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K-8
Public
Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 1,718

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950 Rhinelander Ave
Bronx, NY 10462

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(718) 863-1993
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December 02, 2014
I have graduated from this school in 2005. All the years I spent in PS83 were amazing!! The staff and students were very nice and helpful. I've never had any bad experience while being there. I recommend this school to everyone!!!!

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2014
I graduated in 1939! 9 aunts and uncles also graduated from '83. It was the equal of any private school. I'm now 87 years old and a retired lawyer

- submitted by a community member
December 10, 2012
I was a student at P.S. 83 from K - 8. All I have to say about this school is this: I graduated from this school a couple of years ago, so maybe things have changed, but, while I was there I witnessed so many horrible things. The bullying was relentless. I was bullied so much, that it felt like I didn't have a voice. I couldn't defend myself. And the one time I did, I got punched in the face, and the staff did nothing about it. They did nothing to help me. They said I provoked the other student. I was so ashamed of what I was going through. I was once surrounded by a bunch of older students during the winter, who had been bothering me since the beginning of my 4th grade year. The confrontation ended with them throwing snow in my face. I was so depressed in that school, that I contemplated suicide in 7th grade. But I knew in time, I'd be out of there. Once I graduated, things eventually got better. I became happy again. If your child ever complains about this school, ask them what's wrong. If they tell you they've been bullied take them out of that school immediately. No matter how good you think the school is, it's not worth losing your child. Not all children are as strong as I.

- submitted by a community member
July 27, 2012
P.S. 83 is probably one of if not the best K-8 schools in The Bronx. Located in The beautiful Morris Park section of The Bronx on a clean tree-lined block. The school prepares students for not only the rigors of regular high school but also specialized high schools for those students who are viewed to be able to handle that work load. The teachers there are great, patient and eager to help children to reach there full potential at this level. The extracurricula activities are outstanding (basketball teams, music, dance, soccer etc.). You get a good vibe of a loving environment when you step into this building from everybody from the security guards all the way to the principal. The principal Mrs. Macek is the perfect picture of what the new DOE lacks, she is loving to her staff to her parents and to her students, she's always excessable when you need to meet with her, just the picture and model of what a principal should be like. My child is in the 4th grade at the school, tops in her class, trust me I wouldn't send my child just anywhere, she's in the best school in The Bronx for here level. Check the school out for yourself don't believe me you won't be sorry you did!

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2010
My son has attended this school from Kindergarten to 4th grade so far and he has had exceptional teachers. They communicate with parents through email, phone or note sent home and I value communication skills. I have considered moving to NJ where schools give kids better chances for college, but I am happy with this school so far. I will be watching for the 5th through 8th grades as well.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
My daughter has been in this school since the third grade and I am very happy with their performance. My experience with the teachers has been nothing short of positive and my daughter has maintained a 95 average so far and she is in her last year (8th grade). I am proud to say she attends this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2010
THIS IS A TERRIBLE SCHOOL,, THE TEACHES FROM WHEN MY SON WAS THERE 8YRS AGO WERE A LITTLE OLDER AND VERY PATIENT ,,MORE MATURE AND THEY TRIED TO HELP HIM SUCCEED AND OVER HIS PROBLEMS WITH READING AND MATH. MY DAUGHTER ATTENDS THIS SCHOOL NOW AND SHE IS A 93 AVERAGE STUDENT SMART AND VERY RESPECTFUL,,ONLY IF YOU SPEAK TO HER THE RIGHT WAY..THESE TEACHES SCREAM AND YELL AT THESE KIDS LIKE THEY ARE DOGS , ANIMALS. THEY ARE LETTING GOOD TEACHERS GO AND PUTTING YOUNG HOT HEAD TEACHERS WITH MO HAWKS AND TATTOOS AND TEACHER WHO DRESS LIKE THEY ARE ON 42ND STREET LOOK TO PICK UP A MAN..ITS TERRIBLE THEY WAY THIS SCHOOL HAS GOTTEN SO BAD. I WISH EVERYONE;S KIDS THE BEST OF LUCK IN THIS SCHOOL..

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2010
My son graduated 2 yrs ago and my daughter just graduated valedictorian. With the preparation that my daughter received, she was accepted to 2 boarding, private Better Chance schools which top, strong academic students are selected nationwide. Not many public schools can prepare students for something like that. However, I wish the school went K-12 b/c PS 83 is an excellent school. Leadership is very tight, parent coordinator and PA is very involved and most teachers are great and they have a ton of activities not only for students but for parents equally. They have events whether it's dances for students, trips, workshops, fun (movie and games) family nights and dances for parents as well as fund raisers, the school is fenominal all around. This school work like a family and they do everything possible to reach out to parents for involvement. EXCELLENT school.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2010
Excellent school. Excellent leadership, Principal does an excellent job at running the school in a structured, organized manner. Teachers are caring and great professionals. definetly one of the best school I have encountered. I am a proud parent of a student of PS 83

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2010
I'll give this school 5stars because my daughter went to this school and she met a whole bunch of friends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love PS 83 school because the teachers do care that the kids learn. Both my kids were reading in kindergarden. Now my son is 7 and can read and write much better than most 10 year olds that he knows. The work assignments are always high levels and kids are learning a whole lot at an early age. It is important to start good reading and writing skills. PS 83 works hard to make sure kids get a great education. Keep up the great work..

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no rating April 29, 2010
It's a close knit community where everyone has a sense of pride and connection to one another!

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March 16, 2010
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December 12, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 03, 2009
My daughter will be a 2010 graduate of P.S 83. I have heard many stories over the years some good and some not so good but, I must say the staff and teachers work closely with the parents and students to provide a safe and healthy learning enviorment for our children. Those parents that in tune with their child will agree! Overall I am glad to have made the choice of PS 83 for my child. Don't second guess!

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September 26, 2009
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June 13, 2009
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May 21, 2009
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April 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
This school is a really good school. All the teachers and staff are really nice and the students get a really good education. I have never had a problem with anything in PS 83. The PTA do a good job in keeping everyone up to date. The school has fun trips, nice dances, and everyone there is very nice. I rate Ps 83 as a 5 star school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 14, 2009
4 stars this is a school that is always involving parents and my grandson is more proud of me for pasrticipating with him

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March 11, 2009
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January 09, 2009
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December 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 06, 2008
Not only is this a great school. It has great teachers as well. especially my 7th grade teacher Mr.Alioto. His math class was a wonderful experience. I will carry this experience with me all my life.

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November 01, 2008
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October 20, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
September 29, 2008
I like the school over all, they seem above average for the older kids, as far as little kids go,I don't think safety is average at all, that is my biggest gripe. I am the mom of a 5 year old, also they are very very lax in communication with the parent

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September 28, 2008
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September 18, 2008
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September 04, 2008
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no rating August 15, 2008
I agree with the other two parents who wrote about the rudeness and disrespect the staff have to parents who ask questions. I would not reccommend this school for children with special needs.

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August 13, 2008
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July 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 27, 2008
This is one of the best schools in the Bronx. I love their after school programs. I believe the principal is loving and caring. The staff is friendly and is patient with my child in their work. I am grateful.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2008
This is a wonderful school and the teachers there are very nice to my child. I am so ashamed of the negative views here. This is the one of the best public school in the Bronx. I would recommend any parent to send their children here.

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May 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2008
This school is great! All the students are very nice 2 me. The teachers are very caring and they teach me well! I would recomend you send youre children to this school.

- submitted by a student
January 14, 2008
This is a great school with very well trained Teachers. Wonderful after school program! Truly a safe place for my Child to be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 10, 2007
My daughter is now 16 & was a student at this school from the age of 7 (2nd grd) thru the age of 13 (7th grd). My son attended the school from Kindegarten thru 2nd grd. It was a great school & the principal had zero tolerance which I did appreciate. It is true about some of the staff being rude & not very friendly however, this should not be a reflection on the school. My children learned very well there & the teachers were caring and knowledgeable. The education that they obtained @ 83 helped prepare them for the suburban school district they attend now. 83 was a great starting foundation for their education. Both of my children are A/B students. Overall, this school is one of the better schools in the Bronx and a rare find in that Borough. The neighborhood that the school is in is great too!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2007
Well, the school is not organized and the staff teacher and the assitant principal even the security are just plain rude and seem to be bother if a parents want to talk or ask any question. Terrible school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2007
So far this school has been a nightmare. They want the students to respect, but they do not respect no one. It's a shame that teachers today are at times worst than the students.

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June 30, 2007
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June 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 04, 2007
My daughter has attended this school for three years and I have never had a complaint. The teachers and staff are very helpful. The neighborhood is great and the principle does a great job. The Pta is tremendous and everyone is involved. They also have an upcoming girls basketball program. In my daughters first year on the team, two first year coaches led them to the schools first championship ever. She is extremely happy at PS 83.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2006
I heard this was the best public school in the neighborhood but I am quickly learning that this is not true. Their expectations of K students is unrealistic and already my child's teacher has given my child a label and used it frequently. Highly inappropriate. The school is so disorganized, they say one thing and do another, you should of seen how the after-school lottery was held. A true disgrace. I saw my child's classroom for the first time yesterday and was shocked at how small it is and cluttered. Not to mention when I asked my child to show me around I was told by the teacher that I had to go. So unfriendly. Its scary to think 1 week of school and the Teachers and staff have already forgotton how important they are to the children and the future of the world.

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September 14, 2006
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- submitted by a student
December 21, 2005
I think 83 is a wonderful school for children to attend. They have wonderful teachers and staff. PTA does a wonderful job of keeping the parents involved and aware of our childrens education. I was in a lot of the extracurricular activites. It keep a lot of my friends out of trouble.

- submitted by a former student
September 18, 2005
For me, this school is a rare find in the Bronx. The parent involvement is very high and the school has a small town feel for being in such a big city.

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August 20, 2005
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P.S. 83 Donald Hertz
950 Rhinelander Ave, Bronx, NY  10462
(718) 863-1993
Last modified P.S. 83 Donald Hertz is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
P.S. 83 Donald Hertz Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top