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U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens, Nassau) joined students, parents and staff on Oct. 4 at a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the new Success Academy Ozone Park Middle School.

The school, which opened in August and serves 250 Success Academy Queens fifth- and sixth-graders, was provided by the city in late May, after years of advocacy by SA parents and educators and support by elected officials.

Success Academy Charter Schools opened its long-awaited middle school in South Ozone Park last Monday, earlier than intended and a month before the city’s district public schools.

One would think Success founder Eva Moskowitz might be tempted to declare victory and move on.

Success Academy, one of the largest public charter school network’s in New York City, will have its own middle school building in August for its students in Southeast Queens.

The school will open its doors to 250 fifth- and sixth-graders, according to the academy’s founder and CEO, Eva Moskowitz.

It took until early Thursday morning, but the city's Panel for Educational Policy approved temporary co-locations for Success Academy charter middle schools beginning in September at IS 238-Susan B. Anthony Academy in Hollis and Brian Piccolo MS 53 in the Rockaways.

The final vote was cast at 1:01 a.m. after seven hours and scores of speakers including students from both Success schools in Queens, MS 53 and the Village Academy, which also shares MS 53 with an existing Success elementary school.