I have fond memories and not so fond memories of my time in Middle School or as my school was called - Intermediate School. This school is located in Co-Op City in The Bronx, New York. It goes from grades 5 - 8. It's sister school is I.S. 180 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Middle School, also located in Co-Op City in The Bronx. The reason there were two middle schools were the development was so large, it needed two middle schools and three elementary schools.
I made a lot of great friends in this school, most of us went on to the same High School (which was also in Co-Op City). I was also bullied in school. I learned how to play the Viola in the 5th grade and played it up until 10th grade in High School. We performed concerts and played at occasions. There was also a band.
Looking at the photo, I'm getting anxiety. I can't say I miss being in school, any school.
When I was attending it was still pretty good. That was from 1978-1981.
Things seemed to have changed since those days. The school now services 6-8th Grade only. This school was given the grade of "B" which is not bad for a Public School in The Bronx.
Robert Silberbush is the tall man on the left.