I am a teacher at PS 62 and I know the school is handled very well. The teachers are a tight knit group that have implemented successful strategies to raise student achievement. We have a low turnover rate and most teachers are happy!
This school is the worst when it comes to comunicating with the parents, and is also the worst when I call the office and ask to please transfer my call to a teacher or someone else in the school the people in the office are really rude is you are asking them for money or something I hate this school and child is not attending in this school next year.
My daughter currently attends PS 62 and I am well pleased with the academic and classroom enviornment. The teachers are well equipped with the knowledge and compassion in teaching the children. My daughter has been here for two years now and I absolutley love the teachers for there hard work and committment to the children. I would like to see more extra curricula activities, music, chess, yoga, more dance classes, but over all the academic enviornment is excellent and my child has learned a great deal. The security could do a little more rearing especially in the morning. For general ed student this school is good , if the child is special needs and has an IEP there is not much available for speech and certain classifications such as 12:1 but overall the academic and learning enviornment is great.The safety of the school in general is descent
I think the school is improving despite others think. I also think that they should have PTA meetings for those parents who cannot make it in the morning.I just think that they need more challenge for those students who are advanced and to control more of the behavior in the schools.
As a parent I am very happy with PS 62. I moved away and my son who is now in the third grade started crying when I told him he had to go to a new school. I spoke to Ms. Estrella and she allowed my Kindergarten son to attend the school so that I could bring them both in the morning. She was very helpful to me. No wonder my son did not want to leave. He calls PS 62 the best school in the Bronx.
PS 62 is a good school and it is getting better and better every year. The teachers and administrators are caring and they work hard to teach our children. Most of the teachers give their cell phone numbers to the parents so that if they have any questions they can call them, even after school is over. Ms. Estrella cares about the children. She is always there and she takes the time to listen to them. The children walk up to her and give her a hug. She always says thank you for putting a smile on her face. I would recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to be in a caring school.