IS34 is Good School. My daughter just graduated with multiple Achievement awards while attending all three years in Honor program. My only complaint is they dont have air conditioning in most of the rooms.
the school has high academics and have great teachers, but the rest of the staff isn't all so great. Especially Leone who has made it clear that he can do whatever and even if you tell your parents "they cant do anything".Its almost as if this grown man has joy tormenting middle school. This school would be normal if Leone was out
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.
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 :)
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!!