This school is awesome! The after-school programs are so much fun, and all the teachers there are very nice. There are many overnight trips throughout the year. The only thing that the school lacks is a playground...
This school seems academically sound. They offer students diverse and challenging classes. They also provide students with various after-school activities like Art, Drama, and Music. In addition to the academic and extra-curricular activities, they also host several educational and entertaining day and overnight (2 day/3 night) trips during the semester. My concern is the level of staff attentiveness to the students' academic well-being. i understand homework is not often check and students are assigned homework on topics that were not covered. Also, staff seems to be more concerned about non-academic activities than teaching.
This is a good school. offer honor programs as well as good academic preparation. My daughter went to this school and there is a safety environment and good teachers.
Dangerous environment for children, would not reccomend a child to come to the school at all.
This was a great school! The class sizes were big and the school was small, but that is to be expected from a NYCDOE public school. The academics were challenging enough and the teachers were kind and supportive. The honor's class probably received a bit more attention, but the entire school was looked after very well. The student body and staff is extremely diverse and it is a great place to be for middle school because it not only takes a child out of elementary school, but preps them for high school as well. To the person who said the breakfast and lunch programs need to be cut, I completely disagree. More than half of the students rely on the school food. Some parents are extremely busy and don't have time to pack a proper nutritious lunch or perhaps the students aren't able to get breakfast at home. Public schools foster children of all demographics and financial backgrounds.
IM LOOKING FOR A GRATE SCHOOL FOR MY DAUGHTER SHE IS IN 5TH GRADE GOIMG TO 6 GRADE PLEASE LET ME KNOW ANY CHANGES IN THIS SCHOOL
Most of my classmates went to this school and I have watched them become corrupted, but I have been unable to do anything about it. The staff is good, and this school is high tech, but they have not been able to instill good values into their students.
the worst experience so far. HELP they have done 0 for a very good student. the administratic=ve part is the worst. please dont send your kid here not at all.
Go is230 we all rock cause we are smart we are a school of intelligence
I love this school. It is so clean, the teachers are so copperative with us the students, and they have great activites and events in the shcool and out. I love this chool
This is our first year at IS230 and there's definitely good and bad. I've been happy with the teachers, but incredibly unhappy with the administration except for one wonderful assistant principal. I'm hoping we've gotten through the worst of it now that they know I am willing to stand up for my child. All parents at the school need to do the same.
This school lacks everything you need in a middle school. The staff is not supportive. Although the location is very nice, the school does need some change. My daughter took the eighth grade science test and the science teacher was no help at all. He did not review for the test and enforced his rules more than teaching the kids for the science test
hi my son is in i.s.230 that is best shool in gueen my son loves that school my is the 1 got more into i.s.230 school is good i found a school like this but this school is the best of all
During orientation of my child's first year at IS230, the Principal offered a wishy-washy presentation stating that homework isn't required as what goes on in class is most important. That's when the red flag went up in my head ... the months ahead proved to be frustrating when calls to teachers were unanswered, surprise report cards markings (due to lax progress report policy where I never knew until it was too late for my child to improvement), their website had major potential (although 1/5 of the teachers participated) when the BOE pulled it. Otherwise the diversity of the student body is worldly and wonderful and most teachers give a hoot (although, apparently, their hands are tied due to lack of leadership from the administration). My advice: the funding is there - so use it logically - get rid of free unhealthy breakfast & lunch programs. That's a parent's responsibility!
This school is not as good as it advertises. Discipline is often lax, and the academics uneven. The after school programs leave much to be desired. The school insisted vehemently that all students were required to wear uniforms, and I dutifully shelled out over 200.00 dollars for the stenciled polo shirts, skirts, sweater, and gym uniform. But within a couple of months I was arguing with my daughter on a daily basis because 'no one at school wears it'. Most students wore hoodies, jeans, sweat pants way down their hips, and halter tops by spring. The musical program that had been heavily advertised turned out to be incompatible with ESL, which many of the children at 230 need, my own child included. One of the harried teachers I spoke to had to deal with children from two different grades and widely different abilities in a single classroom.
This school is alright...but the academis are uneven. The only academis that are good are law and government and business and financevThe other academies get the left over stuff and honors classes barely get any trips.
It's a great school. All of my teachers are nice. It lacks because it doesn't have an area to play outside.
This school is a great school but clearly the principal that is currently in charge needs to bring order. for example the kids should have a lunch period with thier own grade beacause i belive she can stop most school problems that way. The older kids would not take advantage of the yonger kids.
It is the best school in New york.I love it.The pricipal Miss terry and the other teachers like ms val and mr pizzilo are nice.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of I.S. 230 on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for I.S. 230, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.