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K-8
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Queens, NY
Students enrolled: 1,063

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157-23 83rd Street
Queens, NY 11414

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(718) 848-9247
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October 09, 2014
I am a parent of 3 children who have attended PS 232. Two have gone on to high school and college. The staff at PS 232 are exceptional beginning with Mrs. Josephson the principal. Her primary goal is the best education for all the students in her school. She tries to remain on neutral ground both with the faculty and the parents. My children have had a good education for their primary and middle school years. She also has a very competent staff. Mrs. Leibman Asst. Principal, Mr. Collins, Asst. Principal and Ms. Black, Guidance Cons. The Teachers give every child the fundamental tools to learning and succeeding in their future. It is up to the individual child and their family to continue on to a road of success. Thank you faculty of PS 232.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2014
I am a parent of a 5th grader and a 2nd grader in P.S 232. My older son is in the gifted class. He will be leaving and going to The Scholar's Academy. I would like to thank Ms Josephson the principal,Ms Leibman, Ms DeClemente, Ms Turner, Ms Adams, Ms Stetina and not forgetting Ms Wilenski for the wonderful job you guys have done. After six years it feels like we are one big happy family. Just found out some of the teachers will not be coming back in September, I feel like I'm losing a member of my family. My younger child will still be in the school. I am so thankful for what this school has given and continues to give not only my children but other students as well. THANK YOU P. S 232, you are greatly appreciated.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
As a parent and former student I am so grateful to be part of such a loving and caring school. The teachers we have had over the past years have been nothing but caring. My son had surgery on his hand And his teacher purchased him special pencils make his writing more comfortable. During the summer she emailed him about a book she thought he would enjoy proof that even during vacation teachers still care and work. This year with the stress of state testing both of my children came home with letters of encouragement and praise. It amazes me that with over 1000 students the principals know each and every one. Once a month she has a Breakfast and invited parents to discuss matters and keep them informed it's so warm and welcoming. Numerous meetings our principal has stated that they are teaching our children for a career not a job as a parent this is the kind of education I want for my child's success and future. I am always kept Informed of my child's progress and they are always given extra help in the areas needed. They are receiving the best possible education from the most loving caring staff and I'm proud my children are part of the 232 family.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2013
My children are both in the upper grades at 232. I do agree that the principal is incompetent but I must say the assistant principals do as much as they can to help the children. In the younger grades the assistant principal actually cares for the children. I do believe that having personal friends teach in the school has caused the principals credibility to decrease. Those teachers are also the most uncaring teachers my children have had so far. The school itself has exceptional teachers who do go above and beyond. This has nothing to do with the principal.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
MY child attends this school. Education is a very important gift I can give to my child. The principal of this school is providing and exceptional experience for my child. This gift of learning is not only given in academic areas but in enrichment activities as well. The professionalism of all staff in the building is excellent and represent the best in the city. As the bumper sticker says I am a proud parent of a student at PS 232. This principal helps these children learn and adds programs to assist children that are struggling and truly wants her students to succeed. The principal and staff are always available an address concerns of parents thoroughly. I feel this school is giving my child the foundations to enjoy learning and to want to continue to learn through the years. I would like to thank PS 232 for being a part of my child's life. I am so glad that I am able to send my child to this neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
My child attends ps232 and receives a wonderful education. The teachers keep me Informed of my child's progress. The principal Mrs. Josephson is always welcoming , caring and answers my concerns promptly. I feel very lucky that my child is in such a caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
A firm principal is one thing but incompetent to the point she constantly tells parents she can't recall what was said to a parent by her, is just ridiculous. My children do love the school and their teachers. The principal has a lot of room for improvement. When a parent questions what's going on with their children the principal should have an answer or find an answer not make excuses.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
My three children attend PS 232, so I have spent a lot of years in and out of this building. All three administrators have met with me to discuss the academic strengths and weaknesses of my children and sometimes have also shared personal advice about raising children. They have always excepted my phone calls unless they were in a meeting or in the classrooms. I speak to my friends and my own sisters whose children are in other schools and there is nothing out there that compares to PS 232. They want to come to PS 232. That type of school has leadership that begins at the top. It sounds like a disgruntled parent below is having trouble with her own child who is not doing well on state tests. It is the responsibility of the parent to make sure that their child is confident and successful, not the school. Some parents just do not want to take the responsibility and they are in denial. Working in schools today is difficult enough; they do not need parents who knock them down every step of the way just because their child is not doing well.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
My children love the school and their teachers. It is the teachers that make a great impacted on the children and it is the princal who holds the whole school together. Some parents don't understand at sometimes the princal has to be firm.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
The principal has a tendency to forget that she is dealing with involved parents and attempts to treat parents as if they are inferior to her. We have had numerous issues with the principal. As a whole the school is a good school with the majority of teachers who generally care for the children. With the new common core standards the teachers and students are in the process of learning which is fine. The DOE should seriously think about revising their promotion criteria for June due to the fact that numerous children maintain 90's or better throughout the year and just because they score low on the state exams they are mandated to summer school this is a genuine waste of time and money especially given the summer school exam is a city exam (easier) and the May test is a state exam (harder) in other words why have your children work to keep good grades if what matters is the grade on the state tests... Just a concerned parent

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
What I really like about PS 232 is that academics come first, but there is always time for other events that make it a well-rounded experience. The state tests are important to anyone who wants there child to be successful, but 232 has a huge heart and finds the time to fund raise for others in need. Hurricane Sandy devastated our community they raised so much money and food and clothing for others. They have adopted another school that needed gifts at Christmas. They are having a cancer walk in the spring. My child might not be on the honor roll every marking period but he is getting more of an education at PS 232 than anywhere else. They are even adopting the manatee since it is becoming extinct and have purchased t-shirts for the students for Earth Day. There are strict rules and not all parents like them like having to have there child in school on time and wearing a uniform. This school is preparing my child to be successful in the real world. All of my sons teachers have been awesome and they are always willing to answer my questions. One improvement would be more afterschool programs but I know that that depends on the budget.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2012
My kids are new to this school, so far they have had ok experiences. Its only the third day, So time will tell, I hope teacher meet day will go ok. I pray my experience with the school will be a good one. Again its still early. Just wish they made us more aware of kids progress.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2012
As many other public schools, they have way too many children per class, which affects the quality of the education they receive. In addition, they lack after school programs in the lower grades. They have too many field trips that contribute nothing to the curriculum and waste the children's time that could be used for formal instruction. This is a nice school, but don't expect outstanding education.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2012
I think that the school is good for kids who are smart but if your kid s are behind then it is not a good school. They have no compassion for kids with learning disabilities or any disability in that matter. I feel that the staff is afraid to say what they really want to say because of the principal. This school is not special Ed friendly at all. I thought that if you worked in the school that your kids could not go there like their kids don t get everything that they need or special treatment.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
My wife setup an appointment with the principal, because one of my son's teacher asked if we were notified that both our sons are not going to be promoted. She also stated, " if it were up to me I would have promoted him, but I had no decision in this matter". I met with the principal who showed me a sample writing of my children with the word June affixed on top. This was clearly one of his writing from the beginning of the school the year. My sons write well for first grader and I have samples from the father's day cards I've received in June. My children are tutored by a third grade teacher who also believed that they should have been promoted. After I was shown these writing I told them that I was not going to sign anything that agreed with their decision. How can children who were not truant, did all their homework, scored 90's or better on every spelling test, read and login every books and received awards from the school for reading, one of my children even got student of the month. Something is wrong here... I went to plead my case to the superintendent but unfortunately she is on vacation till thursday

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2011
Before my son got to this school he was being labelled as a problem kid. It wasnt until he started at this school that the staff took the time to realize that he was bored in a regular class and placed him in an advanced regents class. My son is doing wonderfully now and I thank the staff at PS 232 for that. I have always found the staff to be concerned, involved and accomodating. The Extracurricular activities that another parent wrote about are for the upper grade (the middle school), there aren't many, if any, elementary school that would offer these type of activities for the younger grades.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 31, 2009
What a shame that the last parent post is experiencing this! I have had the complete opposite experience. I know that the extracurricular activities are for the upper grades and that there is a Saturday Academy for the 3rd thru 5th grades. The administration is very parent-friendly and hopefully parents with concerns should be more pro-active and seek their help. This is about the only school I've ever experienced to really put children first. There are both academic and social activities and events throughout the year. My child's teacher actually volunteers his time to coach the wrestling team. I am keeping my child here throughout the years until he graduated from 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2009
Re: Nov 5th post that the school have 'school oriented clubs and activities' ...Where are they?? I haven't heard about any. Perhaps they are for higher grades. My son is in the 5th grade, we moved here from Princeton, NJ and I have to say I am not singing praises as everyone else here is. I will not go into specific details here, but I will say one of the things that bother me is the staff/teachers are not listening to him. It's very demotivating when a child is feeling like he is not being heard. I want to change his class but I don't think that's a good idea this late in the school year. I'm glad it's working out for other parents but so far, this is one of the worst experiences we have had with a school.

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December 09, 2009
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November 29, 2009
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November 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 05, 2009
P.S. 232 is a wonderful devoted school, they truly have the kids best interest at heart, and they have the latest technology, and they have school oriented clubs and activities, they also do fundraisers for the community and they have a wonderful staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
My son is now in 1st Grade and am very happy to report, the school has won the accolades from NYC for being an 'A' grade school. Which means their students have been excelling and their curriculum is working! Not every school can achieve this! Most either are happy to stay status-quo or fall behind and become complacent. This is the new P.S. in Howard Beach to keep your eye on. It's a small and nurturing community that no one is aware of it seems! As well, they were #1 in fundraising for the Penny Harvest last year. Their students cared enough to raise over 6k to give back to their community. They are really involved and the Principal, Assistant Principals, down to the teachers - all do more than their part to keep it a fantastic learning facility. The security guards as well, treat the kids like family! Very caring!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2009
I am very happy with PS 232. My daughter graduated in June 09 and was well prepared for her transition into high school. I credit her teachers for this, she thrived academically under their guidance. My son who is at the other end of the spectrum requires some additional help and he is receiving it. His teachers are supportive and nurturing and go above and beyond what is required of them. I as a parent have the utmost respect for their opinions and advice where my children are concerned. The school has guided both my children and myself through their formative years, the important high school decisions, academics and countless trials and tribulations. I cannot convey in words just how grateful I am.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 10, 2009
My daughter is about to complete her Kindergarten at PS 232. I am so proud of her accomplishments and all the credit goes to a wonderful and dedicated teacher, MRS. DECLEMENTE. Since PS 232 is celebrating Teacher Appreciation week, I could not find a better time and place to convey my thanks to all her efforts in bringing the best in every child. Thank you Mrs. DeClemente and thank you PS 232.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2008
This school has a strong principal and very caring assistant principal who seems to know every child by name as well as most of the parents. They are extremely well organized and have annual traditions such as the Halloween Parade/Carnival as well as the Spring Carnival that the children look forward to and the parents/PTA are largely responsible and involved with. Their is an overall environment of mutual respect and cooperation between students and teachers. I wish they were able to obtain more enrichment programs, but they have top notch teachers. My older daughter went through their Astre Program and now attends Brooklyn Tech. Fellow classmates have been accepted into Townsend Harris, Bronx Science, and Styvesant, to name a few. I have never heard of any worrisome incidents inside the school. School security guard knows the kids by name and is well liked and respected making it a safe place.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 19, 2008
excellent school, teachers are great. Very warm and caring environment. Uniforms are a plus. Love it. Very well structured and feel very safe to have my child in the hands of all the teachers and staff there

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2008
I am a parent of a fourth grader who did extremely well this year. He needed help with his reading in the beginning of the year and his score on the state test was a level 3. His teacher Mrs. Morley was a major force in his achievement. Now he is looking forward to 5th grade. PS 232 is the kind of school that schools used to be when I was a kid. It is warm and welcoming and there's lots of great activities going on all the time. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2008
My daughter recently graduated kindergarden. Her teacher Mrs. Bowrosen was one of the most caring teachers I have ever met. Her consistancy and influence has overflowed into her students. I have watched my daughter blossom into an avid reader because of her. The school and all of the staff are always available. I am so glad that she attends and will be able to for many years.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2008
My son is going into the 6th grade ARP program. He has been in this school since k and I think he is getting a great education. This past school year he participated in Thinkquest. He is getting a great education.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2008
My child just had his kindergarten stepping up and I just want to say that he has thrived this year. Ms DeClemente was his teacher and she was warm and caring.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2008
PS 232 has provided my child with a wonderful education. Next year we might be moving, but I am concerned about the next school he will attend. I have to move before he attends high school. Teachers are caring and committed.

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February 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 19, 2008
This is an excellent school. This is the first year that this school has offered an afterschool with fun activities for the kids. My son attends for math and reading two days a week and then plays for the new basketball team two days. The basketball is run by a retired teacher and a new teacher to the school. Both men are wonderful with the boys and girls and they really teach them the skills of the game. My son is looking forward to the upcoming games.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 23, 2007
I recently attended a Core Knowledge Thanksgiving assembly because my daugher and niece were performing. I was very impressed with the Core Knowledge curriculum information that was shared with us before the assembly. My daughter is learning to read by studying social studies themes. I am looking forward to eight wonderful years at PS 232!

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September 23, 2007
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no rating June 30, 2007
I am the mother of two girls that attend PS 232. It has been four wonderful years. My daughter's third garde teacher Mrs. Love is one of the most wonderful teachers I have ever met, her dedication and patience towards all of her student made my year alot easier. I highly recommend this school to anyone wishing to attend. It is a great place for parents and children.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
I am thrilled with PS 232! It is like a family there. My son's teacher was so interested in my child's progress. The Principal and Assistant Principal were always available. The Parent-Teacher coordinator was always right on top of things. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
I Would like to take this opportunity to say 'Thank you' to Mrs. Josephson and also to 'All the Teachers' who have contributed and have become a part of my children's academic development. To mention by Names would be so inadequate because I feel they should all be merited for their efforts and dedication. I would also like to thank Mrs. Liebman for being such a wonderful Assistant Principal, her loving, tender ways towards children is so admirable. It is an honor to have you as part of the lives. This will be my son's last year at P.S. 232, come September he will prepare for new challenges that a new School will bring. I am so thankful for what this School has given and continues to give not only to my children but other students as well. Thank you P.S. 232, You are greatly appreciated!

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November 18, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
April 04, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
January 27, 2006
I love PS 232. My children and now my grandchildren attend PS 232 and they all received an exceptional education. The teachers are committed, and the principal and assistant principal are very involved. They have had several musical events this year that my whole family attended and has enjoyed. Parents and grandparents seem to always be welcomed in the building. It's a great place for kids!

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2005
PS 232 is a wonderful school for all children. There is a perfect balance of both academics and extracurricular activities. My child is so happy there because she is very involved in Kids That Care, a group of students who raise money for those in need. She does well academically because she has had a number of excellent teachers through the years. If it goes K to 8, I will definitely keep my child there!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2005
Both of my children go to PS 232, and I am very happy with the quality of the academic programs and teachers. I wish there were more extracurricular activities sponsored by the school in the form of art, music, and physical activity. Recently, I found out that the school will become a K-8 and I know that my children will get an exceptional education there through eighth grade. The new principal seems very committed to maintaining the vision of the school and her main priorities seem to be safety and education.I am hoping that there will be more extracurricular activities in the future as our school grows.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
My son started this year (2004) in kindergarden and I must say the school is wonderful. There is a lot of parent involvement which I found exceptional in this school. The staff is friendly, the school is clean and so far the teachers have been great. My son loves this school. Debbie Falcone, parent coordinator has this workshops for the parents and makes it convenient for parents with small children to attend. Thank you P.S. 232 for making me and my child feel very confortable in your warm environment.

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June 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2005
I have both my sons in this school. One is in second grade and the other is in fourth grade. So far the school and the administration have been great! The teachers are always available to speak with them. My fourth grader went on a 2-day trip and came back excited. I can't wait for my younger one to go to fourth grade so that he can experience what he's older brother experience on the Taconic trip!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 02, 2004
I would like to comment on your wonderful parent coordinator Debra Falcone, she is an asset and a treasure. I have had the honor of knowing her for over 10 years and she has been a dedicated individual to all the needs of children. From personal experience she has fine gifts of dealing with all types of people. She has a great knowledge of school situations and has served on numerous committees that make her different from the rest. I also must add that the talents that she has would not be complete without her committee partner Lisa Booth. She too has a great gift of knowledge on how to handle parents and teachers combined. Together they are a great team. No matter what school or commitee they're involved in rest assure that they both will succeed in there quest for helping children. thank you both L.S.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
I'm a grand-parent of a student and find the work is advanced and that the teachers show a lot of concern for the children. The principal, Mrs. Mc Manus, overextends herself and tries to make school interesting for the young ones, like having a slumber party for a few hours, where reading is shown as fun.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
I think this school is very advanced, I love that my child is attending ps 232.. Way To Go!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
My son started at PS 232 in kindergarten, and is now preparing for his last year there. His expereience in this school has been very positive. Mrs. McManus, the principal has consistently gone above and beyond for my son and every other student to pass throught the doors of the school. the entire staff is very caring and takes a deep personal interest in the students. My only regret is that the school only goes up to the 5th grade. Unfortunately, there are no after school programs, due to the city's budget, but other than that, the school is fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
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Ps 232 Lindenwood
157-23 83rd Street, Queens, NY  11414
(718) 848-9247
Last modified Ps 232 Lindenwood is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 232 Lindenwood Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top