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K-11
Public charter
New York, NY
Students enrolled: 788

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1300 Greene Avenue
New York, NY 11237

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(718) 443-1213
(718) 453-0428
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October 27, 2014
Stacey Park is an incompentant and unprofessional individual. She is running this school into the ground and clearly doesn't care about children. Her huge attitude problem displays this. 30% proficient in reading in 2012-2013... Wow! How does she still have a job?! Stay away from this jail that calls itself a "school."

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2013
I have my own issues with AFBES, but I will definitely say that when it comes to education and trying to get the students ontrack...they take great pride in it. I do not agree with all their policies and or procedures however my daughter has definitely received an excellent education here and I can not imagine removing her from under the Achievement First umbrella.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2012
2011/2012 academic year has been the worst experience . This school force children to attend Saturday academy after school hours and extra tutoring to take the state exam and at the end of the school year they left back many third grader because they did not reach the academic level and told parents that the state test was not taking into consideration then if they still were failing children why push them to do all this work . They pressure these poor children just because teachers wanted to keep their jobs not because they really care for the children's education . My doughter cry when she found out she felt I told her it was not her fault because I saw how hard she work all these months.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
I have a child in third grade. Her academic performance is on par with my great expectations. All or most of the children at AFBES fare well in all areas. The true concern is moving forward to Middle School, any of them. We can not ignore the countless number of families fleeing this charter because of the new, erroneously pervasive insistence of character and moral education emphasis mandated once in Middle school - acting as if they are entering a reform school. I believe the teachers to be stellar in elementary school level. I have few if any complaints that weren't addressed or corrected. The staff from the office are pleasant, the principal greets every child by name and the school culture is "family". The PLC could be a powerhouse if they organized their efforts like getting employee matched donations, ice cream socials and dual language insistence to meet the needs of the community and future based earnings criteria. My biggest issue would be the unpreparedness or unwillingness of the two schools to meet and connect to make for a smooth transition. Its as if they - the corporation) want our children to support their product (charter school) so it can be sold to NYC

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
I'm so happy on my choice to move my daughter from catholic school ! she has always been a good student, but AFBC is just putting the "icing on the cake". In a matter of months her math skills have grown so much. There are some areas they can improve but overall my daughter and I are very happy . Thank You AFBC keep up the good job

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Achievent First, is an excellent school and proud to have chosen this school for my child. My child comes home every day so happy about what he learned. Is an excellent choice of school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
This school is always putting kids first - no matter what, the goal is for students to be successful academically and socially. I'm proud to work with the amazing teachers and families of this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
AF is making amazing changes in Education! Well Done!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Teachers affirm excellence, commitment, self-esteem, patriotism and respect for others.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
the teachers are committed to excellence and strive for achievement!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 20, 2010
Excellent Teachers, curriculum and organization. Looking forward to sending my grand children to AFBCS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
The dedication by all team members is shown in every positive phone call, every 6:30am arrival, every parent meeting, every smile, and every handshake.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 19, 2010
Beacuase it is filled withmotivated teachers, paretns, and students...all working towards the same goal...getting the students to college.

- submitted by a teacher
April 19, 2010
Our school is unlike most others. With a committment to excellence, joy, and hard work, our scholars, teachers, and staff cannot wait to come to school. We constantly work towards the ambitious goal to send our scholars to college and subsequently be leaders in their communities.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 19, 2010
Everyone- the teachers, the parents, the students, the staff- works together to make sure our school is the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Is a wonderful school. My daughter loves go to school now since is in AFBMS. the teachers communication with the parents is great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
The dedication I see on a daily basis to our collective mission and shared values has not only inspired me to be a better instructor of math, but a better father to my sons and a better husband to my wife.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
AF Bushwick has a strong core of teachers that care about making a change in the community. Vote to keep this group of caring individuals together. 'Many Minds- One Mission

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
The teachers are so dedicated. They work long hours and yet have high energy everyday. The school is clean and bright. I love the focus on college. Every classroom is named after the school from which one of its teachers graduated. The students appear to be joyful while also very dedicated to their work. I think it would be a great place to work or go to school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 16, 2010
Bushwick has committed bilingual teachers who make a difference each day in the lives of their students. I know that many of the Bushwick teachers often dedicate their free time to working with their students, even taking them to movies on the weekend to reward them for hard work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
The studenst are challenging and the teachers are great, up to the challenge of meeting the students' needs

- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2010
This is a great school that teaches children many values including respect for themselves and others. Respect with more respec is something that we need immediately in our society.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2009
AFB is a robotic school and with no recess or enough gym time everything is work, work, work and 5 minutes to do anything. Most of the staff like intimidating children and when your child is scared to stand for themselves it tells whats being done in school. Parents this school is good but not all that. 11 months of school mandatory is ridiculous and the hours are way to long for elementary children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 01, 2009
AFB Elementary is awesome! My child is in second grade but in math nand reading she's on a fourth grade level. Her teachers are helpful and dedicated. AFB Middle is good for 'normal' children but not for those with IEPS like my other child. They'e too strict and allow no time for recess or gym. They're not allowed to talk at lunch. It's good for kids with disciplenary problems. Nearly every day I saw a child crying in the hallway. I had to remove myn child so she could receive better services.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2009
I'm really proud of my son level of reading and his overall academics performances. I will recommend achieve first bushwick to any parent that have great intrest in they children's education...

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 16, 2008
The school is unsafe and the administration lacks the necessary experience to properly run the school. There are constant fights, name calling and the staff is ill equipped to handle these ongoing issues.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2008
I do not understand why this school does not distribute out any books. Only sheets of paper is given for home work and as a parent that is concern about what my child is learning throughout the day how can i go over any work assignments if the child does not have a note book with notes for review and to review. A flexi friend is not enough.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2008
AF Bushwick is a wonderful school. My daughter started in K, now 6 yrs old she is reading at a 5th grade level.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2008
AFBMS is an amazing school. Their curriculum is rigorous and my daughter has shown a huge amount of intellectual growth over the course of one year. What the principal and teachers are doing at Achievement First is necessary to ensure the closing of the achievement gap. The scholars work above grade level and are being prepared for college. In addition, they are acquiring critical life skills to assist them in and outside of school. For their first middle school class year, the school was lacking in physcial ed and recess time for the scholars. It is important that AF balance their long school day with extracurricular activities to ensure that the scholars do not burn out.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2008
I am not very pleased with the school. It's more like military school. This school is better suited for children with behavior problems. I understand they want the students to be very disciplined but they expect them to act very grown up too fast. They do work during breakfast and they dont have recess. By the time my child gets home, she's burnt out. They are also not equipped to handle students with IEPs. I realize this is their first year in operation, but I dont want my child to lanquish here while they're trying to get their act totally together.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2008
The educators are very concerned about kids academic progress. Not much emphahsis on physical education and recreation.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
This Charter school is just great,from the teachers to the working material the scholars get.

- submitted by a parent
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Achievement First Bushwick Charter School
1300 Greene Avenue, New York, NY  11237
(718) 443-1213
Last modified Achievement First Bushwick Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-11. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Achievement First Bushwick Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top