Hello. I wrote a review on June 30th, talking about this school. I am still a middle school student here and the middle school has changed for the better. We are getting Spanish twice a week, PE twice a week, and Drama/Dance through out the whole week. We got a lot of new teachers and they are FABULOUS. I love this school so much now. The Principal, Ms. Hernandez, is doing such a great job. She is putting up strict rules and bringing in lots of programs. I recommend this school for your child.
I am a parent of P.S. 123 and I have one child that currently attends. I have a lot of faith in this schools future. I am currently in the works of trying to become the parent associations' Vice President and I have many great ideas to try and get the children involved in their school again. I see significant changes in this school since former principal Dr. Beverly Lewis retired and current principal Tina Hernandez has come into our childrens' lives. I truly believe that if this school had more parent participation we could really turn this school around. It takes dedication from us first. We must set an example for our children. Once the staff sees what the parents are bringing to the table, im sure they will step up their game as well. I look forward to a productive and successful school year.
I am a parent of P.S.123. I have three children attending. The school is not as great as it was in the past few years. There is no initiative in the school. Students should be encouraged more to keep them off the streets and work harder in class(giving out prizes, Cash Checks, etc.) Dr.Lewis, former principal, left the school in December 2012. Miss Hernandez, the new principal is trying to make up for what our children did not have while Dr.Lewis was in charge. For example, the middle school doesn't have a language class but Miss Hernandez is trying to bring that in. As of the 2012-2013 school year, there was no Gym Teacher or Computer Lab for the students. This is not a great thing. No physical education in school is a BIG issue. Students learn better when having a relaxed body and mind. There are also no extracurricular activities such as basketball or football. I certainly hope that during the 2013-2014 school year, Miss Hernandez and her staff change most of the things around.
I believe they are making efforts to help children in harlem to get better education with better circumstances. I like the dedication of principal. She loves her school and children. But I wish they have more activitiy for students for afterschool.
I agree with the parent that said Dr. Lewis is oblivious to what happens in her school. She tries hard to make a difference but the PTA is lousy and she has favorites in the classrooms when it comes to teachers. There is a air of gossip and disrespect among staffers that the children know about and this is wrong and encourages negative behavior.
I currently have a child attending this school. However I feel that the academic curriculum can be more challenging and more extra-curricular activies. I agree with the previous parent that the Prinicpal is oblivious. There is some unprofessional and disrespect behavior that needs to be addressed which is not a positive role for the children.
This is the best school my child has been to she is learning more and more she is achiving in stuff she never achived in before. I love this school
Students do not recieve the services they need. Dr. Lewis, the principal, is oblivious and dense. She is unaware of what is going on in her school. She only cares about appearances.
I feel that the school needs to take more pride in the interior of the school. There is paint peeling, the walls are a very depressing color , and the lighting is horrible. Those things have a huge affect on learning and behavior. It shows that no one really cares about the school.
This is my daughters first year in a public school. I found it to be a hard transformation for her. The students are much more active. My daughters 3rd grade teacher Ms.Campbell was great, she worked really hard with my daughter. I love the one on one she gives each child in her class. The principal and vice principal are wonderful I have witness Ms. Taylor on many occasion personal greet each child as they enter the school giving them a warm welcome to a learning atmosphere. My daughter just received her state test scores as she did great.
Since Dr. Lewis has been principal of P. S. 123 things are getting a lot better. There is more concern for the kids and they are trying to implement programs which will help the children succeed on the standardized tests and in life.
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