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PK-5
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Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 773
 

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320 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 599-7301
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February 22, 2015
The administration needs to realize the students they serve are 3/4 to 10 years old. They are children. Sitting still in a classroom for 45 minutes per class is not an easy task, particularly for boys. Yoga isn't going to replace gym class, which is desperately needed for the children. The TADA residency is simply a once-a-week practice in class and lasts about two months for each grade. It's funded by the PTA. The discipline is old school. A lot of yelling and making kids feel bad instead of addressing the root. The band is pretty cool.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2015
I have fallen in love with this school this year. My children are growing socially, educationally and physically. The teachers are strong and the enrichment programs include yoga, TADA performance, music, art and cookshop. The facility if beautiful, the curriculum challenging and current. The PTA is committed and provides fun fundraising opportunities. The administration has done a wonderful job this year improving communication with parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
I heard about the Administration at PS132. And was shocked when ACS was called on our family 2 times. For NO reason. Even the child abuse investigator was alarmed and puzzeld. Some thing needs to change at that school. The principal is not a good fit nor is the parent co ordinator. TOO BAD!

- submitted by a community member
October 10, 2014
There are a few good teachers at this school, and attention to the arts in education. But, the administration and staff in general are very old school. Teachers yell at children, the lunchroom is chaos, sitting still, obedience and lining up just so are treasured. Stay away from this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2014
PS 132 is a great School! Principles don't threaten to call ACS unless they HAVE to. Beth Lubeck has always been fair and kind in my experience. I'm so glad I'm zoned for this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2014
I am a parent who is very involved in the community and school. We live 5 blocks from the school and were so thrilled when our daughter got in to Pre-K at 132. She is now in Kindergarten and we are still happy. I was reading some reviews and am really curious about the negative ones. Schools are not perfect but I find this one to be a strong supportive community. My daughter's teachers keep me very involved and whenever I have a question I go right to the office and talk to people. The best thing about this school is the parent involvement. The more involved I get the better it seems. I have not had to directly ask the prinicpal anything but I can say that when my daughter saw her on the street one day she was excited and ran right up to her and they hugged. She seemed quite nice. All in all we really enjoy the school and look forward to having our 2 year old enroll!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2014
My son Loves this school. So do my wife and I! Great mix of children, caring teachers and very involved parents. There's always something going on, always some event or fund raiser. We got in when my son started kindergarten and he went from a shy child in Pre K to a happy little performer. Personally not concerned if he's "gifted and Talented by anyone's standards but ours. And he's awesome! PS 132 till he has to leave! Thanks,

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
My daughter attended this school for Pre-K and kindergarten. i was so very disappointed with the administration, which ignored or disregarded parents' attempts to collaborate in making their child's education better.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2013
terrible experience with pre-k for our son. horrible communication. nasty teachers. also, from what i understand, this school tiers its classes by ability, starting with the "gifted and talented" class and working its way down. not an appropriate method of teaching or an appropriate way to learn. it's my personal feeling that this school has lasted so long strictly because it is the gifted school for the neighborhood, and is located in an area with an influx of kids. avoid at all costs if you would like your child to attend a school with an administration that listens to the personal concerns of parents, or that teaches in an inspiring manner with well-selected materials and a thoughtful, creative curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2013
The school's Principal refuses to allow the Gym teacher to teach in the school's gym. She insists that it be taught in the classroom where there is not ample space and the desks, chairs, bookcases, etc are a safety hazard. She is more concerned about being vindictive to the teacher than she is concerned about her students. It is time that parents learn the real truth about this school's administration and start to take actions to change it.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2013
Why is it, that all the negative reviews regarding gym are removed? It is an issue that needs to be addressed. As in most schools, some teachers are wonderful, others aren't. Parent involvement is great. The principal does not have an open door policy and I have yet to make it into her office. On the other hand, security could be tighter. There are other schools in District14 that are more welcoming and feel safer.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2012
My sister goes to this school. She has a horrible teacher (I am not going to name names) who yells all the time, picks favorites and doesn't have a good method for teaching. You think I'm being too harsh about just one detail? Well, I went to this school too, and as for the physical education program? The teacher is neurotic. He devoted an entire class period to WATCHING A VIDEO ABOUT A TEST EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO TAKE NEXT YEAR. Also, when I went there, he made us learn the chicken dance every year for SEVEN YEARS. Also, lunch time is fifteen minutes long. FIFTEEN MINUTES LONG. The rest of the FIFTY MINUTE LONG lunch period is devoted to recess and games in the cafeteria, when it is strictly forbidden to eat lunch. I have many more complaints, but I can't fit them all here.

- submitted by a community member
June 29, 2011
would like to say PS.132 has come a long way. I myself attended and can remember the teachers that have influenced me. My Art, music and gym teachers played a huge roll in my life. not only were they great teachers who cared but loved what they did. P.S 132 being a Multi Culture school provides classrooms that kids can learn and grow from. Flag Day was my favorite pass time at P.S 132, Flag Day brought everyone together to better our health, I have seen the changes P.S 132 has made over the years and the school has grown. The board of Education should grant more money to aid in the schools great history.

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2011
Lovely teachers, strong principal, and amazing parent body. Parents are very involved and there are many opportunities for parental involvement. At the moment, the kids have yoga and drama via TADA. However, there is quite a lot of homework in the upper grades. Weekly math, writing, and spelling assignments begin in first grade. Be aware that the school operates on a tracking system. Plus the building is maxed out, we lost the library last year to create more classroom space. Luckily the Settlement House down the street has stepped up (with the help of community fundraising) to renovate their gym to provide for much needed space. There is a also a wonderful new music teacher, and we even have 'senior' and 'junior' bands, an amazing feat for an elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2010
School spirit and communication are at top level. There is something exciting going on every week. Quality teaching, environmentaly and technologicaly oriented.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love this school because they are the best!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
My daughter has yet to attend Pre K, but this is my school of choice in the neighborhood. Our neighborhood is a newly gentrifying neighborhood and it seems this is the only public school in the neighborhood that is trying to change with the times. They have play groups, a website and all around they are just great!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 02, 2008
My daughter, who is in prek., had a little difficulty wanting to attend school towards the end. The family counselor, Ms. Janet and the teacher, Ms. Jensen, went beyond what was expected of them to help my daughter. I am greatly obliged and appreciative.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
All we can say is WE LOVE IT! Our son is in Pre-K, Mrs. Clarke's class. An incredible experience in our local public school. It is about time something great is happening in education in Williamsburg!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 26, 2008
My daughter goes to PS 132 for Pre-K and she loves it. I find the administration to be warm, loving and supportive. They are an inexhaustible group who are open minded and listen to the needs of both the children and parents. They invite parents to participate in activities in the classroom and create fun and exciting out of school time events.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
I am thrilled with the education my daughter is receiving at PS 132. The teachers are caring and in tune to their students needs. The administration is opened to suggestions. Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 04, 2008
My daughter transfered from a private school. She just started in the middle of november. P.S. 132 She is learning math, science, reading and so much more. I love the school, staff and the way the school is ran. I recommend this school to the higest.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 01, 2007
School is overcrowed and while there are some really good teachers, there are many teachers that must be avoided at all costs.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2007
My daughter goes to K in this school. I am very pleased with the curriculum, the staff, and the parent involvement. The only draw back is the lack of space. Children are literally on top of each other and there are not enough rooms to support 'extra' classes. Someone really needs to look into this issue, as the number of kids in a classroom will get larger, as enrollment increases.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Thus far, I am very pleased with the programs offered and level of parent involvement. One drawback thus far is lack of recess time schedule.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2006
my son is going to this school right know and i think it is the best school in area. they have great teacher staff and parent involvment.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
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Ps 132 The Conselyea School
320 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11211
(718) 599-7301
Last modified Ps 132 The Conselyea School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 132 The Conselyea School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top