Students enrolled 346
School leader MS. ANNABELLE MARTINEZ

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515 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 788-0246
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3 stars
Based on 29 ratings

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April 18, 2014
My son's been in this school for 4yrs now and he absolutely loves it. The staff knows all the kids by name because it's a tight knit school. We love it

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
If you walk around PS 124, you will see happy kids getting a great education from smart and dedicated teachers in a safe, caring environment. In addition to the impressive classroom teachers, the school has a fantastic librarian, science teacher, music teacher and visual arts/yoga teacher. The school also has a diverse population and staff and administrators constantly model and reinforce a culture of mutual respect and caring. The classrooms are bright and airy, and the library is beautiful--large, well-stocked and welcoming. There is also an art studio and a science lab. I can't say enough good things about PS 124--it is pretty much my ideal elementary school!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
PS 124 is a school that no one is talking about YET -- but they're starting to. Class sizes are small which is great - and the school is small making it a nice, tight-knit community. And you can certainly feel the love. It just started a dual language (Spanish) program in Pre-K and will be introducing a dual language program (Spanish) beginning 2014-2015. There's an AMAZING dedicated music teacher which is so rare these days. He also runs a guitar program for the older kids. Free swimming classes for 2nd grade There is a lot that this little school has to offer. My son is in Pre-K and loves it.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
P.S. 124 in South Slope Brooklyn is a hidden gem of a school that has remained intimate and innovative at the same time that other neighborhood schools are regularly confronting severe overcrowding, a lack of pre-k offerings, and dwindling enrichment programs like music, art, science and tech. The school has fought to hold onto, and expand, music and art programs throughout all grades. And teachers and staff have made the integration of music, science and art a consistent theme from pre-k through the 5th grade. The school has been a part of the community for generations and as the community has changed, and continues to change, the school remains a strong constant embracing a multi-lingual student population as diverse as the surrounding neighborhood and introducing cutting edge dual-language programs for multiple grades starting in pre-k. As a center for learning and community cohesion the school deserves to be recognized for its greatness.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
We feel so lucky to have won the lottery and have our son in pre-k at this great neighborhood school. The teachers are amazing. Our son has music, art and yoga! each week, loves all the teachers, has made great friends. We have no doubt that he will continue to thrive at this amazing school.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
P.S. 124 is a fantastic school! The class sizes are small, the teachers care a lot, and everyone in the building knows your child's name. The teachers and administration makes it a point to stay in frequent communication with the parents. The art and music programs are amazing and the curriculum challenges the students to think for themselves and be leaders. Every grade does something different. For example, 1st grade has a theater program and 2nd grade has swimming class. This is a school that also participates in the 7 habits of highly effective people, which is incorporated in the learning. Overall, I love the warm environment that P.S.124 in Brooklyn provides for my child.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
So much goes on behind the doors at this small school. Things like: dual language Pre-K, the 3rd Grade Green Team which facilitates recycling and energy efficiency both at school and at home, the grant-based Leader In Me initiative which uses 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to encourage leadership potential, as well as the school s continued emphasis on technology, art and music. It's a safe and nurturing environment that my child thrives in. It's such a gem.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
PS 124 is an amazing school. The atmosphere is safe and inviting. The children are loved and cared for by the entire school community which gives them a sense of belonging. This creates the best atmosphere for learning! I love this school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
PS 124 is an amazing school with dedicated and supportive staff, as well as a unique and highly desirable learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
Great support staff, and the children are very motivated to learn!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 19, 2010
Teachers and principal are always accomodaing and children are first priority there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
My two children attended PS 124. The teachers work very hard to help the children. Also the parents of the children who attend the school are there for the children and the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
It is a place where children can learn in a safe and comforting environment

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
P.S.124 works very hard at building community. The school strives to ensure that the children of the school are everyones children. The Principal and staff take the time to get to know the children indivually, that is a very special quality.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
i think the kids bathrooms need help they are not too clean

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
This is an excellent school to send children. The principal is a wonderful person who gives so much of her self to the children and if any problems arise, you are always welcomed to speak to her and the parent coordinator is there for anytime and she always looks out for the best interest of the children. There is no other school I would send my children to, the teachers are great and they expect your child to succeed in school. I also like the fact they have saturday Academy for the greade's 3-5 to help them test prep. for the state test. This is a number 1 school in my opinion!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
This school has grat teachers who love the kids and go out of their way for them!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
I sent my child here because, frankly, we had no other option. There is a particular schools in this neighborhood has a reputation for being the 'it' school, and you can only get in if you are lucky and zoned. However, this is the little gem that is completely missed. I absolutely ADORE THIS SCHOOL. Early on in the year, I discovered that the entire staff knew my son by name - from the teachers, principal, assistant princple, front office staff, parent coordinator - he was always greeted with a warm hello. His teacher has such compassion, dedication and PATIENCE- I could not have hand picked a better teachers than Ms. Tait & Ms. Woods to transition him into school life. The whole school rejoices in the achievements of their students and goes out of their way to create enrichment programs for students and families. We may have wound up here by chance, but I am thrilled to be here. Come join the family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
The teachers care, the administration cares. They know every student by name. They are awesome with the parents. My son has learned a ton since he started there. The parents are all friends with each other. It alls makes for a great environment for everyone

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
They are always helpful especially the parent coordinator. Is a diverse school. People always smile and happy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
I love PS 124 because the Teachers, Staff and Administration really do care.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
Great teachers principle and staff. Very loving and understanding to students.It's like a family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
I love PS 124 because of the great teachers and welcoming community. It is our children's second home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Is a good environment for children, it is one of the most important part of their personal growth.

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2010
The teacher are great. There's a very nurturing environment.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 13, 2010
Great staff of dedicated people that care for the well being of the children they are responsible to teach.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2010
I have worked as a one-on-one volunteer tutor at PS 124 since last year. I have been very impressed with the teachers and staff. There is a respect for the students and a sense of community there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 01, 2010
As a parent, my child attends P.S 124. I believe the schools is going down hill, because of it leadership(principal). i dont think she have any leadership capiablities, and i feel the A.P will do a better job. The teachers are wonderful. i just belive they need somebody new leading they school!

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February 09, 2010
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December 02, 2009
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no rating October 03, 2009
The staff are excellent and make an effort to get to know each child and their families. Also, the curriculum is great.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
I have to say that while the school is a wonderful and safe environment, it needs improvement in teaching the students more to advance them and prepare them for their future. I do like the environment of the school but i am thinking of placing my child in a charter school that is more focused on the children's education and advancement.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2009
As a parent of a child that has attended PS 124 for two years now I am surprised by the negative comments about the school. While 124 may not be for everyone, the school is very strong on the basics and serves its local community very well. There is a family atmosphere around the school and I have never witnessed any of the staff acting in a manner that displayed anything other than care and respect for the children. Don't take my word for it though, please visit the school, take the tour, speak to the parents and form your own opinion. Like I said, it may not be for everyone, but if it's right for your child you will know it. One thing you can be sure is that your child will be treated with love and will be safe and cared for at PS 124.

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April 07, 2009
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March 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 10, 2009
My child has been attending P.S. 124 for two years and we have had a good experience there. The teachers and staff have kept me informed of my child's progress and up to date with school requirements.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 01, 2009
I have to disagree with the previous reviews . All of my children have gone to PS124 . The staff there is wondreful , loving towards the children and always informative ,always reaching out to parents to share information with them and any programs being offered. The children leave their homes to go to their second home at PS124. I'm proud to say my older children started their learning experiences here and have moved on to college, midwood highschool,ms51 and to get to these privleged schools you had to of come from a wonderful starting school which i believe is here.

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February 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2009
I have agree with the other reviews to say I'm extremely disappointed and am now looking into alternatives as well.This school needs to be look into and parents need to speak up!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2009
This school is not what Me and my wife thought it will be like.This school dosen't inform you about what your child is learning or what they need improving in as far as the school teachers,staff and principal etc don't give you any information.They act as if they care.I am very annoy and upset.Nothing more to say.

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June 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2008
As P.T.A Vice President I have had the honor and privilege to work with the principal and staff of this great school in improving the already 'A' Grade this school has received, that is correct an 'A' I m sure that those parents that were 'disappointed' never approached anyone about their concerns. The love and attention this school has for our children shows as soon as you enter our halls.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
As a parent and former student of P.S. 124 i must say it is a great school. the teachers are wonderful and take my child as if she was their own. The teachers make it very easy to speak with them about your childs progress anytime.. The new principal also treats the children like her own.. I must say P.S. 124 continue the great job...

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August 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2004
I have to say that I totally agree with the previous review. I'm extremely disappointed and am now looking into alternatives.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2004
I do not recomend this school to anyone. The staff has poor judgement when it comes to the safety of the children. The teaching skills are not up to my expectations for academics. The principal is very disrespectful and talks to you as if she is superior to you.

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Ps 124 Silas B Dutcher
515 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY  11215
(718) 788-0246
Last modified Ps 124 Silas B Dutcher is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 124 Silas B Dutcher Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top