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About This School

Middle School 131 is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Middle School 131 is MS. PHYLLIS TAM, who can be contacted at ptam@schools.nyc.gov. 556 students go to Middle School 131 and identify mostly as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 46% of the Middle School 131 students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 556 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Middle School 131 is 12:1. P.S. 126 Jacob August Riis is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 81% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 80% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 21%
Hispanic 13% 37%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 57%
Limited English proficiency 46% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a student of the school. The school is safe and I love the teachers counselors and staffs. This school is the best and is like a second home.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am one of the students in Ms.131. I love this school so much i don't even want to leave. Some of the things that I like about this school is the help and attention the teacher gives to a student. When you don't understand something they will help you right away and they will make sure you understand the concepts. Plus this school is very very safe.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school Has very good technology. Everyone has a laptop to use in every subject class. And this school challenges the students that goes here and will help there future.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent technology and nice after school activities. My daughter had bonded with the school and she's loving this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This middle school is fantastic! The outstanding teachers the friends and the after school activities. Could not imagine my daughter being anywhere else. She is excited about learning. Homework is challenging and engaging. The school is academically competitive and it really focuses on preparing to be accepted to the best high schools. Great environment energetic teaching and energetic student body. Love it!

  • (1 year ago)

    MS 131 is an amazing school. Go to this school and you won't regret it. They have so many programs and after school activities after school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is an excellent school and I really like how the teachers are so supportive of the students. Ms. Tam is an excellent principal with a strong sense of leadership.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing. I love this school and my kids really enjoyed being a student in MS 131. They were inspired by many teachers and they feel welcome at school everyday.

  • (1 year ago)

    I never thought this school would have been so influential to my daughter she's now taking dance in school and I have realized she have talent because I am constantly working. She really enjoyed going to this school I know my daughter is in safe hands of this school and the teachers and students around her.

  • (1 year ago)

    Ms. Abadia is an excellent counselor. I am a full time working mom my husband just passed away last year. I want to be by my daughter's side like many other moms but I can't. Ms. Abadia talks to my daughter and counsels her to look on the bright sides of things. This school is remarkable.

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from this school. It's a safe school and everyone is very respectful to each other and everything is just amazing in this school. I love the teachers staffs and counselors in this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school this school is amazing. My children goes to this school and learns a lot. I have never seen them so excited to learn. Good influence 131.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers are a good influence and inspired students to achieve and accomplish. My son had a great and fun time being a student in this school. It's a very safe environment and I trust the principal will do better and make more improvements in the future

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is the best. My daughter graduated here and now is studying to be a doctor.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter loves this school. She has become more mature as she enrolls to this school. The teachers would always help her in academics and encourage her to strive for the moon. I love this school what a influence it have been on my daughter

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing I was a graduate from this school now currently working as a lawyer. Go to this school. You surely won't regret it.

  • (1 year ago)

    Remarkable school indeed. This school is amazing. The principal and teachers are very friendly to the students. Awesome school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from this school and I have send my kids to this school too. I love this school and my kids said they enjoyed it too. MS 131 for the win.

  • (1 year ago)

    Very safe environment there are no fights and no gangs. It's an excellent place where students can focus on studying and make progress in academics.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school very much it's a very nice school. The environment is very healthy and clean. The technology is very advanced and the teachers are very friendly.

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