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IS 61 William A Morris School

Public School | Grades 6-8 | New York City Geographic District #31
445 Castleton Ave
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 727-8481

About This School

IS 61 William A Morris School is located in Staten Island, NY and is one of 13 middle schools in New York City Geographic District #31. It is a public school that serves 1266 students in grades 6-8. See IS 61 William A Morris School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, IS 61 William A Morris School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

53% 47%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

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IS 61 William A Morris School Reviews

Grateful for IS 61

By a Current Student on

I love IS 61 so much because all the teachers help you in every single lesson and I am grateful of being part of this school.

By , a Former Student on

Class of '99. I love this school. A place where the staff truly cares about the students. Wonderful programs and great activities to keep the kids happy in school and off the streets. IM HONORED TO HAVE ONCE BEEN APART OF 61!

By a Current Student on

I Absolutley love IS61 . Once You Come Here You Want To Stay There :)

By a Parent on

William A. Morris has a great arts program. Whether you love to perform, dance, play music, draw/paint, or graphic arts all are provided. The teachers are caring and go the extra mile for their students.

Reviewed on

i love my school its so nice my talent is strings i play the violin, there is also dance,art,strings,band,drama,journalism, creative writing,etc.

Reviewed on

well i did not start school yet but they called my dad and my step mom and informed them that im in the "high honers" i hope i learn more and do great in school i dont really understand why im in the high honers because i have not been doing really good in my old school but i'll take it!! but dont get me wrong im smart but to be in the high honers Pfft i dont think so I.S.61.

Reviewed on

I met a young Student from the I.S. 61 school who told me that he was afraid to go to school because he is constantly being bullied.  He seemed very withdrawn and shy.  I was immediatly concerned for the boy.  Please try to address this problem.  Today many of our childrens attitudes and behavior are bordering on animal.

By a Parent on

My son has just started 6th grade at I.S.61 and I have to say that the lack of information is amazing. I can't even find out if he is honors or not. I have called the school to try to talk to his assisstant principal but have yet to get a call back. Teachers are constantly telling parents to be involved in their children's education but how can you be if the school provides you with no way to get involved?

By , a Parent on

I am a parent of a 6th grade female student.  I feel that my daughter is excelling wonderfully in this school.  At first, I thought this school was trouble, from what others have told me.  She is in an Honor's Program and on the Honor Roll.  When she was in P.S. 45, she was mediocre in Math, but now Math is one of her best Subjects.  I also like the fact that she was able to pick Dance as a minor, because she loves to Dance.  She is also in the New York Dance Company.  I would also like to commend the Dance teacher on the wonderful performance by the Students on June 9th, including my daughter.  They performed a tribute to Michael Jackson which brought tears to my eyes.  The only thing my daughter has complained about so far, is that some of the classrooms are very warm in the Summer, but she loves the school and the friends she has made.

By a Parent on

I.S 61 has disappointed me and my child who goes there. They talk all about the "No Child left behind" but all you get are a bunch of teachers with immature attitudes, no interest in the children who are there to learn and could care less with the child who struggles in certain subjects... STOP cursing in front of the children...THEY CAN HEAR YOU! The BAD foul mouthed children who like to bully everyone including the teacher's are running the school! You have 13 year old's in 6th grade repeating the grade over and over....problem here?

By a Parent on

My son is in Special Ed and this year he will be graduating.  IS 61 is a great school.  The teachers are wonderful.  They are very caring.  My son has learned alot.  I am sad to see my son leaving IS 61.  I would like to thank the teachers that worked close with my son.  He has come a long way and it has to do with the teachers at IS 61.

By a Current Student on

I think it is a good school. And i am grateful for the remodeling of it's school yard. But it would be nice it they remodeled some other things in the school,  maybe some new things such as books desk chairs, etc.

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