It can be very miserable teaching in this school. The administration is not very helpful. If you ask for help or raise a disagreement about a policy, you are called into the office and basically told to start being a team player. The principal constantly talks under her breadth to show her disappointment. She rarely has a smile and often takes a harsh tone during meetings. At the beginning of the year, she admitted she made past mistakes - focusing on the negative, basically being mean - and promised things would be different this year. It didn't last long. My only question is, who does she blame for the shift back to the negative? Does she blame the teachers who are so horrible that she has no choice, or has she come to the realization that she is a megalomanic control freak who cannot accept anyone disagreeing with her? Knowing her personality, I am guessing it is the former. What a shame - teachers forgave her for past mistakes and were ready to start new. She squandered an opportunity.
This school has improved a lot. However, it is still not a very good one. Students come in late and the hallways are crazy. Most students even cut classes. Some also talk back to the teachers; having no respect. I hope that students in this school will finally learn how to be respectful, obedient and responsible. They are supposed to be in a disciplined manner. For in, it is for their own benefit.
the 3 stars on the first posting was an accident. i really meant to do only one.
The school is not horrible. My son started 6 grade and now he is 7 grade and i don't have any problem with school or with staff. They are very helpful to the student and to the parent when they call they listen. The safety and the education are great the teacher are very concern about the student education. I would give this school A+.
The school is horrible. I would not recommend it to anyone. There is no consistency. I would give this school a F.
I have a 7th grader in this school and as a parent I can't believe how unprofessional and uncaring the staff is. I can't understand why the BOE has not shut them down. There is no type of control over the students and the lesson plan for the 7th grade is that of th third grade. I urge you not to send your child here if you are really concerened about their safety and education.
This school is horrible, I attended my freshmen year and then transferred. There is a shortage of staff and lack of security, there were countless fights and uproars. When I left I ended up in a better school but the transition was hard for me because I was so used to do nothing and passing.
This school is great. my friends love it, I love it ,I would have no doubts about anything .
I am a former student of this school. I went here for 3 yrs ever since it opened it in the building of John Jay. I think the teachers and staff are great, but the shape and condition of the school isn't. And I don't think that the school has good control over the kids, and no action is taken if some one does something bad.
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