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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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