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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway 5

Posted August 01, 2016
- a community member
Our experiences with PS 196 have been very positive. We have two children going to this school. Even though we're relatively new to the school, and can't speak for all teachers, all teachers we had with our 2 kids were great. They were very responsive to inquiries we had, either via class notes, or via e-mails, and very supportive and caring. When there were times that we needed to discuss with the teachers, they made time and met with us, despite their busy schedules. Principal Ms. Migliano is fair to all, encouraging and understanding, but at the mean time, she is strict and enforces disciplines. Assistant principal Ms. Koaz is warm and approachable. She always has sweet smile on her face. Parent teacher coordinator, Ms Maurer, is very responsive and helpful. The school runs a working parents friendly afterschool program, and Ms. Maria, who heads the afterschool program greatly understands those parents' need and difficulties making there on time for pickups on occasions. As for the yelling part, especially of the administrative staff, we've seen it outside of the classroom, and wish the school will work on that, and encourage the staff to give more loving and friendlier instructions to the kids.The workload of the teachers is huge, for one teacher teaches both math and ELA to 30+ kids througout the day, but this problem is beyond PS196. - A parent

Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
Thanks to the all the staff and the School Leadership Team at PS196 for listening to the concerns and questions of parents, and taking action. And for taking such good care of our kiddies. :)


Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted August 04, 2015
- a parent
Quite simple they are terrible. Most are burnt out and can't handle the class size, they make grading mistakes and often have to teach to such a broad spectrum of students, from non-native speakers to math whizzes that there is not individual attention at all.

Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway
Develops grit: Disagree

Posted August 04, 2015
- a parent
They do, but not intentionally. The classes of 30 to 33 are above average in size and so if a students wants attention they have to have grit and determination. Most well behaved, quite students get lost in the crowd.

Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway
Develops respect: Disagree

Posted August 04, 2015
- a parent
My daughter had a 2nd grade teacher who clearly resented her for asking to many questions.


Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway
Develops empathy: Disagree

Posted August 04, 2015
- a parent
Most of the teachers are way past their prime and really don't care about the general population.

Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway 1

Posted October 31, 2014
- a parent
Principal expressly told parents that a teacher is not under any obligation to respond to a parent's email. The teacher told my child it's ok not to finish his homework. Bullying is tolerated at school. What kind of school is this?

Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway 1

Posted October 28, 2014
- a parent
PS196 This is a terrible school. All they care about is the state test. The learning process is deteriorating and there is minimal homework. The administration mismanages this place in a shameful manner


Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway 5

Posted August 30, 2014
- a parent
The Principal and Vice Principal are excellent and very involved in the children's education. They are responsive, bright and set a great standard for the faculty.

Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway 5

Posted April 29, 2014
- a community member
I went to this elementary school, and I had a great time. The teachers are mostly nice, and the learning material is up to date and sort of advanced. I loved it.

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Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway
71-25 113th Street, Queens, NY  11375
(718) 263-9770
Last modified Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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