This school is a wretched place to teach and to learn. The kids hate it. The new principal only seems to care about test results. Staff turnover is high. Old reviews boost the rating.
It should be noted that reviews listed from 2009 and before were based on a completely different school model than what they are using now. Also, the principal was changed when the system was changed; as was done for each of the AF locations that instituted this new 'behaviour modification model' The woman who spoke of a few strict teachers, well let's just say they decided to go with their theology on classroom mgmt it seems. My student is a highest honor student and has never served they're very easy to earn detention, but he is still affected by the penal environment... walking hunched over in fear of 'messing up' he became a basket case that spent so much emotional energy trying to 'be right' all day at school that when he came home his brain just shut off- he was a basket case.
While the school does have minor issues with some teachers that are overly strict it is one of the best schools in the city and was even listed as one of the top 5 middle schools in NYC in an article published by the NY Daily News. How anyone could rate this school less than a 4 is beyond my understanding.
I feel that Achievement First Endeavor is a great school. All the staffs there shows great concern when come to the students education. We have a great principal who cares about each students and also make his teaching staff feel appreciated.
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