. The area is very nice and safe as well. I would recommend this school to others. Thank you.

- submitted by a community member
February 14, 2014
I currently attend this school as an 8th grader. Let me say one thing to all you future Cavallaro students. This "All For One And One For All" nonsense you've heard about is utter rubbish. Teachers and staff pretend to care for you and make you believe that they're on your side; yet, when the real trouble comes, they won't back you up. In fact, they start singling you out and ostracizing you until it feels like you're all alone in this cruel world. You can't trust anyone to watch you back since other students are mere trash waiting to grow up on welfare. Believe me, I went through 3 years of this torture that deteriorates your mental state at an unflagging rate. Do NOT come to this school if you value your intelligence.

- submitted by a community member
September 03, 2013
i dont like this school 4 many reasons. in math class the teacher wont let u sharpen ure pencils in class, if she dosent like u she wont let u get a tissue 4 ure nose. my teacher in our 40 min math class period, spends 20 min screaming at students over nonsense! & giving us lectures on why were SO disrespectful meanwhile shes the one thats disrespectful. she is taking time out of class over screaming and blaming us students for nonsense. also she is my afterschool teacher & when she helps me with my hw some of those answers are wrong. in la, compared 2 last yr it wasnt bad, but test prep wise very! we bearly did test prep because she was 2 busy having us finish our class reading bk. in ss class, our projects in 2 write a poem, rap,song,etc. thats hw not projects. also she asks the class many times wat our hw should be. many times she dosent even have our lesson plan so we need 2wait 15min so she can get it done. in sci class, his class is so boring that kids sleep in it. he spends 15min talkin about his daughter. we do no labs, & if we do we examine rocks. also he barely gives us projects, & for 2 quarters he didn't check our hw. this school needs help & i hope they c this review!

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2011
It's a great school! Love it and would recommend to future 6th graders! Great afterschool programmes

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2011
Unfortunately through out the years I have seen a deterioration in this school. The teachers are not reaching out to the students and parents. It seems that it is not as organized as far as finding new strategies and new teaching methods for students to advance more. I am very disappointed and hope they implement new programs....

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2011
The teachers have very poor judgement, meaning if a student has a difficult time understanding what they are learning they don't make the effort to help them understand. The school is very disorganized also...

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2010
My son, has just graduated after attending this school in the 8th grade. I whole heartedly would without any reservation recommend this school. Caring, involvement, and thoughtfulness of their assistant principal, Mr Hayden, has exeeded any possible expectations. I am also very pleased with the overall quality of education, safety, friendliness of staff, and concern for children. This school was a transition between private schooling and Brooklyn Tech where he is going to in the 9th grade. Excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2010
I am a parent of a current 7th grader and I have nothing but good things to say about my childs education at Cavallaro so far. I must admit that when my child started to attend the school I was a bit scared because I heard not so good things about the school, but I must say that everyone was wrong. Now that I think about it, everyone who told me not so good things about the school never attended, visited, or had a kid attend this school (including the parent coordinator of my childs' elementary school). My child has excelled at this school and is at the top of her / his class and can you believe she / hewill be taking the 9th grade science regents in 7th grade? one of the percs of attending this school. Smart boards in every classroom. I am glad my child attends Cavallaro.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
This is a great school it goes with all kids needs and enjoy their wonderful yet, educational school. They have great policy. Their the caring school. All For One And One For All. that is what Cavallaro is all about

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September 04, 2009
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July 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2008
I graduated june 08 from this school, and I have to admit I didn't like it at first, but the 8th grade was the most memoriable year I've ever had. The teachers are great in this school, and they care about your education. I'm in high school now, and I really miss this school a lot. The students all get their own Tablet laptop, and it's really fun. If you can, let your son or daughter go to this school. You won't regret it ;)

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June 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 28, 2008
I am currently the PTA president. I also am part of the SLT( school leadership team) and have much knoledge about what the shool is dong in terms of building, teachers, activities and afterschool, tuoring, etc.etc. I have to say this school not perfect but it is very well suited for my child. I would recommend it. I have planns to register my daughter in two years to ths same school. At the current time I have no major complains. Visit our the school and deicde for yourself f the school meets most if not all of your requirements and expectations. Hope this rating will prompt you to visit te school meet with the principal. Parent of a child in the top 2 percent Gold Honor roll, with 4/4 state test score, , academy program, and accepted to specliazed H.S. entrance testing, Styvesant H.S. Bklyn Tech H.S.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2008
I just graduated from Cav in 2007 and i have to say that this is by far the best school that a kid can go to. The teachers are great, sometimes they annoyed us and gave tons of homework,but they actually cared. You could really trust these teachers, and they really would go out of their way to help you out. Alsothe school is technologically rather advanced, there are SmartBoards everywhere that we are allowed to use, and i think that all the students now have personal tablets that they carry in school during the day. You don't really realize how great of a school it is until you leave it. Me, I'm in brooklyn tech now, and i desperately miss Cav. The teachers were awesome, they made learning fun, unlike tech where everything is soo dull now..... CLASS OF 007..ROCK ON!!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 17, 2008
Cav is a great school I'm a graduate from Class of '07. We had so much fun in that school. I'm not going to say all the teachers are great, but 90% of them are. The students are pretty nice. Cav is a school you can really be safe in. Class of 07!!!

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January 08, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
December 13, 2007
This is the best school in all of Brooklyn! You can't go wrong here. Trust me all you have to do is visit the school for your self and interview the students and staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2007
I think this school is wonderful and helps children to grow up well rounded.

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December 06, 2007
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November 20, 2007
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no rating October 05, 2007
So far so good, its been only few weeks. A lot of home work is good. Teachers are seem to be very involved and concern about their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2007
Cavallaro is a very good school. This school really prepared me for high school. The teachers there had taught me so much. Plus everyday when I come to school I feel safe. I really miss this school. The teachers and assistant principals look out for you and its really fun at Cavallaro. If only my high school was like Cavallaro.

- submitted by a student
August 30, 2007
it's a good school and i think most students can pass from help the teachers will give students.

- submitted by a student
July 05, 2007
I am a 2007 graduate of Cavallaro and it was the best three years of school I've ever experienced. the teachers are great at there job. They are also easy to talk too. there are plenty of extra curricular activities here after and during school. Our assistant and regular principals are always motivating us to do well in school. In fact they reward us with fun trips and activities. its an amazing and outstanding school so you should send your child 'Cav.'

- submitted by a student
June 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 26, 2007
I've been in cavallaro for 2 years now and I am now going to be in graduating class of 2008. Cavallaro is a very hard working school and we get taught well! The teachers are great and help us all they can and the teachers try to make after school programs for students. THese programs are for educational reasons or sometimes for fun. For example, I go to the Robotics program and it was so much fun!! If your are thinking about what school you should take Joseph B. Cavallaro in mind.

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May 31, 2007
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May 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 30, 2007
I feel with all the testing and requirements in the our school system the only difference between this school and others is how welcome you feel. I have never at any other school felt more welcomed by a PTA usually a few mother dominate everything and push the others away. Here the president invites us to come back for coffee, sends inviting emails all the time. I've joined my first committee because it's fun for the first time. Still this year there is going to be a tea, a picnic, a scavenger hunt, a trip to the cyclones and a carnival. I'm glad I picked this school.

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March 23, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
July 12, 2006
My older daughter graduated from Cavallaro in 2005. My younger daughter just finished 6th grade and she is doing very well. While in 6th grade she stayed after school in the media and journalism talent and enjoyed it very much , she hopes to do it again in 7th grade. Cavallaro is a challenging middle school for students of all levels. My older daughter was well prepared and was accepted to a good high school. However Cavallaro is a zoned school and is also on the list of good schools so it gets very crowded.Cavallaro has many dedicated teachers and staff. The new principal is kind and is very good at listening and works well with parents on improving the school. I will definitely miss it when my younger daughter graduates in 2008. the new PTA president is a very nice women and works very hard to improve the PTA.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2006
We are a very good school, but overcrowding has become a serious issue that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. The majority of teachers and staff are great, but several have serious attitude problems toward both children and parents. Parent involvement is almost zero; current PTA is struggling to rectify this problem.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2006
I have two children in the Scholar's Academy at Cavallaro and I have nothing but great things to say about it. The teachers are helpful, they are not overloaded with homework and are encouraged to work with classmates on projects. They get to experience journalism by writing on an award winning newspaper. There aren't too many extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
The conformity and rap-liking in this school is a major let-down. Think twice before enrolling your student into this school.

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2005
I just graduated from Cavallaro. It is a great school. The work i admit is hard but it gets you ready for high school. I have started Math A and have taken my Earth Science regent. I have been a part of the Media talent for 3 years. It has given me a look into the world of TV. I have even thought about becoming a web designer when I get older. When chosing a jounior high school for your child please give Cavallaro a good look.

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June 20, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 27, 2005
The discipline in this school is amazing. The teachers are very good and do a good job with th kids.. There are a lot of activities in the school for the children, and they can pick classes in their own areas of intret, such as art, video, music, dance, or any of the others. I would reccomend this school.

- submitted by a student
October 16, 2004
It's a good school. The teachers work hard and my child has a lot of fun and is learning to read and write much better than before. They have many advanced courses for children, too.

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November 17, 2003
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Is 281 Joseph B Cavallaro
8787 24th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11214
(718) 996-6706
Last modified Is 281 Joseph B Cavallaro is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Is 281 Joseph B Cavallaro Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top