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6-8
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Queens, NY
Students enrolled: 1,329

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121-10 Rockaway Boulevard
Queens, NY 11420

(718) 843-2260
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July 01, 2014
This School is doing better and better,has great teachers and an excellent Prinicipal Ms White,also the assistant principals they work very hard

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2014
This school is the best my son graduate with honors also with National society junior , he did very good never had a problem , thanks to mIss white to make this school a better place for kids , assistant principal miss sherley miss adams my randol, all the teacher from 6 grade to 8 grades in the Arp clases I will miss you all I miss a part of my sould since my son graduate I feel the school like my second home that the way I feel like I went there to study instead of my son , no jokes I really wlll miss you guys the awards and all your good compliments towards parents and the kids I feel like I am moving to another state when son graduate I feel for all of you I love you guys will always be in my heart a proud mother of ms226 2014 my son graduate with Honors I will recommend this school to all parents who want a better place future for the kid MSS 226 has demonstrated the best os caring for the kids with afterschool program and good teachers

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
STUDENT: I LOVED this school!!! I'm currently and sophomore in high school and still can't stop talking about all the good times I had here. I had so much fun and had really good ARP teachers (Advanced Regents Placement). I had mrWood,mrMoses mrSugrim,mrAngelo and more but those were my favorite especially mrWood. He cared so much about everyone and really wanted us to learn. He didn't even give up on the kids who didn't care themselves and he made everyone in my class pass the math test with a 4 and only two people in my class got a 3 no one got lower. My friends and I had so much fun joking around and I enjoyed it. But i wasn't always this happy. My 6th grade year was really bad. But it wasn't just me, eveyone said their 6th grade year was bad. I believe it cause 6th graders tried to act cool and didn't know anything until they got to 7th grade. Sixth grade won't be fun (except for the massive amount of trips! I went on 16 in just 6th grade!) but don't transfer out cause of that. TRUST me by 7th grade you'll love it. I highly recommend this school. Had lots of fun and learned a lot

- submitted by a community member
April 01, 2013
A blue ribbon school is born from the hard work of the village, including the neighboring community of the school. When there is no community, as it does take the village, climbing the mountain to success is near impossible. For whatever reason, most middle school parents do not comprehend that their presence in the school and their strong involvement is a necessary component in reaching the acme of success for their child and for the school. This will NEVER come to be when there are four or five parents at a PTA meeting or when their is an emergency meeting about another school colocating in our building and less than 40 parents of more than 1300 are present. Parents take back your school and make it a real community school where lifelong learners are molded. I am in my 47th year of teaching, 22 at MS 226Q and I have established relationships with students and parents far beyond the school house doors. My students are now attorneys, Doctors, teachers who work with me now and I also have a former student who is now a pilot. We can do this parents. Francine Davis

- submitted by a teacher
February 08, 2013
MS 226 is not a great school at all. They have kids drinking and smoking in the school and nothing is being done. I am the parent of a 6th grader also and he is very well raised!!!!!! The teachers give up on students and don't want to teach them. My son gets homework like twice a week and is being taught things that a 4th grader will be learning. Sometimes it will be 8:30 am and crowds of kids are hanging out in front of the school. The schools hides the bad things that happens so that the board of Ed won't find out. Parents that raise there kids right and with respect should have there kids attend a school that is SAFE!!!!! Some people think this school is good that is funny because this school has a failing grade and is not safe!!!! So please stop the nonsense in trying to back this school up.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2013
I am a parent of a child in elementary school, middle school and high school. I am also a teacher in Brooklyn. It is extremely difficult holding down a full time job and being a single parent. My child is a 6th grade students and is doing very well in MS226. Her teacher is extremely helpful, personable and is always their in supporting me with my child's education. I find today that most parents do not take responsibility for their childs education. It is not totally the schools responsibility. Parents need to support the teacher. Parents are the first teachers, and without the proper guidance and support from HOME it will be very difficult for any child to succeed. So parents start taking responsibilty for your child and support the teachers who are their caring for your precious little ones for 7 hours a day. Remember you have 1 to 5 children, the teachers have 30!

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2013
During the week of Monday January 21, 2013 to Friday January 25, 2013, various students who graduated from MS. 226 last year returned to tell our stories of our high school experience and how it was like to attend school at MS. 226 last year. We visited both seventh and eight grade classes & discussed with them our experiences in high school so far. All of us had been students in the Advanced Regents Placement classes (ARP)at MS 226. We shared why it was so great to be in an advanced eighth grade class because you get to the take your regents examination early and earn credits even before entering high school. We are all currently enrolled in awsome high schools. The students were receptive to our advice and liked having us there as guides as we were just in their shoes a year ago and could relate to how school is for them now! We also explained how great of a leap Ms. White has granted to us, and how they should work hard in ALL classes. All of us were glad to be back in our old school once more and were ecstatic that we were able to answer questions about our high school experience so far . We love MS 226 and visit often to assist in the school's library.

- submitted by a community member
January 31, 2013
I am a teacher at MS226 for the past 10 years. MS226 is up to date with the new educational policies. MS226 is up to date with preparing our curriculum to align with the new common core standards. The majority of the teachers here at 226 work extremely hard in their classrooms and have a great raport with students. Sincerely, a dedicated teacher of 226, Ms. Pisano

- submitted by a teacher
January 17, 2013
I am a mother of an 11 yr old. My daughter complain to me all the time about this school,this is her first year there and she already wants to transfer. I asked her why, she said she doesn't like the teachers and the students there are annoying.She has Mrs White as her 6 grade teacher and my child say she says things to student that a teacher shouldn't say. ever other day she talk about transferring. So I am looking into it now.I know this school is a failing school a "D" grade it shouldn't be a problem of transferring her. I did some research on no child left behind.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2012
This school still needs a lot of work. The staff sometimes discipline the good kids for minor infractions (like not wearing their uniforms) to scare off or set an example to the bad kids to show that the school is enforcing a no tolerance policy, while the real bad kids are making a mockery of the entire school with violent bullying and uncontrollable mayhem. The Principal and some staff members have great intention for the school, but lacks total support from the entire school to bring about drastic and immediate changes or improvements.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2012
I am 40 years old now and I believe it was Mr. Baxter that was either the Principle or Assist. Principle. He was caring and down to earth. Always concerned for everyone. Unfortunately I had horrible memories of the kids in that school. Many bullies. Female ones that picked on random people. I hope this is changed. I remember one girl that really traumatized most of the girls in that school. She was oversized I guess from getting left back all of the time. She was known as COCO. Horrible person that she was. I hope she changed. Anyway, good to see some changes there! Good Luck with ALL.

- submitted by a community member
July 03, 2011
My daughter graduated with a 97% average and will start High School in September. This school have made a great comeback thanks to the new Principal Mrs White. The wonderful teachers played an important role in my child accomplishments, we love MS 226. My daughter had a wonderful time at 226. She will always fondly remember 226 and she will miss the school very much.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2011
I graduated from MS226 in 2009, the school is the ideal school for all communities. Though the school was New York State's most dangerous school two years running, it's a home for all the kids that go there. Most of my friend and I that attended that school came from broken families and struggling communities, but this school provided hope for us. In high school, I find myself and my fellow 226 alumni far more intelligent and mature than other minors. The school is dangerous, but it teaches your kids how to handle themselves in the real world. Providing exposure to explicit realities, 226 will mold your child into a more mature adolescent. The that I had teachers here *Atangi, Miller, Foster, Davis, Turner, and the late Imafidon* were just examples of the great mentors this school provides. They gave you hope and motivation to yearn to be prosperous, unlike others whom fail you for missing homework although your test scores are excellent. This school worked with kids and their at home problems; teachers showed compassion and loyalty to their students. Maybe this school is dangerous, but your child will learn more here than anywhere else in their life.

- submitted by a community member
June 27, 2010
I went to school here about 16 years ago and now I am trying to move so that my daughter does not go to this school. My time at this school was the hardest time of my education. There were gangs at the school and I was almost jumped on more than one occassion. I cannot speak to the education because everyday was an obstacle and I lost focus. I started cutting school (which was not difficult) and thank God I was able to get myself back on the right track. Although it's true if you want an education and follow the right crowd, you will do well but it is extremely difficult to do so if you are worried about your general safety. I don't know what the current situation is now but I don't want my daughter there.

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May 01, 2010
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January 02, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2009
i am now a senior in JHS 226 and will be going on to high school next year. My experience in 226 has been great! Yes, some kids do act up in school more than they should, but there are teacher and deans who take care of that matter. Since I was in ARP for all three years, Iwas able to be taught by many amazing teacher and i maintained a high 90 above average. This place is like my second home and everyone - even the kids- make me fel welcome. Words of advice, pay attention in class and if your having trouble, there are several after school programs offerd here. Plus if your into sports, music, dance or drama, there are programs for that too..my teacher even taught dance.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 06, 2009
Hi. i am a senior at 226,and i must say that this school is the best.

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2009
this is an amazing school

- submitted by a student
July 12, 2009
M.s.226 is not such a bad school if you go and do what you gotta do not paying attention to some students you will get good grades i graduated from 226 and know i am heading out for high school. The teachers there make sure what you do what you have to do and the deans keep the place in check the assistant priciples talk about collage and theres many programs that help students

- submitted by a student
July 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2009
My daughter went to MS226 for 2 years. I became worried in January, because her behavior had changed. She has always been in the 'A' class, and in the Arp classes in 226. She is one of those students that always need a little push, and my husband and I always check her homework. She stopped handing in work,and several teachers contacted me at home.I felt this year she had an excellent bank of teachers, because they watched and steered her back. She was inducted into The National Junior Honor Society, and she went from failing two classes, to getting 5 90's, and the lowest grade was an 85. It is not, I repeat, not the school, it is the students going to the school, that gives the school its rating. Hats off to the ARP teachers for 7th grade in MS226!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 15, 2009
This school is not as bad as what many are saying it to be. My son will be graduating soon from this school and has maintained an over 90 average throughout his years at this middle school. Parents as a whole has a very important part to share in a child academic and general well-being, and if a child properly trained it would reflect in the child's general attitude to thier surroundings, peers, teachers and those in authority. Parents - step up! do your part admist of the busy lifestyle of nyc and your efforts would not be in vain. Proud mom!

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March 30, 2009
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February 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 08, 2009
I am now a ninth grader but i really liked this school. When i first entered i was scared but then i saw i wasn't that bad as people said. I really miss allof my teachers, especially ms.Davis

- submitted by a student
November 01, 2008
this is a great school. Im now a seventh grader and I feel that the teachers, and staff are helpful in all areas. SOME student may act up once in a while but over all its a good school. (:

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October 20, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2008
i love ms 226 people always say its a horrible school and the kids are always being bad but its nothing like that

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2008
this school is not as bad as people have been saying to me ms.72 is worst. The teachers help the students and let you come up at lunch to learn this school year is going good

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September 15, 2008
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August 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 05, 2008
this school is okay. just be careful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 17, 2008
this school is the worst school in queens district. There is no supervision from the teachers or staff

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 23, 2008
I'm an 8th grader at M.S.226 and out of all my years at school, I was terrified of stepping into the staircases or hallways in between classes. Some teachers really are great ! Some really get their students into their classes but it seems that in 226, there are more kids who don't go to class or bullies who enjoy distracting other students. It's those kids who like to stir up trouble with innocent students who bring the schools' rating down in my opinion. The school is fine - it's the students who sort of give an unwelcoming feel.

- submitted by a student
February 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 24, 2008
MS226 is a great school this is my first year and it been really good.The 6th grade teachers are really nice and are eager to make their student pass .The school can use a little change and they really are trying to make it better .In this school we all feel like family truthfully its like any middle school.this school nows how to get close to the student like the student and the teacher are best friends who can tell them anything but they now when to go to work the also try to make it easier to understand.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 11, 2008
I think that MS 226 is a terrific school. They are trying to change the level of education that the students in this neighborhood are receiving. The staff has always been friendly and professional. The new principal Ms. Nieves has really instituted new methods of teachings, and has raised the scores of the students.

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2007
i think ms 226 is a good school.the teachers are great its just the kids that make the school bad i am now in the 6th grade and it is my first year there and i feel as if the kids just go to school for fighting and girlfriends and boyfriends.The camera's in the school help most of the time,like if someone pull's the fire alarm.Many students skip class and hang out on the steps that is why the test scores are bad,no one shows up for there important classes.

- submitted by a student
December 29, 2007
All the teachers and administration are hard working and continue to find new and exciting ways to educate the students who attend. Moreover, the Principal is a caring and educated woman who desires only to help all the students, parents and community in achieving the utmost success... a true leader!

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November 23, 2007
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August 10, 2007
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July 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2007
i wont say this school is excellent. However this is school is for student who are below average. My daughter has entered MS 226 and she was put into advanced classes.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
I can confirm what others have said here. This school was once well-run and gave a solid education. It is now being run into the ground by an indifferent and hapless administration.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2007
I have many negative comments about MS 226. However, I have noticed even more that Parents are not involved to insist that the quality of education be elevated. Students get passed over (including my daugher) when she received a performance grade of 1 on her state test. However, the Speech Department is great. My daughter has learned language and the speech department has been the greatest of her educaiton since the 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2007
I graduated from this school in 2002. it was one of the best! I am so disappointed reading all these comments. the principal (Mrs. Warren) was great. the teachers were so supportive and helpful. I'm in college now and I still remember all the great things 226 taught me. I will never forget this place. it's sad to know what it has became.

- submitted by a former student
November 11, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 19, 2006
My son and I are new to the American and New York school system; he started grade 7 on Sept 6. He has been adjusting very well and I have had no problem with the quality of work from his teachers. I am prepared to view his overall education at MS 226 with an open mind, working with him and the school faculty to get the best. He is not yet involved in any extracurricular activities, but we plan to address that soon. I plan also to become a part of the PTA when my time allow it.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
This is school was the worst. My child was promoted when she should have been left back. The teachers let her get over - I moved out of state to make sure she will get a good education where teachers report behavior problems immediately not at the last report card.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2006
I taught here for 18 years. This was once a nice place, and a decent school. It flourished under the leadership of Rhia Warren. Now this school is not a school I would let my child attend. The principal at best is struggling, and that accounts for the tone of the school. It would take a strong leader to get this school back on track. Something it just does not have.

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August 17, 2006
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January 12, 2006
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November 23, 2005
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April 11, 2005
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 08, 2004
I think that if the New York law system keeps its nose off schools like this one and give more power to staffs and security then all the crazy and nasty stuffs going on there can be reduced and thus improving the image and good name of this wonderful school. I would also love to see one standard uniform to be worn by all there thus deleting the vulgar and crude dress they have on espicially the females and males who love to imitate rap stars and punks. I had two kids who attends there before and I think they staffs are doing a good work but students do as they feel like and when confronted, retaliate back with violence and vulgarity. And then their parents respond even more worse. This is very disgusting and the NY Board of Education needs to stop talking trash and gives more power to this wonderful school so they can deal with those trying to tarnish the good name of this school. Let the Mayor and govenor also see that rough punishment is implemented for violators meaning students and responsive parents alike. Stop the bureaucracy crap and let M S 226 stand out among the rest.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2003
This school is trouble. The kids don't learn and there is no organization. My daughter attended this school I had to take her out after a month. I advise you not to send your child there.

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Jhs 226 Virgil I Grisson
121-10 Rockaway Boulevard, Queens, NY  11420
(718) 843-2260
Last modified Jhs 226 Virgil I Grisson is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jhs 226 Virgil I Grisson Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top