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Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 587

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1166 Neill Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

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(718) 863-9829
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October 09, 2014
This school has dedicated staff...from the principal to the teachers to the lunch aids to the secretary. There is a bond among the staff that shines through to its care of their students. It is safe and the education is top notch. I have three kids that have attended this school. The only draw back is it goes to 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2014
PS108 is a great school. My daughter has attended this school since kinder and we were always happy about the teachers including principal and the programs such as summer camp to a farm, project boost, sicence fair, and etc. that the school has developed. All the teachers (as far as we expericenced) were fair and nice to the kids with a reasonable levels of strictness. I would give more stars only if I can. I believe this school has to be rated as 9 if not 10.

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February 21, 2014
This school has been robbed a true progress card rating because some wrote their own dissatisfaction in the school survey instead of going to administration. They should have an A rating because they are a well developed school. Teachers truly have the children's best interest in their successes and aim toward getting the best scores on the state tests they can. All the teachers including the physical education teacher integrate their subjects to enhance the children's education. This school is rich in educational resources to help children that need it. The principal has an open door policy that I have needed on several occasions and was never turned away. The lunch aides are there a long time and also know the kids by first name along with their likes and dislikes. The lunch staff cook up a nutritious lunch urging kids to use the salad bar and eat their fresh fruit and veggies. The custodians work day so the school is always a very clean and safe environment. I know these things because I am parent of a child in the fourth grade. This school has a very active PTA and the Parent Coordinator is such a great asset to the school and willing to help parents at any time.

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September 25, 2013
Love the staff and the interest they have as a team to improve the students academically.. im a proud parent knowing my son attends this school!!

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July 24, 2013
P.S. 108 is a great elementary school. The teachers work very hard and prepare the kids well for the tests. Parents also need to work with their kids for the best result. The staff knows what to teach and they don't waste the kids time. Class size is too big, but teachers do an A+ job in educating the kids.

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2012
I am a parent of (2) children attending PS 108X, grade 3 and grade 1. Last year was the 1st time my children attended a public school settng so it was a hard adjustment for me and the children. I agreed to a public eduation so they can receive the addtional help in reading and writing that could not be accomplished in a Catholic school setting. I must admit that the school is very well maintained, and the support staff and teachers are very nurturing. It may be hard to communicate directly with the principal regarding your concerns, for the exception of securing an appointment so good luck on that one. Despite my unsuccesful attempts to communicate directly with the princiipal, I handled all of my concerns direclty with the IEP team and teachers. The school yard had a complete makeover, which the community also enjoys when school is not in session. Both my children are receiving supported services with a warm team. I am happy that I've made this transition. Kudos to PS 108X and keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2012
I am in 7th grade now but i went to ps 108 from kindergarten to 5th grade. i highly recommend this school to anyone who is having a hard time making a choice with what school to send their kids to. the learning is great and there is not too much homework so your child will have time to relax. i made many friends even a great friend i still see every day today! the staff and teachers are very nice and helpful so you are sure that youre child is in good hands! the only thing i didnt like was no sports teams or afterschool activities except for ymca

- submitted by a community member

December 14, 2011
I love this school and my son loves it even more he loves his teachers and he loves his friends

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2011
My daughter attends this school and has since kindergarten. Although the budget cut have affected the afterschool programs such as the high way robbery after school program that charges $200 for young students to baby sit your child till 6pm and have no experience nor actual planned activities.The extended day program has been cut down from 5 days to only two. The teachers ask students about personal information that is unnecessary for them to know. The school itself does have a safe community feeling, although it has received numerous bomb threats through the years, which can make you feel very uncomfortable. As for school trips there are many, but don't expect to get picked for chaperoning school trips with our child. They exclusively pick favored parents,preferred parents. The reason for the 4 stars is definitely because of the educational progress my daughter has made with this school besides these other little details.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2010
My level of satisfaction with this school remains to be seen. I chose PS 108 over neighboring catholic schools because of the level of transparency and accountability built into the public school system, as well as its adoption of progressive teaching methods and technology tools that you just don't find in catholic schools. PS 108 partially fits the bill as a solid neighborhood school, although I question how much of the student body is truly from the neighborhood. I've been happy so far with those who have taught my children, but some of the students we've encountered have been abhorrent. Disruptive, disrespectful, and a distraction in the classroom, not to mention a less-than-stellar influence on classmates. While I understand that public school is open to all children, it's a huge detriment to the school as a whole and should be handled better. Additionally, relations between faculty and administration are visibly tense.

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no rating
November 06, 2009
I have three children in this school and I am surprised by this rating. I feel this school is a ten. The principal and new assistant principal are very personable and are doing an extroridarny job. All the teachers my children have had are so passionate about there job along with the paras and lunch aids. I read a comment about Ms. Sanabria so this is why I am writing a comment now. Ms. Sanabria is every parents dream come true though I have other experiences with other teachers no one comes close to her. She is just a remarkable woman. I must also compliment the gym teacher as well there has been no better than Ms. Mac, I thought we had no hope with all the gym teachers we had in the past 5 years. Iam stuck in the Bronx till they all graduate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 26, 2009
i love this school i was in it 4 1 year and i loved it the aids were really nice and the teachers were really nice

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2009
My Daughter has been attending this school since the second grade, this year she'll be in the 4th grade and I love this school. It's clean, teachers and staff are all wonderful people, the school is almost like a second home for her. My daughter was in the cheerleading team last year and she loved it.

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March 13, 2009
Great school, my son graduated from this school 4 yrs ago and now my daughter attends here. She's in first grade and is doing above average she loves her teacher and so do I she is amazing!!!! Thank you Ms. Sanabria they need more teachers like you and Principals

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 30, 2009
Both my son and myself love this school The teacher, the administration and the Principal are great and work togehter as a team. My son is now in 4th grade and I am terrified as to where he will go after next year. I am sure that most parents who's children attend ps 108 feel as I do upset and disappointed as to the schools available to our children. Where do they go? What do we do? Catholic? can we afford it. Being a single mom I know I can't. But, no way no how will I place my son in IS 144.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 06, 2009
I love to school very much, but the school needs to have more sport activities. From What i seen the gym is small which I am not happy with, They call it the all purpose room & it is the all purpose room. Other then this the Teachers & principal are great. I wish the school would go up to 8th grade. k-Parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 18, 2008
I and my daughter love this school. They care for all of the children. They have great teachers and the Principal is outstanding! This school rocks!!

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June 20, 2008
It was excellent school to go to. I really enjoyed going there for the 6 years I was there if only it went up to a higher grade like atleast 6th grade because there they had really good disapline there was no cursing, no fighting, and nothing bad ever really happened. When I went to middle school this year (2007-2008) it was alot different than P.S.108. My name is Christopher Blanco and I really loved and enjoed this school for the 6 years I was there.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 31, 2007
I love P.S.108. Its a great school and my children feel safe there. Teachers aids are the greatest and always helpful. I like the fact that the Principal is strict on uniforms and also very well organized. I only wish that the school offered after school sports teams.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 30, 2007
I like the school very much. Their study pattern is well organised. Teaching staffs are well trained. Good school for my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 06, 2007
i love p.s. 108. it is a great school, my son is now in 5th grade i really want to cry that he has to leave in june-2008. i am so worried where to put him. i wish this school went up to the the 8th grade. it is a very clean and safe place for the kids. the teachers are wonderful, very caring and patient. i would recommend anybody to put their children in this school.

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August 08, 2006
i love this school its clean, it's in a safe inviorment and everything from and about that school is excellent. the teachers are wonderful and very smart.i dont no what eles to say except this is a wonderful and excelent school.

- submitted by a student

February 02, 2006
I attended this school in the 1990s when Ms. Anselmo was the assistant principal. It truly built made the biggest difference in my life, kept me motivated as a student, and has indulged me into adulthood. I would highly recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a student

January 12, 2006
my son attended this school for 2 years since it only goes to 5th grade. I was disappointed and so was he. The principal has been there a long time and she is all about the discipline. They wear uniforms and have a decent pta- a little 'clicky' but they care about the kids. It would be nice to see them go up to the 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2005
I think the quality of the academic programs is v. good. In fact in Kindergarten it is stressed more that I feel socialization and play. This school strictly follows n.y. state standards. There is a PTA but I feel the level of parent involvement could be greater. I got the feeling that my sons teacher did not encourage to much parental involvement, not because she didn't want it but because I think the day is so jam packed with instruction and getting material covered there isn't time for anything out of the ordinary. For example there was no list of children's name with phone numbers, so it made it difficult to get to know other parents. Principal is very strong and has much experience. She is able to keep the school enrollment at a small number so there is no overcrowding. Lastly, I am disappointed there is no music teacher.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2005
This school is the best in the bronx in my opinion my daughter has attended two other schools PS.83 and PS. 89 , at this school she is more concern and shows a great deal of improvement in her reading and math schools not only is the school academically enriching environment but is a great social school for children my daughter has interact with other great students. this school is the only school left where you feel your child is getting the attention they need. the teachers are very helpful and understanding , they want your kids to learn and understand the material. this is unheard of in other schools if you actually experinced the teaching skills else where you would see the difference in six months not years.

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June 03, 2004
I call this our little country school in the city. My daughter loves it and so do I. Teachers and Principal are very dedicated to students. This school provides a safe, friendly and educational environment for children. Highly Recommended.

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February 11, 2004
As a parent of 2 students in this school I can honestly say that this school is great. Although with the budget cuts and schools programs being cut left and right This one still manages to give what the children and their family need - The prinicpal and staff are great. The PTA has a great executive group and is very involved with the school.

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2004
This school is a gem! It has dedicated, hardworking teachers and administrators and a safe, very nurturing environment. It's a small school, with a very intimate feel. I highly recommend it!

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November 05, 2003
Safe and stimulating environment. Reminds me of the romantic days of my elementary education. Staff including the principal very approachable and available to parent concerns.

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Ps 108 Philip J Abinanti
1166 Neill Avenue, Bronx, NY  10461
(718) 863-9829
Last modified Ps 108 Philip J Abinanti is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 108 Philip J Abinanti Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top