My son came here when he was in Pre-k. I wasn't happy with PS 21, had the opportunity to switch school to PS 242 near Pathmark(Best thing I ever did for my kids). So, for kindergarten - 3rd grade. both my kids attended PS 242. PS 242 only went up to 3rd grade. When 4th grade came around I decided to put him back to PS 21 hoping for the best. Hi is back in PS 21, I have issue all around. My son got sick and they never notify me, they wouldn't look up my work no, They only call the house. Why would you call the house if you know majority of parents both work? So the next day I went to the nurse room and ask to change the emergency contact on the sheet to my work, she does not change her sheet. Another is the teacher. She only gives out math assessment tests(which is once a semester and she never sends it home), she barely checks the homework or goes over it, and student grade is based only projects. One project or two projects at a time; on top of the abundance of homework. Poster making is unnecessary, just as long as they show they understand what is needed for the common core. Had a meeting with the assist. principle and teacher. Don't think it made any impact.
PS21 Q.. I am a parent of 2 kids who both have been in the school since Pre K . The teachers do the best they can with the budget and class size.There is a mix of great caring teachers mostly the newer patient ones with older impatient teachers who in my opinion should retire. Unfortunately due to the politics they just get rotated to other subjects or grades which is unfortunate for the children. The lunch aides serve no purpose since they are either yelling at the kids or gossiping with each other. And yes I have passed by on several occasions with other moms and we have seen this. Pre k -2nd grade was wonderful as well as the GFT teachers.
The school promised the world but did not deliver. We are totally disappointed with the teacher in charge of the G & T class in Kindergarten. She was mediocre at best and my daughter could not hear her voice when she was teaching. She was poor at teaching Mathematics and we don t think she understood the concept herself. She sent my daughter bunch of homework but did not even mark them. We decided to move our family and try another school.
so happy with this school words cannot describe! my son is in pre-k loves it! and is exceling beyond my belief! he was just accepted to the gifted and talented program so siked!
The teachers in this school are Amazing! It is a very well organized and well developed school!
This is a wonderful school. The principal and assistant principals are well coordinated and organized. You are very lucky if you are zoned for this school. The security guard, parent coordinator and pta are great.
Debra Buszko and the Assistant Principals do a phenomenal job leading this school. I am extremely happy with the leadership and administration with this school. Happy Parent Rating 5
The administration and staff are great. Some teachers aren't that great. Student numbers have gone up in the classrooms.
The admininstration and staff work together as a cohesive team to make education exciting .The school is warm and inviting.as you enter the school you are given a cheerful greeting by every one you meet.
I am a parent to a very active Kindergartner. PS 21 has helped my child to settle into her classroom routine. They are proactive, thoughtful and caring.
My daughter attended PS 21 for one year (2006-2007). WE LOVED IT! This school is excellent school. The staff is very warm and caring. The Students are overall well behaved. The Principal and Assistant Principals are awesome. They have a wonderful Parent Teacher Coordinator. Great Parenting Seminars! Great PTA. Great Security. Creative Family Nights!
Ps.21 is a one of a kind school.I love it.The principal is a great leader,she has such quality and whats the best she knows all of her 1,300 students and parents. The teachers are great,they love each student.I am happy.
I love this school the teachers are great!! Also the PTA is a sucess.Iam so happy that even if I move I think ill still try to leave my son in this school that is how happy I am!!!Go PS 21!!!!!!!!
I love this school. The teachers arwe soooo kind a caring for all there students,the princable is great one of a kind .My son loves it
My son Daniel now attends P.S.21q as did I when I was a child. From my experience as having been a student there from k-6th grade, it was one of the best experiences of my life. All the students, and all the staff are very closely knit like a family. Each is concerned with eachothers well being and academic progress. Now I am proud to say that my son attends and loves this school. There is a great music program in the school. Also, I notice that every child has a voice that is heard. The teachers pay close attention each childs needs and prepare each child for the future successfully through high academic priorities from which they were taught. I believe in my school and my son's future and there is no other place that I would recommend other than Edward Hart (P.S.21). Keep up the good work!
PS 21 is a wonderful school for children. The teachers are truly caring about their students and the music program is fantastic! My kids are very happy attending this school.
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