About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Merrick Academy-Queens Public Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Merrick Academy-Queens Public Charter School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Merrick Academy-Queens Public Charter School Reviews
Merick Academy Has Come a Long Way
My son has been in this school since 2011. In fact I almost removed him at one point. But I have since changed my mind. Now with these set of teachers and the principal, the school is moving on fine, and they're all working tirelessly to make sure the children get the very best education possible.
When my son was behaving badly because of test anxiety he had because of the State test, his teacher Ms. Spence, and the principal worked with him and myself to see how best to help him. In the long run he got rid of his anxiety, and passed the state test. And his behavior also changed.
The teachers and principal are very approachable, and they work hand in hard with all the children and with parents.
I am so happy I did not remove my son from the school. And, since they moved to the new location in Springfield Gardens things have gotten even better. I believe the new building boosted the children's and teachers' morale even more.
Kudos Merrick Academy!
I used to go to Merrick Academy. It ends in 6th grade but i left after 4th grade. This school used to be the best but now it has changed. All the good teachers left. And when i went to visit it was so much better. It was colorful inside . Colorful can enhance the kids creativity. I reccomend this school to any child who is determined to learn.
It's sad to see the direction this school is going in since it opened back up in the fall of 2010. Even the 6th grade seniors are not benefiting from the experience their predecessors did. Due to the lack of communication between the so-called PTA and the school (even some non-responsible parents) Merrick is not the shining star it once was
It is so sad how Merrick has changed over the years. It was originally a beacon in the neighborhood, but with a board that has no vision for children and huge teacher turnover, the school is now in ruins.
This school has gone from bad to terrible in a matter of two years. I am currently working on removing my child from Merrick Academy. At this point it seems any school would be better. Merrick does not offer communication between administration and parents. I feel so bad for the students and teachers that are stuck there. How many lawsuits is this school currently faced with? (4?) This restricts staff from achieving their goals and decreases the moral at Merrick Academy. What a sad story. I predict there will be no Merrick Academy shortly.