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Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 655

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850 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 387-2800
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March 09, 2015
I completely enjoyed my experience here and the teachers are extremely invested in the life of each student. The classes offered challenge the ideologies of society and cause one to view life from multiple perspective. This school has really contributed to the growth in my academic endeavors and personal choices.

- submitted by a student

January 09, 2015
I recently graduated from here and since we have received a new principal the energy in the building has change including the parent involvement which is very important. This school has changed for the better and i wholeheartedly recommend students to come. The parties be Litt.

- submitted by a student

January 09, 2015
This is a great school. For starters my principal has an open door policy where she allows students to contact her when they have any needs or concerns. The teachers get to know each student individually and provide them with any extra help needed. Our staff always accommodates to the students needs and ALWAYS stays after school to help in any way possible. The school has a friendly environment where violence is not tolerated and students respect their peers and adults. Most importantly, if your child attends this school then their VOICE will be heard. This is not a school that dictates children, but that works with them to help them become the leaders of tomorrow. I ve attended this school for four years, and I definitely do not regret choosing this school. All the opportunities I received, and my leadership skills that I have are because of this school, and its staff members. Legal Studies is not just school, it s a family.

- submitted by a student

December 20, 2014
My school is a great school not what this old review say. I have a EXCELLENT principal. Who personality light up the room and is there when you need to talk. We have lots of clubs like Women empowerment group,Men empowerment group, the News Paper club,Computer club, Math club,and Urban Arts is a program that has a lot of different clubs. Than there are the PARTIES my school has there fun everyone has Fun, every the other schools in Grand Street Campus try getting in. The teachers are cool but sometime they can be a pain but that's with all teachers in any schools.

- submitted by a student

August 12, 2013
Principal sets up a toxic working environment in which the only incentive for good performance is that people will not be fired. High teacher turnover rate. Poor student attendance. Lack of parental involvement.

- submitted by a community member

June 27, 2013
Principal has established a negative environment. -School lost more than 10 teachers/administrators, all of whom say that they left because they didn't like the principal or because she fired them, unfairly (that's about 25 percent of faculty). -Many students don't know she is the principal because she spends most of her time in her office. -Parents aren't involved in the school as is not a welcoming person. -60 student percent attendance. She has offered no strategy to address this issue. -Most of her feedback to faculty and staff is negative. She offers no incentive for good performance. -Overall negative school atmosphere, or, as many employees say, "toxic environment". -Under her leadership, the majority of the state evaluations of the school have been a "D" rating on a scale from A - F.

- submitted by a community member

November 15, 2010
My son has been in this school for four years. For the first 2 years it proved to be an ok school. Nothing special as far as educating the children and the staff seem stretch to it's limit. This last year so far has prove very stressful. My son actually was told he was suspended for having chinese food but the crazy things was that the teacher who suspended him had the audacity to put his hands in his food and ate it. I was upset beyond belief. I was educated through to NYC school system and have never heard of such disrespecting, humiliating and digusting thing ever happening in my life. I spoke to the prinicipal and will let you what comes out of this. Also, I have contacted the NYC Board of Education. This school will not be around for long if they continuously ignore and employ the bottom of the barrel as teachers!

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2010
i really like this school but why give summer school to students and passed all of there other classes but one class last marking period

- submitted by a student

April 15, 2010
this school is a school you have fun in for your freshmen year then tranfer because you wont learn anything in that school

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 03, 2010
I thought this school would have been a positive experience for my daughter, we were so happy when she got accepted. It looks like we will have to transfer out. We are really so sad that we may have no other option.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2010
This school needs a lot of improvement. I thought since we have a new princial it would get better but believe it or not its worse.

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 01, 2010
This school needs to be fixed. A lot of my classmates and schoolmates don't care about their future. Most teachers really care about us but it is the attitude of my schoolmates that turn them off.

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 21, 2009
this school is horrible! i went to this school for a year, and it was a horrifying experience. i did not learn and the teachers did not care. the students are terrible in that school. im so glad that i transferred

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 19, 2009
as a legal studies student for three years i find that the school is a non educational experience. it is horrible student and teacher wise.

- submitted by a student

November 03, 2007
Students At SLS(OH Yes) feel like they can depend on and trust the Teacher and other staff in the building. It gives them a comfortable vibe and feeling.

- submitted by a student

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School For Legal Studies
850 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY  11211
(718) 387-2800
Last modified School For Legal Studies is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
School For Legal Studies Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top