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Queens, NY
Students enrolled: 397
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41-77 Little Neck Parkway
Queens, NY 11363

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(718) 423-8491
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April 05, 2015
Parents have expressed a range of concerns, including fears about increased focus on test preparation and evaluation methods.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2015
After spending time here it's clear the teachers and parents are on opposite sides of the debate. Parents dislike the overloaded class sizes that makes it impossible to learn, the lack of supplies, constant complaints from the teachers, oversight issues, over testing and most importantly safety issues. For example my child has never taken any notes in class or been given a research project. I asked for a book title and was told my child should remember it from Monday (4 days before). I was not called by the nurse when another child hurt mine and left a black and blue on my child. The teachers spend way to much time talking and not enough time DOING. After reading the teachers comments below I wonder if these problems go unresolved because they just don't want to see the issues or is it because they don't care. Passing a state test isn't hard when education is practical and productive. Simply putting 25+ tired kids in front of readygen workbooks isn't going to get you far. Thankfully the school does have a few cool cluster teachers.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2015
As a teacher at P.S. 94 for many years, I can truthfully say it is a bright, warm, welcoming and clean environment both in the main building and in the kindergarten annex. Every staff member is concerned about the well-being of each child attending our school. The teachers work tirelessly to nurture and help the students grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Huge amounts of time and effort beyond the school day are spent creating lessons that are stimulating, engaging and fun for the students. Working toward high standards is our goal so that when they leave us to move on to middle school, the students are fully prepared to meet all the new demands in the next phase of their lives.

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2015
Another day another issue. Its really just a few days until report cards and I am already expecting a headache . Teachers here have no business being around kids. This school is filthy.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2015
I am so tired of this school putting the teachers and budget before the children. We pay for everything but the kids get nothing.

- submitted by a community member

March 01, 2015
It's quite upsetting knowing this school was once doing well. It's current state leaves much to be desired.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2014
This school is all about test scores, the kids have become numbers. Test prep has started in kindergarten and they are evaluating kids via a system that removes all the fun of learning. The class is crazy buzy with no down time. The children are also without a functioning smart board and our teachers are always running.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2014
The ESL population has exploded in the last 2 years.The construction on the school is also moving extremely slowly. Because of the issues with language the test scores have dropped. The school is over crowded and needs a good cleaning. The parents need to better control their children mostly the new students. Kindergarten isn't in the school but down the road at a Jewish center. The principal has used the gym for her wheelchair more then a few times.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2012
My daughter moved to this elementary school district 11 years ago. I have seen the teachers in action and the parents who support the school in a variety of supportive activities. It is a tautological relationship. Parents who care about educational excellence for their children move here and keep up the high quality of learning by monitoring homework. The teachers are excellent and the principal is involved in all ares of the educational process.

- submitted by a community member

August 06, 2012
You can't get a better principal, or more caring teachers that raise the bar in elementary education. take it from a new parent that is also a teacher for ten years. Whatever you child needs, he or she will receive it here in this wonderful school that puts students first.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2011
PS 94 Q is a great place to work. This is a very caring and warm school that offers many services to its students. Learning is fun and the teachers are amazing. Parents are very involved .

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2011
PS 94 is a wonderful little public school with a private school feel. The minute you walk through the doors you feel the warmth and everyone knows your name and child. Parents are always welcome and are encouraged to be part of their childs education. The principal Mrs. Barbeosch has an open door policy for both parents and kids. This is just a small piece of what sets the school apart from other public schools. The teachers and staff are the other component. Teachers make it a point to get to know your child and their strengths and weaknesses. A love of learning is fostered and encouraged. The majority of parents are involved. Parents are never penalized for not being involved. There are a large number of working parents who do not have the time to devote to the PTA but are still welcome in the school and are active in their childs education. You will also find the parents who are not happy with anything and look for problems because they are so bored. These are the same parents who will be the first to complain but do not want to contribute anything to help make a difference for their child or the school. I guess they are everywhere.I am very happy with PS 94 and so are my kids.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2011
Such a sad sad school! Its who you know & believe me, if you don't know the right people or take much time from your busy work schedule to kiss a**, your child will suffer the consequenses. Mrs. Barbeosch is all about favoritism! She dotes over the participants of the PTA's children & the rest are at the bottom of the barrel! (A few teachers will do the same) but in all fairness MOST teachers are exc! Oh! And try to join the PTA......You will be treated like an outcast. I couldn't get my child out of there quick enough.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2010
PS94 is tough, Mrs. Barbeosch is tough, and she stands up for her teachers. You're probably at this school because you wanted the best, and the best is tougher. I think you'll find if you attend PTSA meetings and get involved, your relationship with Mrs. Barbeosch can improve a lot.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 20, 2008
I have 1 child attending Ps94 and I am very happy by the way he is excelling in school. However I was not pleased by the way I had to find out about a few issue that he had. I would of liked more comunication with the parent and the staff . The principal can sometime be condecending and cold. On the other hand the teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 22, 2008
I have 2 children in 94 and feel they are receiving an excellent education. The staff is great from the lunch ladies up to the Principal. I am surpised by the ignorance of some of the other reviewers with regards to the Principal- and her name is spelled Barbeosch- you don't know how good we have it- many Principals don't encourage parental involvement, much less welcome you in the building. We have an overcrowded school, with no federal money, and city money being slashed. The focus is the CHILDREN. My kids are happy and love school, so I'll sing her praises because the buck stops with her and she has delivered for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 04, 2008
I am a parent of a child currently at P.S. 94. Many things about the school are great, especially the teachers. They are hard-working, caring, patient . . . Because of them, my child is receiving a good education at P.S. 94. However, the principal is a problem. She fosters an atmosphere of favoritism amongst teachers, parents and even, most unfortunately, the students. Mrs. Barbosch has a negative influence on the entire school. If a new principal were put into place, the school would spring forward.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2008
As a parent with three children in PS 94, I feel tremendously blessed. They are receiving a private school education in a public school atmoshphere. The teachers are all top notch who truly care, work with the parents and put in the time to help with whatever the students need. We all love the principal who makes herself available to every student and parent. Compared to the other public schools in NYC, I know this school is in a class all by itself. Its just too bad that the Chancellor instead of rewarding excellence keeps punishing the school by taking more and more money from its budget -- just because all the students excel and pass the state exams with flying colors. I hope these setbacks doesnt takeaway from its greatness in the near future.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2006
The school is an excellent school which is not a surprise since it is a reflection of the family-oriented, affluent neighborhood that it's zoned for. I would wholeheartedly agree with other parents who say that PS 94 is a citywide top school. With that being said, there is however a slow but steady erosion of very qualified teachers among its ranks. I am concerned about the future of the school. There are some disturbing elements within the school's culture of nepotism and flagrant favoritism. This has to be a product of the principal's leadership. Perhaps a different leadership direction can ensure the school's reputation of excellence in the future. Hopefully it will not be too late.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2005
The quality of the academic programs is great . Most teachers are very good. There are many extracurricular activities available for the children. I am very happy with the level of parents involvement in the school. The best thing is the diversity of the school. However there is a major problem in the school and is the Principal Mrs. Barbeosh. She plays favoritism to a certain group of people. The school would be the best in the district if they chose a new principal.

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2004
I really enjoy having my child attend this school!I as parent would recommend this school to any parent or child to attend PS 94 because this school is the best school of New York!

- submitted by a parent

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Ps 94 David D Porter
41-77 Little Neck Parkway, Queens, NY  11363
(718) 423-8491
Last modified Ps 94 David D Porter is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 94 David D Porter Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top