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220 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021

(212) 535-8610
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September 16, 2014
The registrar at this school does not know about serviced apartment or rental mail box. What should I say? We are still looking around for a place to stay after moving into this city. I stay at a serviced apartment for now. It seems she has never heard of it. It is okay not to know. People are not all smart. My 13 years old understands what a serviced apartment is , just in a second. The registrar is so sure that I am lying about the address. Very rude. It is unbelievable that this kind of uneducated woman get a job at a school . I think NYC should reevaluate their staff. I tried to explain but she won't understand. As a registrar, she should actually know that some people live in temporary housing.She is not doing her job.Please, don't accuse people without any reasons.. I hope she knows to apologize at least? Probably not? I think she needs to go back to school to get more knowledge and better manner. Please don't accuse someone of something if you are the one who does not have enough capabilities to understand. BTW, serviced apt and rental mail box is not something new neither rare. Looks like she lives in a tiny eggshell with no window/door to outside world.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2014
Everyone has been saying that their are bullies and teachers only care about sp students, well I dont believe that im going to find out myself this september. And by the way I cant wait!

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2014
I am a student in the SP program at Wagner. I feel like you are only cared about in the honers program. There is bullying at this school but the guidance counselor and assistant principals at each grande level do a lot to get people through it. My teachers have favorites and give more opportunities to them opposed to other students. Very unfair. Other than that there are nice people and if you get Ms. Dansky as a teacher you are very lucky. This school is average if you are not in the honers program, nothing too special about it. Also being in a big school is hard so, choose a smaller school to go to if you have the option.

- submitted by a community member
April 19, 2014
I think that Robert F. Wagner is an amazing school academically and in terms of student support. To the extent that a parent reported bullying, if you contact Dean Eldridge he will be completely on top of it and will work to resolve it expeditiously. The school is very on top of these kind of issues and my son has had a wonderful experience at this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
My daughter is in the 6th grade special programs at Wagner. The academics there are fabulous. Unfortunately there is a problem with bullying there. I have informed the school six times. I was told something was going to be done about it but it is still going on. This is a very large school and I think it is hard to stay on top of situations like this. Regardless, They need to have a tougher policy on bullying and enforce it. It breaks my heart that my daughter who is very bright has to deal with being picked on daily and dreads going to school daily.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
My son started from 6th grade. It's a messy school, Dean and most of teachers don't know how to deal with teens, only blame the students. Home work system is good, but some teachers don't post home work on the system, it make students and parents difficult to follow and finish the HW, and the missed HW were all counted to student grades. If you want to keep a good grade, please be careful to write down all class assignments. And the school don't know how to support students for SHSAT test, and high school applications for prep test and recommendations. The school is not well organized, the HW loaded little in grade 6 and 7 grades, 8th grade turned out a lot as usual during SHSAT prep time, teachers don't care about your test, they only care their teaching schedules. I recommend that don't go the big school if you can find other smaller school.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
Hi I'm a former student of this school I graduated in 1970,it only seems like yesterday,I always tell my children and grandchildren if only I could turn back the hands of time,I would give up everything to go back to my 8th and 9 th grade with the same students and teachers.Wagner was the best years of my life.Remembering the principal Mr. Bernard Walker who I loved so dearly and that good looking gym teacher Mr. John Whittekin,who later in years became the principal ,I loved all the fun,all the learning just loved everything about wagner,I moved out of NY but if I was there my children and grandchildren would have attended Wagner.Giving thanks to my 8th grade math teacher Ms. Joan campbell who thought me to love math later in years I became a bookkeeper.5 stars for the school

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2012
Both my sons attended Wagner Middle School. One is going to Brooklyn Tech and the other will be starting at Frank McCourt this year. The school is well run, the teachers are approachable, helpful and they respond when you email them. The administration is equally responsive and approachable. I have nothing but praise for Ms. Torres, Mr. Eldridge and particularly Ms Renn-Losarda.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2012
What a terrible school. My son and daughter were both victims of bullying at this school. Bullying seems to be a great problem at this school for many children. If you don't want your son or daughter to become a victim of bullying, I highly recommend that you avoid sending them here. The school also only seems to care about the honors classes and no effort is made for the regular classes. I am greatly disappointed by the school's lack of commitment.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2011
My son entered sixth grade here recently and was the victim of a bullying incident almost immediately. The school's response was slow and lacked transparency with the Dean of Students trying hard to discredit my son's story and shield the bullies. The principal, Ms. Losquadro, only took part in the investigation on my insistance and threat of applying for a safety transfer for my son. Send your kids to East Side Middle School if possible. Avoid this place.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2011
The building looks like a jail. Some students have behavior issue that administration can't control. The administration seems to be overwhelmed by the situation and does not aggressively address the problem. The information from school to parents are not always transparent ( advanced program, music program, other activities .. ) Thanks to its diversity (mostly Asian), the school is academically well performing in Math/Sciences. The school is mostly over rated above but better than many middle schools in the city.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2011
This is a school that is incredibly well run. Wagner in NYC's largest middle school but it doesn't feel that way. Ms. Lasorda nee Rehn has organized the school so that each grade maintains the same Assistant Principal and Guidance Counselor throughout the students career at the school. We now have our 2nd child at the school, in the 7th grade. His older brother attends Brooklyn Tech, one of NYC's specialty high schools so the education he got was also done well. I can only sing my praises for this school. We are very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
This school made me feel right at home. I am in 7th grade now and in the academic classes. If your in SP/Honors it can be more challenging. But if your in the academics, the teachers take their time to explain things that you don't understand. You can also ask for help afterschool or in the morning and they will be there. This is a great school with great teachers and staffs.

- submitted by a community member
March 04, 2011
THIS IS A GREAT SCHOOL. My son is in the 8th grade . The principal, Jennifer Rehn is the best . You will never see such an involved person. Her door is always open. The deans are great. High school placement in this school is excellent. This year 90 kids were excepted to Specialized schools. The honors math program is out of this world great. The music program also great with 34 kids accepted to Laguardia. Some kids got into Laguardi and Bronx Science. This is a real school -no baby stuff. Your child goes with you to parent teacher conferences. After school activities offer tons of sport programs. My son is now ready for high school because of the teachers at Wagner.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2010
Great school if you are in one of the special (SP - Honor) classes. YOu will get a great education and will make lasting friendships. If you are in one of the lower or average classes then good luck to you. You get bullied and picked on and the teachers would care less. They also seem to care less about teaching better materials to these students. Mainly because students in these classes don't pay attention and are disrespectful. I was in the average classes my first two year. I hated going to school and feel like I have a second rate education. Then begged to get into one of the top classes my last year. What a difference. I finally "enjoyed" school and put in an effort to study. My classmates are not rude like before and the course materials are more challenging.

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2010
Enthusiastic teachers, wonderful programs & after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
I am a seventh grader @ MS 167 and I have to say, you end up feeling anonymous in such a big school. It's really hard to distinguish yourself from others so people don't lump you into groups. But they have great support groups for children of divorce, and kids feeling insecure about their ethnicity.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 07, 2010
Very impersonal school. I am very disappointed in Wagner. I expected teachers who are concerned about their students. Instead, most of the teachers don't notify you in time when you child is in trouble. Their attitude is one of 'sink or swim.' I removed my child in the middle of the school year because I was so appalled at the lack of caring - with the exception of one teacher. If your child is an independent worker who does not mind an impersonal environment, then Wagner is a perfet fit for your youngster. Kids who need more attention, should be placed in another more suitable setting

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 26, 2010
My son attends Wagner. Unfortunately this is his last year and its off to High School. This is the best of the best schools. Principal, Teachers and Staff are all wonderful. I wish it went straight through High School. Teachers are truly dedicated to there students and extemely helpful to the parents. If there is any concerns, the school has an open door policy. Principal and Assistant Principals are remarkable. My son is getting the best education ever in Wagner. This is an Upper Eastside Gem. Love the school!!!!

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December 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
I love Wagner Middle School because it is filled with incredibly dedicated professionals who are committed to supporting our very large and very diverse population of students. Our students and teachers are faced with issues from challenged learners and the seriously gifted to serious family traumas and emotional concerns. Our committed administration has taken the largest middle school in Manhattan and through endless hours of hard work have made it a lovely place to work and to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
The teachers, assistant principal and the principal treat my daughter as if she was there own!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
My son graduated from 167 and now my daughter also attends 167 so I have quite a history with the school and I absolutely love it. For a big Middle school they are so well organized and on top of things. Each grade has an Assistant Principle that knows your child and are well connected. The school based support is top 1 as well. They do a fabulous job with keeping parents informed and up to date through e-mail blasts. Also, anytime my children needed extra support they were right there to work with me and support my childs needs. Plus I love the fact that Wagner is a no-nonsense school, they mediate any problem right away.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Each grade has their own assistant principal and guidance counselor allowing the children to form a meaningful bond and trusting relationship. The faculty extend themselves and take a personal interest in every child. I know that when I send my daughter to school she is in great hands.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
JHS 167 is a great and safe school. The teachers really take time with the kids. They encourage the kids to do well in life. My daughter love this school. I am blessed to have my child attend JHS 167. I know she will get into a great HS once she graduate from JHS 167. Thank you all

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Big middle school opportunities with a small school attitude.

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September 22, 2009
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September 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
I am a freshmen who is now in High School and graduated from Wagner in 2009. The school is really nice and you can make many friends here. There are fun field trips such as the Senior Cruise.. They recently took away out lunch privileges. I overall enjoyed Wagner the only few problems I can probably find is that book bags can get heavy especially since there aren't lockers available for students to buy books in. The other thing would be there is bullying from time to time though you can avoid this once in a while by staying away from the bullies. Also that I never really got to know my principal well. The teachers there are great though and the students can talk to them. There are Excellent Guidance Counselors at Wagner. Overall I enjoyed this school.

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September 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 07, 2009
My grandson just graduated from this magnificent school. Though there is a large student population, it never feels that wasy. The staff, teachers, leaders are all exceptional. The guidance counselors and dean are truly caring individuals. They help the students and are always giving advice and guidance. I was truly very happy with our three years there.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2009
I am a student at Wagner. I adore this school and I am going into my senior year. My teachers really help me learn what I need to know, both academically, and in general. This is a fantastic school for any smart, on track student.

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January 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 29, 2008
Even though I've been in this school for almost 4 months, its been totally awsome in those 4 months. The principal is so cool and so is the staff. All these teachers are so nice that I just got use to it. I like the music program and I am also in other programs in the school. Wagner has more then 1600 kids but this place is so much fun

- submitted by a student
November 22, 2008
I am a senior at this school, and I'm okay with it. Not everything is great - nothing is perfect - but with the large number of students (about 1,400 to 1,500) and not so many staffs, they have managed pretty well. Sure, the hallways are always crowded and accidents happen, but they are expected. The teachers are okay, you will surely have several classes where your instructers are great, so that's not much of a problem. The only bad thing is that the Parent Teacher Conference is limited to 3 minutes per class. Wagner has a very diverse community, there are people of every races here. Wherever you are in Wagner, you'll sure find a few friends.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2008
Don't believe the bad things you hear about this school. I am a freshman in high school now, so my memories of wagner are fresh. Although recently the school has revoked out lunch privileges, not much has changed since I went there. The teachers are gifted, in my opinion, and they certainly know what they're doing. My vice principal was very familiar with the students- she remembers names, and her name is Ms. Niskanen. I loved wagner! When you are a senior, there are so many fun activities, and they really make it fun for you! Do not believe everything you hear, sometimes this school gets a bad reputation when it doesn't deserve one. Another great thing is how mixed the school is. It's like one big melting pot- not like some other schools with majorities of certain races. I recommend this school!

- submitted by a student
November 09, 2008
I used to go to this school and i loved i got friends the first day i got there. I hope all the new kids ther love it just like i did.

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 01, 2008
It is a very bad school. The staff doesn't respect the students. The seniors have to a lot for seniors dues. The school doesn't have money to help for trips, book, etc.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 29, 2008
This school is wonderful. They have a fantastik music program. The administration is excellent. Although it is a large school it is extremely well run, the kids are great, tedicatopm o

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
This school is fine, but it took awhile for teachers to remember my name because i'm a quiet shy boy. but i think teachers are resposible to learn their students names, they have to remember it within the first month of the school year, not until like halfway through.

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January 26, 2008
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September 16, 2007
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September 05, 2007
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August 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 12, 2007
The academic programs are outstanding! My son didn't participate much in music arts etc. so no comment. Wagner has resources that exceed the run of the mill public school; rivaling private school education in the city. As far as parent involvement, most parents are upper to middle class wage earners so they do not come to the school unless it is absolutely necessary. As such there is specific circle of people that hold seats on the parent association and will not give it up. If your child is the type that may engage in horseplay (spitballs, talking during class etc) like most adolescent kids in middle school, Wagner is not the place for you. There is no tolerance for horseplay. The child will spend more time in the dean's office then in class.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2007
the school has wonderfull teachers and they comtribute their time to the kids

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January 30, 2007
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November 24, 2006
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July 01, 2006
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June 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2006
Both my sons attended Wagner. My oldest graduated, went to Laquardia for Art and now is at SVA for Animation , second year. His interest in animation came from a special animation program offered by Wagner. It gave him direction and what he wanted to do in his life. What could be better. My 13 year old is in his last year at Wagner. He made the Arista Program last year. The The teachers are great and the afterschool programs wonderful. I feel that Wagner is a great school. Great music program. Best in NYC.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2005
I have a son who graduated from Wagner last year who is now attending Bronx Science. I was most impressed with Wagner's focus on team projects and their very high quality music program and band. Many of the students from my son's grade were accepted into the music program at LaGuardia High School - Wagner is almost a 'feeder school' for that program. A significant portion went on to specialized competitive high schools. The facilities are impressive - at the top of middle school facilities in the city. As a big school which has both an accelerated and a non-accelerated program, this school is not for anyone who is looking for a cozy, intimate environment full of kids whose parents place a high emphasis on education - the school is too big to create that type of atmosphere. Kids who thrive in a big school will enjoy the programs and facilities.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2005
I went to this school two years ago. The principal was terrible. She didn't know anything that was going on and the assistant principal was just the same. I found the school to be extremely cliquey. However, there were some very good teachers and my guidance counselor was amazing. I also made some good friends.

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February 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2005
Wagner is truly remarkable. It is a public high school that manages to offer an excellent education AND has a superb program in the arts and music. Many students participate in the Manhattan Band, performing in alternate years at Carnegie Hall! In one recent year, over a quarter of the graduates were admitted to one of the Specialized High Schools or LaGuardia HS!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2005
Overly large student body, barely kept in check. A large portion of students are rough. This is not a safe environment for fragile children. From all appearances, the school is appealing, with science labs, art classes, a school band, a phys ed department. If your child is a self-sufficient, well-balanced, self-starting and studious person, he may well succeed at Wagner. If, on the other hand, your child has special needs, he will fall through the cracks. I deeply regret sending my son to Wagner.

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December 05, 2004
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August 19, 2003
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Jhs 167 Robert F Wagner
220 East 76th Street, New York, NY  10021
(212) 535-8610
Last modified Jhs 167 Robert F Wagner is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jhs 167 Robert F Wagner Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top