My daughter attends ps 197. The teaching staff is not helpful. The principal is anti parent suggestion. There are rules set for one group of children and rules set for another group and it's unfair. The teachers do not help the students who are gifted to maintain their grades and they fall behind without consulting with parents. The first day of school parents are not welcomed into the school. It's anti-parent environment and poor leadership is felt from the beginning of the term until the end
Me and both my kids like this school.The principal and most of the teachers are very good. I can't complain. When I had any question I could go to parent coordinator. She is very friendly and helpful. Although there is a junior high school in the same building they never interact (they don't share the same floors, lunchrooms and go to the field at different time), so don't worry about it.
This school is getting worse. Some teachers are better than others, but the educational and academic levels are awful. Including scores for the recent common core test scores. The environment is a jungle! There is a junior night school in the building, where kids are running wild and crazy. Everyday when I pick up my daughter from school, all I see is bunch of crazy junior high kids cursing and yellin. It's an awful. Stay away. I can't wait for my daughter to finish the grade and get out.
Hi! My daughter is currently a 5th grader in the gifted and talented program at PS 197, and I must say that we have truly enjoyed her time there. The teachers are wonderful, the staff is friendly, and the curriculum is challenging. The school is wonderfully diverse, and make every effort to accommodate those that speak english as a second language. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to have their child's educational career begin in a place where the student is the priority.
The school was fine 5 years ago, the classes became very poor and very weak, kids will need a lot of help in order to be competive with other schools. The principal pretend to be helpful but she is not, when you ask for some specific request, forget about it, there will be always a NOT even when you didn't finish asking for your request. It is very sad and disappointed, because the school is located in a very nice neighborhood, so the school should be in high standards and unfortunately there is not other choice around and with this terrible recession no way to afford a private school which is very sad because our kids deserve better education
Very good school.I am so happy that my son stady in this school.Thank you for every body.
I graduated from P.S 197 it was great i had lots of fun. there were nice teachers and nice students . Its the best school
I love this school its the best thing next to white bread. My both boys are very happy here. They treat my children with love, respect and would do anything for them through out the day. Mrs. Nicoletti Principal and Ms Williams A.P. are the most caring individuals for there children. The staff the teachers and security in the school are positive roll models in everyway. When my children are at school I have no worries I know they are being treated well.
I have 2 kids in this school. I overaly happy with school staff, teachers, principal and parent coordinator- everybody are very helpfull . My son's pre-K teacher is just great- recomend to everyone- Mrs Slavutskaya and her assistant Mrs Lazaro- both very caring and realy love their pupils. On the other hand, my daughter's teacher is unprofessional both academicaly and as a caregiver.
This year I am graduating P.S 197. All I have to say is that I loved all my teachers and P.S 197 is excellent! I had a wonderful time at P.S 197 it was a pleasure to be their, my favorite teachers are.. Mrs. Richford, Mrs. Guercio, Mrs. Slavutskaya Mrs. Mcfeeley, Mrs. DeChirico, Mrs. Aldenger, Mrs.St.Jean, Mrs. mauro Mrs. Nicoletleti, Mrs Williams, Mrs. Wolf, Mrs. Close, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Weiser,
Now that a very difficult principal retired, the atmosphere at this once coveted, yet still decent school is calmer and more relaxed. The teachers for the most part are a devoted lot, but many kudos should go to the school based support team, which consists of counselors and therapists of the highest caliber.
This school is excellent in terms of its emphasis on reading. It also puts an emphasis on attendance as a part of overall education experience which is essential to the child advancement and knowledge. The school has an extensive amount of workshops which are available for children of all grades. Parent involvement is always encouraged.
Amazing teachers for Pre-K and K classes. Very disappointed, otherwise.
The children are wonderful, but some of the staff leave something to be desired. They may be good to the students, but I feel they don't treat each other in a professional manner and that is not good for morale. Certain staff members treat substitute teachers like dirt and that needn't be.
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