Great engaged community of teachers, parents and admin staff. The teachers are what sets this school apart. However, the school is bursting at the seams and in the higher grades we experienced classes where the number of students was just too much for the space available. Sad, because it really is a great school
From the PS39 PTA: PS39 is a wonderful school and gem in D15, but it is now facing severe overcrowding with no relief in site. Parents considering moving to the PS39 zone and those already living in the zone must be aware that they are not guaranteed a spot at the school. The DOE is working on trying to find a new school to deal with overcrowding within the zone, but the process is slow.
The parent involvement at PS39 is amazing and so supportive! The teachers are creative and motivated to work with their students. My daughter is happy to go to school each day. I feel safe knowing my daughter is in good hands throughout the day. I am so happy to be apart of the PS39 community.
PS 39 is a wonderful school, perhaps the most well rounded of all the amazing schools in District 15. It is academically excellent, has a tremendous principal, teachers who go above and beyond and a committed parent body. It has small classes and loads of enrichment. Test scores and PTA contributions are rising rapidly. The school just added an after school program in fall 2012. My two children are thriving there.
PS 39 is a gem of a school. The teachers are truly dedicated and the parent association is very strong. There are many school events, such as an nternational potluck dinner, Halloween party, and carnival, where the parents and teachers come together to make this school a true community. Ms. De Paz (principal) is super. My daughter feels great about herself, has many friends, and is academically challenged.
My son trots off to school happily every morning and comes home every afternoon with accounts of all the interesting events and knowledge he has gained throughout the day. The principal is really really smart, aware, caring and approachable, as are the teachers and staff members. Great combo!
P.S. 39 is like the good thing in the small package. It is a small building but, the education is huge. Children learn all they need to know to become achievers. We are very proud of all of the children in the school. I personally love them all.