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6-8
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Staten Island, NY
Students enrolled: 888
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333 Midland Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

(718) 987-5336
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April 17, 2014
As a parent I sent my son here in sept his 1st year in 7th grade . He came from a Catholic school it was an adjustment with the work as Catholic School is a lil behind curriculum However the teachers have been working with him he nor I have had any problem with the teachers or students .

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
this school is not very nice the good teachers are often mistreated and the staff is very ..."mishapen" and the kids are EATEN ALIVE and i know firsthand.....

- submitted by a community member
January 22, 2014
My son has an IEP and special needs. I reopened his case as he was seen as quite delayed and possibly in need of a self-contained setting or a paraprofessional. After I tried advocating for a para to the principal, school psychologist and several of his teachers, things went south quickly. It took five weeks for my son to even be evaluated/tested, then I was squeezed in to meet for the IEP at the very last minute, and only given a choice of two dates at the very end of the allowable timeline. I had to ask for an official letter of invite, and the letter indicated no reason for the meeting and was dated incorrectly. Teachers contacting me prior to reopening the case stopped suddenly. Emails went unanswered. To top things off, my son was excluded from a chorus Holiday show due to "behavior" but never did the teacher ever contact me, no phone call, no letter home, NOTHING. I had to call him, and emailed principal and even spoke to school psychologist, NO intervention ensued. The communication is lacking, no pupilpath is available, teachers don't readily have emails either or extensions to be easily contacted. There is a clear need for major improvement in communication!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2014
This school is terrible. I sent my son here, because of his friend's parents recommending it. As soon as he went into this school, things took a turn for the worst. His grades were plummeting, he was coming home crying, about how his teachers always yelled at him, and were terrible. I tried to contact the school and they gave me NO support at all whatsoever. I truly do not recommend this school to any person who wants their child to succeed in life. There are basically no trips, teachers have easy favorites, no extra-caricular activies, and my child is just bored, and scared each day he comes to school. He's already come home with bruises on his arms, and I don't think I have any other choice than to pull him out of this school. Please, do NOT send your child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2014
Beware this school is the pits... my daughter went to this school, everyday she would come home with a complaint about how disrespectful, fresh and nasty the teachers were. For example my daughter is right handed in which it had been broken by another student. Her teacher had the nerve to tell her to use her left hand to take notes. My daughters reply was some lefty can do that but can't. Well this teacher decided to pick on her all year and never gave her a chance. Smh

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
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

- submitted by a community member
April 18, 2013
GEORGE EBERT. WORST SCHOOL IVE ENCOUNTERED, LOTS OF CHAOS, NO STRUCTURE, GENERAL OFFICE STAFF DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
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

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
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..

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
The Administration and the Staff are great! With the three different academies it gives the feel of three small schoold in one.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
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!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I.S. 2 is number 1. I.S. 2 loves its students and have some of the Best Parents!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The faculty is very helpful and involved with the school and they are great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I give this school 5 stars. Faculty go above and beyond. Parents are very involved. Parent Coordinator is tops. My children are very happy at IS 2.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Academies at this school are the best. Especially, science and tech. Principal is always welcoming and easy to talk to. Parent coordinator is always their for you. Pta is very active and they do so much for the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
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April 27, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
The Teachers Are WONDERFUL! I feel that they sincerely want my child to succeed and its not just a job to them.. they really care :) I love the school environment.. And I love the extra activities that involve the parents like the talent show and the science/history fair.... Im glad my son is only a freshman and we can enjoy the school for a few more years!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The principal and assistant principals are dedicated, professional and caring. My child is challenged by his teachers. IS 2 is a warm, nurturing environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The teachers seem to realy care about the kids. It's my daughters first year and she loves it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I love George L Egbert because they have the best administration. In the three years my daughter has been in the school, I have watched it get better and better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I.S.2 George L Egbert is a great school. The teachers care about their students and are willing to take that extra step to help them succeed.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2010
This school is horrible. I graduated in 2007. Only a select amount of helpful teacher. Horrible, horrible school. Dont send your kids here.

- submitted by a student
November 27, 2009
i got to to this school im in 7th grade and i thought this school was going to be bad when i was in elementery school i had a low average when i came to this school all my grades went up i think this school is soo good i have a 95 average i am in a honors class and the teachers in this school are great they will help u with anything so parents send ur kids to EGBERT because i am sure u wont regert it EGBERT ROCKS!!!!

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2009
My daughter has achieved so much in this school i am so happy for the choice she has made to go there, and the teachers are great

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2009
My both kids went to Is 2 and my oldest got to SI Tech the other one is in &th grade and always had a 90 and up average no complains excellent school.....

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2009
Terrible!!!!! My son went in not with great grades but he sure left worst. I had to constantly call and ask what could be done to help. Most of the time my cries went unheard. If felt neglected, imagine him

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2009
I've been going to I.S.2 since I transfered in 6th grade. I came in November. the students and also teachers welcomed me in and from there on i had top grades and great friends. I am now in 8th grade and i still enjoy egbert. Before I came many people told me it was a bad school and the students/teachers don't care. i feel if you push yourself you will get somewhere, and the teachers, they aren't there to do your work but if you need help they are there. The trips that are made by ourr teachers are both fun and educational, so don't listen to rumors about I.S.2 being a bad school because it is realy not

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June 25, 2009
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June 11, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2009
I have been going to is2 egbert since 6th grade and i lovee it ! The teachers are awsome! Like ms.passente! [AMAZING TEACHER] mr.mcgraph and my fellow peers are reallly nice!

- submitted by a student
no rating April 29, 2009
I love IS2 I went there as a child and my oldest son went there and when it's time my middle son and yougest son will go there it's a good school

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March 29, 2009
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January 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 15, 2008
omg i go there and its pretty cool i guess there is security guards that are sooo nice and the techers there are pretty good and very nice and understanding i think any kid should go there!

- submitted by a student
November 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 16, 2008
my wife works as a secretary in this school+although there will always be good teachers+some not as good,the new principle has made progress with very good descisions toward personel+students,that will create a much better learning environment in the future

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2008
As a parent that sent two children with different learning capability's and very different exposures of friendship and school experience, both ended 6th grade with slipping grades, teachers that don't care,and regardless of the recent changes of staff and the promotion of the former VP to principal and the addition of the institutes. All by the way are good but it will be awhile before all issues are removed from the school. My daughter got due to the schools poor performance a transfer out thru the no child left behind act and its the greatest thing they done for her for 7th grade. In her new school IS 7, none of the behavior that she engaged in prior doesn't happen and she noticed immediately that all of the teachers care and the school is on top of academics with providing all of the classes to be online and the email everything!

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2008
MY son went there and he was a great student because of all the great learning he had and it was the best school he ever went to now my daughter is going to enter as her first year at the school and is excited all of her older friends who went there say it is the best school ever with many cool acy=tivities and trips you should send ur children there=))))

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April 09, 2008
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March 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2008
Personally i like the school but if you look at our lawn it is covered in cigarettes by smoking students and there are many bad kids in the school but i dont know any

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2008
I am a 6th grader in is2 and i love it! its not like anything that people say about it. people dont pick on you and nothing bad happens. its really cool =]

- submitted by a student
February 27, 2008
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December 18, 2007
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October 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2007
This will be my daughters last year in IS2 and these past two years she has met so many wonderful teachers and made so many new friends. Before she started all I kept hearing was all negative comments about this school. But I have no negative comment myself and neither does my daughter. If I have any questions I email the parent coordinator and she gets back to me very quickly. She is always on top of things sending emails to the parents on upcoming events. My daughter has received the upmost respect from her teachers and I am happy that I didn't send her anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
I.s.2 is the best school i've been to the teachers are wonderful they care for all students they try to keep things strong.

- submitted by a student
May 31, 2007
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November 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2006
This school is not good,teachers doesnt care much about the students. The teachers doesnt explai about the lesson an doesnt make learing fun. The lunch food is bad.

- submitted by a former student
September 01, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 29, 2006
My daughter started in this school in 2005, she started failing. She went into the school with great grades. The staff does not care about its students. She was having trouble and noone would help her. This school has some serious issues that need to be addressed before its too late for the future of our kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
Since 6th grade, my child has strived to get the highest marking in all aspects - homeworks, tests, projects, reports and the citywide tests. She's been in the top 10, if not 5 of her class and now graduating in June. Thanks to her sweet and caring teachers who made her what she is now, a smart student. She's going to attend Staten Island Technical High School and I just hope that she'll have the same type of caring teachers there to prepare her for college. She has told me about the different types of IS2 students. She said that the school gets a bad reputation because of the students themselves who sometimes act with violence and speak with disrespect. I don't know the principal but I think she does what she can to hold the school's system together. System will work if done together - principal, teachers and students.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2004
The principal is barely keeping her head above water. There are no longer any extracurricular activities. There are no trips. School safety is low and there are frequent injuries to children who are targets for other children in unsupervised stairwells or hallways. (which the principal keeps hush, hush)The lunch period is begun in the auditorium where the children wait, sometimes 3/4 of the period for their chance to enter the caf. and eat hurridly. I have never seen such disregard for the small things that create a happy atmosphere in which to learn. My child has many friends in this school and seems to be learning in spite of this. But I do not feel this learning experience is anything near what I want for my child!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
I have had several children go through this school and in the past I felt the school offered a good education with caring administrators & teachers. In the last two years this school has taken a nose dive for the worse. Teachers seem apathetic they are only interested in doing the minimum and leaving the school. If a child isn't a model student, or has learning problems they will be left in the dust. (Of course there are a few brave teachers battling the tide and going above and beyond, unfortunately they are too few). Look at the standardized scores, kids go backwards instead of forward at the school. The problems at the school start at the top!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2004
My son went and had a wonderful 3 yrs. He was so involved in plays, trips etc. Also his academic experience was fantastic and he got accepted to all the schools of his choice with honors/scholors. This new curriculum is horrible, the ability to learn is not like it was (not entirely the schools fault) but the teachers/staff are not happy therefore, the kids suffer. There are no trips, no plays etc... My daughter is in 6th grade and she is doing well but there is a big difference from years ago. I just wish she had as good experience as my son. I feel like the teachers are not as involved because they are not happy with the new ways. Who is to blame for it?

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2003
There seems to be lacking of supervision in the lunchroom. My son is going there and he says that there's a lot of rough housing, fighting between the kids and it's a bit scarey sending him there every day wondering if something's going to happen to him. The kids have gutter mouths when exiting the school and no one seems to say a thing to them at all, neither the teachers or the principal do much to make a dent in it each day. It's very sad to see our youth's behave so poorly.

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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I.S. 2 is an excellent school. My child has attended last year and this is her second year there. The teachers are caring and try to envolve parent participation. Overall I am glad my child attends this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
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Is 2 George L Egbert
333 Midland Avenue, Staten Island, NY  10306
(718) 987-5336
Last modified Is 2 George L Egbert is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Is 2 George L Egbert Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 76 reviews. Top