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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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There are 87 reviews about all of the school topics.

Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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This is true as long as you have perfect attendance and show up on time so the school can get their funding. This is also true if you are Italian.

Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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How can anyone take the principal seriously and look at him as a effective leader when his staff refers to him as "Moo" when their talking to him? Moo is focused on being invited to community events and not the students. Most of the staff are his friends and he does not make them be professional.


Develops character: Strongly disagree


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Not at all. The staff don't respect the principal let alone the students. The staff is also lacking in character. They openly discuss student grades in front of other students. My sons classmates knew his grade because the teacher was happy to share it with everyone.

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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The teachers do give appropriate homework to restate what goes on in the classroom. Some days it's more and some days it's less but always appropriate.



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My sons are not happy at P.S. 83. The mostly Italian staff care more about the Italian students than the others. The staff regularly diminishes the self-esteem of non-Italian students and allows underperforming students to get by with average work because the teachers don't care and don't think they are capable of doing better. "Promotion in Doubt" letters go out to students who don't need them. The school environment is not welcoming to parents and don't want parents around and act like you are bothering them when you come or call. The school stinks literally. When you walk in it smells badly.


Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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There is tutoring afterschool and extra help during the day for students who need it. The school wants all students to succeed and understands that not all students learn in the same way.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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The principal is available for parents and interacts with the students frequently.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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The school puts an emphasis on Bulldog Pride which focuses on respect, responsibility and reflection.


Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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Many teachers make homework fun for the students so it doesn't seem like a chore.



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My children love coming to school. It has a warm and welcoming environment. One of the better schools in the area.

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Last modified P.S. 83 Donald Hertz is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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