PS#3 is our school and we LOVE it. Diversity and positive educational mindsets are exemplified by the entire school. The facility is new and has great things to offer. New equipment/playground is being implemented and the Jersey City area really doesn't have another campus like it, lots of outdoor space and a wonderful, bright, airy building. The families who attend here CARE and are involved. We have had only great teachers. It must be said that the middle school kids are a bit daunting on the same campus during the drop-off/pick-up but they are not with the elementary kids during the day....and as for test scores? We have no issues with that because our kids are truly learning, excelling and are happy here. Highly recommend this school to any parents. In fact...PS#3 is becoming TOO popular... :)
With the addition of new principal Mischel, this school is on the way to feeling more like a school with rating of +7! The leadership due to Mischel has completely turned the school around in a positive way. He is actively involved in all aspects relating to the students, and seems to know them all by name! Our children are in the dual language program. The combination of both dedicated teachers and families committed in this program from preK to elementary have made our experience at this school amazing. Despite the low rating for this school, the experience we have had match that of a 9 rating. I am almost positive the test scores will dramatically increase over the course of the next few years as the new wave of students in preK make their way through elementary. We love it here and would never think of leaving!
I hear lots of good things about ps 3 and im looking for a good school to start my son in, he goin to kindergarden, do they take only kids in the district? What is the district range for this school? Please let me kno
Worst school ever!!! I've been here since 1st grade,but since 3rd grade it got really low and my teacher is so serious about everything. We're doing work we're not supposed to doand losing our time. My class is the last to get dismissed out of school. And another teacher comes to our class to talk to my teacher and we waste a bunch of time.
We have two children in PS #3. The new Principal is amazing, energetic and hands-on. Mr. Michelle is a great addition adding a high level of morale of both students and staff. The teachers are sincerely concerned and communication is primary. Their Security team is always on the floor, in the yard, and Mr. Freddy knows everyone by name. The atmosphere here is caring and nurturing. RESPECT IS EVIDENT! If you want to be involved and feel secure that your children are safe and learning, this is the school for you.
P.S. 3 is wonderful. Our child is in the dual language program and we couldn't be happier. Ms. Thompson & Ms. Estrada take such great care of the Kindergartners. They are caring and smart professionals that really know how to teach. The PTA is amazing too, they have all these affordable after school programs that can't be beat.
No. 3 School in Jersey City was poor. My child attended 1st grade and was in Ms. Mendez''s class. This teacher, similar to other teachers at the school, lacked teaching skills. She also did not know any behavioral mangement techniques for first graders. No effort was made in the slightest way to engage students. An extremely poor educational experience.
Beautiful facility, thats about it. My daughter's teacher was terrible. She let severa unruly students take over her classroom...she spent more time disciplining them than teaching. I feel as though it was a waste of a school year. When I met w. the principal to bring up these issues, my concerns were brushed to the side and never confronted even though I was assured something would be done. Needless to say, my child is no longer there.
Horrible school. The teachers allow bullying to the point that children come home crying and are afraid to go to school because of the threats. I agree with the MR Ramirez complain, he is abusive. THe principal can't even speak english correctly! I couldn't understand what she was saying half the time and she NEVER sticks out for the good kids, but tries to protect the teachers that do not help the victims of bullying. Poor leadership, and neglect is what I encountered in this school.
Horrible experience. Mr Ramirez lets the bad kids bully the good children because he is scared of the ghetto parents and their offspring. My kids will be going back to private school next year. WE have a case with the NJBOE because of the way my daughter was harassed by this man. Other parents have taken part of the case also because children should not be bullied in school and then on top of that verbally and mentally abused by teachers who only care about a paycheck.
My daughter went to PS.3 for pre-K at 3 year old. Ms Charona Carter was her teach. My daugher could speak only Chinese at that time. However she was able to pick up English and liked her school very soon, with Ms Carter's help. Occationally I spoke to other parents and evey student and parent loved Ms Carter. My daughter went to PS.37 (her home school) since last year. A few days ago Ms. Carter sent me an email to greet my daughter for the Chinese new year and ask me to hug and kiss my daughter for her. My daughter was so happy. Ms Carter is a great teacher with great love. I would recommand her to any parent.
I'm very unhappy with the new school staff. They are very disorganized and not helpful at all. My daugther was having trouble with some kid in her class, i try to set up and appointment with her teachers and the principal and i'm still waiting for the appointmnet. I used to love the school and the staff but not anymore. Not a good school.
terrible place to study !! the previous set of staff were great....but not anymore ! students not gvn importance not good enough, not a good choice
As with any school (I think) the teachers are hit and miss. We've been there for two years. Our first teacher was possibly the best that our son will ever have in his life (hopefully not). The second is just OK. In any case, the facility is beautiful and the kids are very nice. The staff is all friendly, helpful and committed. The biggest hinderance is the Board of Ed and curriculum but that's the same in any district schools. Of the district schools downtown I think this is a good choice.
#3 was a great school. My oldest son graduated from there Ms. Wallace was a great principal, to bad I cant say the same now. It seems the people in charge are more interested in attracting the new people moving into the neighborhood and are afraid to attract bad attention by providing the right decipline when needed. It might be a new building but thats about it. I wouldnt recomend this school to anyone.
this school is brand new but the teaching style is still poor. Teachers tell students they get paid whether they learn or not and this is reflected in the children's test scores. Too bad Ms. Wallace has retired the staff put in place are having a hard time keeping it together. Its sad the kids are the ones who will suffer the most
I think this is a wonderful school. The principal mrs. Wallace and the vice-principal, mrs. Vega are two great women. The teachers and staff are all wonderful people who care deeply about each child. My sons love their school. The teachers are dedicated to the students. Ps #3 you're #1.
The Frank R. Conwell Middle School #4 is fun and exciting. Students meet and greet each other. Public Middle School #4 has the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The school is great for ALL students.
I am very happy with PS#3 and it's staff. My son's teacher Mrs. Savia, and Mrs. Wilson are excellent. Mrs Savia you go above you call of duty. My son has progress so much thank God to people like you who dedicate themselves to the children. The principal, Mrs. Walace is a great leader. Always has a listening ear for the parents. Thank you Ladies for taking interest in my son's education. Thank you security Guards for keeping the school safe. The team in the reading recovery and all those who take part in my son's education.
I appreciate my son's teachers. They are very helpful and resourceful in their teaching methods. I would hope that after building the new school, they would open up extra-curricular activities. Children need an outlet of activities to keep them off the streets.
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