The school recently moved into a much bigger school compared to the past. The principle, Ms. Heerman of the school is very superior but, she is nice to the students and glad to help. In my opinion some teachers are glad to help and do very care, and some discriminate us as students and one teacher actually told us you're one day going to grow up and sit on a couch doing nothing... the sad thing is, it was specifically said to the boys which is considered sexist. Overall I rate this school a 3/5. The school is a public school where we wear low-quality uniforms where the buttons rip out easily, we pay 12$ for a shirt we are forced to wear that have loose buttons and some aren't even in the right place! They do not keep warm and feels as if you're clothes-less.
The principal's name is Ms. Heeraman. She is outstanding and compassionate. Ms. Heeraman has adequate experience in running middle schools and is a Harvard graduate! She is fair, knows all the children by name and has a stellar group of teachers. My daughter will be graduating this year and we will miss the school. This is a principal who in the middle of school vacation attended a funeral for the sibling of one of the students. She is a true educator and the school deserves more than five stars.
This principal is an insufferable incompetent, suited for a dictatorship in the Banana Republic. She has no respect for the students and limited knowledge on the educational process. I feel bad for the very talented staff of educators who, in general, seem to care about the students and seem intent on furthering their minds. I sincerely hope the DOE reviews the situation carefully and removes her.
The teachers really help students reach their highest potential and prepare them big time for high school. It's a very tough school, and the teachers are very strict. That's what's so great about I.S. 30!!
This school has the potential but right now needs much improvement. The teachers have too much control over administration and many of the teachers are not qualified. My child did not advance academically he regressed. I do not reccomend the superintendents program because it is non existent. There are too many problem children and the gifted program suffers. If you are going for the gifted program forget it, your child will get no enrichment.
The teacher s are great and faculty is very nice, but the gym is like a ten foot basement and the lunchroom isn't much bigger. The lunch is very disgusting, so if you go to IS 30 bring a packed lunch! Overall, this school is Ok, but some teachers are very mean and there are a lot of bad kids for such a small school.