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Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 866

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2675 East 29th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11235

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(718) 376-8494
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February 05, 2014
Beautiful school..... I miss this place.. My second home I recommend this school. It has special education, people who can't speak English, and a class for people who exceed there standards. The teachers are good. I grew up in this school. It's a nice environment to grow up in. It has gotten A for many years. It has really good trips too. I learned a lot.

- submitted by a community member

February 02, 2014
I transferred here in 4th grade in the fall of 2003. Compared to my hellish previous school, this place was amazing. All teachers were respectful and strived to motivate students to do their best. I was bullied a little since I was an immigrant who didn't know the language well, but it never came close to the negative experiences of the former school. Also, looking back, I love that they required parents to have a meeting with a teacher when distributing report cards, regardless of how well the student did. I really missed that growing up. Since I was a straight A student, my parents never felt the need to come to PTC later in life.

- submitted by a community member

September 26, 2013
Both of my kids in this school. many wonderful teachers, great traditions, pleasant environment. My children love their school.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
We're new to the NYC school system but I have been impressed with how much my son's been learning here. The teacher he had last year was terrific and generally all the staff were very kind and concerned about his well being. A few things: 1. It is really hard to communicate with the folks at the school. I suspect this has to do with their being short staffed. 2. Recess only every other day for reasons that have to do with "security" but I haven't been able to get a good explanation (see #1). If it's lack of space...you can't do much. If it's lack of enough staff to supervise, it seems that some sort of parent volunteer effort could be coordinated through the PTA. 3. The PTA for some reason only meets in the mornings when us working folks can't make it.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2011
Ps. 255 was a saving grace for my son. The school treats ALL of their students, including those with IEPs, with respect and attention to their needs. Thanks to them he has flourished, and I will be heartsick in June when he graduates! The principal and staff are wonderful, and they have an active Parents Association which involves all parents (if the parents are willing to be involved).

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2011
I am a graduate of this school, and I enjoyed my time being there. The majority of the teachers are nice, understanding, and willing to help a child out as much as possible. Being in this school helped me get to being in the CIG program in Cunningham, and the Biomed program in James Madison High School with a 95 average.

- submitted by a community member

January 27, 2011
p.s 255 is the best school in brooklyn. my brother and sisters went to p.s 255 now they in one of the best high school in brooklyn.

- submitted by a community member

February 17, 2010
If I could give this school negative stars, I would. My daughter attended kindergarten at this school and it was the most traumatic experience of her, and my, life. This school is large with a large immigrant population, which is great in terms of diversity, but no so great in terms of a unified parent body as many parents (and children) don't speak English. My daughter was scared there, and had some scary, disturbing experiences. When brought to the attention of the school, I was told to ignore her. Parents are not allowed in the school, and I was kicked out more than once. I was reprimanded by trying to talk to my daughter's teachers. Other parents felt that the school was uncommunicative and intimidating as well. Teachers openly yell at students, the administration rewards this type of teaching, and there is no room to question them. Be very wary!

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2007
Im a graduate of '05 and i have to say the school is very good. I enjoyed my senior year because we had the lovely Mrs.Silber to help with the school shows. PS255 has a bunch of great teachers and staff. Best security guard ever, was Dorthy. I have no complaints about the school except that now the kids have become quite a bit more snobby and well.. if you compare.. short. Lovely elementury school.

- submitted by a student
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September 02, 2007
I'm a parent of a student at this school althought most of the teachers are very good there are a few that still need experience because they are young or new. The administration for the most part is helpful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 02, 2007
The principal at this school is very poor at commuticating with parents. Most of the teachers here are good but the ones that stand out are Mrs. O'Grady for 1st grade and Mrs. Feldman for Pre-k. they go above and beyond for the children. The rest of the administration is pretty good.

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2007
We were very lucky to be in Ms. Bernstein k-121 class.Ms Bernstein is a remarkable teacher that possesses great love for her students and her work.She is avery knowledgeable and talented educator. Ms Bernstein is a great pride to P.S.255.Thank you for everything.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2006
great school especialy eagle program

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2006
Staff morale is at an all-time low in this school. Everyone is so tense, the children are the ones who suffer because everyone is on edge. All who enter here better keep their opinions to themselves, the walls in this school have ears and they run straight to the office to report what they overhear. The principal and assistant principals are only concerned with the scores the kids recieve on their city and state wide tests and not with the manner in which the kids are taught. I'd rather have my child go to a school where the staff is happy in their work and do a great job than one that might get good scores but the enviroment is one that is very unhappy.

- submitted by a teacher

October 24, 2004
Yes, the school may have some draw backs but, over all it is a good school. I can agree with other parents that the office help need extra improvement or a clean sweep. The safety officers are terrfic. I applaud them! I can assure you that the children here are safe. Principal she means well but, at times you may wonder? Is she for real or is she in character? PA they do make an effort to involve everyone in there events. They are always asking for volunteers for special events for the children. Some parents and guardians need to make an effort to get involved and stop flapping there lips on things that are so not true. Teachers are warm hearted and approachable. The only negative point is the appearence of the school. The front garden needs work, trash picked up! How about some garbage bins outside?

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2004
The school is excellent, but as you know the school is just a building. I throught the no child left behind was known to all school employees. This school had no idea of the program, and told me if my child was left behind maybe she needs to stay behind. The principal was the same as the staff. I heard from a co-worker that the school was a good school and I guest it is, but my child or I will ever get the opportunity to find out. This school totally breached the NCLB Law.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2004
Scores overall are good. Teachers are competent. The safety agent is good. The 'office' is horrible. Upon entering the office you immediately feel unwelcome. The obnoxious secretaries look up, see you and then look away. The PA doesn't really try to recruit any new parents. And The Parent Coordinator is the former PA president. Some children act like bullies here and no one in the school cares. I am know this starts at home, but I really think the school should also teach the children to respect each other and make the kids feel safe. They have a good crossing guard but the parents drive near the entrance and ignore her commands. The gate is never locked so they get out of their cars and open the gate and drive thru. I saw a child almost get hit by a car and complained to the Principal but nothing was done.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2004
Teachers are wonderful people who work in the office are obnoxious and not helpful you can stand there and they pretend they do not see you. Safty wise good not easy to just walk in, but the childrens safty with other children horrible. Parent coor. positon is a joke, all political connections.

- submitted by a parent
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Ps 255 Barbara Reing School
2675 East 29th Street, Brooklyn, NY  11235
(718) 376-8494
Last modified Ps 255 Barbara Reing School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 255 Barbara Reing School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top