No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Msgr Farrell High School

Private | 9-12 | 872 students


Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:


Living in Staten Island

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $390,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,410.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
No new ratings
Based on 1 rating
Based on 1 rating
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

9 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted January 24, 2013

Farrell is a wonderful school for young men that creates a strong foundation for their futures. Strong friendships, wonderful staff, and a warm and caring environment . Farrell is like a home away form home!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 22, 2012

You cant give a school 1 star because of 1 teacher you did not like...thats not fair. Some teachers are amazing...some not so much....but its a great school nonetheless

Posted October 17, 2011

My son went here years ago and most of the school admn is fine but the band music teacher Mr. Christensen is a obnoxious lowdown uneducated person and suprising he is a teacher. This man used to ridicule and mock brooklyn students that would come here sterotyping them and used to play music records for the students telling them that if you play them backwards you can find satanic messages in the music. This guy needs some mental help. Dont belive me, ask some other graduates they will say the same. This guy is a jackofff
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 29, 2009

Excellent school. The administration is wonderful and dedicated. The academics are challenging. The extracurricular activities are astounding.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 27, 2008

Fantastic school. The extracurricular activities are limitless and the academics are phenomenal like every school it all comes down to how you use it.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 2, 2007

I am a student of Farrell. Im a Senior and this is my second year in the school. I could not be happier that I transfered to Farrell. It is the greatest school ever , and moreso the greatest experience ever. Everything from teachers to coaches from the curriculum to the lunch. Everything is perfect. i could not reccomend this school enough.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 12, 2007

great school, terrific teachers, wonderful coaching staff -- my son loves this school. caring nurturing environment. best experience ever for my son!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 14, 2005

My son is now a sophomore. He's excelling academically and in sports. Farrell stresses education first then sports.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 26, 2003

The school is an awesome school. There is something for every student to do. The principle is strict but fair. My son is having an awesome time there. There is a deep sense of brotherhood.
—Submitted by a parent

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 52%
Hispanic 5% 21%
Asian 4% N/A
Black 1% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Edmund J. Whalen
  • All boys
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious


School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of New York
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
  • {{date}}
Export calendar
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...



TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

2900 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10306
Website: Click here
Phone: (718) 987-2900


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

New Dorp High School
Staten Island, NY

Staten Island Academy
Staten Island, NY