That is a great school. the Principal is a wonderful person and professional. the school has a good teacher and all staff are good. I give them 100%
PS 72 is not efficient .Ms.Colon is nice and outgoing but that has NOTHING to do with the education provided in this school. They have poor reading and Math scores. They focus on school attendance and state test scores much more than genuinely providing children with knowledge and fundamental skills needed for advancement. they have a weak Science and Social Studies curriculum poor technology (kids play games the entire computer period) my kid can't spell as well as she should be & this seems to be ok with the district and school system,as long as they pass the state test everything is ok according to them. Many teachers curse,I have reported 2 this year alone! I wish parents would identify the learning gap this school or should I say the curricula being taught to our student in this school or perhaps many others, they are failing to I've them a proper education and then they blame it on parent involvement which is not the entire problem,a shame so many parents are oblivious and can only identify with the principal being nice . Unfortunately I can not afford private or catholic school tuition.
II had all 4 of my children in this school and when it was considered an A School ; with my last child and ever since Colon took over the school fell off.. she has her preferences. She will not consider other children and they have faculty clicks. MY CHILD HAS 100 % attendence. And she has never been awarded .. they have their priorities mix up.. change the way the school is... or change the school altoghter
My daughter graduated from this school in 2008 Currently my son is attending this school. Bothof my kids been in this school since kindergarten. My son is in the fourth grade now and my daughter is attending The Urban Academy of Civic Engagement in the 8th grade. I can truly say the teachers and the staff in P.S.72 and also the prinicipal Ms, Colon have been very understanding and very helpful in my childrens years at this school. There teachers so happen to be very very helpful and understanding to my kids needs.
MY SON LEARNED SO MUCH THIS PAST YEAR THAT IM SO GREATFUL FOR AND I THANK THIS SCHOOL AND ALL STAFF WHO WORKED WITH MY SON, TEARS OF JOY COME OVER ME WHEN I THINK OF THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED HIM. MY SON IS OFF TO A NEW SCHOOL NOW THIS YEAR BUT THE GOOD WORK STARTED HERE IN P.S.72 AGAIN I THANK ALL BECAUSE HE WAS A NOT ALWAYS ON THE RIGHT TRACK BUT WHEN POEPLE COME TO GETHER FOR A CHILD IT BECOMES ART YES ART. FROM COLON
In ps72 my girl was happy she loved her teacher ms. massoti now she has nothing but complaints from her classmates and teacher
The administrators have accommodated my child's needs before I mentioned anything regarding to my child's disability.
I am so happy to have my kids in this school! After moving the kids around so much, It's nice to finally find a school that the kids like as well as the parents. The whole staff is awsome!
I have never met a principal like Ms. Colon. Sometimes I wish I was a child again in elementary school and could have her as my own principal!! Her positive spirit is refreshing. I am also greatful for the teachers. They truly care for the children's growth. I see it in my children. Thanks to all of you for your sincere dedication to the kids.
hi... i used to go to ps 72 about 2 years ago. mss colon is the best outgoing principle alive. she relly get involved around her school and knows whats shes doin. almost everyone in family went there and we all hade a good experience. if your child goes ther they wont regret it.. i promise you that. and the teachers make learning easy and fun. anyway have fun if you go to PS72 : )
This school has done a 360 turn around thanks to Mrs.Colon the new principal!
ms colon has made me the happest i have ever been whith a school my children have gained in grades and reading levels ... thank u ms goodman ,mr.marabela ,and class 240
Ms. Colon is the best principal! she is energetic, down to earth and really support her staff and her sudents. It is a blessing to have her. Extraordinary leadership qualities.
My child is in the right place noe, From teachers, staff administrators and parents, The care love of knowledge excels, I did the right thing taking her out of her old school p.s. 71 on roberts Ave, my child is care for here. Ms Colon we appauled your work tumbs up!!!!!
The Principal Ms. Colon and the entire staff teachers, social workers, kitchen staff, parents are all working closely together and devoted to the kids education. A very happy environment also with lots of fun things to do. Everyone looks so energic there that it's a pleasure to visit as a parent.
The principal goes above and beyond to protect and teach our kids with book knowledge and common sense and how to use it. And that learning can be fun and I thank her, the teachers, and the rest of the staff.
My son is currently in a pre-K program and I am so pleased with his teachers, Ms. Donovan and Ms. Pabon. My son has learned so much and a big thank you to them for their encouragement.
My daughter is in the Pre-K program and since she started PS 72, she has learned alot for a 5 yr. old. Her teachers, Ms. Donovan and Ms. Pabon are wonderful and great teachers. They give 100% to their students. Keep up the good work.
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