This school is not so great. The teachers are ok, but if you are an American person, who only speaks English at home, you are going to have problems communicating at the school with the kids & even some of the staff. The staff is mixed, but not as mixed as the students. We are an American family & we only know English. When my daughter started PreK in September 2010, she kept coming home for 3 months saying that kids don't speak English & that she can't be friends with them. I felt terrible for my little girl & when I would come to pick her up, I heard at least 5 different languages myself from the parents. I don't know if people care about this issue as much as I do, but I hate that about P.S. 225. The is only 50% of White kids in the whole school & the other 50% is very mixed. Again, may not be an issue for other parents, but is an issue for me. Unfortunately, in the Brighton Beach area, there are many mixed people & many different languages. I'm moving out of the area to a more American neighborhood in Long Island. Finally!!!
My daughter started Pre-K this year and she loves every minute of it shes very happy with the teachers and staff .. I am really happy that i choose this school as a parent!
i love this school it has beautiful teachers and it teaches me a lot of things since i came to this school . i am graduating this year but im really sad because im leaving and going to another school my favorite teacher is mrs wedderburn i love her so much and im abtsam by the way
my child went to this dispicible school and has been treated as fowl as you can imagine !
As for so many of horrifying years from a different school I finally got help from a staff members of PS 225. I have regained peace and understanding of my child. From this school my child gets education, great help and love. I truly believe that it takes a great knowledge, patients and will to teach different children at the same time. It takes a big heart to love our uneasy children. At PS 225 all the staff members are a true heroes. Thank you to all of you for your endless and hearty work
My son Matthew's first year back at public school was at P.S.225. His teacher Ms. Malvone gave me faith that there was still some wonderful and caring teacher left in the public school systems. All staff members from resource room and all the wonderful help received from Mr. Casmai. Thanks to all of you I have regained my respect for the public school system. Mrs. Zuckerman.
The worst school ever! Elementary school teachers are unaware of their group's climate! The only good thing in this school is the after school program!
this school is the worst school for your child to go to. Especially 8th grade. The teachers have no respect for the students.I regret ever sending my child here.LLuckily its his last year.Thank God!
I went to this school from preschool at age 4 through 8th grade and I loved the family atmosphere in this school. Everyone knows everyone else. The teachers care about you and I found that when I left to go to a 'gifted school', I would never have gotten into Murrow H.S. if it were not for this school. I will always love it, and that's what really counts, right?
My son was transferred this past January to this school because of the no child left behind act. When I was given this school as an option, I was impressed with the scores in the Reading and Math state wide tests. But when I got to the school, I experienced racial hostility. My son's teacher is an absolute gem; she is extremely dedicated and phenomenal. It's the main office staff I have a problem with. My son is extremely gifted and I found it degrading and demeaning for a school official to say that 'these children have to be taken since it's no child left behind.' I was very upset over the whole incident and numerous other incidents I have first-handledly witness at this school. Even though my son loves his teacher and class, I'm unsure of how to proceed this coming September.
My children attended this school for one academic year. I found the school to be too big, too crowded and the teachers to be uncaring. Class size is too big for one teacher to be able to do his/her job well. That was just one of the problems. I spoke with one of the assistant principals, and the principal regarding my concerns and did come away feeling that my concerns were important. In the end, I decided to place my children in a different school and we are all much happier. I wish I had better things to say.
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