Ryan has positive and negative qualities, as every school does. I am very pleased with some teachers and administrators, but disappointed with others.
My school is awesome. They offer you everything. This school is probably the Best School in the district.
I am a sixth grader in George J. Ryan Middle School 216, Calss 6224 and I love it here. This school is the best and the honors classes are filled with brainiacs.
I'm a senior at this school and I have to admit I am so proud to be a member of this school. The environment is great that no one actually feels like leaving for high school. Th teacher's are very helpful , and the staff are truly good people. Being a senior at this school it's truly so fun because of all the senior activities the principal gives. You won't regret going to this school !
In my opinion, the school needs work. Security is not as efficient as they should be. Teachers need to communicate with parents instead of only at PTC or after a note from the parents. They are the first to see and knows if a child is falling back..etc. As for leadership, it is being apart of who you precede over. The principal needs to interact with the students instead of over the speakers. Overall this school needs to accept negatives and treat it with concerns, not take it personally. Parents are partners not outsiders..
everything parentss are saying are very wrong george j ryan is a very good school there is no bullying or there will be serious consiquences
I had to take my son out of this school in a middle of 7th grade. Do not send your kids their. My son was depressed and harassed by a teacher because he was asking too many questions. Well, he has a curious mind. Principal and assistant principal were not helpful at all. They don't appreciate smart kids (my son is in top 10% Nationwide in Math) and was always an A student. Please review Learning Environment Surveys before you send your kids to any school. They don't like when parent gets involved either. My cousin now is having the same issues after she moved to Fresh Meadows and had to send her kids to Ryan.
I'm a current student at this school and i think that its amazing . I can from a school where all the kids were going to ms.158 or ms.74 so basically i came here as a friendless loser. By the second day of 6th grade i made my first friend and then by 7th grade i went to honors and made more friends. Im in law academy and i think that its the best because the assistant princable is AWESOME! and the yard is one big thing that makes our school different while other schools have boring yards our has grass, handball courts, basketball courts, and picnic tables and many benches and trees to provide shade during the hot summer time. In gym they have many different sports we get to play like volleyball, soccer, basketball, and base ball. Talent: I think that art is the best talent because we actually get to do stuff! im making a sculpture and we did paintings and used pastels last year.
This school is great and can make you have a better future. Arbys and Dunkin Donuts is right next to the school. We have vending machines. The school has a great leadership. The education teachings are great. The teachers are strict only if you don't do your homework sometimes, and don't respect them. You should attendthis school. It's fun, smart, has lots of programs so attend it!
my son graduated in june 2010 and he loved it their. the school is full of great teachers and students. i highly recommend this school to other parents. now since my son is in high school he misses his old middle school and hes always wishing he could go back
My school is the best school and has a great principal =] The teachers are great and the principal is nothing like your describing him
As a parent I am sadden by the state of the poor leadership in this school. The principal needs to go!
Don't send you child to this school!!! The classes are over crowed and the principal doesn t care about the students. He is all about test scores and runs the school like a dictator. There is so much animosity between the teachers and the administration that your child will be caught in the middle of the battle.
My son comes home crying every day from all the gang violence in the school. The classes are too large, and the school has poor leadership. Does the principal even know what is going on under his nose? One plus, is many of the teacher are outstanding.
Iam a senior in the school. when i first came in 6th grade i was nervous but after 1 year iam really to be partn of ryan. It really good school.
I am in the 7th grade in the media arts academy. in my 1st year here i loved the school. now in my second year things are going into downfall. The teachers are rude, mean, uncompromising, and speak down to the students. Some teachers cannot control the students. The cafeteria is a wild zoo. The hallways are ridiculous. However this happenes in most schools. The kids are disruptive and show no sign of control and wanting to learn.
I just graduated this year! And I am really, truly, honestly going to miss this place. This is one of the best junior high schools in queens. When I first entered this school I was completely horrified! All my elementary school friends were either going to M.S. 158 or M.S. 74, and I thought I was going to be completely friendless and a total loser. But, I was wrong. I made better friends and gained the confidence I never had when I entered this school. You will not regret sending your child here! And for those who are entering this year, don't be scared! This school is great and you will definitely make friends.
I am a current student of M.S. 216 and i have spent some of the best years of my pretty short life so far at this school. Most classes have up to 32 children which may seem like alot but you don't even notice it at all. The teachers give us a assignment then they walk around the whole classroom asking us one by one if we understood the work. This is one of best middle school in Queens, New York.
I am a current student in this school. I like the school. I am graduating this year(2009). I am so happy that I am going to high school but sad to leave the school.
I have been a proud parent of a Ryan student approaching our third year. My son is graduating this year, and it is a bittersweet moment. The teachers, faculty and staff have been informative, supportive, and forthright in any dealings I have had with them. There is open communication as to what is expected, and I am very involved with the education of my son. The principal is hands on and approachable, he acts on issues raised immediately. The collaboration to ensure parents are informed is to be commended. The parent coordinator constantly alerts parents to events and keeps parents abreast of monthly activities with a calendar and newsletter. The website which is sponsored and maintained by the PTA is superb. Ryan is an excellent Middle School and definitely one of District 26 best kept secrets.
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