I.s. 61 William A Morris

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445 Castleton Ave

Staten Island, NY 10301

(718) 727-8481

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 1,200

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

52 Parent Reviews for I.s. 61 William A Morris

My student likes the school. The early morning program is fantastic. I remain unimpressed with the level of communication from the school. Last year, my student's teachers did not use the website or the on-line tools to facilitate information sharing with Parents. This year is slightly better but it ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/08/13

IS 61 has many dedicated teachers- who have been part of this neighborhood school for a long time. The Music, vocal, dance, and drama programs are great and and service ALL kids you participate. Art could be better. My child is a Vocal student and the program is quite sophisticated. The new principal ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/30/13

I am going into the 8th grade at this school and it is horrible! The school is located in the ghetto and their are street fights almost everyday leading up to the police coming. If ur child is strong, their get through it here but their is many peer pressure. I know many peopl )almost 60% of the school ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/09/13

I now have 2 children attending I.S. 61.I was not zoned for this school I had my children apply after I investigated and compared I.S. 61 to the other schools available to them. I was impressed with the independent curriculum, the academies variety and consistency throughout each course.The eChalk access ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/06/12

My sons started IS61 this year and we have had a great experience. We have heard of some situations but nothing causing physical injury. The teachers administer discipline. They allow parents to monitor the classes. We feel welcome when visiting the school. The PTA appears a little lacking. I believe ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/22/11

The terrible school... We transferred to IS61 from Catholic School 4 mns ago, it was big mistake. The differences between Catholic school my son attended & this school are: - much lower level of education. There is almost not homework at IS61. The light exception only math. - very low culture of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/20/11

I am a sixth grader here at I.S61 and i just love it here. There are so many extra curricular activities like the leaders club in which I am in. All my teachers (Mrs. Marabello, Mrs. Contrastano, Mrs. Legakis, Mrs. Simeone, Mr. Herron & Ms DeCaro) are nice and always put humor in every lesson. I am in ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/16/11

I feel I.S 61 is a great school because they really have a lot programs and opportunities for the students. My child is in a special Ed class but since she has been here, her knowledge, attention span, her endurance, and scores are increasing. The faculty including all teachers, principals,secreatries, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/04/10

My daughter loves this school. She has grown a bigger passion for dance and drama.

Posted by a parent on 10/14/10

I am a 2010 graudate and i agree i am also upset to leave. Throughout my 3 yrs at 61 i have learned so much from all my teachers. But i have learned the most by far from ms. guanieri's 8th grade math class. I will never forget her or any of my teachers for that matter.i wish the best of luck to the ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/22/09

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Test Year: 2012
I.s. 61 William A Morris
New York City Public Schools
New York
* In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

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Staten Island schools — I.s. 61 William A Morris is located at 445 Castleton Ave, Staten Island NY 10301. 445 Castleton Ave is in the 10301 ZIP code in Staten Island, NY The school district for I.s. 61 William A Morris is the New York City Public Schools. I.s. 61 William A Morris is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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