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PK-5
Public district
New York, NY
Students enrolled: 567
 

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23-70 31st Street
New York, NY 11105

(718) 278-3630
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February 28, 2015
To the parent that just reviewed PS 85 and says that it gets more credit then it deserves. Is this really what you believe or are you just a troll? If my child was at a school as you described, I would spend more time getting my child in a school that fits my needs or my child's needs then taking the time to post in great schools. As a parent of a child that has been in the school for 5 years, and is in the school often helping the school and all the children in the school, I have not seen what you experienced. Is the school perfect? no. But based on the state tests, if you believe in them, the school children are performing above the rest of the local schools. My child looks forward to go to school everyday, so I don't see her observing the same thing you observed in school and she is there everyday. Sometimes, its the school. Sometimes, its the parent and sometimes is just a troll. Which hat are you wearing? I think I know.

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February 03, 2015
This school gets way more credit than it deserves. The principal is terrible. She yells and yells and yells. She will even yell in the middle of the children's choir concert... a great way to show that it's really about the kids... She's awful. The staff is mean and unorganized. I saw one of the people who works there push a child (lightly) and tell them to get to class. The "security" is rude and unhelpful. The teachers are decent, but this is really just an average school with the heart of a military. Cold and un-nurturing. I look at the environment where my child spends most of the day - the surroundings and the people and I greatly dislike that these are the people making the greatest impact on my child's life.

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January 08, 2015
My son transferred from a private school, which was terrific until the school brought in a new teacher, who's methods were not effective and I found my son losing interest in school. He has been at PS 85Q since Sept 2014 as a 4th grade student, after a short transitional period I can see improvement. He is becoming more confident, a better reader and enjoying math, science, and the enrichment program the school offers. He is also enrolled in Serious Fun Afterschool Program and enjoys the classes he takes. He is getting more physical activity and has friends of different ethnicity and backgrounds. The school is a jewel, the pricipal, staff and teachers are pleasant, helpful, and doing a wonderful job.

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September 23, 2013
This is a nurturing community/school. My child is very happy, is learning, has great teachers and lots of enrichment. The school is always trying to improve and is very accessible. Lots of engaged parents, too and a very diverse community.

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October 13, 2011
This school is a gem and serves a very diverse population, both in terms of backgrounds and learning styles. It has ELL, Special Ed, General Ed and G and T and the school embraces them all. The principal is straightforward and accessible, the teachers are caring and engaging. My child is in the gifted program and her teachers have been fantastic. I think all children are valued and the school is not afraid to incorporate technology and new approaches to learning. There is a great science lab/teacher, music, robotics, chess, etc. and also a great afterschool program, Serious Fun. Couldn't be happier. It's a special place where children are happy!

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no rating
May 16, 2010
my son is in 1st grade and my daughter also graduated 5th grade from here. I am so satisfied and school staff is so professional helpful and friendly. my son is in good enviornment in ps-85 school.

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no rating
May 05, 2010
P.S. 85 is a wonderful school with great teachers and the best after school programs. Great learning environment for the students and parents.

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May 05, 2010
My daughter absoulutely loves this school. The teachers and staff are outstanding and the ciriculum is fantastic. I would gladly recommend this scholl to anyone.

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May 05, 2010
This school is dedicated to the children in all aspects. Teachers are 100% in my book. My daughter has been in the school since Pre-K and even before that she wanted to be in this school. It's like a family to us.

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no rating
May 04, 2010
My daughter is in the STEM Program and she absolutely loves it as well as her teachers.

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no rating
May 04, 2010
The school is good and the staff helpful. The commute is a beast however.

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no rating
May 04, 2010
My son is in the second grade at PS 85. His teacher, Ms. D'Angelo, is a true gift to education, this school and our community.

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no rating
May 04, 2010
The principal Mrs. Chang, teachers and staff love and care deeply for the students & school. Their dedication is always evident. They love the kids and the kids love them and the grades show it!

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no rating
May 04, 2010
Is a very good school,the principal and teacher are very professional, and really nice people, every employee in PS85 are nice, and they help you in everything they can.

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no rating
May 04, 2010
small classes, terrific teachers and a hands-on, parent-friendly principal.

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no rating
May 04, 2010
Wonderful school with wonderful teachers!

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May 04, 2010
standard learning environment and skilled teachers.

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no rating
April 29, 2010
My two grand sons attend this school and I can see how much they love it and the big progress they are making academically My two grandsons attend it and I am very impressed with their academic work. On top of that they love the school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 27, 2010
The principal listens to the parents. We feel welcome at the school and in the classroom. Good variety of after school clubs during the spring.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 26, 2010
The administration and the faculty are all invested in helping each child develop to the best of his or her ability.

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April 26, 2010
Excellent teachers and principal; warm, caring environment; and happy children.

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March 06, 2006
My son attends PreK at P.S. 85Q and it really has been an amazing experience for him. He had a rough time transitioning into leaving me, but the teachers, the paraprofessional and other PreK parents were so supportive that now, he is fully adjusted and learning so many things! I can't say enough good things about the PreK program. In less that a few months, he has learned to write his name, his alphabet and so much more. I highly recommend this PreK program, you won't find more dedicated teachers, aides, even the social worker is available for you!

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June 17, 2005
My son attended Pre-K at PS 85. When I first enrolled him into the Pre-K program I was unsure if he was ready since he was only 3 1/2. Apparently he was and the school had been great to him from day 1. His teacher was great and we will definately have a hardtime explaining to him why she will not be his teacher next year. The school as a whole is good. We receive letters everyday explaining what is going on each week and as far as the principal is concerened, she is very nice and you are able to communicate with her on any matter. My only complaint is that the school is located directly next to the N train line which means noise! There are no AC's in the classrooms which mean in the the summer days the windows are open and the trains are going by. Very disruptive! In all A-

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Ps 85 Judge Charles Vallone
23-70 31st Street, New York, NY  11105
(718) 278-3630
Last modified Ps 85 Judge Charles Vallone is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 85 Judge Charles Vallone Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top