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Merrick Avenue Middle School

1870 Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY 11566
Taryn M. Johnson, Ed.D.

Assistant Principals:
Richard Aceste
Katelyn Dunn
 Attendance:  992-1227
 Guidance:  992-1220
 Main Office:
 Fax:  516-867-6391


Welcome to the Merrick Avenue Middle School Website!

This website provides MAMS families and friends a closer perspective on the Merrick Avenue Middle School experience and insight on the activities, supports, and services available to your child.  Our overarching goal is that the middle years are filled with rewarding social, academic and extracurricular experiences to help shape our students toward a bright future.  We pride ourselves in the creation of a safe and nurturing environment that allows students to discover whom they are through the arts, sciences, literacy, and athletics.  With a plethora of diverse opportunities at their fingertips, students will be given unending support to achieve their personal goals.

Please take a few moments to explore our course offerings, special events, and dates of importance as you plan ahead for the 2016-2017 school year.  Explore our PTA page and please join to become a part of this supportive, student-centered organization.  Also take a glance at our P.R.I.D.E. Tree . . . yet another indicator of our commitment to excellence.  Finally, feel free to use our staff directory as a convenient tool to maintain communication with our faculty and staff for your child’s particular needs.

As the principal of MAMS, I am enthusiastic about this new beginning and I anticipate a year that strengthens the school-community partnership and contributes to your child’s continued success!

In the Spirit of the Black and the Gold,

Dr. Taryn M. Johnson



2018 – 2019 School Pictures
Pictures will be taken by Island Photography. Students do not need to bring anything to picture day. All order forms and proofs will be emailed and/or mailed home after pictures are taken.

Picture dates are as follows:

  • 8th Grade: Thursday, September 20th
    During English Classes
  • 7th Grade: Friday, September 21st
    During English Classes

School supplies that were pre-ordered through the MAMS PTA will be ready for parents to pick up on Monday, August 22nd at Colony Cards on Merrick Road.

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    Current News

    Hack Squad Competes

    Bellmore-Merrick Middle Schools Hack Squad Competes at Long Island Event photo

    The First Long Island OYO Hack-a-Thon event took place on April 12 at Mineola Middle School and eight of the top coders from Merrick Avenue and Grand Avenue middle schools competed against 10 districts from Long Island.

    “The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Hack Squad unveiled their finest code in the last few minutes to take a leap and finish in second place,” said Michelle Biancardo, a faculty adviser at Grand Avenue. 

    The students worked for three straight hours competing to take over territories on a map.

    “Each territory on the map is a challenge in a different programming language and the students had to create them within the three-hour time frame,” added Dan Stiglitz, a faculty adviser at Merrick Avenue. “The competition came down to the last 10 minutes of attacks and Syosset overtook Bellmore-Merrick in the final battle of the game.”

    Grand Avenue hackers Nick Atsidakos, Max Frank, Anthony Hoffman and Matt Yang were joined by Merrick Avenue hackers Carly Curnutt, Ben Knigin, Shardul Singh and Kenan Yavuz.

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