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New York, NY
Students enrolled: 1,240

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33-09 35th Avenue
New York, NY 11106

(718) 786-6703
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December 19, 2014
My son started school this yr he is in kindergarten and for the past 3months he has learned so much ,I'm very please with his teacher Ms.Johnson. I love the way she is teaching the kids to learn . My son is very happy to attend her class and always looks forward to the next day, he comes out of school excited to tell us what he learned during the day ,math,reading and writing, science, art. Also the staff has been very nice ,when I've gone to the office they treat you with respect. I'm so far pleased with the school.

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July 04, 2014
My child has attended PS 166 for 2 years. This far we've been very satisfied with our teacher, staff, and our principal.

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February 24, 2014
My son is in kindergarten at this school and we are very pleased with it so far. His teacher is warm, caring, creative and inspiring to the kids. The principal is a true leader, who promotes a child-centered learning environment at the school. My son also has some special health issues requiring accommodations at school and I have found the entire school staff to be excellent on this issue.

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February 18, 2014
My daughter has been attending PS 166 for two years and I've found the school, administration, and teachers to be incredibly warm, caring, and accessible. Principal Geller is fantastic--she's very engaged, open to parent involvement, and she literally knows every single one of the students by name. My daughter's teacher this year is excellent--she gives the kids constant, positive reinforcement and her classroom is a calm yet vital space for learning. My daughter has made amazing friends and has been really happy.

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2013
Ms. Geller is a phoney. She walks around and smiles at the parents, but in reality she is incompetent. She is NOT in tune to the cultural diversity and can't get rid of the horrible teachers because she is weak and used to work with them. I'm looking into moving to P.S 122 and not waste anymore of my child's educational time.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2013
Ms. Geller used to be my reading teacher when I was in like 2nd; 2-225 or 3rd grade; 3-225. She then became assistant principle and now is the principle. I don't do to that school anymore because I am in Middle school now. Ms. Tomais was my third grade teacher and she was the best teacher. She was so nice. I don't know if she still teaches or not

- submitted by a community member

September 28, 2013
My child started kindergarten this September 2013, what I realized in ps166 is nobody wants to do anything , from the first time I went to hand in my child's application, one of the ladies was very rude & gave me a run around just to hand in a application & ignored me standing at the desk for over 15 minutes. Now my child has been attending ps 166 for about 2 weeks & I been having problems with the assistant principal harassing me every morning & their after school program don't want to deal with the children, they will call you at work to come pick your child up for any little thing. These are suppose to be workers/ counclers who are able to handle children . I was told from one of the workers of the Jacob Riis program that their counclers aren't equipt to handle my child. My child who is only 4 years old attended the Jacob Riis program for only 4 days & they kicked my child out of the program. Nobody in this school wants to do anything , they just wanna brush the children off to somebody else ,instead of trying to help . I can't believe this school operates this way.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2013
My child go to this school. Teacher was wonder full last year . This school was good school years back now is falling behind because good parent dosen't want deal with the office stuff ! Some of them are really rude ! I think parent are the vital roll of success for school and the kid ! I think office stuff dosen't who comes and who go they will get paid anyway !

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January 09, 2013
I was a student at this school, I really liked it. It is clean, some teachers are fun but others are strict. This school is good. I started at second grade. I miss this school. M.s Geller, the new principal is nice, understanding, very qualified. If you behave good you wouldn't have a problem. I liked the way they teach. This school has dual language. In gym, my class played fun games. The teacher quality is pretty good . Any one who goes to this school will love it. I recommend it.

- submitted by a community member

September 30, 2012
This school used to be really good with nice teachers and bright children.But over the years they started hiring rude teachers that sometimes cursed and talked in slang.The school progress report went from an A to a D.Some teachers also have no patience.They lose their temper easily.Ever since they and the rude lunch ladies were hired it started becoming a bad school.It wasn't the principal's fault the children's fault or the teacher's fault.Hopefully, the new principal,Mrs.Geller, can turn thing around.I am a 6th grader that just bothered to review and I went to this school since kindergarten.All my teachers were nice.They were Mrs.A (I forgot her full name),Mrs. Calpakis, Mrs. Davenel, Mrs. Hoar,and Mrs. Agosto and Mrs. Seitz..I forgot my kindergarten teacher but her name started with a C.This is a fair school.

- submitted by a community member

February 29, 2012
My daughter attend to dual language program and she loves her teachers. She enjoys going school, and learning very well. There are many good teachers there but it is true that there are some teachers who does not seem qualified. Some of the office staff are very rude and speak with no courtesy to the parents or visitors (I often want to cover my daughters ears.) It is unfortunate to have these people who destroy the reputation of other great teacher's hard work. It seems former principal, Mrs. Janet Farrell did not care those too much. I hope new Principal I.A., Mrs Geller will act quickly for change and hire appropriate teachers and office staff. Like Reply

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September 16, 2011
i have heard lot of nice things about the school, but the office stuffs are the worst. I've never seen someone so rude, mean and arrogant people in my entire life like these people. some teachers are so messed up that they make the parents are cry. I have tell some names for the sake of the children this teacher ms. herring she is the most rude person in the world. i dont know how could people behave this rudely with kindergarten childrens. i wish i could find proper authority to make complaint about them.

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February 18, 2010
The teachers are kind and they work quickly. Students are kept on track with the rest of the world.

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November 09, 2007
i believe this school is excellent. i have seen such an improvement in my child's academics. i am extremely happy that my son attends a school that has loving and caring teachers, i was amazingly shocked that their progress report grade was a D.

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April 20, 2007
My daughter has been going to p.S 166 since kindergarten. Now she's in the 4th grade. Her average is exceptional. I love that all the teachers,welcomed her with open arms even when she was a tough cookie in the beginning. I love that all the teachers embrace the student as if they were their own. And when you have a staff with those credentials your child will grasp the learning experience on a higher level.

- submitted by a teacher

April 11, 2007
I very happy with the school , my child is learnig a lot,some teacher are great.the only think they should change the people from the office they don't do much to help the parent around and are very rude over the phone, i think the principal need to do more. with the learning is a very good school.

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January 15, 2006
In my opinion PS166 is good, they have a new program with children name Dual Language Program for de first time in this school. I still need more information about this new program, My daugther is in this program, each day one group is taught with Spanish teacher the other day it is English. She is learning how to write and read in Spanish and write and read in English.

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December 08, 2004
Very happy with PS 166. Teachers are very motivated and have great communication with the parents.

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Ps 166 Henry Gradstein
33-09 35th Avenue, New York, NY  11106
(718) 786-6703
Last modified Ps 166 Henry Gradstein is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 166 Henry Gradstein Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top