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PK-5
Public district
Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 892
 

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2951 Dewey Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465

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(718) 822-5311
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Develops empathy: Neutral
June 23, 2015
Some of the teacher have lost their passion for education and some of them have not… Being a teacher is a calling…. I do feel that some teachers should not teach at all. However, the good ones, do make a difference!

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June 23, 2015
I was giving many mix reviews about this school when moved to area….however, as a member of the community and active tax payer, I choose to support our school. Because of the financial demographics in the school area, PS 72 I am pretty sure that the school receives funds that are only there to better our children education, however many parents fail to do their job and solely rely on a school to raised theirs kids, perhaps some of the negative reviews comes from those parents. I honestly think Mrs. Colon runs a tight ship, she is a very personal, an approachable principal that sincerely cares about the kids, however I feel that she can use more support from her staff. Because the review needs to be an overall review I wished the staff can understand that it s vital that they work together and support each other on all efforts, as this is only will change the view of our school. Some one once said “when you do what you love you never work”, some of the teachers in this school show how much they love their job and the students, and are those teachers that are making a positive mark. However, there are those that should review their career’s path and make a change, rather than allow their negativity or bitterness cloud a child’s day. I support our school, it is a good school with room to become great, but only if we all come together and support!!

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Develops honesty: Agree
June 23, 2015
Members of the staff strive to make a difference, while other do not (but that is everywhere you go). The principal and vice principal go the extra mile to ensure that the level of education is there. However, the work does not start in school, it starts at home and gets validated in the school..

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March 15, 2015
I thought throggs neck schools were the best, but that is not the case. All the kids from the housing development nearby attend ps 72, Which for some reason the parents don't teach them manners. Not all kids are bad but you do have numerous that do interrupt the class rooms and the teachers don't do nothing about it. There are many kids that are reading below grade level and the school does not provide the appropriate help for them to go on to the next grade, then the teachers and staff got the nerve to send promotion in doubt letters home. The principal, assistant principal, teachers and staff have fail to find a method to teach the kids in the school. Do not send your kids here, this is the last year my kids will be attending ps 72. I regret sending my kids here. I don't write reviews, but in this case I had to do it so I could help other families. Find another school nearby or send them to private school. DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO PS 72

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March 12, 2015
I am a parent of a third grader who has been in PS72 since kindergarten and has excelled wonderfully, they have a large variety of afterschool activities that the children enjoy. I am also a graduate of this school as well thats why i chose it for my daughter!

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October 08, 2014
For a school that taunts they are anti bullying they are far from it. There are 2 kinds of kids that go to this school, the kids that get bullied and the bullies. NO IN BETWEEN. Especially in the 4th and 5th grade. The teachers turn a blind eye and say things like "the past is in the past" when a student complains. WOW I can't believe i thought of sending my children here.

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June 25, 2014
p.s.72 this is a great school.my son attends this school and iam very proudto have enrolled him here even oughi had a few problems but it turn out to be just find the principle, ms.colon is a great principle as well as the school staff members mrs, dunphy is a excellent teacher. a teacher that teaches her students and go beyond to teach all or more to her students. I love this school and this teacher she is the best of the best .

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May 12, 2014
My daughters has been going to this school for three years. I think it is amazing what the leadership of this school and community have created a culture where by the progression is steady increasing. This school is definitely headed toward being an excellent place for learning. It is definitely a great school. If you get a chance to put your child I this school get involved, be part of the SLT or other groups and see and be part of the great strides.

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February 11, 2014
My kids attend this school beginning with Pre-K which was fabulous program and full day let not fail to mention that. So far my both daughters have had great teachers that are dedicated to preparing them to advance with their reading and math. They are very proactive in developing the children's knowledge to assist them in achieving the highest score possible on the state examines. I am a true believe of challenging a child's mind, because if you don't the minds get lazy and they learn to except that average is acceptable. I'm a product of Public School and I see a different in the teaching now from then, which I think it's much better now. So I have to say, PS 72 in doing a great job.

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October 24, 2013
P.s 72 is a great school. The principal is the best. All staff are wonderful. All my children went to this school. I love it. They have a lot of program to help your children to learn and improve in they class.

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September 12, 2013
This is a bad choice for your child. This school is unorganized and poorly managed. The security guards talk to the kids like they are criminals the teachers rather turn their head then deal with real issues and the parent coordinator never answers her phone or returns phone calls. I am trying to get my child into another school and I would suggest that you avoid this extra head ache if possible .

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August 12, 2013
This school is one of a kind in helping kids in their learning education and the best of it that the principal if involve in every activies going on the school..

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June 26, 2013
School sucks! My children are wasting there time here! Am going to try my best to get them out! I gave one start cause I had to!

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April 06, 2013
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.

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December 15, 2012
The school has gotten better since Ms. Colon became the principal Hi,this is Ms,albanaa i will like to say Ps72 has been a great school and great people excellent teachers they been nice how we wear and how we are they dont hate and plus we dont hate we trust kind repect that the number one words and the magic word please and thank you. we all loved the school ps 72 plus the OST program they been great thank you for helping our girls and tooo all the teachers and stafff excellent :)

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June 11, 2012
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

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September 12, 2011
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.

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August 09, 2011
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

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May 23, 2011
In ps72 my girl was happy she loved her teacher ms. massoti now she has nothing but complaints from her classmates and teacher

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no rating
May 21, 2010
The administrators have accommodated my child's needs before I mentioned anything regarding to my child's disability.

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May 07, 2010
The school has gotten better since Ms. Colon became the principal

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no rating
January 24, 2010
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!

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December 10, 2009
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.

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October 20, 2009
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 : )

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 13, 2009
This school has done a 360 turn around thanks to Mrs.Colon the new principal!

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August 10, 2009
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

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August 04, 2009
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.

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June 24, 2009
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!!!!!

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May 27, 2009
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.

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April 29, 2009
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.

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April 27, 2009
my daughter has attended ps 72 since pre-k, it is a great school,

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no rating
April 03, 2009
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.

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March 10, 2009
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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January 19, 2009
My duaghter has attended for two years now and has finally found the right teacher who is guiding her the right way. Thank you Ms. Colon for Mrs. Fasano she is an awsome techer.

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January 14, 2009
I have two kids in PS.72 and as a parent I recommend this school to any one. Ms Colon is a beautiful person and is a great principle. She has change the school in so many ways that I can't explain. It has gotten better as the years go by. My son is in 2nd grade he has progress so much that am very grateful for all the help he has received from his teachers.

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January 06, 2009
i go to ps 72 it is a great influence 2 me sweet teachers,a bunch of learning if i was the president i would of said this skool is the best by the way im a student

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October 02, 2008
I went to the school in the 1970s. My daughter entered kindergarten this year. While she seems to enjoy her teachers and is thriving, the school seems to be lacking in areas such as technology. The school doesn't even have a functioning website. They ask for email addresses as another form of communication, but what's the point? I have another child in an area catholic school so I see the this school's shortcomings. She will be attending the Catholic school in the first grade.

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October 01, 2008
My daughter came from psx 36 she was in kindergarden and when she came into ps 72 in 1st grade this year she new nothing , but within the first 4 days of school she is already writing letters and numbers Im so happy that I decided to transfer her there i hope she will keep growing in her learning i thank her teacher and the principal for caring about my daughter I feel that if we all parents teachers and children work together we will all grow. I look forward to my daughter moving forward in this school.

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no rating
June 24, 2007
As the grandparent to a 1st grader who is in the gifted and talent class it disappoints me that PS 72 has such low reading scores. Needless to say that my granddaughter is doing very well, but from what I discovered today I believe that we will seek her education elsewhere. We want her to excell and if PS 72 cannot garentee us that she will be recieving a her education elsewhere.

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Ps 72 Dr William Dorney
2951 Dewey Avenue, Bronx, NY  10465
(718) 822-5311
Last modified Ps 72 Dr William Dorney is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 72 Dr William Dorney Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top