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6-8
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Queens, NY
Students enrolled: 1,118

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37-11 21st Avenue
Queens, NY 11105

(718) 278-6403
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November 30, 2014
This school is pretty good. The principal is very nice and really cares for the students. The assistant principal of the shakespeare academy is such a nice lady she genuinely care for all of the students in her academy. One of the 6th grade ELA teachers is the sweetest old lady, she make ela a fun subject. A 7th grade teacher is young a thinks she knows everything she doesn't make you want to go to her class. She says that you can forget things, she is one of the worst teachers there.

- submitted by a community member
June 23, 2014
School is very good both principle and vice principle are very nice But teacher are very racial

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2014
The school is okay, I'm in my last year here. Most of the teachers are pretty good, but I can sense discrimination and favoritism in some. Some of my former teachers, and current teachers had obvious favorites in the class, and constantly calls on those people and don't give other kids the opportunity to talk in class. By the time they are called on, everything has been said. Plus the school is split into three. I have friends in another academy, but I barely get to talk to them. Plus there is barely any communication between the 6th graders and 8th graders, theres none at all if you don't have a younger sibling or a friend with a younger sibling. This splitting up can put strain on relationships with other people. Plus it causes the argument of which academy is better. Plus there is an issue with the honor classes, they get stuck with the sucky things. I mean, I'm in top honors and my SS teacher is and ELA teacher, and she's not a good SS teacher, a better ELA, I've had her for that also. So we're basically teaching ourselves.

- submitted by a community member
July 03, 2012
I'm going to this school next year ,I'm soooooooooo excited the only thing I'm worried and don't know much about is the acadamies. When am I going to get the packet . Teacher said in summer and it's summer....... WHERE IS THE PACKET WITH ALL THE INFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2012
The school is okay but some students haven't had a social studies teacher since October. Also, by having honor classes and honor society it makes kids who aren't in it feel dumb. Also, having acdemies. They are the same but because of it some kids think they are smarter. And this school has too many cliques and if your're not popular n one really talks to you. And this school is in need of improvement the letter came in the mail. So if it's such a great school and has been rated A for 5 years. Why is it in need of improvement. Good school but has problems on the inside. And i go here. in the 7th grade.

- submitted by a community member
March 06, 2012
I'm in 7th grade and this school is ok, because teachers don't really care if you give the homework because they don't check it. There's some cliques, and there're kids that break the dress code and deans don't care. If you are a shy person, people don't talk to you. I just wish I could finish this year and next so I could go to high school and leave this school. However I get good grades if I change school then I have to start over and meet friends again .

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2012
not a good school at all except for the honers classes it is one of the worst examples of a school

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2011
This is an awesome school. it definitely has changed since I graduated 141 back in 1990. The principal, assistant principals and all the teachers have been great. My son was in a regular class when he started 141 in the 6th grade, he made it into the honor society and by the 7th grade he was in an honors class. Having the honor society and honor rolls, student of the month, awards night has encouraged my son to do well in all his class. The school and the teachers are very motivating. This is his last year at 141 its a bittersweet time but I'm happy my son had the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2011
This school is overrated. The academics is nothing special. They have great teachers, but there are things I think should change. Firstly, the school is divided into 3 academies,Einstein,Shakespeare,and Jewels. Why should they divide up the school? It prevents kids from meeting new people. Next, they put kids in classes based on their academic skill levels. I am in the honors class and I see a lot of kids who certainly should not be in it. The non-honors classes are jokes, the kids are unruly and loud and the teachers can't control them. Another observation is that the higher the level of the class, the whiter it is. The lower classes are overwhelmingly minority students. You don't believe me? In my honors class of 35 students, 6 are Hispanic, and the rest are White or Asian. There aren't enough Black students to comment on their status. Hispanics make up nearly 1/3 of the school, so why are they 1/6 of my class? In the other honors class the numbers are even worse. There are 2 Hispanic kids in a class of similar size. I sense some discrimination.

- submitted by a community member
July 01, 2010
This school is so amazing that I had to do cartwheels to get my second child in because the line for admissions is out of the door. They have an academy system that is like three mini schools. My son is in the Einstein Academy. The assitant principal is fantastic and nurturing. The principal talks to me like I am the only person in the universe at that moment. The guidance counselor answers every question immediately. The teachers are exceptional and are always supportive. It is safe and warm. Most of all, my kid is HAPPY to go to school and his education is top notch.

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April 06, 2010
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- submitted by a student
March 31, 2010
This was the best school i have ever went to. The teachers are all amazing with the exception of few. The one thing i did not like at all was the academys becasue it made some people feel stupid becasue they were in 3rd academy or people in 1st academy thought they were all smart and snobby like. Other than that I really enjoyed my 3 years of this school and it was very hard to leave and move on to highschool. Class of 2009! Second Academy all the way and Mr.Archer you rock!!!

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September 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2009
i have never thought about it this way. i am a 7th grade student. I agree that our school needs lockers. i dont want to have to carry heavy bags all around. at the end of the day, my shoulders are in pain. this school has a wonderful staff and an excellent quality

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June 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 13, 2009
This a great school. Great teachers and great principle. The teaching is excellent.

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no rating May 11, 2009
IS 141 has the most wonderful staff. The learning technics are absolutely amazing. I would recommend this school. Yes, I had my doubts as my daughter entered 6th grade last year, but now I see the best possible middle school that not only see our children as students, but people and realize there growing, what there feeling etc.... I wouldn't change anything

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March 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2008
I LOVE this school its has great teachers great students and since im in the honor society they spend a lot of money on every single trip we go to! i love this school

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2008
141 is the most amazing middle school there is.

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October 16, 2008
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October 01, 2008
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August 10, 2008
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April 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2008
i also go to this school, they hold lots of educational events such as a play on Browdway featuring Grease and more, i like this school and i made lots of friends, the teachers are also nice too!most of the kids are really friendly and funny as well!

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February 04, 2008
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no rating December 23, 2007
I think the school has improved a lot after the principle of the school was changed. i mean now I'm in 8th grade and i think the school has come a far along since i started the school like at first when i started the school it was a complete mess. now i must say it is 100 times better. Even in term sof money the school has come far along .

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November 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 02, 2007
This school used to be the worst in terms of money... the school lacked in school books and the 2nd academy lacked in math teachers this was back when i was in the 8th grade... this school was always in constant food fights and school fights outside and because it was in control of Aldorasi... i really didnt lyke this school .. alot of ignorant students... they expect you to be down with all the stupid stuff they do... i was in the NAtional Honor Society for 3 years but the school students ruined my personality over the years.. i dont how it is now im just from the class of '06-'07

- submitted by a student
no rating October 31, 2007
I am very satisfied so far with the education and teacher quality. My son just started attending the school this September and he was selected as student of the month. This school is very safe there are always school safety guards in every corner of the school watching over the kids and there safety. This schooll so far is one of the safest in Astoria.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2007
Iam very satified for myself and my two children that have attended. My son just graduated last year with honors, my daughter is currenly attending the 7th grade. This school is the safetest in the astoria area. As for myself I have attended 141 over 20 years ago and I accomplished a bachelors in business. I would defenitely recommend this school for our students. Alice

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
i am ver pleased with how my son is learnig in this school

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September 03, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 14, 2007
I am very pleased with the quality of teachers and the education my daughter has received from this school. She graduated Valedictorian and has received high honors and awards. The staff is very well rounded and the teachers are exceptional.

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June 04, 2007
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March 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
This school's education was very good, and so were the teachers and the grounds. There wasn't much with extracurricular activites though, and parent involvment was zilch.

- submitted by a former student
October 27, 2006
An awesome learning experience for all. Though the academy rumor is... a rumor and nothing more. 1st 2nd and 3rd academy all have smart, average, and below average students. My favorite was academy 2 but that's not important. This school just gets better and better in all aspects.

- submitted by a former student
September 04, 2006
The school is excellent...The 1st academy is for the gifted/honor roll students 2nd acadmey is for the students who do average 3rd is for the students who do fair work overall wonderful caring teachers/staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2005
This school is great. It's better than the other schools in the district, and we have great teachers.

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July 20, 2005
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June 29, 2005
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June 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2005
There dicipline is in order. There are cameras near the exits, so students don't cut. Which helps a lot. The principal is very concerned with the students academic eduation. He will get any suppilies, hire more teachers and etc for the students. This is the perfect school for my daughter.

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December 22, 2003
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Is 141 The Steinway
37-11 21st Avenue, Queens, NY  11105
(718) 278-6403
Last modified Is 141 The Steinway is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Is 141 The Steinway Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top