Students enrolled 1221
School leader DR. VELMA WHITESIDE

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25 Gerada Ln
New Rochelle, NY 10804

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(914) 576-4339
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4 stars
Based on 35 ratings

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September 19, 2014
My child recently started 6th grade and I am struck by the level of dedication and the passion of the teachers - passionate about their subjects and the students.. I am also impressed by the administration's commitment to making middle school a positive time - so much emphasis is placed on how students treat each other and the 'soft' side of being part of a school. Also, I love the range of extra curruculars available - from theater to robotics to UN club. So far it has been great.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2013
We transferred our child from private school to this public school because of the well-known advanced curriculum and huge selection of co-curricular activities. We continue to be impressed by the dedication of the guidance staff, the teachers and all administrative support. When a Typical middle school drama occurred, the guidance counselor immediately stepped in and remedied the situation to the satisfaction of all. It is a large school with a small school feel; everyone knows my child, not unlike in private school.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
I must say that I am very impressed by the level of dedication of the teachers in ALMS. Not only do they have excellent academic standards, their level of guidance and concern for the students is really impressive. Special shout out to Mr. Wallace and Mr. Konigsberg for their dedication and high level of standard. I hope there will be more teachers like you. I'm so glad my kids go to ALMS.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2013
My daughter, who is currently a junior at the high school, absolutely loved her teachers and the school The course offerings are outstanding and the kids graduate fully prepared for the workload and advanced classes offered in the high school. My son is currently in 7th grade and is having a wonderful experience as well. My only criticism is that the school's website could be more informative regarding extracurriculars, forms, deadlines etc.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2012
It's a good school with many excellent teachers. However, they overload With too much homework- a poor teaching tool. Also the PTA's activities do not reflect student racial Diversity.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
I graduated from ALMS last year and I miss it so much! 6-8 grades were the best years of my life. As I was walking through the school for the last time, I was very sad to leave. I know I will have many great memories from ALMS and lifelong friends. Some people have addressed concern over bullying. I too, was bullied. However, I had some amazing friends, and we would always stick up for each other. If you have great friends too, it won't bother you. The tech ed program is great. I had Mr. May in 8th grade, and he was the best ever! I liked most of my teachers. The ones I didn't like were still highly qualified, just tough. Exception: Spanish teachers. Do not take Spanish at ALMS, the teachers are the worst, ever. Take latin or french or italian instead.

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February 12, 2010
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November 02, 2009
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October 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 13, 2009
administration very uncooperative

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2009
this is the best middle school! the teachers are nice! we have fun sport teams! make friends fast!

- submitted by a student
March 26, 2009
this school which my son and daughter attend is something that makes them want to get up in the morning.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2009
Albert Leonard is one of the best schools with the best education

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2008
This school is completely amazing! all the teachers are great and very efficiant, i have never heard any complaints from my student about this fabulous school!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
I am a student there this is my 2nd year there im in the 7th grade. i didnt want to go to it at first but now i love it its so nic i dont want to leave it however some teachers are mean and give us a large assinment but you have to hand in pretty soon =[ secuirty guards are cool they talk (handle) with your students with out being mean! trust me you will love this school

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September 20, 2008
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September 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 17, 2008
Love the interaction with the teachers and fellow staff. They are very informative and looks out for each kids best interest.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
Administration does not respond well to parents

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2007
Albert Leonard is a nice school. They take care of you and have alot of security to make sure people are safe and they have a nice and caring staff.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 26, 2007
This is a very important school to me. I used to fail, now I'm getting A's

- submitted by a student
June 22, 2007
I think albert lenoard is the best middle shcool in newrochelle.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2007
This school definitely has a bullying problem.overall above average academics and some teachers have great communication with parents

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2007
My daughter is in 8th grade there and loves this school. She has had some problems with bulling, but the school has been working on that problem. I have visited the school and liked it. The parent involvement is okay, but it could be up a little more. I just went to the spring concert and saw the concert band, and many others, do wonderful in the concert. My daughter has loved being in the band and has a lot of fun. She was also in the Learning Academy and it helped her a lot in math and english. She got her homework done while waiting for the bus. The buses could be better. My daughter hates having to stand on the bus because it is loud and crowed and She usually almost misses her stop. They either need more buses or less kids that take the bus.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
The school is a large school and seems to have a lot to offer. There however is some major issues going on in regards to constant bullying in the school among students. It appears that the staff plays death ear until the situation blows up. I think the school should make an effort in teaching sensitivity classes to the students and staff. Peer pressure and bullying is real and can lead to individuals seriously being hurt. I do not believe the school has taken this subject serious thereby doing nothing to prevent incidents from esculating.Parents must do their part at home but lets face it when our children leave home to go to school they are spending a great deal of time without you. They are in the care of the school's staff and at the mercy of sometimes unpleasant situations exhibited by fellow classmates out of control.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
My daughter attended Albert Leonard for three years, and is now a High School freshman. Her experience at Albert Leonard was one of great teacher involvvement, and a wonderful counselor in Mr. Greg Sloane. She was very connected to the school and a good reason for that is the staff's attitude and involvement with the students. She improved year by year and graduated in June 06. Her excitement at the prospect of High School was overshadowed a bit by her melancholy at leaving ALMS.....A WONDERFUL School FOR 6th, 7th and 8th Graders......

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2006
ALMS has been a mixed bag for us. We have two daughters: one graduated recently and the other has a year to go. Our older daughter, very bright without being nerdy, was tormented in 6th grade by academically indifferent kids who made nasty remarks about her grades, looks, clothes, etc. I know some folks hate tracking, but the anti-intellectualism of these kids really ruins the learning experience for others. (The teachers weren't too intellectual either. One taught her students about the famed Greek doctor 'Hippo-crates'--pronouncing 'hippo' like the animal and 'crates' to rhyme with 'hates.') ALMS's atmosphere is not great for girls. Sexual harassment and crude comments by boys are unrelenting, with teachers and staff mostly turning a blind eye. I think the administration should take much more active steps to minimize harassment/bullying--read Queen Bees and Wannabes for starters, have ongoing schoolwide workshops, and enforce a civilized standard of behavior.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
Academics and extracurricular are good for a public school. But school is very large which is a drawback.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
The school is large but divided into 'houses' which make it seem like a smaller school. Good parental involvement, good counseling department, but classes are large-even in the advanced classes.

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February 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2005
ALMS is, I know, the best school that either one of my children will ever attend. My daughter, who is in college now, graduated from Albert Leonard five years ago, and my son is currently in the 8th grade there. I have never seen a school before or since that responds so readily to my calls, questions, and concerns. Teachers and guidance counselors get back to me within hours. The principal is fabulous, and he is always there with an open door if you need him. The nurse's office is responsive and receptive. I'd say that at least 95% of the teachers that my kids have experienced have been wonderful. They seem to be there because they love teaching, and this attitude is clearly demonstrated in the classroom. I love this place. This is a school that works with parents, not against them.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2005
6th grade my son had great teachers. Kids either get great teachers or really bad ones.

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June 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
March 09, 2005
A great school. There are a lot of great teachers. They do a great job in teaching and letting the students have fun. I love ALMS!

- submitted by a student
August 25, 2004
I was a student last year at Albert Leonard and honestly it was the best three years of my life. The staff is wonderful and the children are open and caring. I feel as if I definatly made some life long friends there.

- submitted by a former student
May 04, 2004
I'm not a parent, but better yet, a student that goes to Albert Leonard. This year is my last, and I'm kind of sad to leave. I was extremely happy to leave Davis, to see what lay ahead, but now I'm not sure if I feel the same about this school. I'll always remember the great memories of my Albert Leonard days. My first day there, in fact, seems like it was just yesterday, and I wish it were so I could re-live the past three years. Parents, trust me, this school made me want to go to school every day, and I'm pretty sure your child will feel the same way. The teachers are caring, the students are friendly, and I can't express how much I love this school. If you send your child here, you won't regret it.

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2003
Quite possibly the best Middle School in New York State, considering Leadership/Faculty and test scores, vis-a-vis the diversity of student population. Outstanding, overall.

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August 10, 2003
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Albert Leonard Middle School
25 Gerada Ln, New Rochelle, NY  10804
(914) 576-4339
Last modified Albert Leonard Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Albert Leonard Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top