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525 Lenox Road
Brooklyn, NY 11226

(718) 773-4869
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December 15, 2014
I felt very concerned last year when I read the reviews about Lennox Academy. As an educator, I often long for a learning environment where children to be excited while working towards their fullest potential. This school is a gift to the community. The Principal is an outstanding leader, he seems to lead from the heart. The middle school program provides challenge and opportunity to engage in self discovery especially with the growth mindset philosophy. The projects and assignments allow students to retain what the learn. Example science games, books and booklets. Not to mention the use of technology for graphs and charts and in general. I was so impressed by the quality of the Arts program: The children not only learn Shakespeare but the get a chance to perform. I had one concern about the school and this was the extra curricular activities. To me all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy: However in 2014 the school introduced a after school program which to me makes rate this school as excellent: Elite, elite. I hope that the administration work on the athletics program to support the academic rigor.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2014
Great School!!! My daughter is in kindergarten in Mrs Peters class and is one of the top performers in her class thanks to Mrs Peters. I've seen my daughter's reading improved tremendously. She keeps telling me how much she loves school and her teacher. Most recently my daughter had surgery and had to be away from school for about a week. Her teacher, Mrs Peters called her on the morning of her surgery to give her words of encouragement. I cannot explain to you the look on my daughters face. She was soo happy to hear from her. She also got a call from her teacher after the surgery to find out how well she's doing. My daughter also received home work from her teacher so that she stays updated even away from school. All I can say is this school is awesome to have such caring teachers and I am one proud parent. Her baby sister will surely be attending this school next two years. Hope she gets Mrs Peters!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
I think P.S. 235 is an amazing learning environment which caters to the total development of the students. I have had a longstanding interaction with this school beginning in the early 1980's when my first child was enrolled there. All three of my children have excelled due to the solid "educational foundation" which all their dedicated teachers laid at this wonderful school. P.S 235 has maintained the high standard over the years, and we did not hesitate to have our precious granddaughter tested for the S.O.A.R. (Gifted) Program. Why would we choose to send her anywhere else? She already indicated that she wants to become a doctor like our daughter, and here we are putting our next generation on the P.S. 235 track, where "Learning Is Alive!" She is now in Mrs, Benjamin's kindergarten class, and we are so thrilled with her overall performance. Not only is her classroom teacher dynamic, but she is

- submitted by a community member
April 24, 2014
Rigorous classwork &my child enjoys the concepts &class projects. She is in kindergarten @ECC and seems to complain about having so much work but NYS classrooms are changing, I understand the shift & accommodate my child's need for extracurricular activities afterschool with karate and soccer development. I am concerned about behavior& bullying but I guess that comes with the territory If I have a concern the teachers are cooperative. What can you expect from an 8 rating school everyone is working hard. I respect that! My daughter has mixed emotions about the work load but she wouldn't be a kid if she didn't complain I'm just glad she is being challenged and stretch as a student. They still put on holiday events the kids dance &sing & learn about cultures that is golden to me &I enjoy attending the events. I want to especially mention Mrs. Peters she is a veteran teacher and she knows what she is doing I had to learn to trust her professionally, she is doing her best &commend her efforts considering all the kids she has in classroom but she can do it & is. Mrs Quashie-noel is very special gentle &proud of her children I her style, MR. HO makes paper talking about it.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2014
This is far the best school! Check out their report card on the NYS EDUCATION portal. It is the ONLY school that got A's across the board. My two boys are enlisted in the schools awesome SOAR program. I love it! Very hands on...the teachers teach how, when , where, and what you would do! EXCELLENT SCHOOL! The only bad thing: NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS...would be great if MUSIC, a foreign language, any SPORT was added so the kids can have something to do...maybe they should ask for volunteers...just a thought.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
I HIGHLY recommend PS 235. My child is is pre-k and the amount of work covered in class is amazing. I feel as though my child attends a private school but the environment is relaxed. My child is constantly challenged. However the teacher was annoying at times always negative with my child on her behaviour in the classroom. She never praised her for any good behaviour. This affected my child most of the time. I guess the relationship between the two was bad because my child was golden whenever the teacher was off sick.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2013
This school is no longer a good/great school. Academically, if you are in the SOAR program and get a good teacher, then you are lucky. If you do not get a good teacher, dog bite you! My child did well, up until 4th grade when we had the worst teacher, Ms. Caliendo. Poor classroom management. Your child suffered if you questioned anything. She dislikes parents that question her teaching or classroom style and she takes it out on the children. She LOVES to kick children out of the room for any minor thing. I say, look elsewhere. There are better schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
OMG!! First I'd like to give props to the 3 best teachers at ps235-Ms Givner, Ms Tasimowicz and Ms Dixon. My son graduate 5th grade and I'm glad he's out. The 5th grade teachers were HORRIBLE Ms Straker in particular. This woman taught my son for 3 months he strayed away and I never found out about it until Nov during parent teacher conference. Her words to me was " I was wondering where are the parents for this child?" Never did I receive a courtesy call and knowing my child is a well mannered child you would think she'd show that she cared. My son went downhill academically after 5th grade and they are partly to blame. A bunch of negative screamers who chattered the poor children confidence. They were so afraid of ever asking a question because if they got it wrong they would be screamed at and asked to leave the classroom...go figure. My son did not learn anything in that school. Maybe it was reputable back then but not know. There's favoritism and I suggest that these teachers take a course themselves on how to teach and conduct themselves professionally. I can't wait for my 2nd child to be out of this school it's gone to the dogs from top to bottom.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
P.S. 235 is a great school. I attended the school and now my daughter and son attend the school. Also 6 of my nieces and nephews attend. I love the school environment and the teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2013
THE SCHOOL NEED TO HAVE ART , MUSIC FOR THE KIDS ,CAUSE IT A PART OF LEARNING ,I

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2013
i hate this school Ms.Coatl the 5th grade teacher is the worst teacher ever if your in 5th grade never go to that teacher believe me i know i used to go there and i hated my mom for letting me go to her and everone who put me in that class.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
I would like to add that P.S 235 need to add more play time and gym time. Kids NEED play time they will have less "hibby jibbies" in the classroom and the teachers will not spend unnecessary time getting the class settled. There should be arts and music added to the curriculum and should not be limtied to a few classes. If we focus on these activities the knowledge and readiness for state tests will come naturally. Believe me art and music work wonders on the lives of children. I actually pay for music for my child. Concerned parent

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2012
This is a great, great, school the teachers are wonderful, i get updates daily about everything thats going on in the school, we made a very good choice choosing p.s.235, the soar program is great.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2012
The standard in this school has dropped tremendously. The emphasis is in academics and the soar program is not as advanced as was initially presented. There is little or no recreational or arts programs. Some of the parent/teacher interaction is inapporpriate in that the teachers are reporting their personal business to their students and making inappropriate comments. The parent coordinator is unprofessional and not helpful The afterschool program was discontinued this year with no alternative plan presented to the parents. This current adminstration does not provide support to parents and school, which are important elements to a school's success.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
This school need more progessional staff. Most don't follow through with issues concerning the children. They appear to condone bullying behavior. My child didn't spend an enjoyable 5 years at this school. As for academics, they seperate the smartest, leaving them to fend for thier own... As a parent I had to pay for services the school never offered even when asked. So glad to be moving on... Goodbye, good riddance Lenox Academy...SMH. :(

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2012
I would not recommend this school to anyone the current principal and some of the teachers are more of saving face than for educating the children. They're more about the pay check than that of the well being of the children in this school

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2011
this school p.s.235 is a horrible school. it lacks the teacheing imformation your supposed to get at that certain grade. i'm in the soar program in fifth grade and the things i'm learning now should have been the things thought in fourth grade. the teaching is boring and hard to understand and the kids don't even tery to help out with doing the right thing so maybe the teacher can get somewhere with their teaching. the lunch rooms are pig stys. the teachers lauguage around the students are bad. and their disapline is low. childern can't get detion every day. exspeicially the whole entire class.

- submitted by a community member
January 25, 2011
This school is not very good i would not recommend sending anyone's child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
P.S. 235 is a great school that strives for execllence and tries to supply the world with the most intellectual and care-giving students. The enviroment is friendly and almost all the time philantropic. But the discipline tactics are very weak and the school has a lot of sanitary issuses but they have room for improvement. Otherwise their academic philosphy is very specificed and well carved and me as a current sixth grader enjoys their accelrated science progam and high set standards and expectations.

- submitted by a community member
April 07, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 07, 2010
I am a parent of a 4th grade student at P.S. 235. I love this school. The teachers are great. They have a true sense of the students in their classrooms and often adjust their lesson to suit. The new administrative staff is really trying to keep a handle on the students. I can see that the new custodian is also trying to get a handle on the building. As parents we need to continue to work with the staff of P.S. 235 to help this school remaind the top in the district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
It have great programs and activities for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Ps. 235 is a great school! The gifted school curriculum is geared to teach kids out-of-the box learning skills. My son's work is always a grade or two ahead and it's never too difficult for him to grasp! The teachers are great and reallly seem to care about the children. I love P.S.235!!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2009
This is an excellent school, great teachers, wonderful staff who shows concern for the children..the children are very well taught..great school

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March 01, 2009
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February 19, 2009
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February 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 28, 2008
I am in the sixthed grade and i agree the bathrooms are very dirty. the techers are very nice and help a lot but changing class is very unorganized. For the first few there was fighting but at nothafter thing much.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 08, 2008
Good acamedically, my child is in the Soar program, Drop off and pick up needs more to be desired. It's totally chaotic. The bathrooms are extremely dirty. I think I will have to move my daughter because of these reasons. They school is not properly funded and no email address available for the school or teaches.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 07, 2008
this school was very good in their acdemics when comming to it but the behavior is terrible and their are not doing anything about it theyre are very nasty when they have to clean the bathrooms it is disgusting people cant use it nicely

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2008
Lacking Spanish instruction as a regular class, only offered in the After School Program. The SOAR program is great. My son is in Kindergarten and doing 2nd grade level work such as fractions

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 20, 2008
My son is currently in the first grade at P.S.235. Academically you can'y ask for anything more, he's in the SOAR program. There's a lot to be said about discipline problems, teachers / staff respecting students and fun engaging extracurricular activities. Drop off, pick up and lunch time is always chaotic needs to be improved. The children in the school also lack compassion for one another and typically are not nice to their peers. I sometimes wonder do I keep my son here for the academics or do I move him to a place where children demonstrate and are taught good character and the environment is calmer?

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2008
I used to go here and sorta liked it but it didnt have enough materials

- submitted by a student
no rating April 05, 2008
this is a good school my son is doing well in the soar program from kto 5thgrade allgrade 4 on his test scores the princiopal Janice Knight recently passsed away so hopefully the new principal ,will keep to the same standards .there are not enough extra curricular activities .otherwise its the top school in the district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 11, 2007
ps.235 is the best school in new york and Lenox academy.

- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2007
My daughter attends PS235.Our experiences so far have been mixed.Like other parents, I tried in vain to have contact with the principal concerning an incident with my child and some of her classmates.Which was handled in an unprofessional manner. I did as much as I could have possibly done to correct the problem with my child and that is where the story ended.Meanwhile the cause of the problem still lurks around the school. Three years of the gifted program rated by me as fair with lots of room for improvement.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2007
Excellent school! A very active PTA Board and Principal.

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September 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
I have one child attending 235, and I believe the teachers are great. Within a month or so of entering pre-K, my son was reading--it was amazing! I do believe that the school needs to provide the children with more physical activities (my child had no gym class last year). Also, I found the parent coordinator very unprofessional. Overall, though, I believe my son is learning a lot at 235.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2007
235 is a very good enviornment for me. I am a senior at 235 (Lenox Academy) and I have loved my experiencethere so far. The school is small so the teachers and students can have that one on one connection that builds a better learning enviornment. Im glad I choose to go to 235!

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2007
I am a parent of a 7th grader and it seems like the school is just average. My child comes home with 15 minutes of homework and has nothing else to do. There is also dress code, and majority of the time, everyone is in jeans and mini skirts. Overall, the school is just average, but has serious problems to fix!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2007
I am a proud parent of a 5th grader, who came from private school to PS 235. At first , I was very nervous but after observing the commitment of the principal and Staff and the strength and dedication of the PTA, I became very comfortable. We had a budget cut but even with that our Principal stood the test of time. We have been there for 3 years and with the exception of the lack of or minimal extra-curricular activities, (i.e., sports, etc) PS 235 had been the best thing to happen to my child. I regret paying money in Private school when it could have been contributed to making an even better institution out of PS 235. The Principal and staff makes this school a joy to attend.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
I am not a parent,however I am a proud graduate of this school(2006).I attend and Early College Highschool in Manhattan now and I have to say that P.S. 235(Lenox Academy) really prepared me. I thought that the school enviornment was definetly welcoming to the time that I have been there and I do not think I would change my experience. Yes Lenox Academy is lacking resources, for example like numerous extra-curricular activities however that did not effect my impression on the school as a whole.

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December 04, 2006
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September 02, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
My focus is on the middle school program - The principal means well! However, there seem to be a disconnect with the parents of the middle school program and teachers, unless there is a big problem. The PTA is more about k-5. There is no meetings of the minds for 6-8. Although the test scores of the middle school are execllent, I am concern about a possible drop off. Lastly, as a mother, my daughter has talked about the behavior of some of the boys, which should be dealt with, but such things are not brought up because it does not affect the k-5 children. The middle program is the lesser of the evil, for middle schools in district 18.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
Over all the school is good. Mainly because of the parent partisipation. We as parents wanted to help with getting more involvment. But came up aggenst the administration asking for help but not taking it. To much polotics with the princable and pta. Instead of the school working with the parents. With the recent buget cut the school lost.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2005
My son has been at PS235 from PreK to the 5th Grade where he currently is. the school is great although its phyical circumstances are such that he was located first at the annex, next in trailers then the main building and now at another annex. In 1st and 2nd Grades he did Spanish but alas that was stopped from 3rd Grade. The Math, Science and ELA cirriculum are all well thought both in quality and extent, however supporting liberal teachings such as music, creative writing, Gym, or performing arts are not provided. I guess it is ultimately a public school. The PTA is strong which makes PS 235 even greater. Its a wonderful school

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2005
This is a great public school. The administration and teachers are active and available. The teachers and students know they are expected to come ready to work. The parents a really active in the school. The school is very crowded and does not have enough space to provide the children with much physical activities.

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March 05, 2005
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February 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2005
I am experiencing communication problems. After a distrubing incident in my son's class, i have went to the office and s/w the VP and was advised that i needed to speak with the Principle, this was in October, I have left all contact number for the principle to give me a call back, the issue was address, my child was call down to the office and questioned and i still have not yet been notified. i think the principle should address concern parents need.

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January 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2004
My daughter is currently a first-grader at P.S. 235 and while the school is a good one, I find that it depends greatly on the individual teachers. However, the size of the school accounts for a great many discipline problems and many think the principal is unaccessible and not as involved with the children as she could be. They wish for a warmer environment but you can currently only get that from your child's teacher. Her kindergarten teacher was great, her current teacher even better, but most of it depends on the luck of the draw.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2004
p.s 250 this school has very dedeciated teachers always willing to go the extra mile to help the kids . Both my kids attend this school all teachers are positive ,i will recomend this school to any one ,lost of extra activities.

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October 06, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2003
I have 2 children in this school, both starting at the K-level. The teachers and administrators alike are first rate. The grassroot level involvement of the principals and her cohorts are unprecedented. The aftershool program run and organized by a very active PTA is also of a high quality and best of all affordable. The only minor drawback is the lack of adequate outdoor playgrounds and extracurricular activities even at the middle school level. On a scale of 1 to 10, ps235 is a 9.5!

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Ps 235 Lenox School
525 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, NY  11226
(718) 773-4869
Last modified Ps 235 Lenox School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 235 Lenox School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top