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About This School

I.S. 30 Mary White Ovington is a public middle school in New York. The principal of I.S. 30 Mary White Ovington is MS. CAROL HEERAMAN, whose e-mail is cheeraman@schools.nyc.gov. 358 students attend I.S. 30 Mary White Ovington and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 15% of the I.S. 30 Mary White Ovington students have "limited English proficiency." 66% of the 358 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at I.S. 30 Mary White Ovington is 15:1. Bay Ridge Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Track
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 53% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Hispanic 26% 29%
Asian 19% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 37%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 66%
Limited English proficiency 15% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    The school recently moved into a much bigger school compared to the past. The principle Ms. Heerman of the school is very superior but she is nice to the students and glad to help. In my opinion some teachers are glad to help and do very care and some discriminate us as students and one teacher actually told us you're one day going to grow up and sit on a couch doing nothing... the sad thing is it was specifically said to the boys which is considered sexist. Overall I rate this school a 3/5. The school is a public school where we wear low-quality uniforms where the buttons rip out easily we pay 12$ for a shirt we are forced to wear that have loose buttons and some aren't even in the right place! They do not keep warm and feels as if you're clothes-less.

  • (6 months ago)

    The principal's name is Ms. Heeraman. She is outstanding and compassionate. Ms. Heeraman has adequate experience in running middle schools and is a Harvard graduate! She is fair knows all the children by name and has a stellar group of teachers. My daughter will be graduating this year and we will miss the school. This is a principal who in the middle of school vacation attended a funeral for the sibling of one of the students. She is a true educator and the school deserves more than five stars.

  • (1 year ago)

    This principal is an insufferable incompetent suited for a dictatorship in the Banana Republic. She has no respect for the students and limited knowledge on the educational process. I feel bad for the very talented staff of educators who in general seem to care about the students and seem intent on furthering their minds. I sincerely hope the DOE reviews the situation carefully and removes her.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school with highly professional respectfull staff who always help student to reach thier goal and help parents under stand every thing about thier children acadimic proformance

  • (4 years ago)

    It is an excellent school with great teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers really help students reach their highest potential and prepare them big time for high school. It's a very tough school and the teachers are very strict. That's what's so great about I.S. 30!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a new student as I.S.30 ( as a 6th grader ) I love everything I was really nervous about the first day and the teachers and faculty helped everyone so much. I love this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has the potential but right now needs much improvement. The teachers have too much control over administration and many of the teachers are not qualified. My child did not advance academically he regressed. I do not reccomend the superintendents program because it is non existent. There are too many problem children and the gifted program suffers. If you are going for the gifted program forget it your child will get no enrichment.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teacher s are great and faculty is very nice but the gym is like a ten foot basement and the lunchroom isn't much bigger. The lunch is very disgusting so if you go to IS 30 bring a packed lunch! Overall this school is Ok but some teachers are very mean and there are a lot of bad kids for such a small school.

  • (6 years ago)

    It's a great school besides the fact that it's small.The classes are okay.The only other bad thing is the lunch most kids bring their lunch with them. The staff is very cooperative and nice.

  • (6 years ago)

    Today was my first day at this school because I transfered from another school. I was very nervous. I thought I will be bullied. So the day passed and I found out that this really is like the best JHS in brooklyn. I am serous they made a new gym and science lab. They are giving us labtops to keep for the whole year! The teachers are sooooo nice. The students are very freindly. It is a very safe inviorment. I am soo glad I transfered!

  • (8 years ago)

    i think i.s 30 is on eof the best junior high out there. i was the president in that school and i highly recommand it to parents and incoming freshmans. when i left the school i cried with me teachers and the students. its like the facult is like family to me.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has a major bully problem and nothing much is done about it. What's special An affiliation with Outward Bound. Downside Facilities are limited; no gymnasium or outdoor yard.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is a good school and the small size allows children to recieve alot of attention. It also offers a lot of great programs for students.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a former graduate of IS 30. I feel it has done a lot for me and gave me a great educational base to start high school with. It is a small school where everyone knows each other. It was a great environment for me to grow and develop. Highly recommend.

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