My daughter has attended this school since Kindergarten and is currently in the 5th grade. No School is perfect, but the staff at this school truly try their best to improve things throughout the year. They continually bring in outside enrichment programs, and look for innovative ways for the children to excel academically. As a parent my overall opinion of the school is favorable and my child is happy as well.
This school has made such an overall improvement under Mr. Shulman. I congratulate you on a job well done! The teachers and staff are always a pleasure to work with. My kids are striving in their education and I am most proud!
Congratulations Mr. Shulman and staff of P. S. 14 on the A rating for your school. Job well done!
There are a few things I do not agree with on and I will bring it up on the next PTA meeting, ,
I must agree Mr. Kovac is running the school down.... In order to speak to him you must go through 3 different people only to be told that he is unavailable. He sent out a letter stating that he has an "open door policy" this is far from the truth. The staff looks misrable and the grades worst. I was the happy parent that wrote about how my son transferred from a private school and all the help he received. I still stand behind the teachers but the principal must be changed!
I have 2 children who went from k-5 at p.s. 14. While I loved the school under the former principal, Mr. Guzzio, the current principal, Mr. Kovac has brought this school to the ground. He came to the school and hired a parent coordinator who is his puppet! Evelyn's main focus day in and day out is to sugar coat every horrible think he does and persuade the parents that the truth is actually far removed from what it is. While I hands down loved just about all of the teachers I have come into contact in p.s.14 this principal has made this school one that parents run from (move out of the ares to avoid) instead of the school that parents once coveted. Any teacher who does not agree witjh every word he says, or who doesn't cover for his outragous behavior is written up and eventually FIRED!!
Parents, ask yourselves this question; how can children learn in a school where the teachers are constantly looking over their shoulder, afraid that the dictator is going to make up some fictionary infraction to write them up for and ultimately fire them! Seasoned teachers are running from or being fired from this school and being replaced with inexperinced teachers who are afraid to stand up for themselves and our children!
I love P.S 14 because when ever I have a question for a teacher, the principal and our parent coordinator it is answer right away. Mr. Kovac is all about the kids and making sure they receive the best education possible. Ms. Evelyn always has very helpful workshops to help us help our kids.
The staff is professional and genuinly care for the children. They do their best to get the parents informed and involoved.
My daughter attended this school for kindergarten only but I would have loved for her to stay thru 5th grade. The teachers are staff is very kid friendly and her teacher was phenomenal. Since my daughter left they have improved greatly on their expansion and quality of afterschool activities. The custodial staff is always on the look out for the safety of the kids. The parent coordinator is very involved with the parents and has an open door policy. We loved it there. Lesly Lopez
my daughter use to attend the school and it is a great a great school i am proud of the teacher and staff there they delt with your child respectfully.
P.S. 14 is an absolutely wonderful school, a rarity for the Bronx as far as I am concerned. This is a school that actually cares about their kids, they get them involved in so many different extra curricular activities, so much so that children enjoy going to school and actually look forward to it. For example they have dancing classes on Saturday mornings, puppetry classes, many trips through out the school year to Museums, Botanical Gardens, Zoo, etc. My daughter just finished kindergarten and I have to say she is one bright little girl because of the teachers in this school, she is only 5 years old and knows how to add, subtract, read sentences and count backwards, she can even tell the time on a clock. The after school program is great they help them with homework, they watch movies in the auditorium, they play in the yard.
My son is now in 4th grade at this school - I have loved it from day one. All of his teachers have been very open and caring, and my son loves the school, his friends and his teachers. He also attends the after school program - where they feed them a snack, have home work time, and then take the kids either to the gym, or outside for play time. I am going to be sad when it is time to move on. They do not have any music sports or art clubs (although they are always looking for people to start and lead these). They have a computer program that my son is thrilled with.
My child started Kindergarten at PS 14 last year and from the beginning, I could tell that the quality of the teachers and staff at the school was superior to some of the private schools I had investigated. My daughter is now in the first grade and she is doing well. Her teacher has given me her email address and has even called me to answer some of the questions I sent in a note with my child in stead of just writing me back. The teachers care as well as the other faculty. Almost as important to me, a working mother, they have a YMCA after school program which is a lifesaver. Even the staff at the YMCA program are very helpful and are genuinely concerned with my child well being. They give me regular reports on her behavior, whether good or bad, and have been very helpful. A++!!
This school is a wonderful school with teachers and school staff that really care about helping the kids. Because they care and give us many ideas on how to be involved with our children it really shows that they do care. My daughter will soon leave this school, I have no regrets regarding her time at PS 14. My son will start kindergarten after summer and I feel honored for him to attend this school. The way they teach these kids is awsome. And they even extend thier teaching to us the parents. The parents that can be involved really know how to pitch in. This is truly a school that teaches the kinder way...yet the smarter way too. A way that reaches all children involved.
This school has a great academic program. Teachers really strive to help the children grasp new concepts. The only negative is it needs more extracurricular activities!
P.S 14 is a great school. I used to go there but never graduated. Parents your kids will love this school it's fun,cool,and they'll learn alot. The teachers are great to because they care about your childs learning and they helped me alot. The staff is great too. What I like about the school is the people there can make your kids feel like they can do anything in life if they put there mind to it. There also kids there that have gone to hard but good schools. In other words alot of smart kids go and have gone there. Trust me I have friends that have graduated from there and they still want to go back.
This school is a safe and good school. Academically, they are very good. We've had three excellent teachers and two o.k. teachers these past 5 years -so, basically pretty darn good I'd say. Unfortunately, there is NO MUSIC or SPORTS! They have an art class once a week - no biggie there either. Parents get involved as much or as little as they want. I'd recommend this school to anyone for their child. ONly goes from Kindergarten thru 5th grade unfortunately. They needs to incorporate music somehow! and sports! The one after-school program is quite horrific. Kids are not allowed to talk there after a full day of school, nor play too much and a lot of yelling goes on from counselors. The program needs help, but is actually quite safe, so we have utilized it for $13.00 per day. Overall - very good school.
Academic program are above exception with some teachers (3rd grade Ms. Colon, 4th grade Ms. Polanco). Children actually get separated into groups to achieve highest academic ability according their individual level. Music not available due to financial situation, which the city needs to pitch in more. Parent involvement needs improvement.
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