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6-8
Public
New York, NY
Students enrolled: 556
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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100 Hester Street
New York, NY 10002

(212) 219-1204
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April 28, 2014
This is a great school with caring staff and interactive learning. The students enjoy recess and project based learning. This school can improve in having more after school activities and sports.

- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2013
I am a student of the school. The school is safe and I love the teachers, counselors, and staffs. This school is the best and is like a second home.

- submitted by a community member
December 09, 2012
I am one of the students in Ms.131. I love this school so much, i don't even want to leave. Some of the things that I like about this school, is the help, and attention the teacher gives to a student. When you don't understand something, they will help you right away, and they will make sure you understand the concepts. Plus, this school is very,very safe.

- submitted by a community member
December 09, 2012
This school Has very good technology. Everyone has a laptop to use in every subject class. And this school challenges the students that goes here, and will help there future.

- submitted by a community member
December 06, 2012
Excellent technology, and nice after school activities. My daughter had bonded with the school and she's loving this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
My daughter goes to this school, it's a very safe school with a wonderful environment.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
I love this school and I love working with the kids here at this school.

- submitted by a teacher
December 06, 2012
My son had always been a delinquent. I am a single parent and I never had much time to teach him to respect. I admit I am an awful mother but after my son got into this school he totally changed. He was making so much progress due to the help of the caring and concerned teachers in this school. I was honestly surprised at how much it'll totally change my son. He now is a mature young adult who is excellent in academics who knows how to respect. I really love this school and love how it affected my son. GO MS 131!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
This school is amazing, I was a graduate from this school now currently working as a lawyer. Go to this school. You surely won't regret it.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
This school is the best. My daughter graduated here and now is studying to be a doctor.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
Very safe environment, there are no fights and no gangs. It's an excellent place where students can focus on studying and make progress in academics.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
I graduated from this school. It's a safe school and everyone is very respectful to each other and everything is just amazing in this school. I love the teachers, staffs, and counselors in this school.

- submitted by a community member
December 06, 2012
The teachers here are very helpful to my son. My son had never been good in the subject math. After the teacher notices he notified me and asked me if my son can stay after school every wednesday and he'll help him in math. I had never seen such a caring teacher like him before. My son made a lot of progress as the teacher was willing to stay after school despite his busy schedule he was delighted to help for no charge. MS 131 sure is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
I have been working in this school for 7 years. The students and my peers are very friendly and respectful to me. The principal is a very nice woman who hopes the best for the students and try to help them in every way she can.

- submitted by a teacher
December 06, 2012
Marvelous school with excellent students and teachers. Ms. Tam is an excellent principal and Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Abadia are amazing counselors. My daughter graduated from this school and now I'm sending my son to this school. I love MS 131

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
I never thought this school would have been so influential to my daughter, she's now taking dance in school and I have realized she have talent because I am constantly working. She really enjoyed going to this school, I know my daughter is in safe hands of this school and the teachers and students around her.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
I graduated from this school and I have send my kids to this school too. I love this school and my kids said they enjoyed it too. MS 131 for the win.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
This middle school is fantastic! The outstanding teachers, the friends, and the after school activities. Could not imagine my daughter being anywhere else. She is excited about learning. Homework is challenging and engaging. The school is academically competitive, and it really focuses on preparing to be accepted to the best high schools. Great environment, energetic teaching, and energetic student body. Love it!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
This school is outstanding in every way possible. Love this school it's the best. Go MS 131

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
I school is fantastic after my son came to this school he was looking forward to learn each and every day. What a positive influence the teachers and counselors were. Love it.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
Brilliant school. Ms. Tam is an honorable principal that should be respected. She tries to do her best for the school and is very caring and understanding to students.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
Awesome school. Very clean and healthy environment for my children to learn. Helpful teachers guiding my kids, and Ms. Tam counseling my kids. This school is the best.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
Remarkable school indeed. This school is amazing. The principal and teachers are very friendly to the students. Awesome school.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
I love this school, this school is amazing. My children goes to this school and learns a lot. I have never seen them so excited to learn. Good influence 131.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
Ms. Abadia is an excellent counselor. I am a full time working mom, my husband just passed away last year. I want to be by my daughter's side like many other moms but I can't. Ms. Abadia talks to my daughter and counsels her to look on the bright sides of things. This school is remarkable.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
This school is amazing. I love this school and my kids really enjoyed being a student in MS 131. They were inspired by many teachers and they feel welcome at school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
My daughter loves this school. She has become more mature as she enrolls to this school. The teachers would always help her in academics and encourage her to strive for the moon. I love this school what a influence it have been on my daughter

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
The teachers are a good influence and inspired students to achieve and accomplish. My son had a great and fun time being a student in this school. It's a very safe environment and I trust the principal will do better and make more improvements in the future

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
MS 131 is an amazing school. Go to this school and you won't regret it. They have so many programs and after school activities after school.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
This school is an excellent school and I really like how the teachers are so supportive of the students. Ms. Tam is an excellent principal with a strong sense of leadership.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
I love this school very much it's a very nice school. The environment is very healthy and clean. The technology is very advanced and the teachers are very friendly.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2011
I graduated from MS131 and As a Student from the Class of 2011 We have changed the school from a Grade D to a Grade A school I would recommend this school to anyone who want to get a great learning experience.

- submitted by a community member
July 17, 2011
School has always been unsatisfactory but, has made significant changes since its new principal Phyllis tam. But, the technology is no help to a child's education.

- submitted by a community member
July 17, 2011
Worst school in the universe! The curriculum is extremely unsatisfactory and some of the teachers read black history picture books to stellar 8th grade classes! I was an alumni there and I despise it very much. Never go here!

- submitted by a community member
March 11, 2010
My son is graduating this year, (2010). He has had an excellent education at 131, Dr. Sun Yat Sen, with the arts and technology incorporated into every class. His teachers are dedicated and expert. The calm school environment makes learning easy. The guidance counselor works overtime to make sure the 131 students have the best chance of getting in to good high schools. The school provides free SHSAT math prep. My son was accepted into two excellent high schools, and will go on to do well at his first choice (specialized) high school because of the education he received at Dr Sun Yat Sen.

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September 15, 2009
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August 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2009
My daughter just graduated from I.S. 131, The Class of 2009. I have to congratulate the teachers, the staff, the Principal, Assistant Principals and the Deans for making this school a magnificent school. I wished my daughter could of continued all the way to high school at this school. Learning is intertwined with discipline and caring. The school is extremely organized, clean and a pleasure to deal with the school administration. My daughter exceled, she learned so much, such amazing teachers prepared her for rigorous tests and she passed. Oh I need to mention the my child was acknowledged with Honor Rolls and Principal Lists, when my child had a certain grade average. I take with me the most beautiful memories of this excellent school. Thank you to all who made our 3 years so wonderful. ~~~~Much appreciation, Maria Marquez (parent) & Stephanie A. Rodriguez (8-308-Leadership)

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2009
this is the best middle school ever! i went there for middle school, the teachers are all so helpful and caring. it is very save school. it is nice a learning enviroment~ and this school gives each student a laptop , for then to carry and around and use. ^^ when it is then to choose a high school, the teachers are very helpful, the school has high school fairs for students to learn all about high schools in ny. so the the future their students can be all successful!

- submitted by a student
December 14, 2008
My 7th-grade son is getting an excellent education at MS 131. I have found Ms. Tam, the principal, to be always ready to address my concerns, and extremely flexible and helpful. When my son was forced to miss two weeks of school for a family emergency, his teachers sent him work while he was away and made time after school for him to catch up when he returned. He had work exhibited in a gallery at the completion of the Math in Art program. Now he is animating his short story and setting it to music, in another collaborative arts program. He does all his work on a laptop computer issued to him by the school. He is very happy, the school is safe, and while I wish the ELA classes were a little more challenging, on the whole we believe that we are very lucky to have been accepted here.

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October 20, 2008
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August 18, 2008
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February 29, 2008
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September 22, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 01, 2005
M.S. 131 is the best school I have entered thus far in my 12 year old son's academic pursuit. The teachers are dedicated and go over and beyond on a day to day basis with my son. The curiculum while covering the basics affords opportunities for many extras as well such as Art, Music, etc. My son who loves art but is not very good in Math is in a program which incorporates his love of art with Math what a terrific combination. The only negative I have encountered at this school its that the prinicipal values the overall goal of the school over the individual needs of students.

- submitted by a parent
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Ms 131
100 Hester Street, New York, NY  10002
(212) 219-1204
Last modified Ms 131 is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ms 131 Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top