Even now, having graduated from Environmental three years ago, few of my college professors come close to the wonderful teachers I had over there. It was more than just a school to me-for me and many of my close friends who I still keep in touch with, we were all a family (I think I spent more time here than I did at home!)I think back on it and for the most part it is all wonderful memories. The extracurricular activities are wonderful (Especially the music programs under Ms. Georgia Defalco!), and I still keep in contact with most of my old teachers! Minus the overcrowding, budget cuts, and other small things, this is a school worth sending your children to!-Class of 2003
This High school offers its students more opportunities than most public high schools. The teachers and the parents form a force to be reckoned with. I absolutely count this high school as one of the top public schools in New York City.
Wonderful and caring teachers and adminstrators in an over-crowded and underfunded environment. Quality academics mix with diverse student population to create a great larning environment. My son is a sophomore - has friends of all sizes, shapes and colors, and he feels safe in school. The budget cuts have been devastating, and this is a school with dedicated staff and parents with limited financial resources. The principal, Ms. Matthews, has worked miracles with what she was given this year, and maintained many programs that we were sure would be cut. This is a wonderful place to send your child, but be aware- your efforts as a volunteer will be sorely needed here!
It is a lie about the whole class size situation due to the fact that there are about 30 students in each classs (except for Special Education). You should change this information because it is completely incorrect. Instead of selling lies, tell the truth about all the budget cuts and all the programs that had to be canceled in the school due to this problem. Tell the truth.
My son is a junior at this 'great' school! And his grades reflect this, the teachers are truely dedicated. Security is 100% and thank God a Public High School with no metal detectors. Wonderful administration who has the leadership of Ms. Matthews as principal. My son is happy here and so am I. Will consider this school for my next child.
I'm a senior at the H.S for Environmental Studies. I really like going to this school it's a safe environment very diverse and the teachers are great, very dedicated to their work. I think it's a great school!
I'm a student at High School for Environmental Studies. I'm going into my senior year. I found this school to be an good environment even though there have been to many kids in the school cause our school is small.I had a lot of teachers who have been great and are enthused to teach and who really care about their students. The principal is trying to keep our good reputation even though some the rules that were installed for a time period were kinda stupid. But over all I enjoyed my stay. And I must say we do segregate ourselves (example preps stay with preps. punks stay with punks, etc.) a bit but not as much as other schools do. We have lots of diversity and its great.
I graduated recently from H.S.E.S., this is one of the best schools in the city and its public too. theres a wide variety of students and the teachers are great, the atmosphere is very academic and friendly. I bet you that you wont find another school like this one in the city. graduating senior of 2003 - J. R.
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