Basically the school itself is very good. The teachers are involved and interesting, the programs are helpful, the school is safe, etc. However, it is run terribly. Ever since the previous principle left, Mr. Boyle has given the school even more dictatorship qualities than before. The dress code is borderline psychotic, where a jean rip above the knee results in incessant repremanding. One in three lunches are silent because the deans, specifically Leone, have a standard where if not all 300 kids are silent in .5 seconds after he blows the whistle, we might as well have committed a vital sin and we are forced to hear his ridiculous, unintelligible ramblings that mean nothing to any student. Those with power in the school have made it an unenjoyable place and I believe that we should have an opposition to the inane rules.
I WILL RATE IT AT ANOTHER TIME. AT PRESENT I JUST WANT TO BE INFORMED ABOUT ALL ASPECTS OF THIS SCHOOL.
My twin are graduating this month from 34. This is like the best JHS in Staten Island. They have done so well here. Mr. Boyle is always available to speak to a parent about any concerns we might have. The dress code is strict but my kids had the best time of their lives these past 3 years. They are sad to be leaving.
im a 7th grader in this school & its almost over. sometimes i say i hate this school because i cant stand the dress code or the rules in the lunchroom but i am going to miss it when i leave. 8th grade is almost here for the class of 2013 i made such great friends & i wish i can stay with all these people when its time to go to high school. i hate how the best school (34) is the shortest amount of time, 3 years isnt enough :( i cannot believe how fast time is going these were the fastest 2 yrs of my life that i wish i can redo i wish i can go back to the first day of 6th grade and start over :( before ik it i'll be in 8th grade and i'll be at graduation.. 8th grade is the best year ever but i just dnt wanna go yet time needs to slow down. the only reason y i look fwd to the 1st day of 8th grade is because i find out whos in my class cause now we dont find out on the last day of school which isnt fair but i love surprises so.. we'll seeee :)
Thank you Mr Preston. My son is at THS and is succeeding !! You did put PAL in Principal! Good luck in the future.
OMG SERIOUSLY..... THIS SCHOOL IS SO STRICT IT SHOULD BE A PRIVATE SCHOOL!!! IF YOUR GOING TO MAKE THIS A PUBLIC SCHOOL MAKE IT WITH LIKE REAL RULES...... NOBODY ELSE READS DURING LUNCH WHEN THERES A BAD "RESPONSE".... DRESS CODE IS RIDICULOUS...... CANT WAIT TO TRANSFER!!
this school was very safe compared to other schools my daughter is now in highschool and never seen a real fight in school and she said mom it was scary i miss is34. she loved this school and learned alot especially from mrburo
i just came into this school in september and i love it i made a lot of friends there may be a lot of drama but we always get along in the end they are very strict about behaviore but as long as you follow the rules especially the dress code there is no problem i am in aristas and gold honors and am very happy with my academic progress so far this year at first i was kind of uncomfortable but now IS34 is my home and i am proud to be an eagle i am glad to have teachers such as, Mrs. Brown Mrs. Canlon, Ms.Virtuoso Mrs. DiGregorio and my over all favorite Mr. Barr i love band and our minor classes are really great experiences i have always loved music but now, i not only love it i appriciate it as well as a drummer it is my job to keep the band together which is also helpful in leadership skills which i have gotten awards for in the past if your child is entering middle school this is the best Ms. Stancavage, Mr.Boyle and Mr.Preston work very hard to make sure our grades are up, we follow the rules, we go on trips and have culminating activies (cough cough parties we can't use this word in school =D) and most importantly we have fun
I am very pleased with I.S. 34 and happy with my daughters academic progess so far...
My daughter just transferred in the 8th grade. She is going to school with a smile on her face for the first time in three years. The school has much to offer and my child is enjoying learning.
my son has achieved so much since he started I.S. 34 last year, every teacher and staff member are always willing to speak with me and listen to my concerns, they really pay attention to my son's needs and work hard to see him succeed.
The principal and staff are great they are easily approachable, my son is striving and they help him reach his full potential.
The support system they have in place for helping the students is AWESOME! If the parents have concerns or questions there is always someone willing to assist you.
Incredible school & teachers. Our child is new to the school (6th grader) and we have already noticed an improvement in his academic skills.
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