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PK-6
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Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 1,781

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2756 Reservoir Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468

(718) 584-5585
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March 07, 2014
What a wonderful school, from the staff to everyone in between. I am very satisfied with how it's run and how safe it is. I never have to worry about anything while my children are in the building

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2014
This school is wonderful I graduated from sixth grade a year ago with lots of honors. I met wonderful friends and teachers and I really miss the school.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
I really like this school. I believe the principal is doing a great job. No school is perfect but this one has been established for many years and I am very pleased with it. Great School!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
In my other review i put 96 instead of 86 sorry. PS 86 RULES!!! it is true -_-

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2012
The new principal has no respect for the teachers nor the community and their needs. The teachers are over worked and are rarely appreciated which may lead to their extra stress on the children. The school puts too much stress on tests than on learning. One supervisor does not even have a NYS license to teach! This A school is way too stressful for children. Students are not given the services they are entitled to so you must advocate for your child. Children fall behind because there are always new teachers and the experienced teachers are forced out of classrooms to make way for the "Harvard and Yale" new teachers. This A school is A school that needs a CHANGE!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2011
This school is a wonderful place for children to learn. The learning environment combine with a great staffs made PS 86 a excellent choice for my children. As a parent I'm more than please with the Principal Mr. Bernardo a great professional and all the teachers at the school. Ms. Sacks an A plus teacher, Mr. Ambranson and Ms. Skiba among others. It's a great team.... Well done Mr. Bernardo!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2011
I love this school!! I am in the graduating class of Ms. Livingston, and she has set me up for amazing middle schools!! I had her last year also, and she helped me get my first ever 4 on the ELA Exam!! She is very inspirational and fun.

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2011
Great school i graduated from 6th grade my sister when to japan thanks to this school and now my girl is attending is in this school!!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2011
This is an amazing school. The principal Mr. Bernardo is WONDERFUL! His professional, yet friendly demeanor and his zero tolerance for bad behavior is to be commended. I am thankful to this school for the wonderful programs and opportunities that it has negotiated and made available to students. Not only does this equip them academically and socially, it will also help mold their personalities to take pride and care about their success! I was in attendance at a meeting held by the school with the Community Education Council who wanted to change our school and merge it with a middle school and I must say that I was in a state of complete euphoria! The auditorium was packed to capacity! When our school was announced, the cheer and pride was astounding! There was an overwhelming sense of school pride and unity that was simply AMAZING! Their principal is an great leader, not only does he possess an admirable take-charge, zero-tolerance attitude, but he is warm and approachable, friendly, bilingual and understanding. This is, without a doubt a great and enjoyable school to be a part of!!

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
One of the reasons I like this school is because all the teachers my child has had understands me as a concerned parent. Both the teachers and I work mutually to improve my child's grades.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2010
i am a student and this is the best school i have ever attended. i have been given the opportunity to visit Japan in the 5th grade and am going to San Francisco this year. The teachers and principles are great.

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2010
I am a student of the 5th grade in this school and I have to say that this is the best school I ever been too.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 19, 2010
Its definately an A rating school Family atmosphere. Super safe and the Teachers are great and very knowledgeable.Lots of activities and trips and the entire staff takes a personal approach and concern to each child. I couldn't have put my daughter in a better school. Its right up there with the privates schools I feel if not better than some.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2010
they have children to escort children into school premises instead of adults children watching children no good

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
They have the best kids in all of New York. And the cutiest too! They are so loveable and respectable. They are the best! And this school has the best teachers. The teachers care about these kids and they teach them what the world is going to throw their way in the years to come. This is New York, they're young now, but they will survive and they will remember their thrid grade teacher in many many moons to come...

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2009
The teachers are invested. The staff and administration are supportive to both the teachers and the parents. It is an environment where everyone works together and is continuously learning. The students are always put first.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2009
We have the best administration, best teachers, and of course, the BEST STUDENTS, in all of New York City!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
This school is so perfect for my daughter because my daughter lern alot in that school.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2009
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January 15, 2009
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January 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2008
I think the school does not pay enough attention to bullying and the effects it has on the children.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
I love the teachers , they work great with the students and parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
My two children have benefitted a lot from this school. My son last year in fourth grade had such a love for school. This was all due to the teacher he had. this male teacher served as a role model for my son. My son has never loved school and just like magic this teacher turned my child's attitude around. I am relieved and satisfied with the overall attitude of the teachers and principal.

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August 06, 2008
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May 14, 2008
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April 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
My son has been studying in PS 86 for two years now (he is now in Grade 1). So far I have found the teachers to be very friendly, eager to help and they make sure the kids get a taste of everything. There are plenty of trips, projects etc to keep the kids interested throughout the year, and also the kids are not burdened by too much homework. So far I have had no complaints, and also I am very much impressed by the way Principal Mr. Sheldon Bernardo keeps everything under control.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 06, 2007
As with all schools, the abilities and efforts of the teachers are the greatest link to success of the students. I attended this school and several teachers there were instrumental in my focus on academics there and later. The diversity of the school is one of its strengths - a clear advantage I utilize to this day as a business manager

- submitted by a community member
May 24, 2007
It is extemely unfair to judge All teachers based on an experience with one. The teachers and staff in this school care very much for All students. They work after school and Saturdays to assist students. They attend in and out of school training workshops to learn new strategies and methods to make learning enjoyable and memorable. The discipline, management, and teaching of this school is extraordinary considering the exterior factors which influence educational acquisition.

- submitted by a teacher
March 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2007
This school has been great for my children. I had all five of my kids go to P.S. 86 and it has been great for my kids. Some parents do not see the great quality of teaching that goes on in this place and that is very sad. They judge all the teachers based on what a few individual teachers do and that is not the correct way to do it.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 18, 2006
I being very fortunate to have the 4 of my children attending PS 86. This school was referred to me by another parent and I do not regreat having my children at PS 86. I am very happy with the staff not only the teachers but the Assistant principals and the Principal who helped one of my children to continue their education in another school.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2005
I think the teachers don't help the students and don't care about the progress I am a parent who is very desapoint of the school.

- submitted by a parent
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Ps 86 Kingsbridge Heights
2756 Reservoir Avenue, Bronx, NY  10468
(718) 584-5585
Last modified Ps 86 Kingsbridge Heights is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 86 Kingsbridge Heights Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top