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Students enrolled: 1,002

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45-15 Oceania Street
Queens, NY 11361

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(718) 631-6800
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January 08, 2013
Nathaniel Hawthorne has a great learning environment. Teachers are professional, many activities to engage in and overall is a pretty good school. However, the bullying,harassment, etc. is a serious problem here. The lunch staff and some of the teachers show no discipline and are very unfair occasionally. The teachers tell you to sit down at your own table or else you will have detention. This is unfair. Teachers say that you should talk on your lunch time and not in class. "Lunch" is supposed to be the students free time and talk about stuff outside of school. These lunch staffs do not even give you the freedom to sit wherever you want, OR TALK. And if you get caught sitting in the wrong table, you get detention. Also, many of the teachers are unfair and have favorites. They also mistakenly wrong your for stuff that you did not do and do not even let you have a chance to explain. This school needs to get better staff,teachers,etc. Whatever needs to get more disciplinary attention.

- submitted by a community member

June 22, 2012
I saw that some of the teachers at this school were more acceptant of their students. However, what was horrifying of this school was that their were incidents of bullying, harassment, and discrimination. The pupils curse excessively and bully their peers by their status. I have been the frequent victim of their harassment. Including how they used as "property" and purged me out like I was "toxic." Many of the adults do not respect the pupils as if they were adults, instead they also engage in that shallow, hypocritical behavior that involves putting the students down and throwing them into the detention table as the students would not quiet down. The students then continue to act shallowly by making fun of other people. Some of the teachers do not provide a happy learning environment, instead they blame and yell at the students as if they were absolutely "petulant." The students in retaliation, talk back at the adults and still act foolishly despite the disciplining consequences. Age discrimination is a common issue present in this school. A lot of the students act immature, shallow, and mean while the adults act choleric, unfair, and hypocritical around students.

- submitted by a community member

September 13, 2009
I am a parent of a student presently the teachers are helpful and the principal is awsome. But.....The secretarys or aids that work in the general office are rude and nasty. They never say good morning and you always have to ask them can someone help me numerous times before they come to your aid. If they dont like there job they need to quit.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2009
I've been a student at 74 for a good chunk of time. I personally think it's an excellent school. The teachers are very professional and experienced. However, getting to each class is a bit of a problem in this school. It is very crowded and is a bit of a challenge to transition from each class. Other than that, an excellent school.

- submitted by a student

August 11, 2009
i'm a student at nathaniel hawthorne and it is a good school but I think that the teachers should be nicer!

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 26, 2009
My child attends ms 74 and when they get home they complain about how dirty the school is. I had high expectations for this school. This school is too crowded.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2009
I attend ms74 and i am graduating next month. I have made lots of friends and had some great times there. The teachers are great. However, there is one teacher that students and parents frequently have problems with. She is a nightmare. Another problem is the amount of kids that don't speak English. A lot of the Asian kids speak very little English and can sometimes hold the class back because they need extra help. I believe all the children who can not speak English should be put in a separate class.

- submitted by a student

May 15, 2009
Nathaniel Hawthorne is the best Junior High school in Queens. All 3 of my children attend this schol. They are both doing their Masters program at this time.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2009
Excellent MS! My daughter graduated from this school, then passed the Stuy HS test and studing in Stuy HS now. Excellent MS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 18, 2007
My child will be graduating this year and has had the most amazing 3 years at MS 74. He had an incredibly easy transition in 6th grade due to the wonderful teachers he had. He feels safe and comfortable there and the administration is so caring and warm to the students. He has been guided wonderfully during the HS application process and is sad to leave. I could not imagine a better middle school experience for him. The school has a very warm feel to it from the minute you walk through the doors.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2006
With another child in elementary school it is difficult to accurately rate MS 74 because I am limited in my involvement within the school. As a new parent of a child in MS 74, I was very disappointed in the transition process during the first two weeks of school. Being innundated with notices,forms and flyers from the school as well as rules,subject and grading criteria from each teacher was very overwhelming not only for my child but for me also. A gradual transition is needed in middle school because our children are also changing both mentally and physically.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2005
This school has a problem controlling the students and there's a lot of bullying that is not being properly addressed. If your child is being picked on and you call in to speak with the dean or asst. principal they turn the situation around to blame it on your child. Also, the sixth graders are not being taken care of properly and they exposed to a lot of negativity from badly behaved children

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
I used to go to this school and i have graduated with full honors. I really enjoyed it there, the students were great and the teachers were wonderful. This school provides both guidence and knowledge.

- submitted by a student

August 10, 2003
MS 74 is a great school. My son is now going into the 8th grade and really loves it there. The teachers are great and caring of the student's needs.

- submitted by a parent
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Jhs 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne
45-15 Oceania Street, Queens, NY  11361
(718) 631-6800
Last modified Jhs 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jhs 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top