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I can for one say that data is available for parents. There are multiple opportunities for parents to meet with teachers and to meet with Ms. Orduz. As far as students and discipline goes, there are many laws and rules to follow that school administration does not have control over. I urge everyone to ask questions and express their concerns directly to administration in order to better our school and in turn our community. We are always open to constructive criticism and ways to improve our school.
March 24, 2016

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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (6 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (7 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (7 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (4 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Not enough (4 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very ineffective (5 responses)
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There are 79 reviews about all of the school topics.

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Ps 42 Claremont
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted April 18, 2016
- a community member
Ms. Donaldson is the one bright spot in this chaotic school. She's friendly, easy to reach, and honest. If you have ever talked to the assistant principal you know she does not know anything and will refer you to Ms. Donaldson anyway.

Ps 42 Claremont
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted April 18, 2016
- a community member
Teachers cannot handle their student's behavior. Teachers believe giving students prizes is a way to manage behavior. It's the wrong way to teach.


Ps 42 Claremont
Amount of homework: Not enough

Posted April 18, 2016
- a community member
My daughter comes home with coloring sheets and copies. No spelling, no reading, or Math workbooks.

Ps 42 Claremont
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted April 18, 2016
- a community member
Not when a Caucasian male is dragging a student, while the student is screaming for help. That behavior is unacceptable. As a leader, the principal should have said something.

Ps 42 Claremont
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted April 18, 2016
- a community member
No if your leader does not care for the students what does that say about the culture of this school. Someone mentioned how students are constantly fighting. My daughter has complained countless times of how disorganized her classroom is.


Ps 42 Claremont
Develops honesty: Disagree

Posted April 18, 2016
- a community member
This school does not address honesty. We had to sit there at a meeting with the principal as she smiled and kept talking while a student needed her help.

Ps 42 Claremont 1

Posted April 18, 2016
- a community member
I came in for a meeting with the principal and left horrified. While the principal was speaking in the room, a Caucasian male dragged what looked to be a 1st or 2nd grader, as the student screamed, "Please get off of me." All the principal did was smile. She did not help the teacher or the student.

Ps 42 Claremont
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted April 09, 2016
- a parent
Ms. Harbour school safety agent. Like I stated previously I love the fact that she knows most of the students by name.


Ps 42 Claremont
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted April 09, 2016
- a parent
I can only speak about Ms. Caridi for my granddaughter just started and from what I see she seems to be a good teacher but there are a number of students in the class who are very disruptive.

Ps 42 Claremont
Develops grit: Neutral

Posted April 09, 2016
- a parent
My granddaughter just started the school and already I have a bad feeling about the school but for the most part I like Ms. Caridi she seems to be a good teacher but it's sad that some parents are not very cooperative. Also the school safety agent Ms. Harbour seems to be very good with the children I like the fact that she knows most of the children by name.

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Last modified Ps 42 Claremont is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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