PS 276 is the worst school in Brooklyn. With this bunch of women gossiping it's not going further that is why it's so unfortunate that the last Principal had to leave. The Dean of that school, oh my God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am a parent and both my boys attended P.S,. 276. I is an excellent one, teachers and the principal and staff are doing an amazing job.
The special education services my son has received over the past three years have made him a phenomenal student.
My son is brand new to big school as he calls it.. The enviornment in the school is a very good one. So far its ok..I hope that with the help of xcellent tachers staff and parenting my son would b on the a average.
This school is a gem in the Brooklyn area, flying below the radar. The principal and is staff are doing a fine job of demanding high standards. Character and social development skills are also emphasized.
Let's be honest for a second. We live in a community that has challenges both in and out of the classroom. P.S. 276 is doing an excellent job challenging our kids and I commend for their passion, enthusiasm and desire. The school could definitely do with more after school activites, clubs and electives. But who amoung us is willing to shell out the extra tax dollars come April in this economy? We should be thankful for our family's health and the fact that this school exists.
My son started kindergarten this year and I have to say it was not as bad as I thought. I did not want my child to attend any public school, but as things are today we had to trust the system. I have to say that we were blessed with a great teacher and he did very well for his first year. I am concerned about the coming years, but it will take hard work and communication to make a positive experience. They do need to invest in their students with gifted abilities by creating an inhouse gifted class or program. Unfortunately that may the the one reason that I would remove my son and place him in a gifted program somewhere else.
i hate this school. im am so happy that i graduated. i could not take it anymore. the teachers were mean and they kept screaming at us for no reason.
This school has great potential but is more focused on obtaining grants and funding than student performance
Louis Marshall is a very good school, academic wise, and they really can be one of the best schools. Louis Marshall, has some great teachers ,these teachers want to teach, they enjoy teaching, and they understand the children. I would love to see a few more extracurricular activities, and much more parent involvement, I know the latter would lead to even greater improvements. The pricipal is outstanding and strongly requires the cooperation of parents. I have no issues with his management style, and would like to see alot more support for him. He has our children's interest at heart, and should be encouraged and commended for his efforts.
I was really happy when my daughter got accepted into louis marshall. It really bothers me that there are leadership issue with the school. I think the principal is strict and cares a great deal about the academics of the students their behavior and the overall appearance. I believe a lot of parent involvement is encouraged, but not enough get involved,(those are the complainers). I look at the work that my daughter is bringing home and is satisfied, and I encourage her daily to be her best. I think there should be less talking about cuts in our programs and more action. A nation divided will never stand.
There is a lot of turmoil over leadership, funding and arts programs. The few performing arts programs they have are excellent, however, there used to be many more years ago. Most of these programs (Dance, Band, Drama, etc) have fallen by the wayside. Afterschool enrichment programs were also cut. My child does not get music so needs afterschool music. The Chorus and Step programs are there, but there is constant talk of cutting them too. Currently they are being run by volunteer teachers and one parent, the PTA president. Principal Jonathan Straughn makes hateful, degrading remarks towards parents. His rapport w parents leaves much to be desired. He should work on that.
I can now attest my deepest satisfaction when my sister nencouraged me to send my little girl there. the academic was of a high quality. Initially my daughter struggled to be on par with her peers when she was acclimatized she soared to the top. The teachers showed interest in her work. Homework was given and tests were given and they were corrected becausse parents had to sign. This was a plus. The sixty words per month was a very challenging way of helping them to build their vocabulary. I enjoyed the way they made the students play with fifteen (15) words per week. I give a thumbs up for their academic programme. Children were given the opportunity to build the whole man; because the curriculum covered across the board. Parents were kept abreast of everything; this to my mind was a way of letting children know of the marriage between parents and the school.
My child is currently a 4th grader and although my child likes the school because of the extracurriculars, I think the level and amount of work they're being taught is sub-par, which would in my opinion explain the poor standardized test scores the students receive. The level of homework given is equivalent to that of a 2nd grader. As such, I must supplement it with work of substance that will help my child learn more and test better. If they held the children up to higher standards, it would shed a better light on the students and faculty. Personally, I feel the work given to them is an insult to their intelligence. I can not wait for my child to graduate and go on to a strong curriculum based school in this competitive world we now live in.
My daughter is currently a 5th grader at this school. She adores all of her teachers from Kindergarten through her present grade. I am most impressed with the After School Enrichment Program. My daughter has been on the Step Team since the last school term and they have proven that the students here are really talented. Keep up the good work.
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