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6-8
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Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 1,244
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1401 Emmons Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235

(718) 891-9005
(718) 891-3865
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September 06, 2014
I am a student at Bay and I can tell that it is a wonderful and amazing school. This school prepares us for high school and life in many ways This is a bully free school and the students their are very nice. This is a fantastic school. It also very safe. I would strongly recommend that you send your child to this school. Mark Twain is so over rated. Even though their are AC in only a few rooms the experience is worth it. They have state of the art gym and soon a brand new library. They also know that the transition from 5th grade to 6th is hard but they make it easy for you. I love this school and i am sure that you would love it too if you went their.

- submitted by a community member
March 24, 2014
This school is for eager students that would lunge at any great opportunity given to them. It is disappointing to hear parents complaing about lack of homework and education. Trust me, I graduated but I remember the horrors of the stacks of homework given to me. If your children say that they dont have homework or a project and etc. They are probably using it as an excuse to go outside or just watch TV or play games. The teachers 90% chance that she or he will give you homework today. A lot of times the homework is given ONLINE on EDLINE. IF your child have INFORMED you about the website that trackes your childs progress and notifies you about all of the homework given on that day. Also math teachers give homework EVERY DAY!!! It is by law! And stop whining about that the school never shows its SHSAT results! The point it there is nothing to HIDE! It is inside the building and there is a chart hanging near the school entrance. Around 70% of the students in this school get into Specialized High Schools and the rest 30% go to Midwood, Murrow, and Goldstein. Its right in front of the building. People like these bring a good school down. This school is the golden chance for your child

- submitted by a community member
October 04, 2013
This school is for gifted and talented students interested in drama, science, vocal, instrumental, art, dance, etc. We follow all common core procedures and all students try our best. All teachers are dedicated to their work and work hard to give us a nice education. Each class has science, Latin, social studies, math, and English, including talent as one of the classes. Students respect the teacher and ask questions when they are confused. Many find this school in an excellent learning environment and look forward to coming again the following year. I like the fact that the school allows us as a privilege to watch shows that the dance and vocal talent put on. I think the school could improve by at least having some air conditioned classes as well as the auditorium. All student complain they are hot, but no one could do anything about it.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
My daughter just started. she loves it. teachers are friendly, kids are fun, homework is challenging but exciting. We are pleased so far.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
My school is The Bay Academy. It is an excellent school. All of the classes, teachers and staff are fantastic. The school has received great ratings and reviews, from New York City DOE and others. AWESOME SCHOOL

- submitted by a community member
August 23, 2013
BEST SCHOOL EVERRRRRRRRRRR... just wish the gym could be fixed this year :/ Bay academy is really tight on subjects like math and science. In addition, the school divide you by your talents, so students can receive extra classes a week on doing what they love. ... YAYYYYY!

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2013
Sure they give a lot of homework, but that's how we are going to deal with life! Teachers are nice and anything bad happens, it gets solved right away! It is clean, and a lot of students enjoy what they like to do in their talents!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2013
Just spoke to the staff over the phone. Called to ask if they have after-school programs and bus services. The person from the main office was rude and speaking in a high tone, trying to dominate. I asked her to lower her voice and give me the information I need more in details. She said that she didn't know what they'd have in September, it is based on funding. Great! With this sentence she was ready to hang up leaving me with no answer. Anyway I told her that I will rate her, so others will be careful. I'm not sure should I send my child there or not?

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2013
I graduated from this school three years ago, and am now a junior in Brooklyn Technical High School. For the person who said that Bay Academy doesn't report their Specialized HS acceptance rates, just about 75% in my graduating class (Computers & Math '10) got into either Tech, Stuy, or one of the prestigious non-SHSAT schools such as Midwood and such. Granted, I don't feel particularly prepared in the Bay for the rigor of high school (if any student sees this review, please learn proper studying habits now. My average in Bay was a 96, and now my transcript average is an 88, partially because the Bay didn't really encourage studying habits. Everything on the tests were relatively easy). However, it was a great school for developing social skills, I'll give it that.

- submitted by a community member
April 04, 2013
This school that I attend now, is like a home to me. Sure they give a lot of homework, but that's how we are going to deal with life! Teachers are nice and anything bad happens, it gets solved right away! It is clean, and a lot of students enjoy what they like to do in their talents!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 16, 2013
The kids can get away with a lot of things, including disrespecting the teacher. Some talents have way more homework than others, and the kids' book bags are very heavy. However, the education is good, but not all teachers teach their students

- submitted by a community member
October 01, 2012
Definitely overrated! Administration is absolutely not accessible. No system or organization to classes. Teachers allow themselves to scream at their students. Not an egalitarian school, very hierarchical. Academic aspect is not strong either.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2012
If this school is as great as it's staff claims to be, why they are hiding from public the results of SHSAT and acceptance statistics. in IS239 Mark Twain 314 out of 450 kids were admitted to Specialized HS, including 99 to Stuyvesant. however, Bay Academy does not reveal their rate under any circumstances. Apparently there is not much to be proud of.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
The school has a strong rating, but only few teachers actually teach kids something at Bay. A lot of times, they don'd even give kids HW! My daughter had Math & Computers as her talent, during 6th grade she did not have math homework for almost 6 month! At the same time all of her grades a very high (who needs a grade without a backup?!) The school can be a good choice for an average kid, but it's not good enough for smart child. They will have a hard time to get in a good high school & keep up there. I'm very disappointed with a school choice I made a couple of years ago.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
This is a school that is amazing to work at. The students try their best and always push for more. The administration is amazing at everything they do. Honestly, this school is heaven for the staff members and the students and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

- submitted by a teacher
January 16, 2012
It is a great school and gives good education. Bay Academy is one of my top schools, I feel that this school is ten times better than Mark Twain. Everyday when I leave school I look up and admit no other school can beat this one.

- submitted by a community member
April 06, 2011
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL it is like my second home everyday waking up to go to school is amazing the time passes by so fast because they make learning fun I never wanted to go to Mark Twain i honestly feel bay academy is better <3

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2010
I graduated from this school a year ago. Although, the work may be challenging at times, but teachers are always there to help. This school is like a home to us students.

- submitted by a community member
June 25, 2010
Ever since the new principal has taken control, there is a large lack of discipline, students can get away with anything and they know it. There are to many fights and there is no respect for the staff, I am glad my child is leaving this year

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April 14, 2010
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November 05, 2009
The teachers are amazing! This school really brought my self-esteem up.

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October 28, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2009
I just graduated from the Bay Academy and it is more of a home than a school. The teachers are always there for you. Never be afraid to ask your teachers ANYTHING. Yes, the work can be challenging, but that is what you are there for, to work hard. The Bay Academy also allows you to show your various talents at the same time. I was in Drama Talent. In 7th grade My class 831!!!! put on the Cinderella play and in 8th Grade, we put on 'You're A Good Man Charlie Brown' THANKS TO Ms. Comas!!! I miss ALL of my teachers!!(Ms. Lord, Ms. Comas, Ms. Norwich, Ms. Herman, and many other teachers!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!! P.S. I am going to put my name: Tamara Taylor McDonald (Class of 09')!!

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September 10, 2009
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July 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 16, 2009
like many other reviews, i will start by saying i am an eight grader in the bay academy. Schools are schools but bay is a home. Bay is where we started our transition from kids to young adults. Bay is a palce you can feel welcome. Sometimes it's not even a school its a place of enjoyment.Don't get me wrong the work can be a tad difficult, but the teachers are there with us every step of the way to help ease the pain. Wheter the pain be about school or not. I'm graduating this year and more than my friends i will miss bay. It was my home and i loved it there. But when u love something and let it go, at least you always kknow there some lucky kid who'll have the opputunity to enjoy it after u. I'll miss u bay

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March 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 27, 2009
I was a student at the Bay Academy a few years ago and I only have fond memories of the school. The transition from elementary to middle school can be difficult, but Bay kind of helps you out with that. I made friends in the first few minutes of school, many of whom I'm still in touch with. The teachers are also fantastic, and you're free to ask questions since that will only help your understanding of the material. It's great that Bay Academy offers regents programs (that is extremely helpful in high school! Take advantage of that!) and also get involved in school activities so you have memories to keep :)

- submitted by a student
no rating February 26, 2009
I go to the Bay Academy right now and the school's description cannot finish. It is the bestest school ever in the whole whole world! I would strongly recomend this school. The envioroment is safe and clean.

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February 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 29, 2008
Bay Academy is an AMAZING middle school the students and faculty are so kind. When you walk through the entrance of Bay you feel at home.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 26, 2008
im in the 8th grade and im graduating this year i am very sad to leave this school because i love the teachers and they are very helpful i highly recomend this school to children.

- submitted by a student
September 21, 2008
I'm in the 8th grade. Bay Academy is the best middle school any kid can go to. It is very clean and a lot of great teachers. Bay Academy has an A+. I would highly recommend Bay Academy for your child.

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September 05, 2008
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August 29, 2008
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June 26, 2008
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June 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2008
Im an 8th grader at the bay academy and I loved my time here. Its a very nurturing environment where you can learn as well as have fun. the school offers some extra curricular activites, and an Earth Science and Math A regents. classes are relatively small so getting individual attention from teachers is never a prblem. im not exactly excited about leaving the bay academy because I loved it sooo much but thanks to the bay academy I think Im pretty prepared for what high school has in store for me. -jazmyn Nathaniel

- submitted by a student
April 03, 2008
I love this school. I really do. It's made me a whole lot happier than I ever was at my elementary school. But it hasn't challenged me as much as it could in some subjects and the administration isn't the best. The other grades are fine, but my assistant principal and dean don't seem to punish the people that should be punished. But overall, I still give Bay 5 stars because I love it so much.

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January 30, 2008
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no rating January 09, 2008
I am now in my 2 year in Bay Academy. I love it so much! all of the teachers are awsome. I feel bad that I have to graduate next year:(

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2007
I find that the staff is always very helpful and willing to assist with any matter concerning my child.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2007
I am very pleased that I chose IS 98 for my daughter. the teacher interaction and feedback is great and the principal and other staff are very attentive to the needs of the kids and respond quickly to issues.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
As a graduate I have fond memories of this school. Class sizes are relatively small and there are a variety of planned activities. The teachers are amazing, and you can talk to them about any problems you may have. It offers Earth Science and Math A regents as well as very good preparation for high school. Although it may be hard to make the transition form Elementary School to a difficult Junior High it is well worth it.

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September 25, 2007
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September 05, 2007
I am a student of Bay Academy and I love my school. I wouldn't care if I got into Mark Twain because I love Bay Academy too much!!!!!!!!!! It Rocks!!!!!!!!!

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June 30, 2007
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- submitted by a student
February 27, 2007
I love this school the teachers are so nice I love it! The lunch is pretty bad so I prefer you bring your own lunches and you get a lot of homework but its worth it!

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November 14, 2005
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November 02, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
August 18, 2005
Bay Academy was a wonderful experience for my child. He met or exceeded all of the standards for NYC.,as well as, passed High School level Regents' exams. He was very well prepared for his first year of High School. The population was diverse, the school provided excellent chances to achieve at a high level.

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May 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2005
The school is pretty good. Not the best, I'd say the educatio is great, the teachers are helpful but the overall reputation is horrible. I doubt they think of the students much also.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2005
Bay Academy is a wonderful school. The circulum is top rated and the school fosters the childrens ability to grow academically and artistically. My son truley enjoyed his time there! I paid for a bus to take my son from queens and it was worth evert penny. I would recommend it to anyone with a gifted and talented child.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2004
My son is in 7th grade at this school. I have an older child that went to a different school and the quality of education cannot compare. This school actually teaches our children like they are young adults and let them grow at the same time. They have to work hard for their grades with classroom work, homework and projects. The principal and assisant principal are always available for any questions or concerns. Your questions are never ignored. I'm glad we had the opportunity to come to Bay Academy.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2004
I am very pleased with this school, my daughter is in 7th grade and travels out of her district to attend, and enjoys attending school everyday.

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I.S. 98 Bay Academy
1401 Emmons Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11235
(718) 891-9005
Last modified I.S. 98 Bay Academy is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
I.S. 98 Bay Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top