I am a parent of my child who has been attending this school for quite sometime. I have had the worst experience any parent can imagine and would never desire any parent to go through what my child and myself have been through. This staff may act like professionals but at the end of day they have no interest for the education and making our children strive to success. My child has an IEP and they say they are willing to work with him and myself as the a parent involved. But I believe they do not have the knowledge or strengths to work with kids with special needs. They label these children as troubled kids who will not succeed. I have fought many battles and will continue to fight them because I believe my child will succeed with them or without. Its sad that as parent we have to be hurt by staff that we leave our children too 5 days a week and know how to manipulate situations. I just pray that my child will get the services he needs I am very disgusted and disappointed with the whole situation. No matter how much a parent is involved is not good enough for them. Its a shame how certain things fall through the cracks.......
This school has alot of potential to really raise the bar. However, the administration lacks determination, professionalism, and empathy. My experience has been that the children that need help, do not get it. YOU either have to beg or write a letter. There is poor communication. The teachers rush you when you want to chat with them about a concern. The first day of school was pretty bad. They had people working in the main office that did not know each other. I spoke to several women, and none was wearing I.D, and there were boxes of books on the floor. I feel that there is a fracture in the system. I took a day off from work to attend a Kindergarten orientation, it was such a waste of time. My third grader is confused about his teachers way of teaching, and so are we. Lastly, they have not had an after school program since last year. Working parents, single parents are having difficulty with the picking up and the child after school care. Neighborhood mothers and women are offering services for a fee. I would pay an affordable fee for a well strluctured after school program. Why is this service not an option.
PS/MS 194 is a school full of immature teachers and I am fed up! The princiopal is very unapproachable and unwilling to come off her high horse. They should receive a c-d rating in my evaluation. Dont get me wrong, you do have your good teachers but for the most part they are rude and unproffetional just li9ke that Si Fuentes charactor principal they have running the circus.
I am a mother of 3, which my oldest just moved on to high school. My middle son is in the 5th grade and has an amazing teacher. There are many ups and downs at the school.....I have been an involved parent for 3 years....this will be my fourth. Out of all the time I have been with my children at this school there are only a small handful if that who attend PTA meetings. The school is over crowded no doubt about this.....but with the help of teachers and staff things go smoothe.....There needs to be more parent involvement!! It is really sad that the only time a parent decides to show up is to complain about something, why not show up just to see what you can do to help???? Hmmmmm, something for you mom and dads to ponder upon.
Worst school ever. All the faculties are rude the principal spend too much time punishing students that she forgot to notice the LOW GRADUATION RATE ...Teachers plays their favorites and they accept hundreds of students at the beginning then start transferring them to another school after few months due to over crowd. Don't even give a proper notice just send a letter by child and says don't come tomorrow.
First I want to start by saying that this whole school itself is very crowded for the simple fact reason cause they want money.the principal DO NOT care for the students aducation,Ever since they change the male principal to the female principal this school went down & the students are failing.the teachers are not satisfied so they do what ever they want,my son is 8 yrs old & he was denied by the teacher,the principal & the parents coordinator to use the bathroom.my son was tearing begging to use the bathroom while in line & they decide to ignore him. I myself as a parents asked the staff & the parent coordinator may my son Please use the bathroom & she told me no with an attitude,i begged her can i take my son myself to use the bathroom & she told me no,While she saw my son crying.Some teachers in this school do not have experience or certification to teach these students.The only thing that the principal cares about is her appearance,the school only have like 4 responsible teachers who really cares for the students & their education,so please if you are planning to put your kid in this school PLEASE think twice,Dont be fooled by the outside & their fake smiles.Protect your child
The school is lacking in many different areas: most of the Teachers here do not hold yet their certification.The principal here is a dictator... and handle her leadership in that way....They have many programs here for students that are failing because the school did not do their job to teach our kids in the first place! . Expect to have a express lunch! Some programs like music art or sport are only for those student who parents are in the" PARENT ASSOCIATION OR ARE THE PRINCIPAL FOLLOWERS" The PTA always having been hand pick by the leaders of this school with sometimes exceptions like very few times and when this happen be prepare because the school environment for that parent will turn very harsh and so unhealthy that you will wish you never have enter it. Warning if you do challenge or question the principal here or a teacher or PTA or the Parent coordinator. Finally if a school wants their students to excel they will do this by offering teachers that have their qualifications.
The school has dedicated and professional teachers. I am extremely to work at a school that tries to put the needs of the children first! The environment is very clean, the teachers are always challenged to grow professionally, the children are taught discipline through positive behavior reinforcement, and the teachers really care about the students! The only problem is that the school is so good that every parent in the neighborhood wants their child to attend...that is why it is overcrowded!