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86-35 235th Court
Queens, NY 11427

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(718) 464-4167
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August 10, 2015
My son has been going to this school from Kindergarten (GT Program) and had a good experience in the beginning years, however since the principal has changed, the school has deteriorated in every sense. Firstly the new principal lacks the subject knowledge and the know how of how to talk to parents; she is rude, abrupt and doesn't find mitigating solutions to issues, rather gets confrontational. The GT program has deteriorated and only one teacher deserves to be named a GT teacher and I believe everyone knows who he is ;) The classes are overloaded and the principal doesn't care much about it when spoken to, in addition she doesn't even know the difference between a GT and a regular program, she is not experienced and I will try to avoid sending your child to this school.

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November 04, 2014
My daughter started the G&T Kindergarten this year. Her teacher is very nice. But I don't find the homework to be too much or too difficult. (High expectations?) My friends who have their kids in G&T at PS115 tell me they have so much homework every night. I'm also not too happy with the Parent Coordinator. I guess maybe I was spoiled by my daughter's previous school's Parent Coordinator who answered her emails & voice mails right away in a nice pleasant way. I've been ignored and had to contact the Asst. principal instead. I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt and say my email went to spam? When I did finally get her on the phone, she was very abrupt & lacked phone skills. I felt like I was taking up her time & couldn't wait to get me off the phone. She didn't identify herself so maybe it wasn't her but I called her extension directly so who knows. From the beginning, It hasn't been a smooth transition. I really want to give it a chance but it has not been a welcoming experience. I'm going to try and make the best of the rest of the school year. I think my daughter will equally thrive with our zone school so perhaps we will not continue next year.

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October 29, 2014
My child is in first grade and has been attending this school since Pre-K. We have a new Principal since our last one has retired but the transition was smooth. She is very active and encourages parent involvement. The curriculum is solid. The school offers many fun events throughout the year which makes school fun for the kids. The teachers are dedicated, the security guard knows each child and is very protective about the students safety. You can't roam around the school or pass the lobby without strict protocol which is reassuring to the parents that their kids are safe. My child comes home with a nice amount of homework and is learning topics I find are fairly challenging. The school not only offers monthly events for families to attend but it also offers after school programs, tutoring, and very affordable violin lessons, French lessons and chess lessons. In all I am very pleased and happy my child attends this great school!

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September 04, 2014
My granddaughter is in her 3rd year at this school in gifted and talented program. The teachers are very good and a class of 30 had 2 aides as well as an efficient teacher last year in first grade. The neighborhood is largely South Asian and very supportive of education. The gifted and talented programs has mostly East Asian and and a few South Asians and a few children of European origin. The security guard is very protective of her students,much more fearsome than where my other grandchildren went in Little Neck. You do not get in to this school easily.

- submitted by a community member

April 17, 2014
No frill school. Just a simple safe school where children come to learn. My son is in the G&T class and I am very please with his progress. He has a wonderful teacher and a full time teacher's aide with an additional student teacher. That is a total of 3 teachers for 32 kids. Most NYC schools only have one teacher for 32 kids. My son's teacher makes learning fun and interesting. I hope his teacher next year will be just as nice and fun as Mrs Lau.

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June 14, 2013
I am wondering this school student progress is "F", I would like to know how the school leader will improve it?

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March 19, 2013
My son recently started Kindergarten here. The teachers, principal and the school staff is extremely nice and helpful. He loves it and the school environment is safe. The school welcomes parent involvement and the PTA is very active. My son's teacher kept my son interested by challenging him in academics. His reading and math level has progressed a lot. I look forward to send my younger son here too.

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April 29, 2010
The school is very clean and I feel my kids are safe there. The staff and teachers work very hard to make it a great learning environment for my kids and I am very pleased overall. My son is in 1st grade his teacher is very through, she checks HW everyday & requires parents to sign off on the HW. I gotta say that putting my name on the HW makes me review HW more carefully. She also gives him the help he needs in extended day. He has significantly improved his reading skills and I am happy about that. The only issue I have with the school is that the class sizes are way too big, my daughter is in 4th grade and she has 31 kids in her class with no teacher helper. I just think that's way too much and there should be more of a push to reduce class size.

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April 08, 2010
My daughter loves to go to her school. The teachers are too good. So are the other staff members. Ms. Bell my daughter's pre-k teacher is wonderful and my daughter mariya loves her..

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May 13, 2009
this school is the best and wonderful schools ever

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January 07, 2004
It is recognized as one of the best school in District 26. The Principal (Ms.Joy Hammer) and teachers are very friendly. They take care of students very well. It also has very good and active PTA team. Unfortunately, I could not be a part of PTA.

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August 25, 2003
The learning experience that my children have acquired from P.S. 18 is wonderful. The teachers are caring, as well as the principal and other staff. They really look out for the children.

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Ps 18 Winchester
86-35 235th Court, Queens, NY  11427
(718) 464-4167
Last modified Ps 18 Winchester is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 18 Winchester Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top