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PK-5
Public district
Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 1,005
 

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2750 Throop Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469

(718) 654-2055
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May 04, 2014
My son attended this school for 3-5th grades in the G&T program. While there are limitations for the academics here (which I believe are largely a city wide problem) my son was happy here. They have great teachers here but most importantly, the principal is AMAZING. I cannot say enough about Mrs. Donnelly. She always responded to all of my concerns and questions and knows each child by their name and I think that there are over 1000 kids here. Mrs. Donnelly and her staff do a great job with getting extra enrichment programs into the school like education through music and the ballroom dancing programs.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2012
The principal in this school is the best I've encountered >she truly cares about the children and making sure they are in their comfort zone. Most teachers are kind and compassionate about their craft. On the other hand there are a handful of teachers who have a problem dealing with children.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2012
I have to say, while I do like the principle and most of the teachers are nice, I am not pleased a with the school at all. The school is not safe in regards to children being picked up from the lunch room (this applies to grades 1st to 2nd). Anyone can pick them up, which is scary. The curriculum this year is horrible. The school received a C for a grade from the state. They are jumping from one subject to the next the very next day. They don't have spelling tests anymore. Last year my child learned so much, however this year he is not advancing the way he should. I'm all for parents reinforcing what the children learned in school, but its like we are now doing the job of the teachers. The children learn more from us than the actual teachers. For example before a child can learn division, they must master multiplication. They don't ensure the children learn the first step before they proceed to the next. Many parents in the school are bothered by this.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2011
Excellent school welcoming teachers and principal both of my children attend ps 121 and I say this with pride and joy I learned how to be more patient with my children I learned how to get involved my children learn and are still learning independency and now they value education with the help of the throope school staff thank you for accepting my children and your remarkable patience is greatly appreciated.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
I have two children enrolled here at this school, the family feel is nice however the academics lack enrichment and some ...not all the teachers aren't passionate about their job, the G & T program is a huge fasad as it cannot be compare to any other program in this borough farless the state, the G & T teachers are not adequately equipped or trained for this mode of teaching. For the most it is a safe , environment, the office staff is wonderful, the major downside is that the cirriculum lacks rigor, and too often it seems that the principal pretends to address issues but in reality just protects her staff. SHe has a nice demeanour and is very present but is not very effective..If a little more accountability is place on the teachers and some challenge added to academics, it has the potential to be a great school...

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
The school is great because we have a principal who is totally for the children. They are her first priority. We also have a great group of teachers. We have a good turn out of parents and the children seem to love PS 121 too

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 13, 2010
The principal is a great leader.

- submitted by a teacher
October 12, 2010
Both staff and students at this school are great!

- submitted by a teacher
October 12, 2010
The staff and Principal at P.S. 121 truly care about the welfare of the children. They put their all into making each day for the children a great learning experience. There provide a caring and loving environment that allows the children to both learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2010
My daughter just completed Pre-K at this school and I have been very pleased with the experience as a whole. I have no problems with keeping my child in this school until 5th grade. I am so happy that my daughter will receive a free quality education in a decent school with a wonderful principal and staff. My daughter is very excited to start Kindergarden.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2010
In an age where complaining is the norm, and low work ethic is the standard; P.S. 121 is a bright spot in District 11. Everyone from the principal to the school aides are helpful and totally dedicated to the children of this school. The arts program for all grades is fantastic (I've sent three children to this school), the academics and prevention for children that are behind in their school work is excellent. This is a well rounded and caring school. I would recommend to anyone considering this school to seriously consider sending their child their. The Principal is the most parent friendly principal I have met. All of the teachers that my boys have had here have been nothing short of wonderful. The schools that my other children go to, do not run as smoothly and do not offer as much as this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
This school does not only care about educating our children. They care about the whole child. They teach them how to respect themselves and others. They encourage students to follow their 'Personal Code.'

- submitted by a community member
February 27, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 05, 2010
Both my girls go to this school . I am very happy with the principal's work ethics and vision for the school, the staff is wonderful....always willing to help....only downside is sometimes the teachers have to spend too much time getting the class settled down and less time teaching academics. good school overall but there is room for improvement...especially for the GT program...

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 04, 2010
Great school, nice environment, excellent Principal, hardworking coordinator and wonderful staffs.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
My son is in 2nd grade G&T class. I like this School a lot. As someone mentioned, Principal gives 125% of herself. She is there in all the functions, meetings. My son's teachers both in 1st and 2nd grade are excellent. Though my son was the first batch of G&T, I did not see any lack of resources. Principal along with support from parents are trying their best to get the Technology grant for the whole School. Entire staff is very approachable. I definitely recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2009
my daughter is in the gift class of this school. She has the most wonderful teacher I ever know. We parents get frequent emails, letters and meetings to communicate with teachers and principal. The homework is challenging. School staffs are warm and helpful. The principal apparently works hard to get resources for providing free aftershool programs, improving school's hardwares. I think, PS121 is a pearl in the bronx public school It is a excellent and safe place.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2009
great school the principal gets involves in everything the afterschool program is great and well organized. The GT program is great and keeps the parents informed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 04, 2008
My grandson is in pre k and so far we are having a great experience. He is learning alot. The teacher Ms Magnotta is very dedicated to the children. The principal gives 125% of herself. The rest of the administration is always eager to help. School is a safe nuturing enviornment filled with positive character building posters all over the school,just cant say enough. you must visit this school yourself.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2008
This school is excellent at making sure your children really learn. We need to continue to support the Principal, Teachers and Staff in order for our children to continue the path they are going.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2008
Although I loved PS 121's Family Feeling, I have to admit the students just werent challenged enough. As a mother I appreciated my child going to a school where he & I both felt safe so I kept him there from k-5, unfortunately, I now realize that PS 121 didnt do anything to prep my child for Jr. high and it seems as if he has been thrown into a curriculum that is far left of what was 'taught' in Elem. PS 121 has to do a much better job at preparing the children for the higher grades.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2008
PS 121 is a great school with excellent leadership.

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August 04, 2008
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June 04, 2008
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March 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 30, 2007
Mrs Donnelly,& Mrs Kelly are great team Leaders, and the staff is just wonderful. The Parent Coordinator Ms.Bruson is the Greatest, any informaition that you need as parent she is great at making sure that you stay well informed. The PTA President has been Great! she will be missed next year. I just Love The School Pledge, and Personnal Code that is recited every morning by the students, and the faculty,and I one of those parents that stop, and recite the pledge,when I am in the Building. Must not foget about school safety, Officer Perez is very friendly,and respectful Most of time he is seated in the main Lobby ~ I am not just saying this because All Three of my Daughters are Super Throopers! And they have a Tee shirt to prove that! LOL In addition they have been Student of the Week!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2007
My son has been attending this school since kindergarden, he is in the third grade now. This is a great school, the principal is very involved and knows the names of almost all the children and she knows exaclty who you are the parent of. The teachers are very friendly, they send home letters telling you what they are learning and their process. However, there are too many children, my son gets picked on a lot, and there's so much teachers 'can' do. My son need EXTRA help(he is not learning sufficiently), so I'm sad to say I have to transfer my son to a private school with less children in the class, so he gets the attention and help he NEEDS.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
My daughter attends Pre-K and I feel that she is getting the best start I could hope for. Her Teacher is vibrant and caring and knows how to reach the kids. They enjoy school and are always excited about being there. They also have a computer in the classroom which they use and there are always pictures of the kids and their projects that get sent home so we know what they are doing. At the same time their is a sense of pride when my daughter comes home and shows me everything she has done. The school has a personal code and a school code that teaches them self respect, respect for the school and respect for others. I feel that it is a safe, clean, and caring,environment. The teachers are very compassionate and available. We are having the best experience possible.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2006
My son has made such advancements since being enrolled in this school. The teachers and staff are very dedicated to the children and parents of this school and all work hard to provide a high quality education.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
I am a parent of a Kindergartener and am pleased to say this is one of the best schools in the Bronx. The principal has served this school for 10 years and is respected, admired, and loved by the parent/school community. She chooses staff that is invested and concerned about the school and students. They do an excellent job of keeping parents informed and involved by sending monthly newsletters describing what each grade has worked on that month, sending flyers about upcoming events, news, workshops, and meetings, and sending emails to those parents who submit their addresses. This school was selected to be part of a unique, nationwide music program called Education Through Music and 5th graders compete in ballroom dancing. The school is well maintained, artwork covers all surfaces, staff is friendly. However, there are limited afterschool activities and there is only one security officer assigned for over 700 students.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
My son just started to attend the school last year and so far I love the way the school is run. The principal placed a mandetarie uniform the school, this way parents do not have to worry about what the child wears or being an outcast like most schools. This gives all students time to focus on their school work and not fashion. The principal is very involved in the running of the school and that way she knows what is going on. They have all the activities to help your child succeed in passing the state test. As a parent I am very pleased with the school and recommed the school to all parents.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2004
There is not enough parent involvemnet, and input at this school. There is also overall negative behavorial problems with many students. The prinicipal is extremely slow in reacting to most issues. She uses her own selective process to solve problems-which may or may not resolve the issues. The curriculum is in my opinion and many other parents whom I've spoken with is not challenging enough. The lessons are not taught properly for the students to have an overall comprehension of the subject that is been taught. Teachers time are wantonly spent on attempting to resolve and diffuse behavorial issues in the classroom setting, instead of education our children. Parents, teachers, and students all need a voice. Our goal is to educate our children to the highest standards possible, so they can be prepared to succeed in the real world when they come of age. Educate! Don't just faciliate!

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August 22, 2003
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Ps 121 Throop
2750 Throop Avenue, Bronx, NY  10469
(718) 654-2055
Last modified Ps 121 Throop is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 121 Throop Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top