Ponce is a great school by any measure. The Principal, Ms. Chang, is an amazing leader and has beautified the grounds and atmosphere enormously. There are not a lot of involved parents but the ones who do show up to help out are great. The IB Program has a lot of solid teachers and the staff at Ponce is second to none. Don't hesitate to send you child to school here- it is a really great school.
Ms. Chang! Thank you for bring such an impactful leader and for caring about your students the way you do. No one could manage Ponce better and you have made a huge difference in the caliber of Ponce and the community.
Students at Ponce are treated like family and are handled with integrity and love. The leaders at Ponce are intelligent and kind and they challenge the students to be their best. No student at Ponce gets overlooked and bullying is not tolerated. The IB program is outstanding and Ms. Ramos, the leader of the program, is awesome. Ms. Chang is a seriously outstanding principal and her entire staff is top-notch. Students at Ponce are driven to succeed because they are challenged and guided by their teachers. There are numerous clubs and activities as well as athletic teams that have won numerous awards! Ponce is the definition of a GREAT school.
I want to say thanks to a few teaches for 7th and 8th grade. I would like to say thank you to Dane Brown (grade 7 and 8 algebra teacher) for explaining to your students algebra in a way it's easy to understand and even though you get angered by us students I know you get angry at us because you know we have the capability of getting a better grade on something . Thank you Rosa Gonzalez for making sure students understand civics truly by changing your teaching strategies in a way that we can comprehend all the information and being a good team leader( also you can never be mad for more than 10 mins). Thank you Stephanie Milford (physical science teacher) for being an excellent team leader and trying your best to make sure nobody fails your class. Thank you Rodney Rouzard ( Geometry teacher) for always having a positive mind, making us brain games in math and having fun with us while teaching Geometry. Finally I'll like to thank Mark Hartman for teaching kids Civics and US history. Mr. Hartman I've only ever had you in homeroom but looking at your lesson plans and seeing all the hard work and dedication you put in really trying to making kids eager to learn for example you dressing up like Abraham Lincoln (I believe it was Abraham Lincoln) made me want to have your class when I was in 7th grade for 8th grade US history.
-by Brianna Pacheco