I was a student here many moons ago and now my children attend this school as well. The staff here is very polite and attentive. Principal and Assistant Principal are always around and readily available. I'm a proud parent because I know my children will excel thanks to the attention and care for my children on behalf of all the staff that make up this AMAZING school.
My son was in PS 20 and he absolutely loved it there. Starting with the principal, guidance counselor Ms. Glickman, paras, pta, security guards, lunch personnel. Everyone in this school made my son feel welcome and very loved. My son left because he went from a 12-1 class to a collaborative class in another school. This class was not offered in PS 20. I wish it would've been , because my son really misses his old school. I as a parent miss dealing with the wonderful staff in that school.
My son was in Pre-K 2010-2011, he enjoysed his first year of school very much. He also like to play teacher/students games at home, of course, he likes to play teacher...his father and I were very impressed. When summer break started, my son kept asking me why he doesn't have to go to school or he wants to go to his teacher's class. He miss his school life very much. A lots of thanks to Ms Soin, Ms Mema which brought and taught a lots to my son from school.
I still can remember on the first day of Pre-K programs when we send our kids to PS 20, they kept changing the school's schedule until Sept. 13, 2010 Monday, My husband even asked me why are they kept changing the schedule??? I had no answer for him. I really don't want to see my son keep suffering the sorrow of going to school, Please do something to stop the sitatution that happened this morning. I want my son go to school happily but not in a condision that adults are shouting and yelling in front of him at the beginning of the day! Thanks.
This is a great school teachers and staff work as a team, and all students are great too, they have good discipline. Teacher are so nice with students. This school is nice community with students and teacher from every where around the world. assistant principals are very nice with students.
Security is good, staff all right, don't know about other teachers but a 2nd grade teacher mrs lucas is bad, she causes trouble and aggravation, she talks irrelevant stuff all the time, no real help, and she's obsessed with dress code, i don't think schooling is the right job for her
I use to like the school back then when my son was there. I have a daughter there now and is not the same. To much politics going there. Principal has not reached out to parents about genders or stuff that goes on with the school. I recently heard we lost our Parent Coordinator and I am truly upset that I was not inform either by phone or a letter. When school needs something from parents they are quick enough to send a letter home. I also use to participate in the PTA, but after some drama stuff I decided to not help out in the PTA. I do not see why if I put my opinion in and I am not heard.
I like this school because they take care of the kids. Full time nurse available. New Principal bring lots of activities for kids like dance, music, basket ball, chess, on Friday ' P.S.20 Spirit' T-shirt, Computer Lab, Science Lab.... Kids love this activities. Principal , AP's, and Teachers are very good. My Principal is listen to me, accept my views/suggestion and take necessary action. My kids love this school and me too.
this school is bad, teacher and principal does not know what student's needs
My son had a difficult time transitioning into the school. The AP's, Teachers and staff made me feel welcome and encouraged me to become involved with the school. The lines of communication are positivly open. I believe PS 20 is a great school and I am proud of being a PS 20 parent.
I use to go to this school and its not a great school. The acedemic levels can improve and they need to teach better.
This school is very good and the teachers are pleasant to their students, though I have to say that the lunch can improve. I like that they have a PTA as well as snapple machines and snacks that you can buy.
Not an extraordinary school to the the least. I would recommend chosing another at best. I use to attend this school and I was not happy with it's academic level.
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