Ever since the new administration came in, the school has positively transformed. Teachers are wonderful, kids are excited about school, and the whole community is warm and inviting. One of the best schools in Washington Heights.
I never had a problem with this school until I placed my son in their Pre-k program. The teacher complaint about my son on the second day of class. My son did not learn anything since she was more focus on writing complaints about him. I scheduled a meeting with the principal to get a changed of class and she never responded. I feel that the principal should do a better job and should be a hands on person and not leave everything to their staff. The school psychology is a joke who does not know the name of the social worker when she was contacted by the district at the turning 5 meeting. At the meeting, I was suggested to change my son to another school. The social worker only goes one a week. The school was split with another a middle school of students who came from another country and are Spanish only speaker which makes the school even a more chaos since they hang out at dismissal and curse around the smaller kids. I honestly don't know how it got an A grading after all, my experience so far has been nothing but headaches and disappointment from their staff and I only wish I knew beforehand. The only person I think gets an "E" for effort is the parent coordinator who in my eyes would of have done a better job on that joke that they call P.S. 173M
Mis hijas se sienten muy a gusto en esta escuela y lo q a mi me ha grada es las personas q trabajan en la oficina Siempre son muy atentas y los maestros Siempre dispuestos ayudar a nuestros hijos, lo unico q hace falta en la escuela es mas participacion de los padres pero espero q eso cambie
this school is the best i love the teachers and there's always great opportunity like for the boys they could play BASEBALL AND BASKETBALL the girls BASKETBALL OR CHEERLEADING this year we didn't have cheerleading this year but i wish they would have it for the next shcool year
I love this school; my daughter has had good teachers; and this year her teacher has been the BEST: Ms. Martin! She has brought out so much good out of her. The school is clean, ppl in the cafeteria r nice, so is security. ---Went there as a child!
My son has a stigma over him... He has a learning disability which often makes his behavior problematic... Communication with the school has failed for years.... Teachers mean well but are lead by an incompetent principal... There is now a middle school for non-english speaking students inside of the school. At dismissal time you see these older students lingering, cursing loudly, and even fighting near the younger children.
I feel that the school shouldn't only accomadate or focus on hispanic children as one parent mentioned, schools are designed for all children of different cultures and they also have english and spanish classes for those who needs it.
My experience as a parent of 3 children has been up and down. The school cut off alot of extracurricular activities. Safety for my daughter was unacceptable. There are no sports available in the school. As a working parent I get involved as much as I possibly can. I attended this school myself, but it is not the same............