« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Mount Vernon, NY
Students enrolled: 326

Contact this school

72 Lexington Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10552

School website
(914) 665-5060
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Traphagen School address.
February 27, 2014
The principal Ilene Bichler is not understanding of children's needs. Traphagen School use to be have a strong PTA and great principal leadership. The principal retired after many years at this school and Ilene Bichler became the new principal. I have children who went to this school before she became principal and one there now. She does not understand the students with special needs. When someone needed additional assistance her answer was maybe this school is not the correct placement for them. Maybe they should go to another school. This school offers resource room, why do they need to go to another school! She is very distant from parents and students, but will yes them in hopes nothing else is said. In effect, I have seen the difference in this school. The morale has gone down. It is not the same Traphagen School, Mount Vernon is use to.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2012
This at! the teachers are in constant communication with parents, whether there is an issue or a compliment. i fel like these teachers REALLY car about our kid and it shhows through their work. The academic programs are great, and they even offer extra help on saturdays! My son has been on the honor roll every quarter! This is definitely one of the best schools in the county.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
This is an outstanding school! People need to pay much attention to schools like Traphagen because the teachers do the best they can to help the students acheive! If the economy is only going to keep a certain number of schools running in the state, this should be one of them. The students are well behaved and disciplined and the teachers here are very helpful and kind.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 23, 2010
The school is wonderful.. must attention paid to critical thinking not memorization,.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2006
The teachers were very responsive to parental involvement. The course quality seemed stimulating. My son is now in the high school so this review is based on an experience from 5+ years ago.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a former student
February 22, 2005
Traphagen school is the shining star among a city school district led by incompetence, stupidity, and corruption. It is only through the grace of God that the the principal, Mr. Jordano and his staff have been placed together to form such a wonderful team. Their emphasis is truly on educating and preparing their children for the future. Hats off to all the fine teachers who work hard everyday to provide a structured and disciplined learning environment. My special thanks to all the teachers who give great effort in preparing the children for their state exams. The excellent scores are the proof and the reward. Perhaps the Board of Education should look to this school for guidance.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2005
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2005
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: December 12, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Traphagen School
72 Lexington Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY  10552
(914) 665-5060
Last modified Traphagen School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Traphagen School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top