School is very good both principle and vice principle are very nice But teacher are very racial
The school is okay, I'm in my last year here. Most of the teachers are pretty good, but I can sense discrimination and favoritism in some. Some of my former teachers, and current teachers had obvious favorites in the class, and constantly calls on those people and don't give other kids the opportunity to talk in class. By the time they are called on, everything has been said. Plus the school is split into three. I have friends in another academy, but I barely get to talk to them. Plus there is barely any communication between the 6th graders and 8th graders, theres none at all if you don't have a younger sibling or a friend with a younger sibling. This splitting up can put strain on relationships with other people. Plus it causes the argument of which academy is better. Plus there is an issue with the honor classes, they get stuck with the sucky things. I mean, I'm in top honors and my SS teacher is and ELA teacher, and she's not a good SS teacher, a better ELA, I've had her for that also. So we're basically teaching ourselves.
I'm going to this school next year ,I'm soooooooooo excited the only thing I'm worried and don't know much about is the acadamies. When am I going to get the packet . Teacher said in summer and it's summer....... WHERE IS THE PACKET WITH ALL THE INFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The school is okay but some students haven't had a social studies teacher since October. Also, by having honor classes and honor society it makes kids who aren't in it feel dumb. Also, having acdemies. They are the same but because of it some kids think they are smarter. And this school has too many cliques and if your're not popular n one really talks to you. And this school is in need of improvement the letter came in the mail. So if it's such a great school and has been rated A for 5 years. Why is it in need of improvement. Good school but has problems on the inside. And i go here. in the 7th grade.
I'm in 7th grade and this school is ok, because teachers don't really care if you give the homework because they don't check it. There's some cliques, and there're kids that break the dress code and deans don't care. If you are a shy person, people don't talk to you. I just wish I could finish this year and next so I could go to high school and leave this school. However I get good grades if I change school then I have to start over and meet friends again .
not a good school at all except for the honers classes it is one of the worst examples of a school
This is an awesome school. it definitely has changed since I graduated 141 back in 1990. The principal, assistant principals and all the teachers have been great. My son was in a regular class when he started 141 in the 6th grade, he made it into the honor society and by the 7th grade he was in an honors class. Having the honor society and honor rolls, student of the month, awards night has encouraged my son to do well in all his class. The school and the teachers are very motivating. This is his last year at 141 its a bittersweet time but I'm happy my son had the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful school.
This school is overrated. The academics is nothing special. They have great teachers, but there are things I think should change. Firstly, the school is divided into 3 academies,Einstein,Shakespeare,and Jewels. Why should they divide up the school? It prevents kids from meeting new people. Next, they put kids in classes based on their academic skill levels. I am in the honors class and I see a lot of kids who certainly should not be in it. The non-honors classes are jokes, the kids are unruly and loud and the teachers can't control them. Another observation is that the higher the level of the class, the whiter it is. The lower classes are overwhelmingly minority students. You don't believe me? In my honors class of 35 students, 6 are Hispanic, and the rest are White or Asian. There aren't enough Black students to comment on their status. Hispanics make up nearly 1/3 of the school, so why are they 1/6 of my class? In the other honors class the numbers are even worse. There are 2 Hispanic kids in a class of similar size. I sense some discrimination.
This school is so amazing that I had to do cartwheels to get my second child in because the line for admissions is out of the door. They have an academy system that is like three mini schools. My son is in the Einstein Academy. The assitant principal is fantastic and nurturing. The principal talks to me like I am the only person in the universe at that moment. The guidance counselor answers every question immediately. The teachers are exceptional and are always supportive. It is safe and warm. Most of all, my kid is HAPPY to go to school and his education is top notch.
This was the best school i have ever went to. The teachers are all amazing with the exception of few. The one thing i did not like at all was the academys becasue it made some people feel stupid becasue they were in 3rd academy or people in 1st academy thought they were all smart and snobby like. Other than that I really enjoyed my 3 years of this school and it was very hard to leave and move on to highschool. Class of 2009! Second Academy all the way and Mr.Archer you rock!!!
i have never thought about it this way. i am a 7th grade student. I agree that our school needs lockers. i dont want to have to carry heavy bags all around. at the end of the day, my shoulders are in pain. this school has a wonderful staff and an excellent quality
This a great school. Great teachers and great principle. The teaching is excellent.
IS 141 has the most wonderful staff. The learning technics are absolutely amazing. I would recommend this school. Yes, I had my doubts as my daughter entered 6th grade last year, but now I see the best possible middle school that not only see our children as students, but people and realize there growing, what there feeling etc.... I wouldn't change anything
I LOVE this school its has great teachers great students and since im in the honor society they spend a lot of money on every single trip we go to! i love this school
i also go to this school, they hold lots of educational events such as a play on Browdway featuring Grease and more, i like this school and i made lots of friends, the teachers are also nice too!most of the kids are really friendly and funny as well!
I think the school has improved a lot after the principle of the school was changed. i mean now I'm in 8th grade and i think the school has come a far along since i started the school like at first when i started the school it was a complete mess. now i must say it is 100 times better. Even in term sof money the school has come far along .
This school used to be the worst in terms of money... the school lacked in school books and the 2nd academy lacked in math teachers this was back when i was in the 8th grade... this school was always in constant food fights and school fights outside and because it was in control of Aldorasi... i really didnt lyke this school .. alot of ignorant students... they expect you to be down with all the stupid stuff they do... i was in the NAtional Honor Society for 3 years but the school students ruined my personality over the years.. i dont how it is now im just from the class of '06-'07
I am very satisfied so far with the education and teacher quality. My son just started attending the school this September and he was selected as student of the month. This school is very safe there are always school safety guards in every corner of the school watching over the kids and there safety. This schooll so far is one of the safest in Astoria.
Iam very satified for myself and my two children that have attended. My son just graduated last year with honors, my daughter is currenly attending the 7th grade. This school is the safetest in the astoria area. As for myself I have attended 141 over 20 years ago and I accomplished a bachelors in business. I would defenitely recommend this school for our students. Alice
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 Is 141 The Steinway 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 Is 141 The Steinway, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.