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Ms 243 Center School 5

Posted May 23, 2014
- a parent
the center school is first rate. my son's performance has improved dramatically in all subjects

Ms 243 Center School 4

Posted March 25, 2014
- a parent
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Ms 243 Center School 2

Posted March 25, 2014
- a parent
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Ms 243 Center School 1

Posted September 09, 2013
- a parent
Some teachers at this school are abusive and the principal does not care. I know for a fact they are under investigation but the DOE considers corporeal punishment a private human resources matter so even if charges are found to be substantiated there is no public record of this.

Ms 243 Center School 5

Posted November 21, 2011
- a parent
I absolutely love everything about the Center School. My daughter just graduated June 2011 and my son is currently an 8th grader. If they could continue their high school years at Center School, they would. Students enjoy being there every day. Teachers are amazingly helpful, involved and well appreciated. Ms. Schwartz, Director of Center School is also amazing. She knows each student by their first name and it s not because they re in trouble, it s because she is in tuned to each child s academic performance. Parents are totally involved. I have not met one single parent that had or has anything negative to say about the Center School. If you were to ask any parent what would they change about Center School, they would probably say nothing or would really need to think about the question. Outstanding school!
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Ms 243 Center School 5

Posted June 21, 2011
- a parent
I am a former student of the Center School and I plan on sending my daughter there when she's in the 5th grade. Out of all of my school years the Center School left the biggest impression on me. It's not one of those big schools where you get lost in the shuffle and your teacher doesn't know your name. It's a community... it's a family. I recently saw one of the teachers on the train, she's still teaching at the school and she remembered me (10+ years since I graduated). In fact half of the teachers that were their when I was attending are still there. If that doesn't tell you a little something about the teacheers there I don't kow what does.

Ms 243 Center School 5

Posted June 12, 2009
- a parent
Every day I'm thankful that my children (7th grader and 5th grader) are at the Center School. They continue to receive a steller education and exposure to things that rival many of the elite private schools. I'm convinced that any child who is willing to be challenged will come through their program a shining star!

Ms 243 Center School 1

Posted June 11, 2009
- a student
The Center School is easily the worst school in the city. It claims to be a 'community' but is hardly one. Do your child a favor and do not send them to this horrendous school.

Ms 243 Center School 5

Posted February 07, 2009
- a parent
We have sent all three of our children to Center School and they have received an outstanding education from a faculty that is creative and attends to the most important aspects of education, engagement and competence. All three of our children have been prepared and made it into the specialized high schools both science and the La Guardia. This small community really offers a private school education in a public school. The kids and adults make it a wonderfully loving community. You're lucky if you get the chance for your child to attend.

Ms 243 Center School 5

Posted December 18, 2008
- a student
I am currently an eigth grader at the Center School and there is no doubt in my mind that this school should go first on your list. This school has the absolute best principal in the city and a funloving facilty. The principal knows the names of every student in the school, likewise, the students know all of their classmates. The curriculum is incredibly unique. I am currently taking an accelerated literature class where we are, at the moment, reading Henry James AND taking a class about allegories incorporated in superhero movies, where I watched 'Iron Man.' I have to admit, I'd say 5% of the student body does not love the school, but the other 95% adore it. The Center School prepared me very well and I am applying to the upmost presigious high schools in the city like Stuyvesant High. Dumb, smart, everyone has a friend and does well.

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Ms 243 Center School
100 West 84th Street, New York, NY  10024
(212) 799-1477
Last modified Ms 243 Center School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ms 243 Center School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top