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Ps 206 Joseph F Lamb2
Posted February 20, 2014
- a parent
My son goes to this school and has attended since kindergarten he's in the 5th grade now. I was impressed at first but now that he's in the 5th grade, there's much to be desired from the head principal to the teachers in the higher grades. The rating that's listed is hard to belive because many children are failing and parents complain about the teachers instructions daily. Just go to the school yard you'll hear the complaints. You will also see the lack of respect from the head principal for the parents and students. Someone needs to investigate because their is more that goes on but if I write it on here the school personnel will erase the Comment. Just go and see for yourself.
This school is the best and I can assure you that this school is very organized, safe, and fun place and environment to learn. I am a 7th grader now and the teachers are really kind and help you when needed. The cafeteria has more lunch teachers now and the lunches are delicious. They even have mashed potatoes with gravy and turkey on cold days! This school is truly amazing and has taught me a lot. When I was in 1st grade, I first came here and was an ESL student and still learning English. After a year later, I've made dozens of new friends and changed from being a scared ESL student to a very satisfied student. I don't even want to leave! This school is really awesome and amazing. I'm sure that your kids would love it too.
Great school, excellent teachers. With one small exception: 8th Grade Science teacher. God save your kid from her! She never checks homework assignments and never contacts parents about the students' problems. So, 8th Grade Science teacher - minus one star.
P.S. 206 is a strong neighborhood school that provides great traditional education. Reading and writing is a big part of the school's program. My child also loves science, social studies, and art. The Principal is great because she works hard to increase the school's funding by applying for different private grants. The kids also benefit from regular school trips to plays, science venues, and museums throughout the year.
some defining characteristic from my years was carletto's predecessor, Dr. Armada, someone who spoke 9 languages,who you would often see several times a day, running and disciplining the school, keeping teachers and students on their toes who liked and respected him. There was also Mrs. Stellahunt the music and chorus teacher, you didn't have to be in the music program or the chorus to find your class rehearsing for the very frequent assemblies, usually organized and prepared by the very active PTA, everyone performed one time or another. The library, gyms, and computer labs were very adequate. Shelves of books, giant notepads, carpets,and teachers were plentiful in every classroom. The atmosphere and texture inspired a rewarding work ethic.
i think p.s 206 joseph f. lamb school is every excellent school i see.all the students are happy. and teachers, principal they are working every professional. strong princial / school leadership.from pre-k to pk-8 and specail edu.class.my son this fall he stared to kindergarden. i wish him the best.
I would expect some respect in an elementary school from the staff. I came to register my child and the office staff was very rude and unprofessional, I was very disappointed of her behavior, whispering behind my back, if I am even in the zone to treat me. If "in the zone" and if not, the way the staff should treat, welcome parents is the way we would want our kids to become. And if this is their way . I would not want my child to learn from such role modules!
My daughter has been attending 206 since kindergarten and has been doing extremly well. Being in the eagle and now the CIG in the 7th grade. There are times when I hear stories from my daughter that I wish some teachers would see whats going on with some kids to stop inappropriate behaviors. But overall I have very few complaints. If a child has good supervision at home and takes their work seriously and has good friends they will do well. I believe it's in the parents hands to keep a close eye on their child.
My son has been attending this school since Kindergarten. I have to say that I am extremely satisfied with the sorroundings, talent, educational curriculum and discipline of this school. The teachers and staff are extremly coorperative and wonderful to work with. I must say that it is an absolute pleasure to have my child attend this school.