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PK-5
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New York, NY
Students enrolled: 531

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201 Warren Street
New York, NY 10282

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(212) 571-5659
(212) 571-0739
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May 05, 2014
Why on earth does this school have a 10 rating? Except for its physical appearance the true rating should be no more than 5. Leadership is poor, curriculum is poor, atmosphere is dull. So glad be won't be back next year.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2012
PS89 is a wonderful school. My oldest son is in 2nd grade and has been attending PS89 since kindergarten. My youngest is in Kindergarten there and has attended PS89 for Pre-K as well. Ronnie, the principal, knows every student by name and most parents too. She is kind, loving and respectful to them and those ethics shine in her teachers as well. Ronnie is very hands on and I always feel confident that she is on top of everything at the school. My husband and I feel very blessed and grateful that our children have the opportunity to attend PS89.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2011
My two children attended from pre K- 5th grade (my youngest still at 89) and have been very pleased with their years at PS89. It has a sense of home away from home in which they felt happy and safe going to school. They made the curriculum interesting for a young child to get excited about. They have truly created an enviroment for a child to get a love for learning!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
both my wife and i found p.s.89 to have well prepared and caring teachers. our daughter (our 2nd child to go thru nyc public schools) felt comfortable, enjoyed her teachers and classmates and improved academically. she also participated in an active arts and sports program. it is an all around good, neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2011
Horrible school with a horrible principal who hires impossibly bad teachers. Our child had 3 teachers who were hired at the school and lasted one year only.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2011
i go to this school and i absoulutley love it! it has some great programmes like the ballroom dancing program and also other fansastic events like potluck and talent shows. not just that but it has a great education proggram and pretty much all the teachers are awesome!!! i love this school and i dont want to graduate this year! :( ps. it also has amazing things like aabout 50 mac availible to every student and its alsoo really clean and the atmosphere is amazing!! i really recommend it! :D

- submitted by a community member
November 02, 2010
I graduated from PS 89 in 2008 and I have been here since kindergarten. It's a great school - the principal knows everyone's name and occasionally stops by each classroom. I've had a great time here and I have learned many new things. For example, in my 6 years here, I have went aboard a police boat, created a bookstore, went on an overnight trip, held a bakesale, and so much more. We have homework daily and you can approach the teachers or staff at any time if you need any help. Let me just say... this is the best school ever; you should definitely come here.

- submitted by a community member
August 16, 2010
We relocated to this school from Atlanta. While I felt less welcome to be involved in the classroom, I have to say that I absolutely found the teachers to be of the highest caliber. My son is very bright, but can be a slacker as he has dyslexia, yet his teachers managed to keep him engaged and encouraged his input, focusing on his abilities. The depth of research and study in the class has been amazing to see. I also found the satisfaction of the other parents in the class to be on par with my own, which does give me comfort that others feel the same way. When I see a review by a parent, where they slag off the school, I wonder what bar they are using to measure. Was that parent being objective? Have they had other experiences (not preschool)?

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
This is an Academically poor school. We live right in the building above the school but we will not be sending our daughter back to P.S. 89 for the next school year. Our other disappointments with this school have been the lack of disipline and not much of a physical education program.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2009
Not the school we expected when we enrolled our children last year. It is hyped as one of the best but leaves much to be desired. The wacky Principal sets the stage for what tends to be a cold atmosphere. The school does have some good teachers if you are lucky enough to get one of those. There are good and bad teachers at all schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
PS-89 is a wonderful school! Everyone is so nice and helpful from the principal to the school gaurds!! It is more than a place where they work. It is their baby and the communities as well. I am thrilled to be a part of the PS-89 community!!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2009
Clean, pretty school by NYC standards but a big disappointment academically speaking. Our children, who were good but not exceptional students, transferred to PS89 from out of state, and were easily a year ahead of their NY classmates. Perhaps it has more to due with the overall lower standards in the NYC public schools, but we never could figure what all the hype was all about.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2009
From my experience my grandson had a fabulous kindergarten experience. It amazes me that one teacher can teach 22 little ones and each child is special. I work in a Pvt. school and see teachers and students all day.. but nothing has impressed me as much as the education, love of learning and total awareness of each childs strengths and weakness and how they are addressed. I hope my grandson has as good a year as he enters first grade. Thank you -

- submitted by a community member
May 09, 2009
My daughter will be graduating this summer and has been at PS 89 since pre-k. What I like best about this (pretty) school is how they create a love of learning. Kids get really excited and involved in their projects-based learning. I highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2009
This is our third year at the school and we are continually impressed with the teachers, administration and facilities. The teachers are top rate, caring and involved. The principal is focused on her students, not the whims of parents - she is focused on education and nurturing a community focus. While there are a lot of students, this is a predicament indicative of all nyc public schools. I highly recommend PS89.

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September 17, 2008
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June 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 01, 2008
Our child has had an absolute wonderful Kindergarten year at PS 89. Despite a larger than we'd like class size, our teacher is aware of our child and his needs and the school was able to pick up on a slight special need and recommend a solution (speech therapy). We couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
I have had great experiences with both of my children in PS 89. The top teachers, the best facilities, and an engaged administration.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2007
The teachers are excellent at PS89

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2007
We have been terribly disappointed in this school. When we moved here, I was impressed by the school--it is a beautiful building and has many fine elective classrooms, such as art, and dance etc. However, my impression of the leadership after a couple of years of involvement with the PTA is that parents are a nuisance and shouldn't interfere with their children's education. It has been quite frustrating. My child has done very well despite the overcrowded classrooms---but this community is headed for a significant overcrowding problem in the next couple of years, and since no new school has been slated yet (despite the community's efforts to get one) I am not sure what they will do. If you are looking to move to this community (which is fabulous--we love living here) you may want to consider private school.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2007
i love ps89 is a wonderful school and mr.cacioppo is a very nice principal

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2007
I myself, was a former student of PS 89. My experience there was amazing. It was a fun school with a lot of nice people (students, teachers, staff, etc.), but not necessarily a great school academic wise. If you want your child to graduate this school and enter a great middle school, don't just rely on the education that they give there- allow them to have a private tutor or something like that because my graduating class (class of 05) did really well in entering good middle schools mostly because they had private tutors. The year before and after us didn't have as much people attend the top district two schools. Good luck.

- submitted by a former student
January 24, 2007
This school has been a tremendous disappointment. Our child craved an academic challenge, and the school did not provide this. The school is safe and orderly but not one that encourages each child to stretch his/her abilities.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2006
After 4 years, PS 89 has been an amazing blessing for my family and has indeed become part of our family. My two children who attend there are both thriving. When small problems arise, their teachers address it head on. When I have concerns, the staff listens to and addresses my issues. My children are not only getting a great education but are truly loved in their school community. Also, the other kids who attend there are all great kids. There are little to no security concerns. Ronnie Najjar, the principal, knows every child by name and can usually tell you where they are located in the building at any given moment. The PTA is probably one of the best is the city. Phenomenal school and community. We have moved to Brooklyn but I'm still driving my kids into Battery Park everday because I can't find anything close to PS 89.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 20, 2006
Great teachers and program

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January 23, 2006
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December 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
If you are moving to Battery Park City for this school beware. It is way overrated. Our experience has not been good. The teachers are very disappointing. If you are looking for a friendly, nurturing and challenging environment for your child p.s. 89 is not it.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
The level of commitment from the principal, teachers, parents and the students themselves far surpassed all of my expectations when my daughter entered this school in first grade, three years ago. Now as she enters 4th grade, I can truly see how she is evolving in an incredible way, in many ways due to the way her mind and skills and interests are challenged daily at P.S.89. If you've never seen a child devour books voraciously because a love of reading has been instilled in her, it is truly a delight to witness.

- submitted by a parent
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Ps 89
201 Warren Street, New York, NY  10282
(212) 571-5659
Last modified Ps 89 is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 89 Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top