Students enrolled 792
School leader MS. CARIN ELLIS

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34-25 82nd St
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

(718) 898-6973
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4 stars
Based on 29 ratings

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June 30, 2014
The school is great when it comes to the teachers and some support staff. I do believe that the school tends to favor some Hispanics families and ignore the other types of families in the school. The PTA does the typical fundraisers without any consideration for other families who, for example who prefer not to give their kids junk food, or just host movie nights that appeal to very young kids. They want volunteers but when you do volunteer theres no direction and very little appreciation. They rarely ask for help just so that they can complain they don't receive any help, I feel like you if step on the wrong toes, your child is doomed, so try not voice your opinion or make a small change cause its not worth the aggravation

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2014
This school is a very nice place to work. The staff is very caring and knowledgeable and the related service providers (OT,PT, Speech, Counseling, etc.) are very dedicated and involved. There are lots of programs that the kids can get involved in both during school hours and also in after school. The PTA is wonderful with activities for the kids, raising money for the school and also providing support to the staff.

- submitted by a teacher
June 05, 2014
My daughter attends 3rd grade here im very pleased and all teachers and staff are wonderful . The school has tonsss of programs for the kids i love it.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I love PS212. This will be my daughter last year at PS 212 she will start 5th grade in September. She's being at PS212 since 1st grade. I LOVE the school. Teachers and staff are great with the kids. Education is GREAT.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2013
I think this school is great with the wonderful teachers in this school. I miss this school and wish I was still there

- submitted by a community member
November 15, 2011
This is second year of my son and i am not very happy .My son tells me that she speak most of time spanish and he does not understand her.and my son is very good at reading and he got 2 for that because we don't send any gifts for teacher as other parents does

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2011
i love this school so much now i am in middle school and i still love mrs ellis and everyone in ps212 more than my middle school people. I think mrs ellis is the best principal in the whole wide world.

- submitted by a community member
February 01, 2011
i am in 5th grade and my opinion about this school is that its excellent. i think this because im in this school and i know how it is like. they are very organized and hard working people.they try there best to make us have the best last year with 5th grade prom , yearbook, graduation and more.i will miss it when i leave because ive been there since kindergarden. thanks P.S.212

- submitted by a community member
January 25, 2011
Registering a child to Kindergarten is a nightmare at this school! The ONLY hours they will allow you to do it is 9-11am and not a minute later. And if you can't make it at that time, o well, too bad for you and your child. So many of us, parents and caregivers, work at those hours and can NEVER make it in time for the registration. I sincerely hope that this can and will be changed.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2009
It provides a great educational basis for my child

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
this school my child helped when he got lost

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
It's our second home; a haven for learning and growing. I can honestly say that I love my job! I'm very thankful for our precious little ones, our cooperative and hardworking parents and the most wonderful group of professionals you will ever meet. Thank you P.S. 212.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
There are great therapists and a fantastic related service staff as well as parents who are supportive and involved.

- submitted by a community member
September 23, 2009
This school is the safest from all the other schools that my children have gone to. The staff and the teachers are very nice and they helped my child grow strong. They are very educational and they teach my daughter all that she needs to knows. This is the best school!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Best staff, great parents and of course wonderful students. We are very lucky.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
I love that the therapists are involved with the students even outside of the therapy domain and care for their student's overall well being and success.

- submitted by a teacher
September 22, 2009
We work really well together as a staff. We also keep each other well-fed.

- submitted by a teacher
September 20, 2009
my daughters go to that school and they think its great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
The quality of the teachers is superb! Caring knowledgeable teachers that make a difference.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
This school has good teachers that care and go out of there way to make the parents of the student be involve.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
I love P.S. 212. I have never seen staff, especially the counselors, that care so much for their students. Everyone is helpful and the kids do not not feel alone. Ana Araujo is the best sapis counselor ever. P.S 212 is lucky to have her as part of their team.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
What makes this school so interesting is its cultural diversity. We love planning events that incorporate the food, dance and music of all the different countries we represent!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 18, 2009
P.S. 212 is great! We have a great staff and very supportive parents. I am so glad to part of such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My daughter works as a teacher at P.S. 212. She can't stop talking about her "kids" as though they were her own. It's a second home for her.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
It is a close knit community where every teacher and parent know each other. Our principals are supportive and always look out for the interest of the students with teacher feedback. Our children are put first and we try to incorporate educational enrichment programs in order for them to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
We absolutely have the best staff! We are not a just a school.....from the security guard to the principal, we are a family.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 18, 2009
PS 212 provides for a warm, loving and nurturing environment. All the staff are dedicated and work collaboratively for the continued improvement of the school. The spirit of teamwork and the sharing of best practices in the teaching/learning process are vehicles that promote continued success in this school.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
P.S. 212 is promotes multi-cultural activities so that children can better understand one another's heritage. Encouraging multiple after school programs such as Pachamama (Peruvian arts) reflects PS 212 richness in diversity and willingness to introduce them to their students. As a Latina it fascinated me to see children of all backgrounds reaching out to learn about each others heritage .. As a Latina who grew up in Jackson Height NY, who has contributed with the programs, interacted with the principal and students, I am more than delighted to highly recommend this school !

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
This school has helped my two children learn so much and so many things. I am proud of my children and I am so glad I put htem into this fantastic school. P.S.212 is the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Great teachers and a excellent school for all.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
A great school with amazingly talented, compassionate and dedicated staff!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
P.S. 212Q is a great school because they try to meet the needs of every child. They recognize all the different cultures that make our community great.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
We've always put our students first. We have A lot of dedicated teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Ps. 212 is a great school with excellent teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
I am a parent from this school and I like this school because my daughter which is in high school now learned in English in that school and it was very good for her. She learned about subjects and right now she is in one of the best high schools. My other daughter which is in that school right now is about to graduate and she also learned english there and has a good aducation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
PS 212 is a wonderful school with the best interest of every student guiding the teaching

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 16, 2009
PS 212Q has a staff of caring, enthusiastic professionals who devote their time above and beyond the norm.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
IT's a wonderful school that cares about the students and parents. They are using cutting edge technology to teach the kids in ways they can resonate with.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Teachers at this school work very hard to provide students with an exemplary education while incorporating the latest technology to gain and retain student interest. I enjoy working at my school and look forward to changing lives a little each day.

- submitted by a teacher
September 16, 2009
P.S. 212 is an amazing school. The staff is dedicated, hard working, creative and caring. The students are bright, happy and ready to learn. We are fortunate to have the most amazing support from parents and administrators. =) P.S. 212 deserves and A+!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating March 25, 2009
My daughter is in the first grade and attends P.s212, we love it. It is a fantastic school and we are extremely satisfies with their ciriculum and outstanding teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 18, 2008
my childrens going to that school!!! They love it............. Everybody are nice people good teacher

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December 04, 2008
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November 24, 2008
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September 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 02, 2008
This is the best school in jackson heights the teachers really care and my daughter i very sad to leave now in june 2008.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2008
Wonderful, wonderful school - I have 2 kids at the school (not my zoned) but fortunately was able to get inthrough the choice/magnet program - great parent/teacher coordinator - the entire staff seems truly genuine in helping the kids and the community - we are lucky to have them healp our children learn... I look foward to the next few years as I watch the children blossom. Thumbs up to principal ellis.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
my daughter goes to PS212since kindergarten.I would recommend this school because the education really teaches the children alot in just one day.plus the previous principal Mr.Bernadino And the current principal Mrs.Ellis are veryopen to the parents and both have grat ideas to make the school better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 10, 2007
PS212 is an excellent school. Very sad to see Mr. Bernadino and Mrs. Dounis go. The faculty staff is amazing from the great teachers,school nurse,security guards, to the lunch ladies. I feel such a satisfaction knowing that my children are surrounded by such a caring staff. I have nothing but good things to say about such a school that not only provides our children top notch education but also give the parents the tools to continue at home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 17, 2007
PS212 is one of the best elementary schools in our area. Mr. Bernardino, the principal is usually standing at the entrance greeting the children and parents, and making sure they are looking sharp with their uniforms and ready to start the day. Where else do you see that? The emphasis in schooling empowers each of our children and creates a warm family oriented community. From maintenance all the way up to the Principal, the school is an overall success. I am proud to have my child enrolled in such a wonderful place which is serving as a stepping stone for his future. Thank you all at PS212. I love our little garden in the front.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2007
This is an outstanding school. The staff and teachers truly care about the children. The facility is clean and well kept. The tests scores are progressively higher each year. I am thankful that there's such a great school in my neighborhood...my child is safe and in a great learning environment. Good Luck finding a more thoughtful, parent friendly principal, he's the best New York has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
I am a former student of P.S.212 and have to say it was a great experience. I love the teacher-student connection and safety. It is a great enviorment and teachers know what they are teaching. This school is very organized and many students enjoy and love going to school everyday. I had many troubles in math but they offered tutoring and today I have a 98 average in math. I am also in the national honor society. If you plan to enroll your children in this school do not have 2nd thoughts. I also hope that your student meets my mother who is a teacher there since the school was built. Overall this school is great and fair.

- submitted by a former student
August 23, 2006
P.S 212 gave a good start to my daughter. The teachers and principal are hands on, they care about the kids,. They have high academic and personal standards, and are maken and emphasis in responsibility and parents involvement. I had to choose between a private school and P.S 212. I am extremelly happy and satisfied with my choice of PS 212. The facilities are new, clean and motivational for learning. Mr. Bernardino shows how much he loves his jobs, and you can see it in the kids and the school itself.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2004
I feel that P.S. 212 is one of the better schools in Queens although it is still very new. The Principal and Assitant Principal are a strong team that work well together. Overall the Teachers are great; they work extremely hard to help the children grow both intellectually and emotionally. No child is left behind at P.S. 212! With the good there often comes some bad. The neighborhood is not what it used to be. Recently there was an incident of which was covered by the media (including the NY Times) of a sex offender entering two schools in Queens, yes, P.S. 212 was one of them. The Principal handled the situation well and no child was put in danger. I do feel that this was a warning and needs to be taken seriously. The Board of Education must implement change to safeguard our children in the future!

- submitted by a parent
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Ps 212
34-25 82nd St, Jackson Heights, NY  11372
(718) 898-6973
Last modified Ps 212 is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 212 Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top