Students enrolled 358
School leader MS. LISA NELSON

Contact this school

260 Pleasant Ave
New York, NY 10029

School website
(212) 860-6006
(212) 987-4197
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Isaac Newton Ms For Math And Science address.

4 stars
Based on 17 ratings

Let others know what you
think about this school

November 27, 2014
This school is the type of school that should be shut down. My daughter goes to this school and she hates it and so do I. Many of her friends have transferred out and have said that the new school is 10x better. The teachers have no control over students and their disciplinary system is laughable. Many children have done very disrespectful things at the school and nothing has been done. These students prevent my daughter from learning and it is extremely frustrating. The school review has said that students get opportunities that other students do not get but that is not true. It's acually the opposite. Other schools are already teaching our eight graders high school work but this school is way behind. This school barely goes on trips due to student behavioral issues. There are teachers that lose work and hold it against the students. I have first handedly seen teachers use profanities against the students in a very demeaning way. Many teachers have even been known to pick up chairs and threaten to throw at students. This school is the kind of school you wouldn't want your child in.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2014
As current 8th graders we disagree with the previous comment. Although, some children are disrespectful their actions are quickly brought to the teacher s attention and stopped in time. Here at Isaac Newton, teachers encourage everyone to learn and do their best. The school has amazing partnerships called Citizen Schools and Bridges. During these programs students are able to excel in their basic subjects such as math, ELA, and science. They also get help in the subjects they struggle with. There is also a program called CFES, which stands for College for Every Student. As eighth grade students we are role models for the sixth and seventh graders and set examples for them. Also, we visit different colleges to get a sense of the college life. We also do a science program at Mount Sinai Hospital Center. This school gives us many opportunities that other schools couldn t. The principals at this school work hard and do their best to make this school great. - From 8th grade peer leaders

- submitted by a community member
April 09, 2013
Overall, the atmosphere of the school is welcoming. Students are manageable when addressed apart from the group in a one-on-one setting (only a few students are deeply disrespectful to adults within the building- most of the behaviors exhibited by students are characteristic of their developmental age- a result of developmental, social, emotional, and environmental issues and stress). Most teachers in the school challenge the thinking of students and push them to strive to excel beyond their own expectations, and teachers tend to be highly qualified, hard-working, and passionate. While there are a few teachers who could use more structure in terms of expectations and practice, most teachers want their students to be successful in their subject area and later on in life.Teachers who use differentiation and work with students in small groups are able to reach the higher level students. A dean or point person to quell behavioral issues would be beneficial to ensure the positive environment and culture of the school, but with budgetary constraints it is difficult. Consistency, structure, and useful Professional Training would help staff and students feel more sure of themselves.

- submitted by a teacher
April 08, 2013
Isaac Newton MIddle School is a wonderful school where most teachers work very hard and dedicate themselves to educating students. The administration works to overcome the lack of funding and onerous demands of the DOE, as much as possible. We have mostly terrific students. Of course, there are always a few unhappy teachers and students....no place is perfect. However, most of us are very committed to having an excellent school, and students are prepared for high school and beyond.

- submitted by a teacher
April 08, 2013
Anonymous reviews...really? I believe that if you have something to say it would be advisable to discuss these matters with administration and colleagues.

- submitted by a teacher
March 19, 2013
These reviews are laughable, particularly since they were all submitted around the same time. It looks like a campaign to build up an inflated good reputation. Behavior problems are rampant, administration is weak when it comes to solving major behavioral issues. Teachers are generally good, with a few that are excellent and more than a few that are terrible. It's not one of the worst schools in the city, but it certainly isn't great. I would never send my own child here, the environment simply isn't challenging enough for motivated students since the teachers have to spend most of their time on classroom management.

- submitted by a teacher
November 10, 2010
Students work hard; Leadership is strong; Teaching staff is of high quality

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 09, 2010
Excellent and dedicated school leaders and staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
this school has the most dedicated teachers I've ever seen--the school spirit is fantastic!

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2010
Isaace Newton MS is a safe environment for learning. The students are safe, kind and productive. There are many connections that get students the readiness they need for high school and college. The Citizen Schools Program at Isaac Newton is great! I would definately send my child here.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 08, 2010
Isaac Newton Middle School is a great place to teach and a great place for students to learn. The environment is friendly, focused and academically challenging.

- submitted by a teacher
November 08, 2010
Teachers at Isaac Newton Middle School are deddicated and caring people who go beyond the regular school day to make special events happen for our young people. We have a smart, engaged and loving staff, and each year our alumni students come back to visit. That says a lot for a place with an age group that most American students just want to forget ever happened. Our motto: Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Productive!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Ms. Nelson is a visionary leader with great expectations for her students. She uses resources skillfully and deliberately to ensure that her students have the best possible options during their middle school years.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
It cares for every student and believes all children have the right to a great education.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 08, 2010
Great place for students to learn....family environment

- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2010
The principal has created an environment in the school that is conducive to learning. The programs are innovative and creative. Having provided some programs for the school, I wholeheartedly believe that the students are dedicated to learning and have adopted to the philosophy of the school and that they are extremely proud to be in a school in which staff and administrators care about their wellbeing!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 06, 2010
INMS is a great school to work in because the staff is so committed to providing quality education to all students and truly support one another!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 06, 2010
The teachers, support staff and the administrators are the most dedicated, hardworking, and carering people I ever had the privilege of working with in my entire 26 years with the NYC DOE.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2010
Caring administration and hardworking dedicated teachers make this school a great choice for neighborhood kids.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 06, 2010
pleasant safe atomsphere, a staff that cares about education and children, good solid leadership

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
This is an excelent school, with teachers and mostly the principal.. They are really intop of there students. I recommend any child to pick this school for there first choice in junior hs. My son goes to this school n no complain but working hard and achieving more in each class. Very proud of him and im always in top of him..

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
November 02, 2008
i am a student of isaac newton middle school im in 7th grade and they have tought me alot. i have improved alot 4rm elmentry school to now. alot of parents should put there child in isaac newton

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a teacher
November 16, 2006
I think this school is good for lots of reasons. I've met great people, I have lots of smart and good teachers but most of all I've made great friends I wouldn't trade for anything. its a great place to be.

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2006
I think out of all the school I have been in this is the best one. Ms.Nelson got this school great. Class 721-249 Ms.Lupia

- submitted by a student
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

Ratings help families find and compare schools. Families should also use other factors when choosing a school.


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: November 27, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Isaac Newton Ms For Math And Science
260 Pleasant Ave, New York, NY  10029
(212) 860-6006
Last modified Isaac Newton Ms For Math And Science is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Isaac Newton Ms For Math And Science Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top