1870 Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY 11566
Taryn Johnson

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!

Our site is designed to give insight to MAMS families and friends on how the MAMS experience can provide for your child.  Our overarching goal is that the middle years are filled with rewarding social, academic and extracurricular experiences that 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 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 2015-2016 school year.  Explore our PTA page and please join to become a part of this supportive and nurturing organization.  Also take a glance at our P.R.I.D.E. Tree… a further indication 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 new 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,

Taryn M. Johnson







Current News

Candy Collection a Sweet Victory for Merrick Avenue Middle School

Merrick Avenue Middle School collected more leftover Halloween candy than in previous years, thanks in part to the effort of the school’s Student Government. The donated candy will make its way to our troops serving overseas as part of Operation Sweet Tooth.

 “I donated a bag and so did my sister at her elementary school, Lakeside,” said Jayden Mogelefsky, a seventh grader and member of Student Government. “I thought it would be good to do something nice for the troops who don’t get to experience this holiday at home with their families.”
Seventh-grader Skylar Zena said she donated two bags of her collected Halloween candy because she “wanted to give the troops a little bit of happiness this holiday season.”

Overseen by social studies teachers and club advisors Ms. Colangelo and Mr. Amador, volunteers filled 10 contractor-sized bags of donated candy for Amador to bring to Merrick dentist Dr. David Gottesfeld’s office.


The 7th grade girls soccer team went undefeated this season with a record of 8 wins and 1 tie!