I wish this school would be more tech savvy when it comes to email communications. It would be great to get missed homework or assignments via email or school website/portal. I love that my kids get to go on RAZ and GoMath to work on their studies and check their progress. That is definitely moving in the right direction.
As a former student of this school, I remember my experiences were terrible. I was heavily bullied, (physically, emotionally, verbally, socially, etc) and none of my teachers did anything about it. In fact, they thought I was responsible. Looking back at some old report cards, I saw many grades of "misconduct." Plus, the ESL program was lacking in many ways. School was, in general, very hostile to immigrant children. Fortunately, I transferred to a much better school in 4th grade. It's really strange too. That first year I didn't change any of my behavior or study habits, yet my grades somehow skyrocketed. So if anyone from this school actually reads these comments, PLEASE work on student relations. God knows how I would have turned out if I remained here.
hi, I am a Parent , and my son attends ps 95, for 2 years already, well i gotta said, at the beginning i was kind of scared, i read so many reviews here, so that was by 2011, when all the changes hit this treasure school, new principal, after so many years of neglect people handling this job, new personal, ans as our case new people, we are from Boston, education in Massachusetts is a serious issue, so, when i was in the search for a good school to my son, i check here, i talk to family members who also were to happy with this idea, and then one day i decide to show up in school and check by myself.....well the building is not like awesome, but is safe, big classrooms, gym, yard, i meant, they have everything our kids would need, after i have some words with someone from the office, this person, say to me this: Yes i do understand your concern, i can not guarantee anything, but trust me our school is in and going thru a lot of changes, including the principal, we are a new team of professionals, passionate about creating a great school... WELL 2013, MY SON IS PROUD OF BEEN A STUDENT HERE , AND OUT SCHOOL IS RATE "A" by the state, not parents , results, i love it. thanks.
I decided that it's time for a better review because, what better review of a school then the from the person who sits there 7-8 hours a day? Let's just say, I am a student here.I've been one for many years, and sadly, this school is losing the great potential it had when I first enrolled.It seems to me that every year, this school gets worse and worse.This includes student behavior, grades, safety (physical fights), and lack of feeling confident with the adults. I find many things in this school that are truly horrid.I truly recommend your child(s) to be registered in another school.It is very unfortunate that the schools own student has to say this.
This school is keep on improving. I love the worm welcome faces when I see the staffs. My kids love this school. Hope they will keep their good work and make this school the best school in the district.
My kids have great teachers at PS 95. The principal is fair. Most of the parents are working parents and some of them like to complain a lot. Their attitudes are horrible. I am a parent too. I can't stand some of the parents' attitudes toward the teachers and the principles.
I canot rate this school as of yet,,searching for a school for my grandson to start next year 5th grade
SO MANY COMPLAINTS yet I never see anyone at the PTA meetings. I'm a mom of 2 in P.S 95. Parents who really care will put in work to be involved in this school. So many DANGEROUS and terrible Brooklyn schools, if you think, this one has some great potential. AS FOR THE SURVEY, NO ONE bullied me to fill it out. It was handed to me and I mailed it out anonymously from the privacy of my home. This is New York City where you need to be strong to make it. Think. This is a school of 1,000 students. Also, N.Y.S exams are far more challenging than other states. Try to be your own child's private tutor. There is an App on Ipads to gain insight on these exams.
I would say that it's a very promising school, with lots of potentials. I have 3 kids and they all go to this school. The teachers are great and my kids love to go to school everyday. My 7th grader is an excellent student, got a 4 in state math test and a 3 for ELA because of this school. Well, I would say that the principal and some people in the administration are not that friendly, but aside from that this is a great school.
There has been many changes in the school. Some good, some bad. The Principal is a woman of two faces. You get the all sweet and smiles face when you agree with her and when you don't you get ignored. Last I checked grown adults are allowed to have difference of opinions. If she acts this way what the heck is she teaching my child? The school has some really amazing teachers but administration has left a bad taste in my mouth. It is not a B school as listed its really a C school but once again the parents were bullied to only write positive things on the parent survey. Those survey's should be sent directly to the parents at home not through the school. They hold on to them until Parent-Teacher conferences and pressure you (bully) to fill out the survey in the auditorium right in front of them. Seriously how anonymous is that?
I am actually a step parent to 2 educationally challenged children that attend this school. I personally have not been impressed with anything the school has done since my step children started attending in KG. I also do not believe both children are just bad students I am beginning to believe they're the product of bad teaching. I agree with many of the parents about the inappropriate behavior/dress of the staff...the rudeness and lack of respect to the parents...the consistent passing of a child that is continually failing and below standard...the list goes on. My husband and I live in NJ in a town with a very fine school system. Unfortunately I am not the "parent" as I would have immediately removed them from that school 2 years ago. As a thirteysomething career oriented female with an advanced degree I am concerned about what will happen to my step children as a result of remaining in this environment and particularly this school. Their study habits, discipline and total mindset with regards to anything associated with education is completely poor. They do not suffer from behavior problems and tend to be more of the shy type.
I just want to say that this school is absolutely terrible. I am a former student and it was a grueling experience. The other students are uncontrollable and the faculty couldn't care less about you. Just a disappointing school.
The school discriminates against kids of immigrant parents It is a wasted year if your are in the 4th grade sigma. The teacher doesn't teach the kids anything just gave them inappropriate reading material. This school picks on only the kids that she knows their parents will not fight back. This teachers bully the kids and embarrass them in front of the other kids. This school doesn't teach your kid anything. If you do not get a private tutor you will fail every state wide test. I wish my kid never went to this school. Please parents do not send your kids to this school. This is not a gifted school, but the complete opposite of it. I am a parent who is not just writing this because I have my own personal grudge but because I want to warn all the other parents that your kid will not get a proper education in this school.
can there be a 0 how can a school be so incompident to not know a child passed the math test not just one child but lots of them this school has the worst state wide test results i am disgusted they need to do something to improve this school and fast
OMG!! What a disgrace of a school building, my child will not be returning to this unorganized environment in the fall. Today I went to pick up my child on the Ave U dismissal location, the parents were right up against the doors in the thunderstorm- what a scene!!!! The adults were pushing and literally on top of me. I was so scared for my child and the children exiting the building. Then the doors were shut in our faces due to this uncontrolling chaos. ADMINISTRATION WAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND. Teachers were trying to resolve the crisis.
You took the words right out of my mouth! I'm also a working parent of 2 children in the school & can't take off all these days in June. I can't go to the Senior Awards since I'm already taking off for 3 other days in June for school activities, my younger child's trip, & graduation. Senior Awards in other junior highs are sometimes (always?) held in the evening. It even adds to the drama & gives it a "grown-up" atmosphere which is desperately lacking at 95. There is practically nothing that makes this junior high stand out. It's as if we kept our kids in an elementary school and they missed out on growing & maturing in a junior high setting. Where were the trips? The night-time plays and performances? On top of that, there is a lack of professionalism in manner (smoking outside & cursing when kids can hear you) & dress code in some of the teachers & staff. It's like they're dressed to go out to a club. Aren't they supposed to be role models for our children? How is that possible when one 5th grade teacher wears tight tops & knee-high high heeled boots? Inappropriate and unprofessional. I want more for my children.I have 3 other kids and I think they should go to another school.
Im a student here since 5th grade. I didnt really like it before but now its growing on me. The staff is great but some teachers really need to improve their tone. The new principal, Mrs.Ndzibah, (ithink thats how you spell it), she is doing GREAT. She is really good at inforcing all rules. She is always there to greet children goodmorning, pushing them to do better, and she also has come up with some great things.exmp: she has afterschool, AIS, extended say, etc. These programs are great and are really helping some students. I feel like im really going to do good on the state test this year :)
Can I pick no stars? I flew my daugther out of this place last year. The new principal Nzibah, or however you spell her name, is rude, incompetent, and looks like one of the school aides. I'm not denigrating the aides, what I'm pointing to is the fact that this woman doesn't project a professional aire. I went through many, many problems at this school when my daughter was there, from bullies, messed up kids, and inattentive staff. the bathrooms in this place extremely dangerous and disgusting. I worried everyday for my daughter and when I had the opportunity to move her elsewhere, I moved at lightspeed. I even complained to Superintendent Dimola about this place, and to be honest, I got the impression that nothing was going to happen; other than the superintendent listened to my complaints, and made a few notations that she'd handled an irate parent who was no longer going to be a part of this school. I think she was relieved I wasn't going to be there complaining anymore. I was one those parents who kept notes, dates, times and track of every problem I had with this school. I feel badly for the parents of kids who have no choice but to send their kids here. I do.
This is the worst school ever! Unprofessional staff! Teachers Do Not care if your child is learning or not. I am so done with this school, transferring my child out. Complaints are not addressed. Do not send your child to this school. Very poor leadership!
One of my kids already graduated from this school. My other kid is still in it. My older son had plenty of problems. Teachers that passed him regardless of his knowledge, bullies that have beat him up and when i complained that it's a gang they did nothing about it. Bathrooms with urine on the floor that kids slide on and the smell is very strong in the hallways. Water fountains not working. They took away all the snack machines. The old principal left without the parents' knowing...mind you when she started she made so many promises including a park, football field...etc. Nothing was done. I complained about teachers smoking outside the school nothing was done. They are not up to date with technology in any sense. Kids carry many heavy books. The ps 95 website has no info, no directory only pictures of students that i don't think should be public for just anyone to see.
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