Have they changed the name? It was Anson Jones. I went here for 7th and 8th grade. The teachers seemed to just go through the motions to get their day finished without having to deal with the students much. Of the years there, there were only four teachers who really made an effort to get on the level with the student and help them when needed. There was also a very big race / want to be gangster problem. The only things that I really took pleasure in while there was the library, which had a pretty nice selection, and band. My advice - keep your head down while in school and study hard when you get home. The bright end of the tunnel is once you leave you can head to John Jay, which, horrible score aside (4), is a great school with tons of programs and amazing teachers.