The school recently was removed as a School Under Registration Review (S.U.R.R.) in February 2009. Since that time, a dedicated administration and staff of teachers has made steady progress in improving its students' state test scores. The school offers mentoring programs and a wide variety of extended day enrichment courses and after-school activities.
M.S. 57 is located on the second floor of a building it shares with M.S. 385 (The School of Business, Finance and Entrepreneurship) and the Academy of Global Finance, a high school.