Students enrolled 629
Hours no info
School leader DR. PETER L. MCFARLANE
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District New York City Geographic District # 3
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370 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027

(212) 678-2849
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4 stars
Based on 38 ratings

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April 02, 2014
It is amazing how when parents get involve, schools can turn around. Let me tell you the truth. P.S 180 is a great school, as a parent I get involved in my daughter s life and education along with activity and that goes with the school. I am present or my wife is present at all school trips; book fair; PTA meeting etc. We have smart board in all classes room including Pre-K. The school is bilingual (English- Spanish). Ms. Fleming is the new principal and the vision of the school still remains the same. We have lab and arts in the school. We have dedicated, loving and experience teachers. Ms. Peguero, my daughter teacher, is amazing. My daughter is In Kindergarten and she is teaching me Spanish, She can pick up a book and read me in Spanish. MS. Mason in the office is the backbone of the school. Ms. Wilson is without saying the best PTA coordinator in town. Mr. Maximo the super intent is without saying the best in town because he ensures that we have a safe and clean environment in the school. The guards are without saying great when it comes to keeps all the kids safe in the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2013
My school is the best school in town or may I say in the City of New York I love PS IS 180.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2013
The teachers at this school are excellent. It's a wonderful community of kids, families, school staff, and teachers working together. We have been so happy to part of this dynamic school. They really get to know each child and family and we have felt very connected and welcome. The teachers work hard, they have a well rounded curriculum, and it's a beautifully cared for and clean physical plant.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2013
This school is completely horrible. The students are very ignorant and not understanding, many people get into fights, and there has been gang activity near or even at this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2012
We must be going to different schools! Our experience could not be more different! We have 2 children at PS180, and they are both thriving. Our 2nd grader has had very good teachers throughout. She id doing very well academically, but could not do so without the help of her teachers, who have been great matches in every grade. Dr. Mac is a dedicated principal, who is trying to steer our school through some very difficult times, but he deeply cares about the student body. I have never heard of the students wearing t-shirts to field trips, so I don't know how that was observed, but I can say that throughout, the student body is taught respect and behavioral issues are addressed quickly. All principals (Dr. Mac and the assistant principals) know the kids and are involved. We could use more parents who show up, but many of us dedicate numerous hours each week to the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
I took my chances with this school because I was hoodwinked by people saying how this was "one of the best schools". This is my child's second year at this school, and I would rather home school my son before he does another year there. The chances of getting an OUTSTANDING teacher is the same as looking for a needle in a haystack. Dismissal is a zoo. The principal is very disconnected and cares more about his flat screen TVs and making sure his face and voice is heard in the morning. Don't expect this school to know you and your family. Character Development is unheard of here along with the teaching of values. THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE ---A WASTE OF SPACE!! Notices go out at the very last minute regarding school events/activities. PTA meetings are held on Saturday mornings, so if your child has extra curricular activities to attend to, be prepared to be disconnected. If your child has a bad day, be prepared to pick them up as the school will call you because they have no idea about what to do. This school doesn't even deserve a star, but it made me put one. UGH! If you would like to play Russian Roulette with your child's education...this school's for you!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
I was at a local park last year with my infant son, and saw a large group of kids all over the park. There seemed to be no structured activity whatsoever, and hardly any adults. There were clusters of kids all over the park , most with absolutely no supervision--including one disturbing scene of several young tween-age looking girls surrounding a 20 something grown man--and almost none of the kids had anything to play with except a basketball that was actually thrown at my STROLLER--with my baby in it. Not only were there no adults around to admonish, but the children did not even apologize. I had to know what kind of poorly run program this was so I finally caught an up-close look at the t-shirts they were all wearing: P.S. 180 Field Day. I know it was just a field day, but I can tell you that when I was growing up, Field Day was a structured activity with all hands on deck from the staff. This was just kids running amok in a park.

- submitted by a community member
January 19, 2011
P.S. 180 is not a very good school. It just depends on if your child gets a good teacher. The principle is not good at all. He does not take responsibility for anything that goes on in the school. The school based support team is a joke. Do not seem to have enough time in the day to take care of anything because of their individual outside interest. The parent coordinator is a person who gossips all day about nothing and spends more time in the street than in the school or her office. Some of the teachers are really good and really care, but because the attitude of the princple and some faculty The school is a 1. The students that are in the school are bright young students, but they surely did not get that way through the school. They should revamp this school starting with the principle, school based support team and the parent coordinator. They should stop taking credit for the excellence of their students who are getting the jist of their education from home. They also do nothing about discipline. If you have a child in the school, you are forced to do what you have to do to make sure that they are getting a good quality education.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
As a former private school parent, a current private school teacher, and a mom of a pre-K child, I would say the jury is still out on PS 180. A for effort, but questionable results in terms of inspiring a true love of learning in the students. Clearly the administration has made great strides in bringing the school around. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they are ready to take it to the next level.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
An incredible school that just keeps getting better every year! The personal attention my son receives is similar to what I had in private school!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2010
i just want a good school for my child jomarys can you guys send me an application at this address please because my child Jomarys hates p.s76 and im lookin for a school for her she in the 7th grade this is the address 148west 124st new york ny 10027 apt 5a

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
Hugo Newman is an incredible school! The teachers and the staff work together in a cohesive way that is both harmonious and dynamic and they manage to provide a nurturing and challenging education to a dizzying diversity of kids. I have never seen resources used so wisely and stretched so far to accomplish so much in my life. Our son was going to one of Manhattan's best nursery schools and we switched him to Hugo Newman because we believed in the possibility of this school. We are grateful to be a part of the Jaguar family and so happy we made the switch.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Best school in Harlem. Everyone there is extremely dedicated and love what they do.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
I feel so grateful because P.S 180 has helped my son become a better student. The whole staff is a family and everyone is especially Dr. Mac and Ms. Mary are angels. =)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
P.S 180 has helped my brother so much. They deserve this because Dr Mac and all the teachers have fought hard to make the school what it is today.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Excellent teachers like Ms. Pena makes P.S. 180 my choice for America's Favorite School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
The teachers are dedicated professionals who are committed to their students and their ongoing professional development. They support their students' learning by using differentiated instruction, a teaching technique to help each student acquire knowledge according to his/her individual interests and learning styles.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
PS I80 has made my daughter love school. She has been there since Pre-K she is Kindergarten now, and she loves going to school. She loves her teacher, who is a very dedicated and caring person, she has been able to apreciate my daughter learning skills, and challenges her all the time to obtain the best out of her, my daughter loves these educational challenges. The Principal and the Staff are very dedicated. It is such a pleasure to come to school in the morning and find the principal with a possitive attitute greeting everyone as you enter the school. PS 180 makes a kid love going to school and I think this first experience is the beginning to prevent future school drop outs. Thak you Dr. Mac and all the staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
PS 180 is an amazing school. You are lucky if you can be a part of it!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 03, 2010
PS 180 has been my childs school since pre-k he is now in the 5th grade. THE PRINCIPAL AND HIS STAFF are committed to each and every child being successful. GO JAQUARS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
PS 180 is committed to achieving excellence and ensuring that each child is successful. The principal is WONDERFUL and is committed to the success of the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
no rating April 29, 2010
I love the school because its well maintained, the principal is amazing, and my sons kindergten teacher is wonderful. I know a student in the upper grade whom has been going to the school for many years, and he has told nothing but good things about the school as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
Grandchildren are getting a well rounded education.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
no rating April 28, 2010
Great administration, excellent academics, wonderful art/music program, involved PTA. All around wonderful school! Very safe.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
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April 27, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
This school is far above average. In addition to excellent teaching, it also tries to help each child as an individual. As a grandmother, I can say from experience that this school is a perfect choice for our youngsters.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
I see my grandchildren learning and growing every day. They love to go to school and that is the foundation for learning.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
My daughter is in the Kindergarten class at PS180 and I love the school . The classes are small and the teachers are very well positioned to give their pupils a brilliant start into a positive and exciting experience which is so crucial for them. As a parent I have numerous opportunities to be involved and I always feel welcome and listened to, when I deal with anyone at the school. PS 180 ROCKS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
With a plethora of enrichment opportunities Hugo Newman does everything to educate the child academically and beyond.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 26, 2010
PS/IS 180 Hugo Newman is an excellent Pre K-8th grade school right in the heart of Harlem (120th Street and Morningside Ave)and it is currently one of the top 10 schools in the city from grades Pre K-8. The school has also received various local & national awards and its chess team came in 8th place in the Junior HS 750 and under section at the Chess Nationals in Minnesotta. What's even more impressive is that most of the students who competed in that section were either in fourth or fifth grade! Some of the students were also interviewed by a major news network for their excellence in education. PS/IS 180 Hugo Newman is wonderful example of 'Yes We Can' in education. Mr. O

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
This school truly cares about it students - wonderful teacher - Ms. Delia, and wonderful Principal - Dr. Mac!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
PS180 is a great place for students to learn. The staff is warm, caring, and very skilled in meeting the needs of each and every student. The administration is supportive and parents feel comfortable discussing cares and concerns with teachers and administrators alike.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 26, 2010
I love P.S. 180 because they have a lot of great programs and activities for children, such as music (Midori & Friends), chess, Sports and Arts, Studio in a School, swimming, etc. In addition, students are PS 180 are performing at grade level standards in ELA and mathematics!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
PS/IS 180 Hugo Newman is an excellent Pre K-8th grade school right in the heart of Harlem (120th Street and Morningside Ave)and it is currently one of the top 10 schools in the city from grades Pre K-8. The school has also received various local & national awards and its chess team came in 8th place in the Junior HS 750 and under section at the Chess Nationals in Minnesotta. What's even more impressive is that most of the students who competed in that section were either in fourth or fifth grade! Some of the students were also interviewed by a major news network for their excellence in education. PS/IS 180 Hugo Newman is wonderful example of 'Yes We Can' in education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
The school is wonderful. The staff is very friendly, there is a full-time social worker on staff who knows every child and checks up on each of them when they need some extra attention. Issues that arise are addressed immediately and every child is seen and heard. The parent coordinator could not be nicer. The parents we got to know are wonderful, interesting and warm people. We love the music teacher who goes out of his way to meet all the kids (even the pre-k kids whom he is not teaching). We could not be happier wit this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Dedicated team, great standards, hard working and my nephew and niece love it

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
We moved countries from Australia to the US and landed in Harlem NY not knowing what to expect. This school exceeded expectations to such an extent that we rave about it to everyone. We are complete and absolute PS180 evangelists. It's just the best we have ever seen. Passionate, dedicated, smart and caring. We consider ourselves among the luckiest parents in all of New York.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
I loved PS 180 because I was able to see the school from both sides. I was a teacher at 180 for 8 years and a parent at the school for 6 years. My daughter was a student from PreK to 4th grade and her experiences at 180 prepared her to go to any school in any state at be prepared to excel at any program. We are currently living in Maryland and she is continuing to excel. As a teacher at 180 I loved, loved waking up every morning knowing that this was where I worked. The parents were amazing , the students were awesome and the administration made it a place where you felt appreciated and felt that your opinion counted. I deeply miss my colleagues, students, parents and neighborhood. It is a rare experience where you love a school so much that you consider them your family. We often go back to visit and I still get the same feeling of excellence walking through the doors. Working at 180 has shown me excellence in action. I love teaching and I know that there is a 180 in Maryland, if not I will just have to create one. I highly recommend this school with no reservations.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
As a veteran of over 35 years in the NYC school system, I have taught in enough venues to know quality education. PS/IS 180 is a school that aspires to live up to the title 'A 'College Preparatory School'. Working with administration and staff on a common goal, education that will allow middle school graduates to get into the best high schools with regents credit as they proceed along a track that will ensure entrance to a competitive college has been my dream. At 180 it is becoming a dream fulfilled.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 25, 2010
PS 180 Hugo Newman College Prep. School has become not only the begining of our children's future but an extension of our family. The school's ranking is an incredible result of quality education delivered in a structured and caring environment. Thank you, to Dr. McFarland and the staff of the school for always being there and providing something extra for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
My grandson, Dylan attends PS 180 and I have visited there often to see him preform in plays and other events. The teachers and staff are phenomenal and the atmosphere and friendliness that they exude is unsurpassed. And I love the open door policy of the Administrative staff. I am confident that Dylan is learning all that he will need to help him become an inspirational and great citizen of this country that we live in.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
PS/IS 180 is making great efforts to enhance the education of our young children. The staff are very capable and work tirelessly to help each individual child. Someone recently said that 'PS180 was like private education for free' and I have to agree!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
The principal & his administration believe our children can achieve & succeed. They consistently strive to make them aware of the opportunities that are available & the success they can achieve. Lastly, they always encourage our children to believe that the impossible is possible!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
PS/IS 180 is the gem of Harlem. i could not have asked for a better educational environment for my three jaguars.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
We are thankful to be ranked as one of the best performing public schools in the city (when just a decade ago we were ranked as one of the worst).

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Old fashion community school with parents, staff and community partners working together for the best interest of children.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 23, 2010
The teachers truly care about each and every student. My son feels loved there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
I love this school because we truly love our kids and are genuinely interested in the success of our Jaguars. I am also the Parent Coordinator of 180 and a parent. Jaguars for Life!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Lovely staff who makes each child feel extra special. And us parents know and believe that our children are extra special to them. My daughter graduated last year and still wants to visit. Now my son is attending this school and he loves it.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
180 is a wonderful school that caters to it's students, it's parents and the community at large. I'm a proud parent and wish I had a school like this when I was growing up!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
The best school in Harlem. Did you know that we are ranked #9 out of all 1000+ schools that are k-5/k-8? So proud.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
It has a great community environment. There is an open door policy with the principal and vice-principal. I love the parent involvement and it has so much more possibilities with more funding. I feel at ease when I leave my daughter there, I know she is being cared for and learning all she needs to prepare her for next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
PS 180 is a great place. The teachers and principals are dedicated and energetic. Their enthusiasm inspires the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
My daughter has a wonderful kindergarten teacher who is just so positive and supportive in helping her develope to her best potential. The school social worker has just been a pleasure to work with. The entire school administration wants to see our children from Harlem succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 22, 2009
Hugo newman is an excellent public school...My son learned so much in their pre-k program ...He is still eager to learn even through the summer...Thank you 180!

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April 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2009
I love this school. I would reccommend it to any parent looking to enroll their children in Pre-k. I would pay tuition if I had to for my son to continue attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 25, 2008
This school is an amazing school one reason why I say this is because my first year hat I came to this school I quickly notice that i have improved in my school work but overall ile this school

- submitted by a student
December 23, 2008
I am a student teacher at this school through Teachers College and I absolutely love this school. The teachers are extremely dedicated to their students success and go beyond classroom duties. The support from families is impressive, and the principal is hands-on and down to earth, while making sure things are executed efficiently. Small class sizes, diverse staff, various extracurricular opportunities, excellent music program, etc.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 29, 2008
HNCP is all that any parent would want for their child. It is such a well rounded environment. With over 500 students, the Principal can call them by name. The open door policy and warmth of the school keeps the children eager to attend and Parent Leadership are engaging. This is one of the best schools in NYC.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2008
We are very impressed by this school. I never thought our daughter would be going to school in Harlem, but this school easily compares to the charter and many of the private schools in the city and has restored my faith in the public school system. The quality, kindness and dedication of the teachers, staff and principal are outstanding and the facilities are very impressive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2008
I really like the school. The staff is nice and pleasant and the school is clean. My daugter is in Pre-K and they have made her transition from daycare to pre-K a great experience and she seems to like the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2008
I am absolutely impressed by the 'can do' atmosphere throughout the school generated by energetic, super-positive teachers, plus a supportive faculty team. There is a team spirit and a joy of life vibe exemplified by a very committed principal. As a parent and new to this part of Harlem, I look forward to seeing my daughter here for years to come. The PTA ladies are a breath of fresh air from the stuffy ladies'

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2008
I am a parent of a 4th grader and I am very impressed at how the school is run. Dr 'Mac' is a great role model for the student especially the male students. I hope that the school continues on this path for years to come.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
This school is great, my sons been going since pre-k, he is now in third grade. The whole school teachers,students and staff all get a+.

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October 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
I am a proud PS 180 Jaguar parent of 2 children (K & 3rd grade. I could not ask for a better environment for my children. The Principal is warm and welcoming, the Parent Coordinator is there to assist you in whatever you need; the Teachers know and understand your individual child and is eager to work with you one on one. The child is the focus. This is a very well rounded school with emphisis on education and self esteem, self awareness and to give back to your community. Failure is not an option, College is expected and Self Success is the goal. Go JAGUARS!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
Hugo Newman is one of Harlem s great schools there are so may activities for the students and parents from boy and girl scouts to the parents morning workout must of the teachers the I have dealt with have had a great attitude about providing a good learning environment for the children and the say yes foundation has really added to and over all great public school.

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October 26, 2006
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Ps 180 Hugo Newman
370 W 120th St, New York, NY  10027
(212) 678-2849
Last modified Ps 180 Hugo Newman is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 180 Hugo Newman Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 76 reviews.