It is amazing how when parents get involve, schools can turn around. Let me tell you the truth. P.S 180 is a great school, as a parent I get involved in my daughter s life and education along with activity and that goes with the school. I am present or my wife is present at all school trips; book fair; PTA meeting etc. We have smart board in all classes room including Pre-K. The school is bilingual (English- Spanish). Ms. Fleming is the new principal and the vision of the school still remains the same. We have lab and arts in the school. We have dedicated, loving and experience teachers. Ms. Peguero, my daughter teacher, is amazing. My daughter is In Kindergarten and she is teaching me Spanish, She can pick up a book and read me in Spanish. MS. Mason in the office is the backbone of the school. Ms. Wilson is without saying the best PTA coordinator in town. Mr. Maximo the super intent is without saying the best in town because he ensures that we have a safe and clean environment in the school. The guards are without saying great when it comes to keeps all the kids safe in the school.
My school is the best school in town or may I say in the City of New York I love PS IS 180.
The teachers at this school are excellent. It's a wonderful community of kids, families, school staff, and teachers working together. We have been so happy to part of this dynamic school. They really get to know each child and family and we have felt very connected and welcome. The teachers work hard, they have a well rounded curriculum, and it's a beautifully cared for and clean physical plant.
This school is completely horrible. The students are very ignorant and not understanding, many people get into fights, and there has been gang activity near or even at this school.
We must be going to different schools! Our experience could not be more different! We have 2 children at PS180, and they are both thriving. Our 2nd grader has had very good teachers throughout. She id doing very well academically, but could not do so without the help of her teachers, who have been great matches in every grade. Dr. Mac is a dedicated principal, who is trying to steer our school through some very difficult times, but he deeply cares about the student body. I have never heard of the students wearing t-shirts to field trips, so I don't know how that was observed, but I can say that throughout, the student body is taught respect and behavioral issues are addressed quickly. All principals (Dr. Mac and the assistant principals) know the kids and are involved. We could use more parents who show up, but many of us dedicate numerous hours each week to the school.
I took my chances with this school because I was hoodwinked by people saying how this was "one of the best schools". This is my child's second year at this school, and I would rather home school my son before he does another year there. The chances of getting an OUTSTANDING teacher is the same as looking for a needle in a haystack. Dismissal is a zoo. The principal is very disconnected and cares more about his flat screen TVs and making sure his face and voice is heard in the morning. Don't expect this school to know you and your family. Character Development is unheard of here along with the teaching of values. THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE ---A WASTE OF SPACE!! Notices go out at the very last minute regarding school events/activities. PTA meetings are held on Saturday mornings, so if your child has extra curricular activities to attend to, be prepared to be disconnected. If your child has a bad day, be prepared to pick them up as the school will call you because they have no idea about what to do. This school doesn't even deserve a star, but it made me put one. UGH! If you would like to play Russian Roulette with your child's education...this school's for you!!!
I was at a local park last year with my infant son, and saw a large group of kids all over the park. There seemed to be no structured activity whatsoever, and hardly any adults. There were clusters of kids all over the park , most with absolutely no supervision--including one disturbing scene of several young tween-age looking girls surrounding a 20 something grown man--and almost none of the kids had anything to play with except a basketball that was actually thrown at my STROLLER--with my baby in it. Not only were there no adults around to admonish, but the children did not even apologize. I had to know what kind of poorly run program this was so I finally caught an up-close look at the t-shirts they were all wearing: P.S. 180 Field Day. I know it was just a field day, but I can tell you that when I was growing up, Field Day was a structured activity with all hands on deck from the staff. This was just kids running amok in a park.
P.S. 180 is not a very good school. It just depends on if your child gets a good teacher. The principle is not good at all. He does not take responsibility for anything that goes on in the school. The school based support team is a joke. Do not seem to have enough time in the day to take care of anything because of their individual outside interest. The parent coordinator is a person who gossips all day about nothing and spends more time in the street than in the school or her office. Some of the teachers are really good and really care, but because the attitude of the princple and some faculty The school is a 1. The students that are in the school are bright young students, but they surely did not get that way through the school. They should revamp this school starting with the principle, school based support team and the parent coordinator. They should stop taking credit for the excellence of their students who are getting the jist of their education from home. They also do nothing about discipline. If you have a child in the school, you are forced to do what you have to do to make sure that they are getting a good quality education.
As a former private school parent, a current private school teacher, and a mom of a pre-K child, I would say the jury is still out on PS 180. A for effort, but questionable results in terms of inspiring a true love of learning in the students. Clearly the administration has made great strides in bringing the school around. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they are ready to take it to the next level.
An incredible school that just keeps getting better every year! The personal attention my son receives is similar to what I had in private school!
i just want a good school for my child jomarys can you guys send me an application at this address please because my child Jomarys hates p.s76 and im lookin for a school for her she in the 7th grade this is the address 148west 124st new york ny 10027 apt 5a
Hugo Newman is an incredible school! The teachers and the staff work together in a cohesive way that is both harmonious and dynamic and they manage to provide a nurturing and challenging education to a dizzying diversity of kids. I have never seen resources used so wisely and stretched so far to accomplish so much in my life. Our son was going to one of Manhattan's best nursery schools and we switched him to Hugo Newman because we believed in the possibility of this school. We are grateful to be a part of the Jaguar family and so happy we made the switch.
Best school in Harlem. Everyone there is extremely dedicated and love what they do.
I feel so grateful because P.S 180 has helped my son become a better student. The whole staff is a family and everyone is especially Dr. Mac and Ms. Mary are angels. =)
P.S 180 has helped my brother so much. They deserve this because Dr Mac and all the teachers have fought hard to make the school what it is today.
Excellent teachers like Ms. Pena makes P.S. 180 my choice for America's Favorite School.
The teachers are dedicated professionals who are committed to their students and their ongoing professional development. They support their students' learning by using differentiated instruction, a teaching technique to help each student acquire knowledge according to his/her individual interests and learning styles.
PS I80 has made my daughter love school. She has been there since Pre-K she is Kindergarten now, and she loves going to school. She loves her teacher, who is a very dedicated and caring person, she has been able to apreciate my daughter learning skills, and challenges her all the time to obtain the best out of her, my daughter loves these educational challenges. The Principal and the Staff are very dedicated. It is such a pleasure to come to school in the morning and find the principal with a possitive attitute greeting everyone as you enter the school. PS 180 makes a kid love going to school and I think this first experience is the beginning to prevent future school drop outs. Thak you Dr. Mac and all the staff.
PS 180 is an amazing school. You are lucky if you can be a part of it!
PS 180 has been my childs school since pre-k he is now in the 5th grade. THE PRINCIPAL AND HIS STAFF are committed to each and every child being successful. GO JAQUARS!
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