« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
PK-5
Public district
Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 779
 

Contact this school

5101 Avenue M
Brooklyn, NY 11234

School website
(718) 241-8488
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Ps 203 Floyd Bennett address.

April 16, 2015
I was happily surprised back in September that there were 5 FULL DAY pre-k classes at this school! Next year they are slated to have 7 full day Pre-k classes!! My child has learned so much throughout the year! Her teacher is so loving and is always available to me when I have any questions... She even gave me her cell number so I can contact her whenever need be. She is having fun learning through play and has really broken out of her shell. Also, she has just started to begin to read small books all on her own! I have seen some negative reviews but I have experienced nothing but positive experiences at PS 203.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2014
PS 203 was a wonderful elementary school. I prepared my two son for their later success in school. Brent was so qualified that in his first year at middle school, he topped the State of Florida exams. He was given the opportunity to sit the SAT based on this performance in seventh grade. He obtained two partial scholarships. One from Duke university, the other from Stetson. Thanks Mrs. Xavier at PS203. Brandon, my second son was just invited into "The National Society of high school Scholars" Thanks to his third grade teacher, and his pre-K assistant teacher, who just loved him at PS 203.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2014
Terrible . I went there as a child and allowed my son to attend there pre-k to 1st and the staff and teachers are worse then even . I took him out and his new school is amazing , the education level is 100% better than 203 . Take your children out immediately .

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2014
Terrible school. i wouldn't send my worse enemies child to that school. the school is not fit for any child with any type of disability. the staffs communication skills are sub par if you want to know whats going on with your child in school. the principal is very nice but very naive to whats going on around her in her own school. Its a fashion show with the staff. appearance and looking good comes 1st before the children and their safety. they complain more about being over worked and under paid than improving the learning for the children.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2013
my son was attending this school and he got held back second grade. I was told his reading level was too low to promote him. but as his parent, I did not believe that. I remove him place him at another school, his new teacher asses him and told me that he was reading at third grade level but they could not promote him because he was held back already shame.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2013
the principal is very nice however she has no control over her teachers. my son got mistreated and got left back. the teacher did not want to work with me or my son and nothing was done about it.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
As a uniformed school,itmy belief that tougher rules to be put in place for every child to be in uniform everyday unless otherwise indicated , it seems as if there is a fashion show in the school after at least months into the school year. This action often allows the ones who are in uniform to question their parents- why should I have to wear uniform everday?

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2012
(Rating: March 2012) My children currently attend PS 203, aka convenience school. We live in the neighborhood and unfortunately, over the years its quality has declined. Most of the teachers seem overwhelmed and frustrated. The staff are snappy and rude. But, the principal is wonderful. She is very attentive and caring. Unfortunately, the budget cuts affected programs that the students desperately need. There are no extracurricular activities and the PTA is not a strong force. Parents seem more concerned about parking and picking up their children instead of volunteering. This school is on our fail list. Hopefully, a charter school will plant a much needed seed in the community.....asap. We're searching for a new school for 2012-13.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2012
My daughter's Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers were great, however her 2nd grade teacher is terrible. She is lazy, always looks miserable and is constantly absent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
Our school has a wonderful Principal and a staff that is amazing.We all work so well together and are 100% for our students

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2009
My daughter have been going to ps 203 since prek. She is now on her way to 4th grade. I must say that this is a great school. The teachers are hardworking and motivating. The staff is very friendly and it is also a safe school. My daughter is doing extremely well and I am thankful for all the teachers, admin members, principal and asst principal for making this school the best.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2009
I give this school five stars , my son attended p.s.203 for the last six years and just graduated .I want to thank all the teacher's especially Mrs.Crawford ,Mrs. Keith, Mr. Senatore ,Mrs.Oleary, Mr.Lear , Mrs.Schwarz and all the staff who made my son's stay at the School a very safe and and happy exeperiance... Thanks to the Principal and the asst. Principal also to Mr. Comis ..... thank's a million

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2008
Great school, wonderful teachers, very helpful office staff. My child loves this school and is doing very well. Thank you P.S.203!

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2008
My daughter is very happy and comfortable since she began attending P.S.203. I have also noticed that this school does a lot of fun and creative things with the kids......plays, shows, crazy hat day, different shoe day etc...All this things keep the children very interested and engaged. I am very pleased with this schools performance.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2008
The teachers at this school are highly qualified and some of the most hard-working I have encountered. My child has behavioral issues and his teachers are really patient with him. He's focusing more in class and talks about school all the time.

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2007
I love My school, I get on well with Teachers and Professionals from this school and I love that fact that my kids are safe there....I would truly hate to change schools

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2006
First let me say that most of the teachers at this particular school are outstanding. They are constantly battling behavioral issues along with stifling administration policy that make it incredibly difficult to teach but they do it some how even with the bureaucy and behavior distractions. Unfortunately, there are some teachers there that I feel have chosen the wrong profession. These teachers have given up or they have resorted to screaming at thier students to influence behavior(like that works). There are no extracurricula activities to speak about unfortunately.

- submitted by a teacher

October 06, 2006
Over the last four years I have had many interactions with the school administrators and teachers. I know my child has received a quality education within a supportive environment that puts learning first. I see the school constantly trying to revise and revisit things that need it. I wouldn't hesitate sending another child to this school. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2006
I think the worst part of this school is the office staff. Other than that I think the school is pretty good.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2006
I am sorry to say my review is not good. The problem with this school is not with the teachers. The problem is with whoever is in charge. Problems and questions regarding their programs remain unresolved & they in no way look out for the best for your children. They avoid important issues and instead tend to unimportant issues. They need to be more informed, more intelligent & more efficient in doing their jobs.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2006
The school staff is always helpful and friendly.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2006
The general environment is great. The administration is respectful.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2005
This school has an exceptional gifted program. The teachers were very supportive of my childrens academic and social development. They also did a wonderful job in preparing students for standardized tests.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2005
I'm sorry to say that this school isn't really a very good one. The staff is very unprofessional, and they don't treat the children with respect and dignity. The administration is also quite lax. The sad part of it all is, this could be a very good school if there was a stronger leader. Parent participation is almost nonexistent, and there are too many children crammed into each classroom.

- submitted by a teacher

June 02, 2005
My review for PS 203 is not very good. The availability for after school extracurricular activities are not available. If you want a school that provides safety this school shouldnot be your first choice. At the last minute depending on who you are you will be informed that your children are in jeopardy of being held back. Please make other arragements for another school.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: April 16, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Ps 203 Floyd Bennett
5101 Avenue M, Brooklyn, NY  11234
(718) 241-8488
Last modified Ps 203 Floyd Bennett is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 203 Floyd Bennett Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top