As an immigrant coming from a very foreign place and a vastly different culture, it was this establishment that brought me to where I am today. I will always love P.S.86 Q and give it credit for building a base of excellence within me that has led me to graduate from a top university, and has brought me to my dream of graduating from medical school. The teachers that taught me here from 1999-2004 were the best and most passionate teachers I've ever encountered. I owe this school everything, and I hope one day I am able to give it something back.
I sent my daughter to Catholic school from 1st to 3rd grade and I was very disappointed with the principal and teachers. I was hesistant on sending her to PS 86 because of the rating but she has done so well in this school. The teachers, Assistant Principal and Principal really care about the children. The do the best they can with their limited financial backing and resources. In Catholic school they were begging every week and the tuition was $475 a month when there were 31 children in my daughter's class. Even in PS 86 she had about 27 children in her class and her 4th grade teacher Ms. Miller is a blessing! She was attentive and truly cared about her students. The staff really tries and they care about the students by having many activities and extra help for the children.
The school management is very lazy keeping up with students development. Some teachers are so rude with the parents that we wonder how they treat the kids.
My son will be attending ps 86 this fall and having second thoughts about my choice. How can I be assured that my child will be receiving the best education when the school has a 3 star rating. What is being done to improve the quality of education. Please help.
A place that is determine to use all its resources to help the children of this community.
I have been teaching here for the last ten years. My fellow colleagues are dedicated professionals who care a great deal for the children. They are willing to sacrifice a great deal of time and energy for the benefit of the children.
I love P.S. 86 because, I believe it has a caring principal that puts children first.
P.S. 86Q has been my home for 27 years. The children are learning and teachers are very involved in many wonderful activities. But, we could certainly use extra $$$ to supplement these activities, especially in the area of technology. Many of our teachers would do wonderful projects if we had the resources!
29 years in this building. wonderful children, caring staff. I have had the opportunity to do wonderful things in this school. I was even in the Ann Landers newspaper column, actually P.S. 86 and I were the Ann Landers Column, nation-wide in December, 2002.
PS 86 is a community filled with caring and hardworking staff. We work hard to meet the needs of each child, while showing compassion.
Ps 86 is one of the most welcoming and helpful school in the area. I have been lucky to meet most of the teachers and staff. From ms zuvic, the pricipal to the teachers, to the parent coordinator, to the kitchen staff... All are extremely nice and they help you from the minute you come into the building, it becomes a long term relationship when your child attends the school. They are there for you no matter what! this is my favorite school.
Like in most place you have good and bad. I see that here also. I rate the school ok not the best. I have seen better.
For the most part people care about the students making this school a safe learning environment
I feel that overall the school is intermediate. However, I feel much more activities i.e track and field, swimming, or academic workshops should be offered.
PS 86 is an Urban Elementary school that serves grades 3 thru 6. It runs at about 110% capacity and lacks adequate auditorium and playground facilities. It shares a campus with Hillcrest High School. The school has demonstrated consistent success in literacy and mathematics for the past seven years. The population is approximately 80% free lunch eligible. The major language groups are Spanish and Bengali. The school is currently in transition as a new Principal needs to be selected. The school is the recipient of a 21ST Century Grant in collaboration with the Forest Hills Community House. Through the grant extensive after school recreation and academic programs are provided for all students. In addition, a primary health care clinic is on site through a collaboration with the Queens Hospital Network. Parent participation and involvement is fair.
This school helped my child become a straight A student from an F student who didn't even know English!
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