Stricter rules at M.S. 222 help lead the school off the city's most dangerous list
It was once known for violent crime and high pregnancy rates, but now M.S. 222 has made a complete turnaround and is no longer considered one of the most dangerous schools in the city.
When the school's new principal started a year ago, she had her work cut out for her. The school was placed on the city's impact list and police officers were sent in to patrol the premises.
But thanks to a strict set of rules, the school was recently taken off the list by the mayor and schools chancellor. Some of the changes include giving students IDs, requiring passes to walk the hallways, banning cell phones and changing the location of entrances. In addition, a police task force makes random visits.
Parents say their kids can finally get a proper education. Students can now focus on test scores, which the principal feels will improve.