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About This School

Junior High School 259 William McKinley is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Junior High School 259 William McKinley is MS. JANICE GEARY and can be contacted at jgeary@schools.nyc.gov. 1,468 students attend Junior High School 259 William McKinley and are mostly Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. 22% of the Junior High School 259 William McKinley students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 1,468 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Junior High School 259 William McKinley is 16:1. Junior High School 201 the Dyker Heights is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 45% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 44% 37%
Hispanic 27% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
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 85% 66%
Limited English proficiency 22% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    School is awful if your child is struggling and you care as a parent. Teachers dont call you back have favorite students pre shool tutorial is a joke(they just tell you to sit there and read your notes) teachers dont notify parents if child fails a test or require parent to sign test so child doesnt have to show parent bad mark. Teachers dont give students specifics on what to review before tests. I could go on but...

  • (10 months ago)

    My school is great. The teachers are one in a million. Great after school preparation for the SHSAT.

  • (10 months ago)

    THIS SCHOOL IS A REALLY GOOD ONE THEY MADE STUDENTS FEEL COMFORTABLE MAKE STUDENTS UNDERSTAND EACH CLASS AND MAKE THE BEST THEY COULD

  • (2 years ago)

    this school gave me depression and the teachers descriminate a lot of students like ms decarlo. they dont help certain kids. thank god i left this school. i wish i passed the dyker test to get in their school. (they also dont care about bullying). dont let these reviews decieve you.

  • (2 years ago)

    I AM CURRENTLY AT MY LAST YEAR . I AM GRADUATING THIS YEAR . I HONESTLY HAVE TO SAME THIS SCHOOL IS GREAT! THE TEACHERS MAKE LEARNING FUN AND ENJOYABLE . THE TEACHERS HELP YOU LEAD YOU INTO THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND MORE . THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPLES ARE TRULY DOWN TO EARTH PEOPLE . THE SCHOOL ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT YOU DOING THE RIGHT THINGS IN LIVE .I WILL MISS THIS SCHOOL -)

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is currentley in 6th grade in this school and she is in the Principal list a 95 th average.. We both are very happy with hte school..The school is very organized.The Principal teachers and the rest of the staff are very happy and very dedicated and it shows with work they do with the students. .My daughter is in both the marching and concert bands playing the saxophone.Everyday my daughter gets up excited to go to school.The school is very safe the security guards are nice and the do an excellent job in keeping order and safety in school.This school is awesome it is a treasure. Please continue to do a great job with these students.

  • (5 years ago)

    i love this school! And this yea i am graduating this year!! D And on 7th grade at Mckinley i actually got a 4 on my state test in Math the first time and i was very pleased!! Thank you!

  • (5 years ago)

    i lovee this school. (byt he wayy its better than dykerr!) it rockss!! i'm goin to seventh grade and i cant wait. can september 9th come any faster?? (see normal kid who hate there school would not say that i love my school so I am saying that! p)

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this school is awesome<3( all the teachers treat you the way you treat them & they give you respect & all the lessons you need to gain your knowledge (

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Mckinley! Every kid tries their hardest to be all they can be! The teachers help us too! It's just fabulous to see and Mrs. Geary the current principal just LOVES kids! She'll do anything to help us achieve our goals!

  • (5 years ago)

    McKinley259 is awesome! me and my friends have been here since sixth grade and we're graduating this year and we love it. They are currently adding an extra extension to the school and all the eighth graders got to sign one of the beams. Our school does tons of fun stuff and the teachers are fun most of the time. ) i reccomend it! We learn alot and still have fun doing so like this year we had a mock operation. We also go on many fun trips and getting good grades isn't problem for most students for example my friends and i get great grades and still have fun!

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been in this school for three years now so that makes me a 8th grader and I'm just going to say this school is amazing and I'm going to miss it so much when I leave out of it..hopefully ) My English teachers math teachers social studies teachers science teachers have been so much help. And I love that 259 but P.A. for the students.Dancing for three years straight is wow! hard work but hard work pays off. i love ms.applegates<3. she's amazing.and so is everyone else that works there! 259 is a well-ordered school.They're very welcoming and they are very very safe. It's amazing.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mckinley a fabulous school. I currently go there and is now a 7th grader.I still remember the first day of school in 6th grade all the teachers were helping us going to our classes cause we didn't know how to get around. The mckinley Family is amazing all the staff and teachers are very welcoming. There is also the superitendents program which I'm in. Mckinley is the pride of Bay Ridge and a 'A' rated school. I love Mckinley

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently in the 8th grade and in the honors program. Mckinley is an awsome school! At first i wasn't so thrilled about going but im glad i did. Many people say its a bad school but it isnt. They might have bad kids but they have them in ever school. Just pay attention to class and do the best you can and stay out of trouble. I love this school. There like my second family and many of the teachers are awsome! (espically my 7th and 8th grade teachers.) They have many activites for you to join and if you ever need help you can always go in the morning b4 school and they'll help you. Its the best school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I really like mckinley....except Freshman Friday -_- But it is still awesome students will do bad things and bully others at times. But Mckinley is the best and idc if another school gets better grades than mckinley cuz I.S. 259 is the place to be!

  • (6 years ago)

    i like this school. this school let me learn so many thing. and i like a teacher named mrs.shuangkuan she is best teacher.

  • (6 years ago)

    I currently go to McKinley and I'm in the 7th grade. To be honest the school is okay. I mean not the worst not the best. The do have a lot of programs kids can join and the teachers are okay. But most really don't care about the kids. If a kids doing bad they don't help they just fail them. That is very bad and pretty much all that I don't like about the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I seriously enjoyed my three years of Mckinley. It made me reach up to my potential and I made every effort to go from a regular student to a honor student & I've been on the hallway honor roll ever since! =) I loved my teachers; and they've really opened up to me and showed me a lot more than I could actually learn and accomplish. I'm a proud mckinley graduate of 2008!

  • (6 years ago)

    i love mckinley but some teachers are to nice that when kids get in trouble they dont care because they think they could get away with it and the school i think needs more stricted teachers and the deans dont want to susspend kids that are bad bc they say their rankings will go down but hello they threatend a fight here this should be fixed by them getting susspended

  • (6 years ago)

    i graduated frm mckinley in 2007..it was an ok skool not bad most teachers are nice and sweet and they have good programs too.. and the six grade wears uniforms?? wow that didn't happen when i was there..hopefully everyone has a good experience there like i did.

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