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Amount of homework: Disagree


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My daughter is only in first grade. It's sad when your child comes home and asks why she still being giving kindergarten work in first grade. I have had to supplement all her learning with extra books and on line learning because this school only focuses on testing. They don't enrich these kids at all.

Develops character: Neutral


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I think some of the teachers try to instill positive behavior in their students. However, you have a number of school staffing that in my honest opinion are only there for the pay check.




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This school doesn't offer half of what it says it does. My daughter unfortunately has been in this school now a 2yrs. She is so unhappy. Every so called program they offer seems to only be offered to certain types of people. This will be her last year in this horrible school. The school is filthy, roaches have been seen, mice and most recently again bed bugs. The schools policy on taking care of these issues is if no one complains enough nothing has to be done. Theres more bullying going on then they say as well and the principle seems to be good at turning a bling eye. DON"T SEND YOUR KIDS HERE



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Run run from this School:( If your child has an IEP then you have a problem because there is bullying at this school if you complain and you have IEP they will tell you your son or daughter need to a Psychologist or behavior therapy and meantime the other children are free of any doing had to get my child out of this School he is so happy in another School. He was investigated twice on kinder and first grade :( even got so depressed when he was at P.S 200 but he is happy now in another school.



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PS 200 IS ONE OF THE BEST SCHOOLS IN THE CITY. MY CHILD HAS DEVELOPED A BEAUTIFUL SINCE OF UNITY BETWEEN MULTIPLE NATIONALITIES AND CULTURES. IM IN LOVE WITH PS 200!




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There is racism. The music teacher, Victoria Ulinof, or whatever, only allows RUSSIANS to preform. She told my friend to be more Russian, its a cruel and filthy place.



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My school isn't really that bad , but really I'm in third grade and the work is like kindergarten , I just like the carnegie Hall .



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This school is the worst. I can't wait for my daughter to graduate and I no longer have to deal with this school. I don't even understand how this principal still has his job. The administration is rude to parents, the secretaries in the main office will ignore you for the longest time and you never feel like anyone cares about the kids. There are of course some good teachers, but every year you take the chance of ending up with a teacher that is mediocre. This school has gotten worse every year since my daughter started here. The students in the dual language program are the only ones in the school that are treated nicely. So, if you're not Russian , look for a different school, your kid will just fall through the cracks.




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This school is mediocore if your child does not get into the Dual program or G&T. My son scored 99 percentile on G&T and didn't get in because of limited spacing this year. Was VERY disappointed. He also speaks in Russian and was in the dual program class for the first two weeks of school until they have their lottery drawing and randomly select 24 kids and that was it. So my 5 year old after getting to know his teacher and classmates was removed and switched to a mainstream class. He still talks about wanting to go back to his other class several months into the school year. It is not a good system.



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Overrated school. Caters to the children who need help and leaves the other children behind. The principal and assistant yes you but never follow through with any problems of your concern. My child had great teachers so that was a plus. My other issue is that they did not offer the Gifted and Talented program to American born children, So if your child was born in this countr;y and cant speak a foreign language he/she is forced to leave and attend elsewhere. They also need to get rid of the roaches that crawl around,.

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Last modified Ps 200 Benson School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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