This school is not one to recommend unless your recommending someone NOT to send their child there. This year for graduation, the students only wore gowns, no cap were included. Its disturbing to see other schools wearing caps and gowns but no I.s 2. I am not sure if this was a disciplinary act but if it was, it was completely out of line. This school has a odd way of dealing with parents as well as the students. They also handle bullying very calmly as if it is not a problem. They are rude and it is impossible to get any answers from them. I am happy that my child will no longer have to deal with this school. The board of education really needs to investigate I.s.2 and get more involved to attempt to make it a better school. The principal needs to get the school together. I never thought i would see the day my daughter would come home complaining about teachers smelling like alcohol and cursing at children. If you do not want to teach and mentor children then clearly you are in the wrong profession.
What can I say about this school? I'm a student here at I.S.2 and I don't really like how all the parents are giving either horrible or wonderful reviews. I honestly think, after 3 years of going here, that this school isn't "the worst school". However, it is not the best school either. Some teachers are nice and keep the class under control. Others don't hesitate to scream and yell for no particular reason. Some just don't care. I can't really *complain*. The learning always depends on the teacher, here at I.S.2. If the teacher knows that students can't handle writing 15 pages worth of notes, they adjust and try to make it comfortable. Although, other teachers just give you more and more notes to write. I've seen teachers not even teach. They spend everyday screaming about how we are never quiet, even though most of the time we are. I can agree with some of the people that say it is complete chaos. Because it is. As a parent, even while you are told by your children what goes on, most of you don't really experience how crazy this school can get. A fight here even got on the news. I wish I could write more but I can't. That's all I can say. Curt Giventer, class 833
GEORGE EBERT. WORST SCHOOL IVE ENCOUNTERED, LOTS OF CHAOS, NO STRUCTURE, GENERAL OFFICE STAFF DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING
The worse school ever, most teachers are screaming on children, they can criticize a child at front of class. Do you know that teachers can do not let your child use a bathroom when they need to? My daughter finished previous school with honor (with 4 nominations), but now she has problem to catch up. I hope board of educational will evaluate teachers and principal from this school because they are not doing anything good for your children; my child is very stress out as she started this school.
After my first child not doing well in this school, i didnt learn my lesson sending my daughter to this school. Its been a total nightmare!! The staff are very rude and the principal was rude as well. With my child being an honor student, this school had a bad affect on my daughters grades. After a wonderful transfer to a new jhs, my daughters grades are back up and im happy as ever. As a parent, i think this is a bad choice of school.
I WAS NOT VERY HAPPY WITH THIS SCHOOL. NOTHING BUT A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR MY SON. NOT ENOUGH REVIEW FOR STATE TESTS WHICH LED TO MY SON AND MANY OTHER CHILDREN GETTING GRADUATION ACTIVITIES TAKEN AWAY AND A TRIP TO SUMMERSCHOOL ALTHOUGH MY CHILD HAD AN 82 AVERAGE. VERY NASTY PRINCIPAL AND VICE PRINCIPAL WHO NEVER HAS ANY TIME FOR PARENTS. SADLY FOR ME I HAD A VERY BAD EXPERIENCE AT THIS SCHOOL. MY ADVICE, FIND ANOTHER ONE WHO CARES.
As a parent of a child in IS 2 the education is great. My child is doing very well and I hope to see him excel into a very good high school from the education he gets from IS2
I think I.S. 2 is a wonderful school. I have one child who graduated with honors last year and another child graduating next year with honors. And Mr Newman the Asst principle is wonderful. Always got his eye on the kids. The teachers are wonderful and Mrs Stallone runs the school just perfect.
Children come in as 6th graders and are given a chance to grow and mature. By the time they leave at the end of 8th grade, they have mastered life skills which will help them throughout their lives. I know this because I have a child who is now in college who is using these skills every day. My 8th grader has grown and matured and is now ready for high school. Thank you I.S. 2.
As a parent of a child in this school, my daughter comes home every day smiling. Teachers built such nice relationships with the children that the children will always remember. The children get a sense of independence and through the teaachers realize the importance of hard work. My child knows she always has someone to turn to in this school if ever in need.
The teachers in the Arts Academy are caring and want the students to do their best. They are dedicated and inspire the students to be strong independent learners.
I love the personalized attention the children get, and how much they can excel. This school offers more after school help for those children who need it.. Is2 also keeps parents very involved, and teachers are easily available..
IS 2 is a GREAT school thanks to the hard working, dedicated Administration, Teachers and Staff. My two children graduated from this school and were well prepared for the challenges of high school. Teachers are accessible to the students at all times and work very hard to make sure that they get a quality education. This school offers a great after school program where students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities.
My child graduated last year from this school and his 3 years there were great!! Teachers were always available and were always watching out for the kids. They new my child on a first name basis which is hard to do in a school with 900 kids, but this showed they cared. He learned how to be independent and how important doing well in school, was his future.
Two of my three children graduated from IS 2 with a great education. They both were well prepared for High School and had a wonderful time at IS 2. My youngest child will be there soon and we are looking forward to a similar experience for her.
The Administration and the Staff are great! With the three different academies it gives the feel of three small schoold in one.
My daughter is very happy at IS 2. She is getting a great education and has made wonderful friends. Teachers and staff are concerned and involved.
This is my son's school and we love it here...My daughter will be here in September. I love the teachers and all of the staff. They are very in tune to what is happening in their school.
Because there is a lot of support for our children from teachers and staff members. Also they have after school programs that motivate students to stay focus in positive activities! They also motivate students with great activities such as science, Social Studies, and Cultural Fairs!
I.S. 2 is a wonderful school. The teachers are very caring and devoted to the students. I also feel confident that my child is in a safe environment.
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