Publication Date: September 5, 2008
Reflecting recent changes brought about by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s reorganization of New York City’s public school system, this Third Edition features all-new reviews of 74 of the city’s best public middle schools. Providing everything parents need to know in choosing a middle school that is just right for their child, New York City’s Best Public Middle Schools: A Parents’ Guide features interviews with teachers, parents, and students to uncover the “inside scoop” on schools—including atmosphere, homework, student stress, competition among students, the quality of teachers, gender issues, the condition of the building, and more.
Clara Hemphill is founding editor of the InsideSchools website and the director of education policy at The New School’s Center for New York City Affairs. She is the author of New York City’s Best Public Middle Schools and New York City’s Best Public High Schools. Her two children attended public school in Manhattan and the Bronx.
“The most definitive guidebooks to the city schools.”
— The New York Times
— New York magazine
“This book can save your life if you are trying to navigate the confusing world of middle school choice.”
—Susan Brenna, parent
"An incredible resource."
—Nancy Arno, parent