My biggest concern with the school is the fact that you have to drop off the kids in the morning in the school yard. Parents are not allowed inside the gates. There are not enough guards or teachers supervising the kids. I am concerned with the second graders in the mix with the older kids. I have seen how the school yard gets in the morning and I am worry about my child who is small. Not to mention that the teachers don't come out on time and most of us have to find parking and then rush out to get to work. If we have to make sure our kids are there by 8:10 shouldn't the teacher make sure that they are there by 8:10 as well? For the first few weeks they are but then it starts to get sloppy again. Can't they keep the second graders with the smaller kids ? Who is inside the gate protecting the smaller kids from the older ones ? Why not allow parents with children in second grade inside the gate ? Give us one pass that shows we have a second grader and this way we can ensure their safety. If the older kids saw more adult supervision then maybe they would be on their best behavior or maybe think twice before doing something foolish.
I was extremely disappointed this week with the school! The children worked hard on fundraisers to earn a carnival . It is cancelled Tuesday due to rain in the forecast and rescheduled for Wednesday when several classes already had trips scheduled and my kindergarten daughter had to miss the carnival. That was very unfair !
I'm not too happy with this school one of the ladies in the front office have a very bad attitude and worrying wat I do with my child this is my concern wat I do
This is my child's 4th year at PS58. My child had never have any bully issues. PS58 provides class like dance, Italian, gym, art, music and computer. I have to agree that the principal is not very approachable tho. Great teachers and strong PTA. My child was well prepared for the state tests. Thumbs up for the teachers!
I would agree with most parents that the principal is terrible. However though, the teachers are very helpful and friendly. there's never much of a bullying issue. This school is a safe enviorment for kids. the lunch aids are nice and I would reccommend this school to parents.
Most of the teachers are great but there are a few bad apples in the bunch. The principal is horrible. She is not friendly at all and is so fake. She only cares about herself and not the kids, especially the kids in special ed. If she could get rid of them she would. She takes away therapy rooms and equipment but makes art rooms. God forbid you ever try to have a meeting with her you will get the runaround. She is golden and you can't get close enough to her. The school is clean. The security guards, school aides and paras are great. The only problem with the school is Tripoli. She needs to go.
I wonder why the school is going away down in grading and why the principal is been investigated. no communication, graded so called classes but no member of staff can tell you how there graded .they give a six week program of help for ela but it the same kids every year the ones where there parents shout louder and the parent get involved in nothing and good for mr bloomburg for grading the teacher the princip[al and teacher hopefully get weeded out and the all kids might get a proper education and Fair one like what they deserve.
The teachers are great, but with a principal like Tripoli, the school is on a downward spiral. Tripoli is not a principal you will see greeting your kids in the schoolyard, at awards assemblies, or out and about at the school. You will see her driving into her parking spot at 8:10 while walking your kindergartener or 1st grader to the blue door. It's time for a new principal to breathe new life, direction, and morale into the school.
It is so awesome! I recommend you to go to this school. Everything is ok in this school.
It's no wonder why is the principal being investigated by the city. In addition, why is junk food still being sold in the lunchroom?
I am a parent of three children at this school in kindergarten, third and fifth grades. I have to disagree with some of the bad reviews on this website because I feel that this school is excellent in so many ways. The academics is excellent, the teachers are knowledgeable and my three children have been successful here to date. They have never had any issues with bullying. There are a few things that I don't like about the school. First off, the school supply list that they send home every year is ridiculous because they make you buy a variety of things that they barely use throughout the year (i.e. different colored notebooks that only end up having a few pages written on by the end of the year). Also, there have been times that they have trips or events with ridiculous prices. It is true that these events are not mandatory however if you don't pay for your child to participate then he/she ends up feeling left out. With all that said I have to say that I am very satisfied with my children's experience here and I feel lucky to have a public school of great quality in my neighborhood that my children can attend for free.
All this principal cares about is her performance numbers. She acts likes she's above it all. Not very popular among the parents. Good luck trying to speak with her if you have a problem, her workers won't let you near the queen bee. There's no security in the school yard, and dismissal is chaotic especially during bad weather. Should your child be absent more than 5 or days for the entire year, even with doctor's notes, you will be sent a standardized letter threatening to report you to ACS. The kids are bombarded with homework, yet they want you to be sure and get them outside to play to be healthy. How many hours in a day do they think there is? Classroom size has increased as many more are being bused in than ever before. The teachers are very young and lack the experience needed. Many don't seem to be mother's themselves and just have no clue. Some of the best they had have retired and it is truly a loss. Bullying is an issue as well, even though they claim not to tolerate it. They play ignorant if something happens, and try to sweep it under the rug. You really have to get on them to do something about it. They do lot of fun things for the kids through the year which is nice.
First of all, this school is a fun place to be, and has MANY, MANY activities that you do not need to pay for. The teachers are very nice and generous, they teach very well and are patient. This place also does not tolerate bullying and helps does who are victims of it. Also, since many people complain about P.9 being treated poorly, I beg to differ. They always get to have free gym periods, whenever they want and they almost always get front-row seats in performances and activities such as the Winter Concert and PTA-related stuff. This is a school for hard workers and children who want to learn. PS.58 is where students strive for excellence...and achieve it!
who updates this page? school highlights: water polo!!! never heard of it and school has not had a band for about 3 years. But they do have Italian!! for all the use that will be to anyone...... Clean school, safe environment
Special education "is a service not a place" yet why is P9 still segregated? Time to get new staff who are open minded, who can put the education Reform into reality. It should have started this fall yet staff is ignorant. P9 students are not allowed to have 58 education- they get no library, arts, music, dance, shows or concerts yet we pay taxes and our kids are capable. Why should we go to PTA meetings when we are told of them to hear you gloat over your activites when our kids cry due to discrimination/segregation? Disgrace!
i graduated from this school 2 years ago that was the best 6 years of my life the school has some cool activities for the students and all the teachers are extremely nice and there are teachers for help the school has ESL the school has another school in it i believe it is P.S.9 and there are fun activitie for all the students like band, chorus and the dance team the school has a very simple grading system and gives awards to the best students each month like student of the month and student of the week the school has concerts the dance team goes to competition i was on the dance team for 2 years and at graduation i received an award from the principal and dance teacher for my dancing, there are many fun things in the school like the harvest festival where we went pumpkin picking and at school we had festival outside i as one of the dancers had to do many dances such as line dances and other types. students participate in ballroom dancing as well the school has a ballroom dance show and most classes have dance class and gym some only have gym but the school is awesome and the principal is very nice, the school also has a 9/11 tribute every year and has many concerts each season
DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE! MY DAUGHTER GRADUATED 2 YRS AGO! THE WORST EXPERIENCE OF HER LIFE. PRICIPAL ADELINA TRIPOLOI IS A TERRIBLE CRUDDY PRICIPAL! MY DAUGHTER WAS BULLIED AND HARRASSED TORMENTED FOR 3 YRS! I REGRET THE DAY I PUT HER IN PS 58 IT SHOULD BE CALLED SCHOOL OF BULLIES! I ADDRESSED THE SITUATION 15 TIMES NOT ONCE DID ADELINA MEET ME TO DISCUSS OR ASSURE ME THE SITUATION WOULD BE RESOLVED. MY DAUGHTER SUFFERED DEPRESSION AND STARTED TO SELF MUTILATE. THE TEACHERS DID NOTHING TO HELP! WHEN MY DAUGHTER TRIED TO DEFEND HERSELF SHE WAS LABELED TROUBLEMAKER. THE STAFF PLACED MY DAUGHTER AT A TABLE AT LUNCH ALONE TO BE BE SINGLED OUT AND TORMENTED EVEN MORE! PS 58 WAS NOTHING BUT A HORRENDOUS EXPERIENCE THAT MY DAUGHTER IS SCARRED FOR LIFE WITH TERRIBLE MEMORIES! ADELINA TRIPOLI IS A JOKE AND ONLY CARES ABOUT HER LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
My daughter is in 1st grade at this school and i love it for many reasons. There is a great communication system and the teachers are fantastic. My daughter has learned so much in her 2 years at this school and I'm very happy with it.
I graduated two years ago and hated that school so much! The supplies where such a hassel to buy!!!! The teachers did not help the students at all! I see students writing reviews on here and rating it high on activities but that is the only thing that is good about this school! The teachers, principal, academics, faculty were terrible!!!!! Even though I graduated two years ago I know the schoo has not done anything to change there poor school because my sister is graduating this year and cries every morning before school becauses she hates it!!!!! Dont send your child here if you have a choice!!!!
I was a senior last year, and I have attended P.S.58 since 2002, when it opened. The School is a very clean and safe environment. My biggest concern was the all the supplies we had to buy. My parents got very angry with paying for it, and i got very angry for having to bring it in. We didn't even use most of the supplies, and the teachers just packed it in the closet, probably for the next year. The good things about P.S.58 is that every child gets a great education, because the teachers take the time to help out each child with any of their difficulties. Also theirs a very great dance program. Mrs. Scully, the dance instructor is wonderful, and dance is a great time for the kids to express themselves and just had fun. I think dance was my favorite part of P.S.58. :)
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