It sure seems like under the surface a lot is going wrong with PS 94. The school has an extremely high turn over rate of teachers. In fact this year 20 teachers left the school- WoW now that is alarming ! My child used to go to 94, however I had a bad experiences with the Principal and realized I was not alone. My child did not receive the services that were mandated, and even though I knew my rights and tried to correct the situation, I was mislead and my child was denied essential services. Parents and teachers are not listened to or respected at this school. I think the motto of the principal is MY WAY or the HIGHWAY- not a good way to run a school. I would not send my child to this school. Also, I heard from other parents and school staff that the politics of the school are awful and that is why one forth of the teachers left this year.
PS 94 is a great school. I'm very happy and satisfy how much my kids have learned there.
I like PS 94 but I think the principal should start considering the possibility of having the students wear uniforms for next year. I would love to see my kids in uniforms.
My daughter will be in the 4th grade in Sept in this school and my son in the 1st grade. I think P.S 94 is a great school. I like their Duo Program. My daughter has learned to speak, read and write in Spanish good, I hope my son will do the same.
My son went into this school from a special ed. school and I think the IEP here is better the special ed. program is wonderful and they pay very good attention to all the students .My son has learn more in the 1 year in this school than he did in the 3 years he was in the other. They have caught his attention ad keep it I would tell any parent to send their child here!!!!
Hello :) I stumbled upon this website, and could not help to share my experience, and opinion regarding P.S.94. I am a graduate of The Henry Longfellow School. Of course, it was in the 1970's, but....I had the best education in the world there. If I had all the money in the world, I would not have attended anywhere else! The foundation that I had at P.S94 was solid as a rock! It gave me the know how... to become anything I wanted in life. In addition, the teachers were wonderful, and gave us enthusiasm and motivation to learn!. I was in what was called...The IGC Classes. I graduated in 1977, and would have made it to the top if I hadn't gotten sick over the years. I'm so sorry to hear all the negative talk about P.S.94, cause with the leadership that was there for many years, it would have given any students the opportunity to make it to the stars!!! Thank you in particular Mrs Palamero, and Mr Hitter. I think about you guys all the time :) :) :) Ursula
I have three children there and do not know who is the principal. I see one of the crossing guards yells at the Chinese only like if they were not humans. All my children complain that their teachers scream too much. Many parents say they don't feel welcome because some staff turn their heads or make believe they don't see you instead of saying hi.
my name is cynthia a.i h.she made suread a teacher named mrs guberman inthe 4th grade.i am 41 now,so thatmust have been around 1978 or 1979.she was a fantastic teacher.i was an extremly shy chishe made sure i understood each and everything she taught and every lesson she gave.i have excellent reading,writing,comprehension skills that i thank her for,i use those skills to teach my niece and nephew and others.she was a great teach and i wish i could tell her that or she could see this message.thaank you.
I like the school because my daughter has learned to speak more Spanish with the duo Program. I am very happy with the quality of education that my daughter is receiving at the school.
I think the Principal in this school needs to keep parents better informed. The Virtual Y afterschool program was cut and no notice was given in advance for working parents. There was also a change in dismissal for all the children attending this school and no memo/flyer was ever given out to let the parents know. I cannot explain what utter chaos and grief this caused the parents trying to search for their children.
PS 94 has a warm and caring environment. The staff is dedicated and the principal is a wonderful leader. I am very happy with the quality of education that my sons are receiving at 94. The PTA is awesome! They are dedicatedand have been able to fund alot of activities. The school has a wonderful enrichment program that should be expanded.
Some teachers are responsive to parents but others were reluctant to respond to parents' questions regarding their children's school performance. One teacher was physically poking her finger repeatedly at my shoulder just because I asked about my child on the day of Teachers/Parents conference that all parents were supposed to ask teachers. Their PTA staff did a good job on fundraising and coordinating PTA meetings. However, there is not much communication with parents at the PTA meeting. We could hardly have our questions answered.
This school is one of the first to have a duo language curriculum offfering and the attendance rate is one of the highest. After carefull consideration I think my daughter will be attending this school
Teachers are caring and dedicated. Staff is wonderful. Some administrators are warm and have good people skills. Class sizes are too large.
I have put four children through this school and I feel the school focuses on following the curriculum some much that they fail to see what the children are lacking when it comes to their writing and spelling skills. In comparison to my older children, the ones that are attending P.S 94, I see and feel that my fourth grader is lacking her vocabulary skills due to the format use to incourage wordstudy. Extracurricular activities are mainly during early morning hours. Parent involvement is a process that is taking time to build up due to the lack of knowledge and Education and communication.
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