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545 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206

(718) 387-0375
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February 01, 2014
we have had only positive experiences so far. small size classes, family atmosphere. the teachers do it with all their heart! we really like this school. have a 5, and a 9 year old attending here. would recommend to other parents as well!

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2013
My child started at PS 23 this year (2013) in Grade 4, having moved to Bed Stuy from England, and was made to feel welcome right from the start. The children are friendly and the staff are very focussed on good behavior and discipline. The school is clean and tidy and the classrooms are organized, colorful, and inviting. The teachers are dedicated and hardworking and, in their words: "we are strict but the kids know we love them." My child feels very happy and secure at Carter Woodson and is both challenged and enthused by the school work because the teachers do their best to present the curriculum in a creative way. (When your child comes home and says, "Can I show you a magic trick?" and then proceeds to show you a math equation, that's a good sign!) The school has had budget cuts and runs on minimal resources but the principal, who is into her second year at PS 23, is extremely committed to improving the school in spite of the lack of resources. In my opinion, this is a good little school with old fashioned values and I highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2011
its not what it is crack up to be, every year the school looses good teachers , why is that because , some people have big ego ;s than others yes the kids should be put first , but they are not , we have one security guard , who always sitting inside the school , the school. need; s two not one , we also have a charter school , how is one person suppose to protect all those kids, and when he does have to make his rounds who is qualified to do his job , someone s need s to see what; s going on , its very sad , i feel the school need.a whole over haul , feel charter would be good

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2011
I am so tired of people always writing negative comments about the school when they are not there for the day to day work. Just because they say money is missing again because of the PTA doesnt mean the school is bad. Take it up with the PTA, the school was not responsible for that. The students and teachers work really hard on a daily basis to make our school work and remain on top. Please dont let a few situations that are out of the schools control be the only thing you remember. The school also offers many positive things for the school.

- submitted by a community member

February 09, 2011
A high staff turnover and poor staff morale. Students for the most part are sweet kids who want to do well. Clean building shared with a charter school which can be disruptive. There are many interruptions and inconsistent, chaotic, poorly planned, and unsupported programs. Inconsistent leadership. Most teachers are caring and try to do well within their classroom.

- submitted by a community member

July 21, 2008
The staff at P.S.23 are one of the most dedicated people you could ever met. Each and everyone of the staff members take their job very seriously and work very hard for the education and well being of their students. The students are their first priority . Yes, they have had some ups and downs, put when the chips are down the staff work even harder to overcome any obstacles that may hinder the quality of education the students may be faced with. The staff at P.S.23 acts like a family and like any family, they stick together to make it work to help the students, parents and their community. Give the school the opportunity to grow and learn. They are to me an excellent school. They are fair, just and will not accept anything less than high expectations from students, parents and their staff.

- submitted by a community member

January 12, 2004
I am for the most part frightened for the safety of my 7 and 8 year olds. I as a parent complete my part and assist my children with home study but three out of five nights in the week one of my children does not recieve homewaork. I think the intrest in the teachers for teaching is lacking and there are alot of children that should be evaluated and determine if they need further assistance because the teachers there spend more time diciplining students than teaching them which leaves my children on the short end part of the stick because the education that they are coming to learn they can not recieve.

- submitted by a parent
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Ps 23 Carter G Woodson
545 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11206
(718) 387-0375
Last modified Ps 23 Carter G Woodson is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 23 Carter G Woodson Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top