It's a school that has had controversy swirling around it from the start - and Brooklyn's controversial Arabic school has had other problems, too.
Faced with inadequate space, the Khalil Gibran school has also suffered from discipline problems, charged teachers union representatives and parents.
Classrooms at the Dean St. building in Boerum Hill are separated by walls that do not reach the ceiling, Education Department officials confirmed.
"The noise level is kind of high," Zuckerberg added. "Because of the space issues, it has led to discipline and safety issues."
Education Department officials defended the choice to put the school on Dean St.
The school is slated to move to Public School 287 in Fort Greene, she said - a move that Gibran and 287 parents oppose.
"I and many other parents are planning to transfer our kids to other schools at the end of this school year if the Department of Education continues to neglect [Gibran]," said PTA President Pomposa Peña.
Students have not had access to computers for the last couple of months, said Muhammed Shahadat, father of a sixth-grader.
Arabic lessons were even scaled back, he also charged, though Department of Education officials said lessons had been cut only in the after-school program - to once a week from twice.
Students have Arabic classes three times a week during regular school hours.
Parents of the Khalil Gibran school have not been happy with the cramped space, said Shahadat, who also opposes the move.
"It's not what you'd expect of public school," he said.
"A lot of parents have said that the principal lacks the experience to discipline the kids."