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2987 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10039

(212) 360-1519
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August 13, 2014
As a new Parent and A concerned Parent w/ a kindergarten child in a CTT class on the general ed side. I would like to point out the problem is not soo much the Teachers as it is the PRINCIPAL!!!! HE HAS NO CLUE! And I say this with such asurance. As he tried to do damage in a public matter. and IT didn't work and now I am forced to take matters into my own hands. Furthermore, The school needs more security and cameras, BULLYING IS EXCESSIVE THE PRINCIPAL COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOUR KIDS!!! PLEASE!! Let's say it show it is he is intimadating his teachers under the table and behind close doors... HE tried it with me. I KNOW THE LAW DON'T EVER GO THERE AGAIN!! I's sad that most parents are uneducated and do not have a clue to what they can do to take down some one from a position.. It's called a pen a computer a petition and a mouth. Don't be intimidated. If You see something say something. Don't wait until it's too late.. I understand these teachers positions and the student's safety concerns. A concerned parent.

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August 11, 2013
My daughter has been attending PS 46 since the first grade. Every year she has been promoted to a TAG (talented and gifted) class. She is smart and I thought that all was well. However, this summer she asked to go to another school. When asked why, she replied that there is too much drama. Children are talking back to the teacher, picking on each other or fighting. My daughter is going to a 5th grade TAG class this September. It will be her last year at the school. I like the principal. I feel that he is concerned. I have spoken with teachers and they appear concerned. However, my daughter has complained about a particular teacher's behavior. My opinion, the students are the problem. -Concerned Parent

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June 19, 2013
in 21 years and having 4 children in the nyc school system. i have NEVER came across such a discusting school!!! its so obvious by the way the teachers speak to the students that they are not qulified to deal with children...a certificate proofing they passed the teachers course does not matter!! The horrible teachers at this school should get send back to school for more education on how to deal with children (HORRIBLE) the way they speak and act with these kids is incrediable. Try complaining to the principal Mr. Young and know that absolutely NOTHING will be done!!! Go ahead call the school GOOD LUCK if they even bother to pick up!! I do not go over there because i will most definitley end up lowering my standards to this one specific teacher and taking matters into my own hands!!

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September 06, 2012
My personal review is that most of this parents that are given negative review of this school should volunteer and help this teachers at least for a day and see what is wrong. And remember noone is perfect and we all deserve another chance in life. Instead of critisize the school they should of being part of it together with your child and make it successful. I love the principal and the efforts these teachers make to help our children and until now I have not have any dissappointment yet. I have two children at this school and is great to me, we just have to help the school improve.

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August 28, 2012
i am a parent of a 8 1/2 year old boy who attends this school and is trying to relocate him to another school. I find that PS 46 is not a safe environment for my child. There isn't a "no bulling" policy that has been formally enforce by the school's principle or the teachers. The students are being harassed by other students everyday and the teachers let it happen. The children do not receive enough exercise which is needed everyday. I truly would like to see a "no bulling" policy enforced so that the students can feel safe.

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no rating
October 13, 2009
Our kids are among the most creative in the USA! We achieve in the arts as well as the academics, and recently received an 'A' from the Mayor!

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no rating
October 13, 2009
PS 46 has wonderful, talented, and dedicated teachers who go above and beyond to ensure their students succeed.

- submitted by a teacher

September 03, 2009
I think this school is great my girl and boy is very successful in this school I love it my child goes there and was successful to graduate from 6th grade to FDA and my boy is still in there and has recive good classes. The principle is a GREAT principle he is a good principle unlike the other schools

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 02, 2008
This school is a horrible environment to learn in. Students have no structured free play they just run around on empty courtyard with no equipment pushing each other. In gym they watch tv. TOO many discipline problems. Good students are overlooked because staff needs to deal with other issues. If you can send your child to another school. This school only warehouses students.

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July 16, 2007
As a mother of a young and vibrant 10 yr old girl i found this school to be a horrible learning environment. The staff I found to be unhelpful and incompetent!!! They had no regard to students feelings nor their parents. I found parent teach conferences to be generic and unhelpful. My child is a good student and a great team player... Lack of discipline with other children and lack of student activities and groups as far as extra curricular is concerned are consistent and highly needs in this school. The teachers along with office staff should be more knowledgeable and concerned with the students and the parents. Good schools are hard to find understand .... However there should be a medium where students get the attention they need to excel in the future

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March 27, 2007
I think this school could be a great, they need teachers that act like teachers. Its good to be cool to kids, but the kids need to see a teacher not a friend. Most of the teachers look young and a little into themselves. I think they could worry about teaching more instead they are teaching fashion. Tring to explain uniforms to my child is hard enough.

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January 11, 2007
I think school need to work more in activities for the kids, just a few good teacher, not discipline, and most important for me I do not consider school safe enough.

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June 20, 2006
Awful. There are a few key good teachers, but overall the school is horrible a terrible environment for children. There are no real extracurricular activities, there is basically no physical education or art or music program. THe general attitude of the teachers are They DO Not Care. please get your kids in a better environment, I did and My children thrived.

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June 26, 2005
There are good teachers and this year the PA has done many things for parents and student. There is still somethings that need to be addressed but, overall is a good school.

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November 21, 2004
There are a few good teachers in this school.I had two children graduate and two are still attending.Although the extra-activities are very limited, the school does o.k.

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February 03, 2004
I think that this school is great. Since I am a previous student, I cannot complain. The parent involvement is crazy. There has never been a complaint in that category.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 06, 2003
I attended Ps. 46 years ago in the 5th grade so I am proud that my children and grandchildren are attending , but there are a lot of things that need to change like the parents need to get more involved with the childrens education. We need to have an afterschool program for the kids not only the older ones but also the little ones they need help to. I think if we can help our kids in the lower grades they wouldnt need as much in the higher grade. Hopefully this new Department of Education will provide more for our children.

- submitted by a parent
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Ps 46 Arthur Tappan
2987 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY  10039
(212) 360-1519
Last modified Ps 46 Arthur Tappan is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 46 Arthur Tappan Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top