I like my school, I like how the teachers care about the students and their education. I know some of the students mess up the school, there are some gangs but you just have to ignore them. Overall I love my school
My son and daughter attends this school. They are in 6th and 8th grade. I was initially nervous about sending them to this school, but this is the end of my second year and I am so happy. My son who was always struggling is has been on the honor roll two years now, thanks to Pupil Path and the dedication of the teachers. I have never met a nicer staff and principal. So happy to have my children attend this school.
This school has a great reputation regarding teacher interest in helping and caring. My child is currently in attendance here and I have no regrets. She excel at her work and can communicate with her teachers if she needs help. I am constantly getting phone calls with regards to up coming events. From attending parent teacher meetings I see the work and dedication each of her teachers have put into their student. I think ps 217 is a gem in this neighborhood and highly recommend this school. Of course we can't depend on teacher actions alone for our child's success. We are in this as well so parents don't blame the school if your child isn't doing well. Are you doing enough to help?
This happen last year.My daughter and son used to go to this school my daughter got bullied to the point where she could not focus I wish I didn't put her in this school the teacher and principal do not care they just ignore me I put them in a better school and now I feel so much better this school is a mad house parents control your kids
My daughter went here for 6th grade and half of 7th. She was bullied and harassed to the point of having a nervous breakdown. The principal could not care less and the bullies were just told to stop it and they kept bothering her. Her average was a 60%. Some genuine great teachers but terrible principal. I placed her in a private school St.Demetrios Jamaica Day School shes never been happier and she has an 80%.
I have a child in this school. Teachers are great..the staff are caring...and whats good is they always remind us about the events in this school....they communicate by phone if your child have issues(late..absent etc) same day...they really show concern. The curriculum is great....math...science...social studies...they have a lot of extra curricular activities that will help the children to grow and learn more.... Teachers have a high standard in teachings and they make sure that the child understands and learn everything...they are very helpful..thanks to teachers and, dmin of this school,youre all doing great job.
I attended Van Wyck JHS from Sep. 66 thru Jun 69 after completing the sixth grade at Shimer JHS 142. What a wonderful time to be there! Everything was great: the teachers, the curriculum, the sports, and the facilities. I have many fond memories of the teachers and the students.
This school is very good the teachers in the school are very helpful and nice and they will do what ever they can to help us be succsessful there funny and they treat us good they are like our best friend
The teachers are good listeners they have conversations that aid the students in a social, respectful and professional manner. When they see something they actually did something.
I attended 217 for 2 yrs(6 n 7th grade) then i moved to ct...This middle school compared to one one in CT is the best ms school ever. MS217 have some of the best teoachers ever...n they care about their students n their edcuation...I love this school..the ms school in CT is horrable..i hated it...so i highly recommend MS217....MT
I am currently in high school and i have to say that this school is the best! I had the best 3 years of my life. I also believe that the staff and teachers are excellent even though some parents may not realize it.Take it from a student, this school is the best!!
I am a student here in Robert A. Vanwyck 217. I've been going to this school for about 2 years now and in those 2 years I've learned a lot ,but the more important thing I've learned is to try my best. The teachers here ALWAYS encourage you to do your best and always reach for the highest. The principles, assistant principles , staff members, and teachers always want the best for you. They are always looking out for us and making sure we're doing good academically and doing our best! The deans, principle , assistant principles , guidance counselors never give up on you. They sometimes might be tough but in there ways there showing us and telling us always to be good and do good. Overall I love this school and the teachers that go to it and I would suggest this school to anyone I know.
I am a seventh grader at middle school 217 i think its the best middle school. Many teachers are very nice actually. They care a lot about the students. I enjoy this school very much. I met a bunch of new people.
i am now a student at this school. i am in my last year here which makes me an 8th grader.i think this is a very good school, although some of the students there are not. the teachers seem to really care about the students, even if the students do not see it.
I used to go here when i was a 6th grader and i liked it how they cared about the students. I KNOW the parents are wrong about all the negative stuff about the school,the students tend not to care about thier school work. Thats not the teachers fault. This school is the greatest.
I really had lots of fun going to this school. I think some teachers are really great. I learned a lot of stuff they are teaching me now that I am a junior in high school back in this , so i think it really helped. Some teachers tend not to care but they realley do. The deans where really strict about there students also back when I wus there, but i have no clue about now. The security was really good. They actually did there job not like in other schools where they just sit there and talk and eat. I really had good times in this school.
Hi I have 2 girls that are attending Junior High School 217 Robert A Vanwyck. It's a pretty good school. The only issue I think that's a problem is that some teacher don't believe that you have to know how to speak and communicate with a kids. The same goes for all the School Safety Guards. I believe you have to respect to get respect. Kids when they reach their pre-teen years they do go thru a lot of changes. What I like the most of the school is they really focus on kids education and interest.
This school lacks teachers that do their job my son's grades has tooken a steep decline since he started going to this school the Saturday program was a joke this school needs an overall haul!Parents beware try to get your child in a different school!!!
I am distressed at the two negative reviews that a couple of parents have written. The staff at our school spends countless unpaid hours helping individual students with tutoring, counseling and advising. No school has a staff that is 100% perfect but most of us work extremely hard to educate some very needy children. I hope that if you as a parent are unhappy that you will try to resolve the issues with our staff. We want to partner with you for the success of your child.
this school was a great experience although many students do not care much about school. I was very fortunate to have been taught by some great teachers though.
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.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
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 Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck 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 Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.