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75 Meserole Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

(718) 383-8998
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September 18, 2014
My son is on kindergarten at PS 31. He did pre-k there and we loved it, but this year I have concerns. There are 28 children in his class and the teacher has no assistant. They go from one subject to the next, behind a desk all day long, save for gym two days a week and art one day a week. He has about four pages (30 minutes) of homework each night. I fear that in their focus on high test scores, they aren't putting these little ones' emotional, physical and psychological well-being high enough on their priority list.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2013
ps31 samuel dupont.MY SONS A 2ND GRADE SECIAL ED STUDENT AT PS31.HES BEEN HERE SINCE KINDERGARTEN & SOIM HAPPY FAR WITH THE SCHOOL.I FEEL THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE HELP& COMMUNICATION BTWN SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHERS& THE PARENTS.THE SCHOOL SHLD HAVE BETTER EXTRA HELP FOR THE SPECIAL ED PROGRAM.THERE NEEDS TO BE AN EMAIL PROVIDED FOR PARENTS FROM TEACHERS SO THAT WE CAN COMUNICATE BETTER I FEEL I NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MY SONS DAY& MILESTONES BEING REACHED.HAVING A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD IS EXTRA EMOTIONAL& I NEED TO KNOW THE BREAK THROUGHS HE'S MAKING OTHER THAN JUST PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE 2X YEARLY.I HAD A GREAT EXPIERIENCE W/1ST GRADE TEACHER MS.MAKOWER LAST YEAR,SHE WAS ABOVE AND BEYOND OF BEING A GREAT TEACHER,OTHER TEACHERS CAN LEARN FROM HER,SHE WAS MORE THAN INFORMATIVE,SHE WAS JUST AS PROUD OF MY SON AS I WAS WHEN ACCOMPLISHING A GOAL& HIM BEING AUTISTIC SHE HELPED MONITOR HIS SOCIAL GROWTH& I REALLY APPRECIATED KNOWING HOW HIS DAY WENT SINCE ITS DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO EXPRESS THIS TO ME. LIKE I MENTIONED I LOVE THIS SCHOOL& FEEL MY CHILD IS SAFE HERE. I THINK PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHLD SEPARATE SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN ACCORDING TO THEIR SPECIAL NEEDS SUCH AS AUTISIM,THEY NEED SPEC. INST

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2013
PS31 samuel dupont THERE NEEDS TO A BETTER BULLYING SYSTEM AND MORE TALKS WITH THE CHILDREN REGARDING WHAT BULLYING ACTUALLY IS AND LET THEM KNOW THERE ARE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES TO BEING A BULLY. TEACHERS NEED TO PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO WHAT THESE KIDS ARE SAYING TO ONE ANOTHER WHETHER IT BE AT LUNCH OR IN THE HALL, IN THE BATHROOM BECAUSE THIS IS WHEN ITS HAPPENING. I KNOW ITS HARD TO KEEP TRACK OF A WHOLE BUNCH OF KIDS BUT WHEN IT COMES TO A CHILD BEING BULLIED , ITS SERIOUS.CHILDREN CAN NOT LEARN PROPERLY, THEY DO NOT WANT TO COME TO SCHOOL,THEY ARE IN CONSTANT WORRY AND FEAR & CANT FOCUS LIKE THEY SHOULD WITH THEIR SCHOOL WORK. MY CHILD HAS BEEN BULLIED HERE , EVEN THOUGH I KNOW THERE IS BULLYING IN EVERY SCHOOL , IM NOT BAD MOUTHING THE SCHOOL I JUST LOVE THIS SCHOOL SO MUCH IT & WOULD BE SHAME TO HAVE TO CHANGE SCHOOLS BECAUSE MY CHILD IS CRYING DAILY.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
This school is amazing and always has been point blank period. I am now 26 am went there from 1st grade all the way threw 6th grade and even as a kid I loved it. I always told myself if I were to ever have a child they would attend there as well and sure enough my son has attended Pre-k and now is in kindergarten and I couldn't ask for more he love his school and the staff. He learned soo much in pre-k and now being in kindergarten is already learning sight words and brings books home daily for me to read to him. Everyone is very attentive and organized the classrooms aren't over crowded and I am constantly getting letters home keeping me aware of all that is going on in the school. I highly recommend this school! A++

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2013
This school definitely has more pros than cons. There is excellent communication amongst teachers and parents. I feel one hundred percent sure that my child is safe. There is no bullying tolerated thanks to the lovely principle. There really are a wonderful group of parents and children. Although, at times the children may be on overload with home work my son loves his school. i do wish there were some fun activities like recess but, education comes first. In the future this will pay off. Teachers especially work so hard and have a very important role in our childrens lives. A big thank you to all the staff at P.S. 31.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
I am not convinced that this is the ''BEST'' school as everyone seems to rave about. I yet to experience the challenging academic programs . All I see are teachers covering for each other and worrying more about petty situations instead of making it a fun experience for the children.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2012
The school is amazing. yes they dont have recess, and yes the kids are HAPPY there. They do gym, trip, Holyday party, Faboulous Fridays.They have chess, visual arts and movements/arts programs, they grow trouts, chickens and frogs, with very little amount of money. But most important, they are great ACADEMICALLY, the kids, all, have amazing grades, the teachers are extremely well prepared, they follow each and every kids individually and they are extremely caring. The principal is always available and constantly listening to parents and staff suggestions. The PTA is full of initiative.There is no bullying at all, the school is 100% safe and the staff is dedicated to make every kids comfortable.There is overall a concentration of good willing people at the school. I personally have two kids here and drive from another district , with a more "artistic-less caring school "every single morning for the sake to give my kids the best education they can have, and I never regret to have left the school in my block for one more far away. And in regard of the recess I can provide as a parent as much free time as I want for my kids when they are out of school.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2012
I agree the review posted on 11-29-12 is not from a parent. Parents want the best for their children, should be somebody that doesnt know this is America, when you have rights, we pay the services, nothing is free. I was surprise when i knew this school dont offer recess, but this school has a lot of good things, we can be more involved for get what is missing. I feel good for this school because my child is safe, the enviroment, activities, organization, he feels happy. There are an after school available for this school but they need to walk to go there.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2012
If parents are going to write reviews, they should proof read THEIR work, not t-h-e-r-e. It is sad when you have someone that cannot write intelligently suggesting others to go somewhere else. Is this person a product of the school? I agree that the school falls short of programs but it can be a great school if we have the right mix of staff & parents working together. For someone to dismiss the arts by suggesting that its about crayons & coloring obviously does not have the intellect to even write a review.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2012
Great school, Great Principal , Great Staff ,awesome Children ,Great education .. If ya don't like the school & how well your child is being taught than by all means Go somewhere else that your kids can run around in the yard (recess),maybe fall & get hurt , or put there books away that they were reading and learning about History or englishand math and take out there crayons & color .. Like really Get your priorites straight .If ya not happy Hey Find another school that can offer all that oh and baby sitting services after school LOL

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2012
P. S. 31 is an excellent school. They encourage their students to work hard and constantly challenge the limits of their academic abilities. Despite budget cuts, students consistently do well on standardized tests. More importantly, students are happy and feel safe and secure in this school. The staff has become increasingly accepting of parental input. Retired teachers come back to volunteer their time in an effort to continue to provide students with programs such as music, chess, art, etc.. There some issues. There is no science teacher or art teacher and most parents are not as involved as they could be. However, i've found over the last 5 years that the staff and PTA are open to constructive criticism. They've been as responsive as possible given budgetary and DOE constraints. Overall my family has been very happy with P. S. 31 and will be sad to say goodbye in June.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2011
IS 318 is were most kids go im a student myself its really cool they have lots of activeies

- submitted by a community member
November 03, 2011
This is not a review but a question. I have a 3 year old son and thinking about moving to Greenpoint. While I see two great public elementary schools, PS 31 and PS 34, I don't see a great JHS in the area. JHS 126 is on the other end of the spectrum with the score of 1. So where do these smart, well-taught kids go for 7th and 8th grades? Thanks.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2011
My daughters attended PS31. They accomplished so much because of the schools great teachers and staff. The schools curriculum was astounding. At times they were pushed beyond their limits. I must say at the end of the year it was well worth it. I have to say PS 31 is the best school in Bklyn. Again, I thank everyone in the school for educating my girls in a great manner. Parents do not hesitate in giving your child a great education.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
My kids loved the school, the teachers and their classmates.

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2010
They have helped my girls read so much better in just 2 weeks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
P.S. 31 IS A GREAT SCHOOL AND HAVE TEACHERS AND STAFF MEMEBERS WHO REALLY CARE ABOUT THE CHILDREN , AS A PARENT AND ALSO AS A STUDENT WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I RATE THIS SCHOOL AN "A".

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2010
Each morning my child is happy to go to school. She leaves with a smile and returns with one as well. I know she is learning. I know she is safe. I know she is around professionals whom take the teaching and learning process seriously. I know she is happy! P. S. 31 provides such securities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2010
My grandson is learning a lot and loves school! His teacher cares about her students, which greatly enhances learning. Can't ask for a better endorsement.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2010
My husband used to attend this school as a child and now my two kids attend this school as well. This school has a great principal, great teachers, great teachers' aides/staff and a top-notch academic system. As a parent I couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
Absolutely the best at all levels - from the students to the teachers and the principal...

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
All around - an excelent school. Have 2 of my boys in there and couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
Caring, dedicated teachers and a wonderful principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
I love PS 31 because they have high expectations of their student. The faculty and staff really believe in children's potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
Incredible school! Dedicated teachers, great environment! My daughter has learned so much in just 2 months in Kindergarten. I can't say enough about this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
They have taught my son to enjoy school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
The staff is so positive and they motivate the students and the parents for excellence. They make you feel like your part of a large family working together. Everyone is learning from the student to the parents it's wonderful and I am very happy my daughter is learning with dedicated teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
our child is attending this school for a second year, and so far we are very satisfied.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
PS 31 reminds me of when I attended school. The children are disciplined,orderly and happy. They are taught the necessary values needed in adulthood in a positive environment. They principle and teachers are cooperative and they communicate with you throughout the year in times when your child is doing well and when they are not. The environment is clean and they have great after school programes. Overall, the school and teachers provide what is needed for our children to succeed in school and life as they grown

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2010
Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School!!! My children are blessed with an excellent principal, Mrs. Mary J. Scarlato, it's teachers and staff at PS 31. Excellent in academics, excellent in grades, excellent in caring for all the students. Excellent overall!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Best school, with excellent principal, teachers and staff. Children learn, are safe and are taught with love and care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
My daughter graduated last year and moved on to an honors class @ her new school because of the outstanding support and assistance PS. 31 offers. My son is now in Kindergarten and show great enthusiam for his study & all this is possible through a dedicated team that P.S. 31 has. Devotion commitment and overall care for their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
As a teacher, I couldn't want to be involved with a better school. P.S. 31 is one of the finest academic schools in the city of New York with dedicated teachers, motivated students, supportive administrators and involved parents. It is a great multi-cultural learning environment for all of us who enter its doors. Kudos to our Blue Ribbon school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
P.s.31 is a great school that provides my child with great education and afterschool programs that encurage her to learn more.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It is just a great school!! I can not praise it enough.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
I enjoy how quickly my daughter has progressed in her classes and the environment

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Caring staff, dedication to academic excellence, cheerful surroundings, happy kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
I love how dedicated the Principal & teachers are with our students education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
They have a great curriculum, great and dedicated principal and teachers. As a parent I know my children are safe. And overall I know my children will leave the school with a great education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
I love the principals, teachers dedication to our children education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Its the Best elementary school in District 14. From the curriculum to the principal, teachers, & staff are all dedicated to our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
My grandson attends this school and he tells me nothing but wonderful things about it.

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2010
My daughter attends this school, loving the school is an understatement. Personally, I've seen my daughter do nothing but excel. She is in 1st grade, recently she told me that she took a practice 2nd grade test and passed it, if that doesn't explain why this school deserves the prize money I don't know what does.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
it's a great school and my son loves it. He is doing better than i expected. Excellent teachers and a great learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
Nice helpfull teachers , respectfull. No fight between kids. Safe. And education and knowledge for kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
My nephew attends this school and he loves it here. I feel good knowing that he attends a school that focuses on the child and their academics.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2010
The academic curriculum in this school is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
Love the school, the teachers and their teaching skills

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
My grandson attends this school and I could not be happier. He is learning so much and it he never ceases to amaze me when he shares some of the things he's learned on a day-to-day basis. This school deserves the $20,000 prize!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2010
My grandson attends this school and he really enjoys it. His happiness is my happiness!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
My nephew attends this school. I am pleased with how much he has learned in the little bit of time he's been here. I hope to have the honor of sending my granddaughters here!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 06, 2010
The teachers are great role models and help prepare the students for the next grade level. The school provides many activities to help the students be well rounded individuals.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Great principal,excellent teachers.An important part of our community

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
The entire staff works to meet the needs of each individual child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
My son attends this school & he is doing great. Mrs. Scarlatto should be proud of all her hard work & dedication! It definitely shows!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Great structure and wonderful teachers make my daughter feel safe and comfortable. Its a pleasure to watch her enjoying learning new material every day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
When your child attends this school, you would NEVER have to worry that your child isn't learning or worry about your child's safety. And if you ever do have any issues then the principal is very proactive about getting the matter settled in the best interest of the child. I love this school. Three of my children have attended this school over the past 15 years and the academics and standards have always been upheld.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
They are academically driven and focus on children succeeding.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love this school because its academically driven and has a long standing record of 5/5 in math and reading. Go school!

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2010
It is a very academically driven school and that is very important in today's day and age.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
wonderful school, very academically driven

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The school is wonderful and motivated towards academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
my daughter loves P.S31 becaucse they get to do music

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
I love P.S. 31 Samuel F. Dupont School because it is a well balanced, loving school which provides all the academic characteristics a learning institution requires to assist students to do their very best. I love working there because the staff shows me kindness, concerns for me needs and support for my ideas and creative desires. I feel like I am part of a family. We all work together as a team. That is important to me. I would not want to work anywhere else. I love my school and I love my job. Mostly, I love the people in the school. My principal and my assistant principal make all that I've mentioned above, possible. They both deserve awards for the hard work that they do. They listen and provide answers to all questions. They are busy individuals, but ALWAYS make time to see staff and assist until a task is completed. This is why our school is so great. Our back bone, Mary Scarlato and Stacey Burger, make P.S. 31 the amazing place it is. In my opinion, if other schools took notes on how P.S. 31 delivers lessons, mantains respect for all and routinely keeps calm in a school, we'd have more top 200 schools. In closing, if P.S. 31 were to win the $20,000, you could be certain that Mary Scarlato would do something with the money that would greatly benefit her students and school. Her number one goal is always P.S. 31's children.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 04, 2010
I know rhis is school that works hard and turns out great students that help shape our country.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The true consistent care-concern-compassion for ALL students & school employees! PS 31 leadership & teaches do not social promote, THEY REALLY DO TEACH, MENTOR & PRECEPT!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Teacher's keep their word and that is they teach, help and care about the children's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The best education Brooklyn has to offer. Great teachers and staff, enriching activities during and after school = the #1 elemetary school in Brooklyn and maybe in all of NYC.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Because it's a great school that cares for their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
The teachers really care about the progress of my child and are always there to help.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love it because it is a blue ribbon school and I went there as a child and now my daughter goes there. All the teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Academically strong and challenging school as any school should be....

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I like P.S.31 because it gets my daughter ahead for the 6th.Also the school helps her prepare for the state tests.P.S.31 has many fun after school programs [digital photography,karate,etc] P.S.31 has also been given a Blue Ribbon Award.The teachers are very helpful and very nice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love the schools for the really helpful feedback I get from my son's teacher and other school stuff. The school provides a great growth environment intellectually and socially.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Great environment. School is perfectly design. Best elementary experience.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 01, 2010
It has a warm and welcoming environment. The staff is the best. The education is excellent. What more can be said.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
I love P.S. 31 because is not only a school is just another extension to the family. Staring with the principal, the staff and the students are working together to build a better tomorrow.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
PS31 is the best elementary school in Greenpoint Brooklyn. They are a traditional school with high standards for every child. They have an active PTA and lots of fun things for the children, such as chess, ballroom dancing, and cheerleading. I would highly recommend this school if you are parent looking for a quality education for your child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Great staff, great parent body, quiet and peaceful learning enviroment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Great school, dedicated to give the children a great education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
P.S. 31 is dedicated to their students. They allow there students to grow intelectually in a safe envirnoment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
It's a blue ribbon school and my child is both happy there and excelling

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Excellent teachers and staff; great aftershool programs. I feel my child is in good hands.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
PS31 treat every child in a very special unique way to help the child learn the most. The school is excellent in preparing kids for the NY state exams.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
PS 31 has the most professional staff in Brooklyn. They are dedicated to promote the best learning environment for all children. I love PS31.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
PS 31 has the best learning environment a child can have. It's a dream come true for any parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Great teachers, best learning, excellent morning programs and all the learning things children need to succeed in school.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
The best public school in Brooklyn. My child is learning the most at school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Excellent school. A very safe and respectful learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
great teachers, that really care about their students, as well as their progress in education

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
I really love P.S. 31. This school is academically driven and students do well here. Just the mere fact that they won the Blue Ribbon of Academic Achievement says something! My son loves his school and I am very proud to say that he attends P.S. 31!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Everyone, such as teachers are very kind, and they are very thoughtful and cool to you. The kids there are very well educated and friendly. It's very easy to make good friends there. The amount of work isn't too little or too much. The students have enough review to get a very high score on every test.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
This school is run by the most outstanding Principal I have ever met. She makes herself seen not hidden behind her desk, she's always there to listen to any concerns or issues that a parent may have. Children are taught to respect each other, friendship and humanity is taught here. My children love going to school and there is a high sense of patriotism from the other children of this school The discipline, the achievement scores reflects in her professional management of this school .She definitely deserves an award for the tight ship that she runs. Kudos Mrs. Scarlato

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Excellent school. All 5 of my grandchildren go to PS 31. It is a safe, nurturing, and academically strong school. The children are well taken care of in their studies and personally growth.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2010
My grandchildren are students at Dupont. They feel challenged and involved by the staff and curriculum there. Judging from their progress, I think that it must be a fine institution. (from a retired educator and a grandma)

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2010
the teaching staff and all the educators at this school, the many abilities the children have to learn here.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
The teachers care about the students and the students are well behaved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Excellent school wonderful teachers and principal the top public school in brooklyn that my seven kids attened academices reading and math love p.S.31

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
P.S. 31 is an excellent school, strives hard to reach the stars

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I am very impress wit hmy child school I love the school environment the teachers are wonderful with the children they also take out time with the children my child is learning so much and she loves the school her teacher and classmates I could'nt picked a better school for my child every one that works in the school are so respectful and pleasant I love p.s.31 blue ribbion school of excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
loving and peaceful school and environment and everyone is so loving blue ribbon school of excellence

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2010
This school has been the best school since i went there approx. 25 years ago. Now my daughter goes to P.S 31 and i'm amazed at what she has learned.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Excellent school overall - I'm very proud of the rigorous education my two kids have received. They've had caring teachers, many interesting projects, wonderful field trips, and fun after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
It's a beautiful school also enviornment great principal teachers and the tesaching is surpurb could'nt picked a better school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
top noch school for excellent the childrens are very descipline respectful and teachers and staffs really love the students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Great school and teachers staff and wonderful principal the work that the school the childrens is very challenging thats what i love most.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Love this school excellent school work very hard with the childrens.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Great teachers and staffs students are good well manner children love the school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
I love this school,one of the best!!! I'm so impress all the curriculum, and with all the teachers and love Ms. Mary J. Scarlato she a angel.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
The teachers are great, the school has a great academic standard. I feel that I can speak freely with anyone in the school and obtain help with any questions that I might have

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
We work very to ensure all our studens are receiving the best education we can provide. We care about each and every one of our students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I am so happy my daughter is attending the school I love the school teachers staffs and also the principal

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The teachers and staff of P.S. 31 are caring and very concerned about the children's education and well being. All of my children have attended this school, and I have never had a problem. Quite the opposite...I am always well informed about my children's behavior and educational progress and am always encouraged to be a part of that education. My children actually like going to school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
It,s a very good school any parent would love their kids to go to!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I feel like they want the best for our kids. I will recommend this school to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
The teachers are very engage in the student's learning...PS 31 was recently named as a Blue Ribbon School for academic achievements. The school must continue to strive for excellence to continue preparing our children with a bright future. It is critical also to include parental involvement not just for fundraising, but to bring awareness of the challenges our children experience. I am confident the staff at PS31 strive to provide a quality sound education to our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
The principal, teachers and staff are very dedicated to their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
It has given my 3 children the best experience ever. They offer music gym and art as well as an excellent education. Most children go to a great highschool that come from this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
PS31 is a remarkable school; my son has grown so much because of the help from PS31. Myself and many members of my family have gone to PS31 we are all very successful. My son gets speech theory at PS31 the teachers and his therapist are always on top of whatever my needs to improve his speech. They always involve me in any way they can. I am very grateful to the principal as well as the whole staff at PS31.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I have had both my kids enrolled in P.S.31, My oldest graduated. They have excellent staff and are on top in everything they do! Their state exams speak for themselves.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Great school wit great teachers and perefect enviroment for te kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
No doubt my son has learned leaps and bounds above his peers when compared to other schools. I love the learning environment that exists in this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
They don't just care about the test scores they care about the children. I know that when I leave my children they are in a safe loving environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
This school really cares about their students and I feel safe leaving my child there. Their principal, Ms. Scarlato, is very helpful and respectful to every student. My son has improved his reading and math levels and is excited to go to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Exceptional curriculum, exceptional teachers --at high level-- including chess and book reviewers--brilliant--from grandaughter's granddad who is a professor.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I went to P.S.31 myself and it was a great school,,, and now I have two children in that school and it is even better . The teachers are caring and the students are well behaved,,, their grades coulnt be better!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Mary Scarlato is one of the smartest educators I have ever known. More importantly at a time when our educators must play so many roles in the lives of students Mary epitomizes what Noddings (2003) talks about as caring. The cared for must experience the caring because caring is dynamic and must be experienced. It is not enough to say one cares. Scarlato's students feel her caring and the ambience she has created in her school and with her staff surrounds them with a nurturing environment that fosters the achievement we're seeing.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 22, 2010
The Principal - Mary Scarlato is one of the most outstanding professionals I have ever met. She believes in children and that is demonstrated through the excellence in the achievement scores shown. Mary Scarlato is in the top 2% high performing schools in the nation! She is what education should be about - Excellence and equity!

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2010
I love PS 31 because they know the importance of our children's education. The staff show love and support to all the students, and the school is a happy environment. Children are happy at this school, not to mention I went there when I was young and now my daughter goes there, my son will also next year, and I am so proud to be a part of this school. I always knew that when I have children, for sure they were going to be attending PS 31. It is a great school, blue ribbon as well... Every time I walk in through the doors of PS 31, so many great memories run through my mind, and I am very happy that my daughter and my son will have great memories with PS 31 as well... hands down, PS 31 is the best!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
PS 31 is a wonderful school that stresses academic success. Its staff is full of wonderful educators. The administration cares for the students on an academic level as well as on a personal level. You won't find a better public school in NYC!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
This is a blue ribbon school, and it takes education very seriously. All of the teachers at PS 31 provide an exceptional education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 21, 2010
I love P.S.31 and so do my children =) This school has Great test scores ,Blue ribbon not to mention , Children are there first priorty ,principal & staff are all excellent teachers not only do they get a great education but learn to respect each other & all times ,everyone gets along here .The kids come to school happy and thats very important . I moved and all my kids spoke about was wanting to come back to P.S.31 and here I am & so happy my children are back getting a Terrific education that they deserve Thank you all at P.S.31 Your the BEST !!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
The best early education your child will receive. Great atmosphere, caring Principal and teachers, and a sense of home.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
All the staff members are excellent, The building is clean. You feel welcomed at the school. Most important, the children are happy

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 15, 2010
The children that attend P.S. 31 receive an excellent education. The school has a caring staff that always puts the needs of the children first. They are always willing to go above and beyond to assist the children who may be struggling. This school has always had an excellent reputation but seems to be getting even better every year.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating October 15, 2009
Principal is caring and approachable to speak to parents. She's also a parent and she understands the importance of a good education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
My son just started k there and his transition was wonderful. He wants to go every day. He is very excellerated and they are creating a special program for him. The fact that the staff has the time, resources and forcus to do this is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 04, 2009
My child is going into 2nd grade this yr & I also graduated from this school in the 80's. He was accepted through the magnet program last yr and that was the best choice I could have ever made. The education he is receiving there is worth the commute from Williamsburg to Greenpoint everyday. It is rare these days to get this kind of quality education especially from a public school. The same standards that they held when I was a student still apply. I was a little concerned on how my son with deal with the intense academics & lack of recreation but I know education is the most important. He has done fine & is thriving. He is joining the chess club & they have now converted the school yard to include chess tables/jungle gyms/etc & it really looks wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2009
I can't imagine a parent complaining about any aspect of p.S.31. The school is amazing, so are the teachers and the principal. I just read some of the comments here and i think some of these parents need to reexamine their thoughts. They complain about students having too much learning time and that the test scores shoiuldn't dazzel anyone. Is that parent for real? If they want their kids to have play time they should send them to a play group! school is for learning and p.S.31 Is one of the very best schools around. Ms. Scarlato is always there for the parents and children. She is warm,inviting and professional. I don't think i've seen happier kids in a school building. Just look at their faces when they go into and out of the building. I wish my kids could stay there for all 12 years of their schooling.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2009
P.S. 31 has always strived to excel beyond standards set for them and standards they set for themselves. I've always known the staff, teachers and Principal alike to work in conjunction with parents and students to meet any and every goal possible to achieve a productive and thriving environment for its students. The Principal and staff have always worked diligently to address and answer concerns and needs for parents and children alike. I'm proud that my family attends the school and I'm happy to know its staff and Principal. She is always considerate, kind, and courteous as well as proud of the services she provides for those children who attend the school.

- submitted by a community member
January 31, 2009
I am a former parent of this school. I love the whole package that I had received at this school. The staff under the leadership of the Principal gave my child the best education he could receive. I am looking forward to sending my younger child to this school. It is truly what I feel is a Community School where children come first,

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 27, 2009
Yes -I find the principle to be very rude and unprofessional. It s ok to be strict but not ok to be rude. To be a principle you have to have a balance and she lacks this. They are not strategic goals to help children and families sadly to say....

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 06, 2009
Academics are strong and there are some excellent teachers. But there are also some staff members that are not very warm and sometimes downright rude toward both kids and parents. Overall, though, a good school.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 30, 2008
PS 31 is very strong academically, with generally high standards and expectations. My child has learned a great deal in every grade and goes on countless field trips every year. The school book store is a unique experience for the kids and a nice way to raise money. I think the school would be even better if they allowed for a short recess/break time everyday. Nearly all of the PS 31 parents I've talked to want this change to happen. I think the kids would generally be a lot happier with recess and behavior problems would improve. Overall, however, a great school with solid academics!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 06, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
November 16, 2006
My son has just entered kindergarten and I am impressed with how much he is learning. However I'm disappointed with the lack of flexibility and rigidity of this school. The kids are expected to be seen and not heard at their desks from 8:40-3:00, they do not have music or art, and they attend gym once a week. There is a serious imbalance in this program. Do not be fooled by their dazzling test scores that's about all the kids learn, how to perform well on exams

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
An excellent school! My daughter is in first grade here. In Kindegarten, she was taught to read in a matter of 2 weeks. This year, she is learning the flute, and going to computer lab. I would have moved into this neighborhood in order to send her to this school, if we didn't already live here! The Principal, Mary Scarlato does an incredible job! Bravo!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2004
This is the best school a child can attend. I went to this school and when it came time to garduate I didn't want to leave. It has the Best teachers and the best principle anyone can ask for. The school is located in a very nice neighborhood and the children that go to that school are very disciplined. I can only say good things about the school that me and my older brother attended.

- submitted by a former student
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Ps 31 Samuel F Dupont
75 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11222
(718) 383-8998
Last modified Ps 31 Samuel F Dupont is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 31 Samuel F Dupont Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 155 reviews. Top