The lady in the office is unbelievable rude, she did mistake and still speak to parent so rude. The security guards there are good but they are also rude. Never yet see that happen in a public school. speak with parents like they are animal. very uneducated. But the teachers are nice. The school seem clean. and good after school programs.
You know what I don't get, at all? Why is the staff at the front desk so rude? The principal is rude, so are the secretaries, is everyone always having a bad day at this school? I like my kids teachers, except for one so far, but why all the rudeness? And there is no open door policy at the school. If you want to meet with the administration on a given day about any issue, you MUST make an appointment. Which is wrong. Why does the pricipal insist on saying there is an open door policy if there isn't one? If I had anothe rchoice, I would take my kids to another school. If you look at the rating from the school by th e DOE it says the school is proficient, which means just average. Not good, in my opinion.
Alright, this school is only good because of the teachers; most of them are good, some are absolute screamers, or lazy, and you should work hard to get to know which teachers are the best, because some teachers don't teach, expecially at the lower grades. The principal is difficult, and can be rude and short. Because of an incident last year she's modifying her behavior, but it depends on who you are, and how she perceives you. You have to be a strong parent at this school if your kid has special needs you yourself need to work very diligently to make sure your children are supported well. Common sense doesn't rule the day at this school, during snow days, like the person wrote below, instead of keeping the school yard clear and safe, they jammed most exiting kids through two exits on e 2nd and e 3rd street in overcrowded and dangerous conditions with parents jostling each ohter, pi*sed off, and all complaining about how ridiculous it was that the school didn't plan this better. I mean, the kids were literally standing outside in the bad weather to avoid being stepped on and bumped into. How is that safer? also, there are still icy patches in the courtyard kids fall on.
Don't let this school fool you. It should be great based on the area and the teachers but the principal, the administrative staff and the "security guards" are complete and utter let downs. They're short and speak over you if you call and unfortunately have an issue you need their help resolving. They don't want to deal with parents or help resolve issues, just make them go away. They don't feel the need to explain things nicely they bully and intimidate parents. Inquiries are taken as attacks & confrontation. I've never in all my life seen such rude ignorant, backwards people. There is no common sense used which is why parents are constantly frustrated. Dismissal is a nightmare if it rains or snows. They have no system. They either stand children outside in bad weather or shove 300 kids in a tight stairwell trying to find their parent among the crowd. I've seen teachers in a panic because they lost a child in the confusion. This school is a hot mess and I honestly know many parents that can't wait until their children graduate or move out of the district. The teachers will give you the shirts off their backs and that's the only reason I have allowed my children to remain.
School is great! They are being helpfull and caring for children. Ration to class should be less. This year cigna class 32 students????? One teacher???? It should be fixed...
Excels when making sure your child's needs are met! The staff that helps the children receiving services is very professional and make sure to make you and your child feel like just the same as the other children and parents.
I was excited that 215 is my zone school. I called for the information about registering my child to kindergarten in this school. Someone answered my phone and told me about the docouments that I have to bring with me. I have to bring the child, but she did not tell me about the time from 9 to 11. I got to the school at 11:10, and got rejected by the security guard. I called the office and spoke to the person who does the registration, she said if I called in, someone must told me about the time. I told her if someone told me about the time limit, I would not bring my kid out at that weather (28 degree). I told her I was in school at that moment. She told me to come backnext week because she will be in lunch at 11, but she was in the phone with me at that time. she told me that I have to come back next week. It was 28 degree at that time. I believe that if a person who really care about the kids and parents, he/ she will not just send me home and have we come back next week because of the person who answered the phone failed to tell me the time. The very first experience with this school made me so dissapointed. I hope other suff in the school will care about the children
The principal of this school does not have an open door policy. She does not speak with parents regarding changes the school is making. She had decided to eliminate ESL classes and insert ESL students into regular classes without speaking to parents. This school was once a great school that has fallen off its since Ms Bove became principal. Many parents have been unhappy with Ms. Bove as principal.
PS 215 is one of the best schools in brooklyn due to the leadership of Ms. Bove and her staff and administration. The teachers work hard to make sure every child receives the proper education to be successful citizens in our society. Children are number 1 in PS 215. However, it would be nice to see more parents coming to the PTA meetings and getting involved.
I would like to thank my daughter's teacher, Ms. Gilroy for being an absolutely terrific teacher.! My daughter learned a great deal this year because of Ms. Gilroy's constant praise, patience and excellent skills as a teacher. She was not only loving and nurturing to her students, but she also made herself easily accessible to the parents. Again, on behalf of my daugher and the other children in her class I would like to thank Ms. Gilroy for being a wonderful teacher.
Some of this school's program do not work as advertised. A class can start with a certain foreign language, then it abrubtly ends in a middle of the term, then another language starts next year and lasts for a few months. As an outcome, children do not learn any foreign language. On an Italian language afterschool program, children are busier with coloring and computers rather than learning a language. I noticed the same about other afterschool programs like math, science, violin. There are probably half of such classes are quality lessons , the other half is just a waste of time. This needs to get improved.
In regards to Mrs. Bocchino. I 100% agree with the parent comment below. Mrs. Bocchino is a wonderful teacher. My daughter has learned how to do independent studies. She has learned so much this year more than any other school year. I really do appreciate what you have done for my daughter. Overall PS 215 is a wonderful school. Sue and Mrs. Torres does a great job protecting the kids. Mrs. Bove is also doing a great job with the school.
On behalf of my daughter and other parents, I want to thank my daughter's kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Lynch, for being a great educator, a loving caretaker and a very nice person. My daughter learned a lot for this year and found many friends in Mrs. Lynch's class. We will always have the warmest memories about her kindergarten.
My kids attend this school currently and everything about this school is A plus and im so particular !!
This school is excellent. Teachers are great and respectful to the students. Kids are polite and intrested in educational process. Great Music Band (Thank You, Mr.Moritz!), great after school programs, great parents involvment, friendly and supporting Principal and Teachers, strong Security Team. I'm very happy with our son's progress at this school and i feel that we made a right decision to choose PS 215 for our son.
My son attends this school and he loves it. the teachers and the principal are great. The new principal has implemented some great after school programs and weekend classes as well. I am extremely impressed with the excitement and energy the teacher demonstrates and the over culture of the school is to focus on the child's education. It's great!
My son graduated this school last year. My son received a very good education. Principal, teahers, and stuffs do a very good job take care of student. I strongly recommend this school.
i use to go to this school and i loved it!all the teachers were so nice to me!
My children attend P.S.215 however this was my daughters' last year at the school. I have to say that she recieved a very good education at the school. The principal did a very great job however I never really felt comfortable talking to her. The teachers for the most part are very easy to talk to. Also I must say our school security by far is the best you can be sure that your child is safe from the minute they arrive till the end of their day at P.S. 215 Thank You Agents Susan Crawford and Carol Torres.
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