P.S./M.S 188 is a great school. I'm impressed with the school's great leadership shown by their assistant principal and staff. They show much care for their students and their families. My child is doing very well in school and I know it s because of the teacher s involvement in his education. I feel confident about my child s education because I can easily approach the teachers with any concerns I have. I am very happy with the expansion of the school because my child will be there until the 8th grade. Congrats to P.S./M.S. 188.
The staff in this school is awesome. They really care about the students and their safety. The programs are also wonderful.
I am so happy to be teaching at PS /MS 188 and I look forward to working with such great team... a great Principal and assistant Principal, great staff and of course great teachers who make the school a success! I attended PS/MS 188 when it first opened decades ago, and I am very happy to give back to my school and community. I even moved back to the Lower East Side and I am so excited to teach at a school that has so much to offer their students... PS/MS 188 prepared me so well and I am very proud my brothers also attended, friends, and they all had much success.... it set the foundation for our future now I can help my students to become leaders
Last week, we met with P.S/M.S. 188's assistant principal, Ms. Suany Ramos, to discuss some academic issues regarding our daughter. Ms. Ramos greeted us warmly and listened to our concerns. Despite her very busy schedule, she took her time to review our daughter's academic records in detail. She offered us valuable advice and came up with a plan of action while we were still in the office. We couldn't be more impressed with her dedication to the children. This is not the first time dealing with the school; our two other daughters have graduated from P.S./M.S. 188 and are doing very well thanks to the solid foundation they received at P.S./M.S. 188 from Pre-K to 8th grade. -
i am a parent of this school i am happy to say that i had 3 of my children graduate one is in college going on his second year and my daughter graduating next year for high school and my other daughter just graduated for 188 and now she is going to high school and my baby girl is going to the 6th grade so is ps188 a good school i say yes it is the staff is wonderful i will miss ps188 in three more years my baby girl will be leaving
I have my boys attending this school at the present time. We couldn't be any happier and proud to have our kids attending such a wonderful school. The outstanding leadership of the principal and assistant principal, the dedicated and wonderful teachers, the kind and exceptional staff, especially the parent coordinator and everybody from the afterschool program, and the motivated students make of this the most wonderful learning experience for any kid. Love the uniforms and the new electronics policies.
P.S. 188 is a wonderful school. The staff is full of caring and motivated individuals that are the best role models a student can have. The school has a safe environment. there are so many extra curricular activities such as flag football, tennis, violin classes and a chorus. I graduated from this school and still remember what a wonderful time I had there.
PS 188 is a a great school for every child. 188 has a very dedicated, caring,and commited staff where a low performance child can get all that support and tutoring to succeed academically and high performance students are challenged as well. PS 188 is a happy, safe environment. Our students always have a smile even after a long day of hard work. Students arrive at 7:00 A.M. and leave at 7:30 P.M. This a big plus. I highly recomend parents to visit PS 188.
I think the school has changed for the better. It has come a long way since I remember it as a child... (you see I was once a student here myself). The current culture is one of support, communication, and unity. Nothing can ever be perfect, but it is establishing core fundations to build on and these roots can only become stronger with time.
I have my twin boys attending this school at the present time. We couldn't be any happier and proud to have our kids attending such a wonderful school. The outstanding leadership of the principal and assistant principal, the dedicated and wonderful teachers, the kind and exceptional stuff, especially the parent coordinator and everybody from the afterschool program, and the motivated students make of this the most wonderful learning experience for any kid. This is a school of outstanding academic standards and the children are treated with care and respect. Keep up the amazing job PS 188!
This is definitely one of the highest achieving public schools in NYC. The rankings as measured by standardized tests are consistently among the top, and the quality of education the children gets is just excellent. I know many parents who move to this neighborhood because of this school.
I loved this school ! the teachers are very dedicated to push the students to do the best that they can ! My child was very happy to attend this middle school becoming of the welcoming environment and the hard work the teachers put into making sure the students succeed. I am very satisfied that my child attending this middle school.
The teachers and staff in this school are very organized and determined to make the students succeed! I am very satisfied with the work the teachers put in to help my child get into high school. i feel very confident with my child going to high school now because i know he would be prepared because of this school.
P188 The Island School. Proud Uncle. This administration has been very knowledgeable of their students various learning situations and have demonstrated day after day a tireless interest in their success. The teachers truly work well and put their best efforts in seeing their students succeed. I am confident this regenerated pattern of wellness and student success will continue.
P188 is great when it counts... Role Models. Their staff really help the kids on a daily bases. I saw how Ms Almonte was reaching out, concern over my son missing homework in math. We stepped it up and my boy was able to graduate, because he passed his city-wide math exam. Thank You. I definitely recommend this school.
My son just graduated from this school and I have nothing but great things to say about The Island School. Eventhough he was only there for a year, I am proud to say that the education and preparation that has been provided to him for High School has been exceptional. The teachers are kind, dedicated and have great expectations for the students. And last but not least Ms. Ramos is a great leader who practices an open door policy and was always available to update me on my son's progress or downfalls.
I believe that 188 is one of the best schools in Manhattan, I had two children in the past attend the school from grades 6-8 and they did very well in the school. I would refer parents to look into this school, they have an excellent curriculum and the Principal was a great leader, and as for the teachers they are teachers that care about their students.
As a teacher who has taught in other NYC schools, 188 The Island School 188 The Island School is by far the best place for both teachers and students. Everyone is treated with respect and dignity, and students are encouraged to become scholars in all disciplines. While other schools focus on test scores and bureaucratic secrecy, 188 is an oasis that thrives by promoting open communication between staff and students.188 is the best!
Wow, I am totally shocked to see the negative reviews of my school. The Island School received an A last year on the NYC Dept. of Education's school report card. We offer an unparalleled talent development program including computer programming, filmmaking, drumming, drama, and animation. Academically, our students consistently achieve at or above their peers. Our teachers are committed to connecting with students and meeting their academic and emotional needs every step of the way. With a state of the art science lab, gorgeous library, Internet Cafe, you would be hard pressed to find a school better suited for student success. Please disregard the ratings-- they do not reflect what you'll find in this school. Instead, take a look at our website, www.island188.org, and come by for a visit!
My child got placed into this school due to zoning. During my visit I saw poor teacher / student interaction on more than one occasion. The students were distrustful and there was a complete lack of authority and leadership from the teachers. Also, the bathrooms were filthy, worse than an outhouse. I am concerned for my child and I am desperately trying to place him somewhere else.
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