Students enrolled 641
School leader MS. SUSAN MIGLIANO

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71-25 113th St
Forest Hills, NY 11375

(718) 263-9770
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Map of Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway address.

4 stars
Based on 62 ratings

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October 31, 2014
Principal expressly told parents that a teacher is not under any obligation to respond to a parent's email. The teacher told my child it's ok not to finish his homework. Bullying is tolerated at school. What kind of school is this?

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2014
PS196 This is a terrible school. All they care about is the state test. The learning process is deteriorating and there is minimal homework. The administration mismanages this place in a shameful manner

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2014
The Principal and Vice Principal are excellent and very involved in the children's education. They are responsive, bright and set a great standard for the faculty.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I went to this elementary school, and I had a great time. The teachers are mostly nice, and the learning material is up to date and sort of advanced. I loved it.

- submitted by a community member
December 23, 2013
P.S. 196 Grand Central Parkway is an outstanding school with emphasis on academics. Ms. Migliano is an excellent principal who has a strong leadership and most teachers (and not all) there are great. My older child went to PS196Q and has been going to Hunter College High School in Manhattan. My younger one has been going to PS196Q since kindergarten. I can only recommend PS196Q to every parent and child. You children will excel at this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
My daughter is in third grade now and she has been at this school since kindergarten. It has its good and bad. I noticed that the people there yell a lot. To be honest, I think it's due to an overcrowding issue. There are a lot of kids and the ratio of students to teachers is pretty high. Other than the yelling, I have had good experiences...of course I have never had to talk to the principle or administration about any issues, so I have no comment on how well they handle problems. But I have talked to them about possibly taking my daughter out of school for a month to leave the country. They were very helpful. They told me everything I need to know: my options, the forms to fill out, and what will happen. The teachers have all been great. I like the new emphasis on teaching depth and introspection...especially in reading comprehension and writing. My husband and I are both engineers, so my daughter gets a lot of math and science at home. I am grateful for the reading comprehension and writing aspect of the curriculum. I am just starting third grade, so testing hasn't really been pushed a lot yet. I will find out this year how it goes as this is the first year of testing.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
When my child was at 3rd grade, one day he brought home a math worksheet with an "Excellent" mark upside down. Then I found 5 errors in his sheet that were never identified by the teacher. It happened seveal times and I reached a conclusion that the teacher pretended that she checked students' work. I thought it was just a bad luck. But when he went to 4th grade, I found no marks or comments on his homework assignments at all. The conclusion is that the teacher never checked homework. Without teachers' feedback, how can a child learn?

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
My daughter has been at this school for two years already and she enjoys a lot!!! I'm glad with the teacher's feedback, everytime she something to say about my daughter she sends a note and she calls me. It happened every time this past year. I was happy with it. Also, every time they have presentations at school auditorium everything is very organized and beautiful decorated. Congratulions PS 196. Keep up the great work you all do.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2013
Currently, I have two children in the school. They both have scored 99% on the G+T exam this past year. The teachers so far have been very communicative, attentive and caring. I am also a product of the school and although I don't support the standardized testing at such young ages, I firmly believe PS 196 does an amazing job preparing the children to score well. The parents in general are nice as well.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2013
My son is in Kindergarten right now and I have been very happy overall with the school. His teacher is extremely responsive and the parents in his class are very involved. My son does not have much homework, perhaps a page or two each night and a short book to read, which is perfect for him because any more would make him frustrated. I do hear that there are older kids who do have a lot of homework but thats public school. All in all every kid at this early age responds to school differently. But speaking from personal experience, my son who did not transition well at all when he was in day care (since he was 2) tells me every day he loves school, his friends and his teacher.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
We love this school - nurturing teachers and principal. My son became well rounded, with interests in multiple disciplines, including science, reading, music. As with any other school, you need to do extra work at home, if you want to be above average.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2012
I can not believe what these people are talking about< two of my children attended PS 196 and had the best time ever,and I can't wait to have my jungest child start next year:))) every teacher that I ever had in that school ( my kids never had the same teacher, which means I met a lot of them over period of 9 years) was great, very well prepared, cared for their kids academic performance and well being,and my children both got into honors after finishing 5th grade at 196. Top elementary public school in NYC for over 30 years still remains on top thanks to good administration,teachers,kids and of course involved parents. PS 196 ROCKS !!!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2012
I agree with the other reviewer things have changed. The administration is bad. You are hardly ever able to resolve anything. They tell you how right they are and send you back. some of the teachers are plain lazy. No love for teaching and don't want to work, especially with writing.The parent co-ordinater is not friendly at all! Inspite of all the emphasis on test scores, the scores are dropping!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2012
My son attended K class. Always crying in the morning, never happy after school. Teacher sit him next to a fan and my son got sick of course. Complaining to a teacher didnt help, raising voice to her did. At one time a teacher scream to my wife telling bad things about our boy. As a father, I must have did a few phone calls to a principal and after we got together her response was, lets forget it , its June, what is a big deal. We moved to Forest Hills , especially to a 196 district just for a good school. What a big mistake. Surely helps to log in to google and check reviews before moving. After all we did good out of bed situation, we have moved our son to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and we are fully satisfied.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2012
Used be a good school, somehow it is been changed!!!! Almost no homework or just reading. no checking homework or just few check marks on her homework notebook. No more reading response writing either reading log. At PTA meeting, teacher asked me to teach my child's weakness-Big time writing! What's going on this school???? BIG Disappointment!

- submitted by a community member
November 28, 2011
This school was a total nightmare for my son. The staff was selfish and only cared about test scores. Their playground was a flat blacktop where students could not take two steps without bumping into someone. Mean while, there was a beautiful park next door. The lunchroom was noisy and dirty.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2011
Unfortunately, the school seems to be trying to follow an Asian model with lots of homework, overemphasis on testing, senseless book logs and very few school trips. Kids need more fun and exposure to the amazing cultural resources that we have in NY all around us. The school concerts are elitist showcases for the kids of Tiger moms who have been practicing their 5 minute long classical pieces to perfection for years. Kids that have no formal training are not allowed to participate. Whatever happened to an old fashioned talent show where the kids have fun and anyone with any type talent can have a couple of minutes to shine. Just an aside...The Theater arts program was a lame attempt to infuse fun and culture into the school, but turned out to be insane. Principal is obviously a frustrated b'way performer/director and subjects the kids to 3-4 hour long rehearsals in the hot auditorium without snacks or water. Towards the end it was 4 days a week until 6 or 7pm. Some kids don't even have speaking roles. Do not let your kids sign up for those plays---torture!

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2010
This school is such disappointment. There are a lot of post on this site that make it seem like the school has competent caring and interested teachers. You can see by the rapid succession and short duration of time that the posts are being planted by the PTA or the school staff. Don t be fooled. The school has a tremendous number of incompetent employees and burnt or teachers. I ve found the staff to be completely uninterested in my child education or personal growth, but rather interested in behavior problems and test scores. The teacher was missing work in my child folder, had averaged grades up in correctly and give my child lower scores then she deserved, when I pointed out the wrong averages she reluctantly changed the grade on the report card, but did so with such a nasty attitude.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Well balanced curriculum--art, music, theater, science, math and language skills. Great afterschool program too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
The teachers and staff are excellent and dedicated to the students and community that they serve.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
it helps kids to develop more skills, provide good educational enviroment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I love PS 196 for the excellent academic reviews.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Great school. Many good programs are created to help students and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
P.S. 196 is a very child concern school. ,My son really adjust there so fast and he is very happy with all the extra curricular activities of school.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
Overall, a very nice school, caring teachers with great programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2010
great school spirit..the kids love it! The art program is stellar

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
My sons loving his school! So many different activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
PS196 is a wonderful school. They are not only focusing on the academic study (reading, writing, math, science, social study), but also encouraging students to develop various talents (music, arts, sports). One more important thing is they also teach kids the good manners.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
It is a great school because it encourage student to read. It is very important to turn the reading as a habit. I really like to make my kid to read any book they like.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
It is a great school that cares about the children and their education.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
The school has an excellent math and ela curriculum

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Because even though PS196 is a small school they are very advance in their teaching methods and have excellent communication skills when informing the parents of their child's progress, school events, etc. The whole experience feels like the kind of connection one has with their family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
I love PS 196!! Two of my older kids had a great learning experience there and the youngest one is still enjoying its friendly educative environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Excllent curriculum and special activities/projects at every grade level

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It is not that great school. if your kids get most of test at level 4.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
My two boys in the third grade and first grade love their school and run to the school in the morning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
An excellent elementary. The teachers are very patient and caring. The school and teachers keep close contact with parents and let parents know the situation of their kids on time. I rate PS196 5 star.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
I know this is one of the best schools in NYC!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
At P.S. 196 the children learn the love of reading, the joys of poetry, and the enjoyment of math. The curriculum is well rounded with art, music, and theater arts.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Ms. Migliano and the teachers are really great!!! Keep up the good work!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
It's a great school with wonderful kids and dedicated teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
the staff is truly caring about the children

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Great teachers! Jason has so much fun and is learning a great deal!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2010
my daughter who is in ps 196. she like school and i can tell my daughter real enjoy during school time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
provide a great learning environment with dedicated teachers and students!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 06, 2010
The entire staff is great and the wonderful Principal make this school a great part of the community! Along with wonderful parents and children - it is the school with the heart!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
It is simply the best! Led by a fabulous principal, Mrs. Migliano, PS 196Q has a staff that is superb.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
I love this school because we have a wonderfully supportive principal and outstanding teachers. P.S. 196Q is the best place for a child to learn.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 06, 2010
The Principal and it's faculty are what make the school. I have two children and have had superior teachers from the start. Susan Migliano is a fabulous principal who always listens and respects Parents, she is the heart of the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
They have a great Art Program that must keep an environment for creative learning.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 06, 2010
My son has attended PS 196 since Kindergarden and has really felt both supported and challenged by his teahcers. The school has been a true blessing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Very good coordination of teachers and parents to help children and their education...

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
My chidren love this school, friends, teachers, & the Principles, present and previous. They love to go to school and enjoy learning everyday. That means a lot to parents. That's why we love this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Great academic curriculum. There is a lot of emphasis on literacy and math.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
An excellent school! Caring teachers and great students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Great School, wonderful and caring teachers and amazing students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
I love the responsiveness of the Principal, Mrs. Migliano, and the staff she has assembled and the strength of the curriculum. But most importantly, I love the fact that my son runs into PS 196 every morning, happy to be there.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
I moved my daughter and I to Forest Hills specifically for PS196Q. It truly is the school with a 'heart', with their philantropic ways and their nuturing of our children. They also have high expectations of our children, and help them rise to the occasion!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Have had wonderful experiences with the teachers and staff and my daughter is so happy here!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Great teachers and atmposphere for learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Great staff make this a really special school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love our school because all the teachers are so wonderful, they make the school very special.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love this school because it supports the community and teaches kids to care about their community. My kids love it.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
This school is one of the top in the city and its all because of the teachers and staff who work there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I moved here for this school and I'm glad I did!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love the faculty and the parents dedication to our children. I feel very safe to have my kid in PS196

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
This school offers many extras as well as high academic standards. There are special guest authors who visit the school for book signings. THe teachers are open to the many cultural backgrounds that the families come from. Great School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I am extremely pleased with P.S. 196. It is wonderful academically as well as enjoyable at the same time for my daughter. I have nothing but great things to say about this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
It has a great academic environment and caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
It's a great school which my daughter goes to.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
This is one of greatest school in NY; my child is so happy to go to school everyday !

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The teachers are wonderful. The staff is supportive. The commnunity is outstanding. The children are incredible.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 04, 2010
This is a one excellent school and all the teacher are great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Love the school for it's committment to the children and performance.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 04, 2010
Many of my son's friends are from PS 196 and they seem to be well rounded - smart, emotionally intelligent, athletic and just plain nice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
This is wonderful school. My two kids, 5,6 liked very much.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The teachers care and are very helpful. My son enjoys it a lot. Very good academically.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The teachers and administration care about the students and go out of their way to ensure progress and achievement at all aptitudes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Caring teachers + awesome administration = great place to learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Love, Love, Love the school, the teachers, the principal. It's been a wonderful home for my son.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
This is a great school and it has all the best administors and teachers. The students get the best education and have great fun at PS196.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
It is a great school & the kids are learning so much!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
P.S. 196 is full of teachers that care about their students, parents that love their children and work hard at making fun things happen and a Principal Migliano is AWESOME!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
An excellent school with dedicated teachers, very involved parents, happy and eager to learn students, and wonderful administrative staff. Lives up to its nickname, 'the school with a heart'

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
The teachers, administrators, the parents and the students are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
P.S. 196 Grand Central Parkway School is by far the best elementary school in the city. Ever since Mrs. Susan Migliano has become principal (this September) the school has taken on such a warm and loving environment along with its academic excellence. I am a parent of 4 children and have seen many prinicipals come and go, Mrs. Migliano is hands down the best one!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
P.S.196 has a welcoming environment and is a very safe and happy place for kids to learn and grow. The teachers are very caring and encourage the kids to reach their full potential.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
My granddaughter goes to PS196 and she is getting a wonderful education.

- submitted by a community member
November 02, 2009
very nice teachers and wonderful school programs

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 31, 2009
P.S. 196 is an excellent school, with a dedicated and caring staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
Best students, best teachers and great afterschool program!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
PS 196 excels academically and is a fun place for my child to grow and learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Very strong PA, approachable and competent principal, good caring and accessible teachers, kids are having fun learning, strong emphasis on reading which is great. overall excellent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2009
I love this school. The teachers and staff are very caring for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2009
It is the school with a heart-for the students, parents, commmunity, teachers, para-professionals, administration, secretarys, aides and anyone else involved in making our school the best it can be!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 23, 2009
This is the best school, my children learn a lot

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
We are the school with a heart! we have a dedicated staff who truly care about their students and work very hard to ensure that all students succeed. Our principal works hard to make sure that everyone in the school feels comfortable and welcome.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 21, 2009
Our school is a warm and inviting place to both work and learn. The children and staff create a happy place for all. We are a print rich school that celebrates good readers, writers and mathematicians.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
We are a school which has repeatedly demonstrated high academic excellence without ever forgetting that we are part of a community. We treat each and every student, teacher and parent with kindness and respect.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
It is an amazing environment to foster learning. It is an amazing place to teach - with a supportive staff and administration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
The teachers are uniquely dedicated to the students and the school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
The finest academic program in the district

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Parental involvement is high and encouraged and welcomed. School has open access to teachers. I can speak with my son's teacher directly and constantly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
My son graduated from PS 196 and it is a well rounded great experience for every child

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Great teachers, great programs and great kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Because my son has a really great teacher this year and had an amazing teacher last year

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
I love ps 196 because we have the best faculty and administration. The people who work there sincerely care about our kids. It is a warm and caring atmosphere and a safe and loving environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
P.S. 196 has an amazing Principal, dedicated and loving teachers and staff and fun loving students. We are 'The School With A Heart' and our hearts are broken because we are losing our arts program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
My daughter loves this school so much.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
P.S 196 is a very good school.Our teachers work so hard to provide kids excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
Our school is rightly titled 'The School with the Heart' because the Principal, teachers, and administration/support staff really care about student needs and parental concerns. We have a new Principal this year, but she is really an old friend in our community as she used to be the Assistant Principal. She specialized in opening new lines of communication and bringing people together to make things happen! Last year, she spearheaded the development of a Theater Arts program that (1) motivated students to come to school and achieve tasks beyond what they normally would; (2) inspired teachers and parents in our community to combine their skills and effort as volunteers for the design and set up of the background, costumes, ticket sales, etc.; and (3) just enabled everyone to grow closer in a year when funds were sparse and morale was starting to wane. The performance was wonderful -- well beyond what anyone could have expected -- thanks to everyone's combined efforts. I love our Principal and the school that PS 196, Grand Central Parkway School, has become. We are truly blessed to be members of 'the school with the heart.'

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
My kids don't give me a hard time in the morning. They can't wait to get to their school. They live it because the teachers make learning fun.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
P.S 196 is known as the school with a heart. It received a distinguished GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 in New York City. Not only are they an excellent school because of academics, but they also teach the children about helping those less fortunate. They are involved in the penny harvest where the children donate change to help those in need. The school also participated in a charity that collects shoes to donate to individuals in other countries. These are just a few of the reasons there are many more reasons why this school should win the money.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2009
This is my son's 6th year at PS196. He has enjoyed his time at the school immensely. His teachers have motivated our son and bought out the poet, writer, adventurer, artist, and scientist in him. Besides the challenging academic environment which can be stressful at times, school activities are well planned and help to balance the each child's development. They have lots of fun at PS196, not just ace their state exams year after year. Here we see students having fun and showing their artistic talents at PS196: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRMXsNQO1d8&fmt=22 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z122-g3h90Q&NR=1&fmt=22

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March 15, 2009
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January 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2008
I heard amazing things about PS 196 but was really disappointed in the school. My child did great here - but I felt like the only thing the administration and teachers were interested in were test scores. I really feel it fell short in terms of what a school should offer. We did end up leaving the school - we are involved parents and felt like our involvement was not welcome.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2008
The current principal has taken all the fun out of school for children at PS 196. There's way too much focus on state test scores and prepping starting in second grade, at the expense of a well-rounded education. There's a lack of emphasis on arts and phys ed. There are few class trips into Manhattan (the greatest resource for cultural educaion) and no celebration of holidays (another way to teach children about different cultures and customs). Mrs. Hughes seems more concerned w/ how she personally comes off as a result of the state scores and how much money she can get for the budget. But where is all the money going? 'Fundraising' is constant and at times shameless. We are asked to make donations by the PA in envelopes marked with our children's names on them. This is a public school, not a private university!

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June 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 28, 2008
I have lived across country and have 3 kids. This si the best school by far. Their high academic standard is simply unparalelled

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2008
I love P.S. 196 and truly sad to be leaving because of job relocation. My son loves it so much he asked that we try to stay for another year. The children somehow get to know each other and find true friendship despite the lack of unstructured playtime--I guess that's the case all over. There are 2 parks within the school premises that kids can play and be kids at least after school and on sunny days after lunch. There is a lot of diversity so characteristic of Queens, the most diverse borough all of NYC. Parental involvement is encouraged especially in the lower grades. The teachers are great-- they're warm,fun (according to my son) easy to approach especially since they share the same goal of educating the kids socially and academically. The only drawback is the lunchroom--it is still a work in progress.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 11, 2008
This is an excellent school with a dedicated staff.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
P.S. 196 is a wonderful school due to the amazing teachers. Both of my children were lucky enough to have Mrs. Ginzberg. She not only provided them with a solid foundation, but she was also a compassionate, kind and loving human being. I just wish all of their teachers were as wonderful as Mrs. Ginzberg./

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November 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
Awesome School - Great teachers- Administrative Staff that is top pf the loine- helpful cordial and informed!

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August 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2007
I love this school because the teachers are awsome there. I hated to leave 5th grade because I already graduated. It was really sad to leave the 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Wasserman.

- submitted by a student
March 08, 2007
P.S.196, as I feel is one of the most greatest and outstanding school I have ever attended! My time at 196 from 2nd grade through 5th grade were a blessing and were fun due to all teachers and staff members. I especially loved the school because of its ethical teachings and because of its background. All the teachers were phenomenal and taught me well! I especially would like to recognized my 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Pearl Halegua, who is one of my most favorite teachers. She prepared me well and I could of not have ever gotten this far without her push and her leadership as a teacher. Mrs. Haleguaa touched my heart and my ability to be a great A student and a well overall person.

- submitted by a student
March 02, 2007
For a New York City Public School, P. S. 196 offers an excellent environment, qualified and caring teachers, and an amazingly supportive Parents Association. While new, the principal seems to holding good course. Security is vigilent; the teachers, administration and support staff are like a group of village elders guiding the children back into acceptable standards of behavior, making sure order is kept and anything out-of-the-ordinary is addressed quickly. The school, unfortunately, is more susceptible to the flow and ebb of the centralized, bottom-dollar and out-of-touch NYC Department of Education than any local, hands-on administration you'd find outside of the city. While PS196 and other local K-5 schools are successful, the local middle schools and high schools suffer in comparison to schools outside city limits. Music at PS196 is capable and creative while art takes academic lessons and gives them memorable physical form. The extracurricular program, while expensive, is worth exploring.

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April 05, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2006
Good school. The after school program is great. It gives a break to children from the strict structure of the school.

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November 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2005
high educational level; high teacher quality; high safety and discipline.

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January 13, 2005
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Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway
71-25 113th St, Forest Hills, NY  11375
(718) 263-9770
Last modified Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 139 reviews. Top