« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
PK-5
Public district
Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 537
 

Contact this school

165 Brown Place
Bronx, NY 10454

(718) 292-4502
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Ps 43 Jonas Bronck address.
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 16, 2015
The school yelled at the kids . Some teacher push and pull the kids. They let the kids wonder around in the hallways unattended. My son was being bullied for two years and I did the sit downs with the parents and teacher and still nothing happen. My son was attact by five students in the hallway. One student sat on my son chest while the other children beat my child. Then these same students took the thick wooden door and slammed it agains my sons head twice. It's gotten to the point that where I'm willing to get an acs case cuz I don't feel safe sending my kids to school. By far the wrost school ever.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2015
My son was being bullied for two years. I did the sit downs with the teachers and the students parent and still nothing change. My son was jumped on June 12,015 by five students. One over weight child sat on my sons chest while the other 4 kids beat him. Then one of the kids took the heavy wooden door and slammed it agains my sons head twice. I thank god my sons friend called me from my sons phone and told me what happened. My son couldn't breath to let alone talk. That is why his friends called me. When I went to the school to speck to the principle Deluca . She was only concerned as to why my son use his phone on school grounds. I lost it . This school is the wrost school I have seen pre k students getting yelled at by teachers. A week earlier before my son got jumped. A social worker at the school had grabbed my son and throw my sons again the wall . This man Luis Mendez then continue to hold my son as another teacher then digged in my sons pocket to pull out my sons cell phone. This school is the wrost.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2014
Love this school, this is one of the best school here in the south Bronx, My son is expected to graduate this year! I highly recommend this school!!!

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2014
I had my child enroll to the Pre K program at PS 043 this past September and i couldn't be happier with the improvement ive seen in my child's learning. I feel that the PreK program is rigorous and will help your child excel in the areas needed. The only thing that the school lacks is extracurricular activities like music , etc.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2013
I attended PS 43 back in the 1960's and I remember this school and its wonderful teachers. I joined the military and I am now retired. My education in the Bronx was my great starting point and I always wanted to help students like me by sharing the world with them. Today I am an instructional assistant and I am helping students that were like me discover the world and opportunities that they have. Thank you PS 43!

- submitted by a teacher

September 24, 2012
I attended PS 43, grades 1-6 from 1950-1956. It was a wonderful school then and it sounds like a great school still. Mrs. Solberg was my 1st grade teacher and my brother's as well. In 4th grade I had Phoebe Schwarz who was very concerned for my family and me. I wish she was still with us. Now, I live in California and I'm 68 years old. It's been a great life and it all began at Jonas Bronck!

- submitted by a community member

January 16, 2012
P.S. 43 X is an extraordinary educational institution. The Principal is an outstanding leader in the field in that she embraces what is best for her faculty in optimal Professional Development and her students for curricular innovations. Over the past three years P.S. 43x has developed a school-wide effort in the field of Emotional Intelligence and has established a collaboration with Lehman College to promote this very important concept.

- submitted by a community member

January 16, 2012
Excellent Administrative leadership in that Emotional Intelligence for both teachers and students is a focused goal.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 23, 2009
P.S. 43 has teachers who truly have the best interest of their students at heart

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 14, 2009
I love PS 43 because we are all dedicated staff gear towards the same goal 'Students' success'.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
October 12, 2009
It' has dedicated staff members which are always willing to put children needs first.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 08, 2009
I love P.S. 43 because we are like a family unit. We are also safe, respectful and responsible.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
October 07, 2009
PS 43 makes students and their family feel like at home. They welcome parents to participate in their children's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 07, 2009
P.S. 43 teachers,staff, and administration work hard for the best of the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 06, 2009
PS43 has the greatest staff

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 06, 2009
I love the awesome teachers and teachers aides that have helped my nephews become wonderful and smart young men! Thank you!!!

- submitted by a community member

October 03, 2009
P.S. 43 Bronx, NY has a committed, no- nonsense administration that has exceedingly high expectations. This is proof that they believe the students can excel and compete with any top school in the nation. The staff is the hardest working staff that gives more than 100% in spite of unsurmountable odds and obstacles. The physical building is extremely antiquated yet the staff treats it like a castle. The custodian is superb in keeping it immaculate and freshly painted. The boys and girls bathrooms compare to none in cleanliness and appeal. Each bathroom is bright and airy and they each have paper and soap which is rarely seen in most public schools. Even the children keep after each other to keep the bathrooms clean.The staff works tirelessly and selflessly to give each student their best. Many give up their prep times regularly to plan, prepare lessons, receive professional development and even perform lunch duty. The school is truly suffering from budget cuts, cuts in staff and lose of students to charter schools so the staff has vowed to 'dig in deeper' to reach their year's goals. What is most remarkable is that the staff members truly like each other and work as a team to help each other wade through the maze of daily demands made by the Board of Education's bureacracy. Kudos to a remarkable staff, administration and school community. Great, great job!

- submitted by a teacher

June 06, 2006
I love this school! My daughter graduated with high grades. The teachers are very caring and they take extra time to make sure the child understand the assignment.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2006
no music, little art, little phys ed. there is no discipline. not a pleasant place. new principal has done nothing to make the school a better place for my son.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2006
This school is quite overcrowded but that having been said I think they provide the best assistance they can to their students.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2006
I must say that I enrolled my son at this school and I have to say that it has made a difference in my son's life. He is more eager to learn and the teachers and the staff are really great.

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2005
Academic Programs could be better their is obviously a low moral in teachers and I feel it affects students within the school. There is a minimal amount of extra activities and parent involvement is not used wisely leaving the school lacking in all areas.

- submitted by a teacher

January 26, 2005
This school needs a littleimprovement on the food . I'm not saying that it's bad because it's really heathy justa tad to greasy. The intertament is fabulous the other day the principal or i don't know who it but they bought a dvd player and the kids reallly enjoyed .Most of the time the children are bored half to death but i personally think its wonderful. Even though this school needs a little improvment it's a excellent school.

- submitted by a student

November 17, 2003
The school has alot of good teachers ans a principal that very concern about her students, and the principal is not one to sit down at her desk, she's out there wit here kids and staff.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
the school needs better parent involement for childrenn to succeed

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2003
I am a parent and I am extremely happy that my two children attended Public School 43. The Principal acted consistently in the best interest of students and the school. The Principal is a leader with a broad purpose to facilitate a climate where students have opportunities to examine their own purpose. Teachers encourage students to learn research and technology skills so that they have access to the widest, broadest, and deepest thinking in the world on topics with which they are most involved. Teachers also encourage students to find personal meaning in their academic learning; and teachers assist students in finding ways to put into action the kinds of thinking and changes that are happening within them. Students experience purpose and meaning through many avenues: classroom activities, extracurricular activities, and connections with other students. Students also learn very early that teachers and other adults expect them to question, to seek solutions, to learn where and how to gather information, to experiment with a variety of responses, to help others seek information, and to report to others on their learning. I can go on and on commenting about Public School 43. The Principal, Assistant Principal, teachers and other staff members are awesome. I would recommend any parent to register their child at Public School 43!

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2003
I am not happy with the school. It has changed greatly since I was there as a child. The teachers grade the children with low scores eventhough they do not deserve it. It has been hard to change my child's records -he knows the material well, helps other children yet got scored meeting standard. He meets and exceeds them. I will be transfering him out! I also noticed there isn't much organization throughout the school which is embarrasing and heartbreaking since we should be protecting one another.

- submitted by a community member

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
 
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: June 16, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Ps 43 Jonas Bronck
165 Brown Place, Bronx, NY  10454
(718) 292-4502
Last modified Ps 43 Jonas Bronck is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 43 Jonas Bronck Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top