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K-6
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Queens, NY
Students enrolled: 1,011
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72-24 Grand Avenue
Queens, NY 11378

(718) 533-6712
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November 18, 2014
My child went here for four years, he was a December child so one of the youngest in class. Every year I tried to get his extra help because every year he was below grade level. I had a meeting with the staff in the IEP room at the end of June. The teacher said he was working at a second grade level, (he would be going into forth grade in September). I asked for extra help or keep him back a year. They told me he would have to be doing first grade work before they could help him. How can you send him on and not help him. They said let see his third grade result on the state test. I did wait he got a 2 on math and a 1 on English both are below grade level. I decided to move him to a different school and put him back to third grade. I did ask P.S. 58 would you have kept him back after they saw his results they said no. The principle never met me once to talk about my child. I did like the teachers my son had. We have to fight for out kids education we are our kids advocate .

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2014
My biggest concern with the school is the fact that you have to drop off the kids in the morning in the school yard. Parents are not allowed inside the gates. There are not enough guards or teachers supervising the kids. I am concerned with the second graders in the mix with the older kids. I have seen how the school yard gets in the morning and I am worry about my child who is small. Not to mention that the teachers don't come out on time and most of us have to find parking and then rush out to get to work. If we have to make sure our kids are there by 8:10 shouldn't the teacher make sure that they are there by 8:10 as well? For the first few weeks they are but then it starts to get sloppy again. Can't they keep the second graders with the smaller kids ? Who is inside the gate protecting the smaller kids from the older ones ? Why not allow parents with children in second grade inside the gate ? Give us one pass that shows we have a second grader and this way we can ensure their safety. If the older kids saw more adult supervision then maybe they would be on their best behavior or maybe think twice before doing something foolish.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2014
I was extremely disappointed this week with the school! The children worked hard on fundraisers to earn a carnival . It is cancelled Tuesday due to rain in the forecast and rescheduled for Wednesday when several classes already had trips scheduled and my kindergarten daughter had to miss the carnival. That was very unfair !

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2014
I'm not too happy with this school one of the ladies in the front office have a very bad attitude and worrying wat I do with my child this is my concern wat I do

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2014
This is my child's 4th year at PS58. My child had never have any bully issues. PS58 provides class like dance, Italian, gym, art, music and computer. I have to agree that the principal is not very approachable tho. Great teachers and strong PTA. My child was well prepared for the state tests. Thumbs up for the teachers!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
I would agree with most parents that the principal is terrible. However though, the teachers are very helpful and friendly. there's never much of a bullying issue. This school is a safe enviorment for kids. the lunch aids are nice and I would reccommend this school to parents.

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2014
Most of the teachers are great but there are a few bad apples in the bunch. The principal is horrible. She is not friendly at all and is so fake. She only cares about herself and not the kids, especially the kids in special ed. If she could get rid of them she would. She takes away therapy rooms and equipment but makes art rooms. God forbid you ever try to have a meeting with her you will get the runaround. She is golden and you can't get close enough to her. The school is clean. The security guards, school aides and paras are great. The only problem with the school is Tripoli. She needs to go.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2013
I wonder why the school is going away down in grading and why the principal is been investigated. no communication, graded so called classes but no member of staff can tell you how there graded .they give a six week program of help for ela but it the same kids every year the ones where there parents shout louder and the parent get involved in nothing and good for mr bloomburg for grading the teacher the princip[al and teacher hopefully get weeded out and the all kids might get a proper education and Fair one like what they deserve.

- submitted by a teacher
May 05, 2013
The teachers are great, but with a principal like Tripoli, the school is on a downward spiral. Tripoli is not a principal you will see greeting your kids in the schoolyard, at awards assemblies, or out and about at the school. You will see her driving into her parking spot at 8:10 while walking your kindergartener or 1st grader to the blue door. It's time for a new principal to breathe new life, direction, and morale into the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2013
It is so awesome! I recommend you to go to this school. Everything is ok in this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2012
It's no wonder why is the principal being investigated by the city. In addition, why is junk food still being sold in the lunchroom?

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2012
I am a parent of three children at this school in kindergarten, third and fifth grades. I have to disagree with some of the bad reviews on this website because I feel that this school is excellent in so many ways. The academics is excellent, the teachers are knowledgeable and my three children have been successful here to date. They have never had any issues with bullying. There are a few things that I don't like about the school. First off, the school supply list that they send home every year is ridiculous because they make you buy a variety of things that they barely use throughout the year (i.e. different colored notebooks that only end up having a few pages written on by the end of the year). Also, there have been times that they have trips or events with ridiculous prices. It is true that these events are not mandatory however if you don't pay for your child to participate then he/she ends up feeling left out. With all that said I have to say that I am very satisfied with my children's experience here and I feel lucky to have a public school of great quality in my neighborhood that my children can attend for free.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2012
All this principal cares about is her performance numbers. She acts likes she's above it all. Not very popular among the parents. Good luck trying to speak with her if you have a problem, her workers won't let you near the queen bee. There's no security in the school yard, and dismissal is chaotic especially during bad weather. Should your child be absent more than 5 or days for the entire year, even with doctor's notes, you will be sent a standardized letter threatening to report you to ACS. The kids are bombarded with homework, yet they want you to be sure and get them outside to play to be healthy. How many hours in a day do they think there is? Classroom size has increased as many more are being bused in than ever before. The teachers are very young and lack the experience needed. Many don't seem to be mother's themselves and just have no clue. Some of the best they had have retired and it is truly a loss. Bullying is an issue as well, even though they claim not to tolerate it. They play ignorant if something happens, and try to sweep it under the rug. You really have to get on them to do something about it. They do lot of fun things for the kids through the year which is nice.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2011
First of all, this school is a fun place to be, and has MANY, MANY activities that you do not need to pay for. The teachers are very nice and generous, they teach very well and are patient. This place also does not tolerate bullying and helps does who are victims of it. Also, since many people complain about P.9 being treated poorly, I beg to differ. They always get to have free gym periods, whenever they want and they almost always get front-row seats in performances and activities such as the Winter Concert and PTA-related stuff. This is a school for hard workers and children who want to learn. PS.58 is where students strive for excellence...and achieve it!

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2011
who updates this page? school highlights: water polo!!! never heard of it and school has not had a band for about 3 years. But they do have Italian!! for all the use that will be to anyone...... Clean school, safe environment

- submitted by a community member
June 17, 2011
Special education "is a service not a place" yet why is P9 still segregated? Time to get new staff who are open minded, who can put the education Reform into reality. It should have started this fall yet staff is ignorant. P9 students are not allowed to have 58 education- they get no library, arts, music, dance, shows or concerts yet we pay taxes and our kids are capable. Why should we go to PTA meetings when we are told of them to hear you gloat over your activites when our kids cry due to discrimination/segregation? Disgrace!

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
i graduated from this school 2 years ago that was the best 6 years of my life the school has some cool activities for the students and all the teachers are extremely nice and there are teachers for help the school has ESL the school has another school in it i believe it is P.S.9 and there are fun activitie for all the students like band, chorus and the dance team the school has a very simple grading system and gives awards to the best students each month like student of the month and student of the week the school has concerts the dance team goes to competition i was on the dance team for 2 years and at graduation i received an award from the principal and dance teacher for my dancing, there are many fun things in the school like the harvest festival where we went pumpkin picking and at school we had festival outside i as one of the dancers had to do many dances such as line dances and other types. students participate in ballroom dancing as well the school has a ballroom dance show and most classes have dance class and gym some only have gym but the school is awesome and the principal is very nice, the school also has a 9/11 tribute every year and has many concerts each season

- submitted by a community member
October 17, 2010
DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE! MY DAUGHTER GRADUATED 2 YRS AGO! THE WORST EXPERIENCE OF HER LIFE. PRICIPAL ADELINA TRIPOLOI IS A TERRIBLE CRUDDY PRICIPAL! MY DAUGHTER WAS BULLIED AND HARRASSED TORMENTED FOR 3 YRS! I REGRET THE DAY I PUT HER IN PS 58 IT SHOULD BE CALLED SCHOOL OF BULLIES! I ADDRESSED THE SITUATION 15 TIMES NOT ONCE DID ADELINA MEET ME TO DISCUSS OR ASSURE ME THE SITUATION WOULD BE RESOLVED. MY DAUGHTER SUFFERED DEPRESSION AND STARTED TO SELF MUTILATE. THE TEACHERS DID NOTHING TO HELP! WHEN MY DAUGHTER TRIED TO DEFEND HERSELF SHE WAS LABELED TROUBLEMAKER. THE STAFF PLACED MY DAUGHTER AT A TABLE AT LUNCH ALONE TO BE BE SINGLED OUT AND TORMENTED EVEN MORE! PS 58 WAS NOTHING BUT A HORRENDOUS EXPERIENCE THAT MY DAUGHTER IS SCARRED FOR LIFE WITH TERRIBLE MEMORIES! ADELINA TRIPOLI IS A JOKE AND ONLY CARES ABOUT HER LINCOLN NAVIGATOR

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
My daughter is in 1st grade at this school and i love it for many reasons. There is a great communication system and the teachers are fantastic. My daughter has learned so much in her 2 years at this school and I'm very happy with it.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
I graduated two years ago and hated that school so much! The supplies where such a hassel to buy!!!! The teachers did not help the students at all! I see students writing reviews on here and rating it high on activities but that is the only thing that is good about this school! The teachers, principal, academics, faculty were terrible!!!!! Even though I graduated two years ago I know the schoo has not done anything to change there poor school because my sister is graduating this year and cries every morning before school becauses she hates it!!!!! Dont send your child here if you have a choice!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating April 04, 2010
I was a senior last year, and I have attended P.S.58 since 2002, when it opened. The School is a very clean and safe environment. My biggest concern was the all the supplies we had to buy. My parents got very angry with paying for it, and i got very angry for having to bring it in. We didn't even use most of the supplies, and the teachers just packed it in the closet, probably for the next year. The good things about P.S.58 is that every child gets a great education, because the teachers take the time to help out each child with any of their difficulties. Also theirs a very great dance program. Mrs. Scully, the dance instructor is wonderful, and dance is a great time for the kids to express themselves and just had fun. I think dance was my favorite part of P.S.58. :)

- submitted by a student
March 02, 2010
This school has many extracurricular activities. It provides a safe and fun place for learning.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
Hard working staff drowning in paperwork. Need more consistent schedules allowing more teaching time and less disruptions to the daily routine.

- submitted by a teacher
December 15, 2009
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December 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 01, 2009
I'm a parent of a 1st grader in PS 58. The principal is not my favorite person either. I believe she has her priorities out of order. However, parents have a chance to voice their concerns at the PTA meetings. At a school with almost 1,000 students, I am one of only 15-20 parents that show up at these meetings. The people who take the time to complain on this site should go to the PTA meetings once a month. More of us there would be a louder voice and perhaps we'll be heard.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
My daughter is a student at the School since 2006. Overall the School disappoints me. The School is new and very nice, it s too bad that that the principal and the staff do not use the nice facility for more activities. I don't like the fact that every year when school starts we have to wait for a month before we get a schedule. That is unexplainable. The worst part of all is dismissal, especially on a rainy day. I worry about the kids every day. The children are unsupervised; there is no security in the yard. The children that take buses have to stay on the side and wait and if the bus driver is not there for any reason, the kids are just by themselves. Too bad the teachers are just worried about going home, instead of taking turns to supervise the kids.

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October 05, 2009
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September 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2009
The biggest problem I have with the school is the supplies they require. You can't imagine how long the list is and how much you spend. You're not buying it for your child but for the whole class. For example, my child has to have 12 yellow pads for the whole school year. Imagine every kid bringing that in & where does it go at the end of the year. I don't see it coming back. It's great the school has a lot of special events & activities for the kids but it's annoying when you have to buy T-shirts & things you'll never use again. Waste!! The principal says she's approachable but I didn't feel that way. I've called the office & everytime they always say she's not available & she doesn't return phone calls either.

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June 15, 2009
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June 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2009
i'm a senior now i love the school and my teacher!!! soon to be class of 2009!! trips: excellent teachers: not so bad me: i love it!!!!

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2009
I love this school- my daughter has attended since K and is now in 2nd - she just flourishes here. I wish there were more extracurricular activities for my daughter to participate in, as I work until 5 like many parents... But I think the Principal does a terrific job and the resources the children are given are plentiful.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2009
i hate it. too small and teachers are bad

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2008
I was a senior last yr; overall the school is okay, but a lot of the senior trips they took us on were unorganized and I remember that the buses to take us on the trip ended up coming 15 minutes late, so we missed 20 minutes of the show! I do like this school because the kids are nice and the teachers are there 24|7. But the rules definitely need to be double checked and stated in the very beginning of the year, not towards the end.

- submitted by a student
October 25, 2008
I love this school. I've been going here since I was four years old in 2002. The school has the most fun activities like the Harvest Festival, Ballroom dancing, and the Halloween Parade. I love this schoool, and all of my teachers, so I reccomend this school to anyone who lives in the Maspeth-Elmhurst area

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2008
As a former student, I loved the school. The teachers were very nice. They have lots of events like literacy and math olympics, harvest festival, ballroom dancing and others. As a senior last year, i had a lot of fun. There was senior softball game, senior dance, senior trips and others. I would recommend this school to any students and parents.

- submitted by a student
August 28, 2008
P.S. 58 has made a big change in my sons education. I thank all the teachers for everything they have taught my son. He has made great success in each subject ever since he started attending this school P.S. 58 has very well educated teachers that treat all the students wth kindness and respect. I give P.S. 58 a 5 star rating.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 30, 2008
The school is great school very clean and very good teachers but the principal must be more fair on rules very unperfessionale

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
P.S.58 is an excellent school at which my children and I feel like we are part of a family. Teachers address the individual needs of each child to help them to meet their fullest potential. As part of the preparation for state tests children participate in Math and Literacy Olympics in grades 3 through 6 . The children participate in a variety of experiences such as Multi-Cultural Dance Festivals, Harvest Fairs, Intensive Research Academies, Ballroom Dancing Worshops, Opera and Ballet Worshops, Just to name a few. Each child Is introduced to music by plaing the keyboard and then having the oportunity to play a recorder, violin or band instrument. I have had a very positive experience in this very safe and well- rounded school.

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June 23, 2008
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May 07, 2008
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March 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2008
I love Ps 58 and so does my daughter. She just started prek this Fall and she loves school. When she has a day off she gets very upset and to me that shows that the teachers must be doing a great job. My only problem is that they won't be having prek next year and I have another daughter who now doesn't get to go to school for another year and she is very upset. I wish they could change this.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2007
I am not happy with PS 58. My son has been in the school since 2004. It is ridiculous what they are putting us through to get the education that my child is entitled to!! (OT, PT, Speech, etc..) On top of that the school is so unorganized. The children who take buses are unsupervised and anyone can just walk up to them at anytime. The school has a nice appearance but that's about it. The equipment is new but the system is a mess!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2007
I'm not so happy with PS 58 my son has been in this school since Pr-K and ever since this school does not provide after school for those parents who work from 9-5 like me its hard for a parent to look elsewhere when my child school should provide this service. If there is any way we can have after school, and sports for kids to have will be great.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2007
My second grader has been enriched by the wonderful teachers, the challenging curriculum and the very interesting mini-society that comprises her classmates.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2007
this school is great. p.s.229 cannot compare at all. i strarted in this school in 3rd grade when it first opened and i loved it. the teachers treated you very nicely, you always got gifts, books, and present on christmas and vacatioons. principal tripoli has done a great job. i now have gone to another school, and i wish i could go back. chorus was absolutley great, the sfter school activities they set up were even more fun then i thought, and it was the best expierince i h ave had. the teachers help you through it all =]] THANKS FOR GIVING ME A GREAT EDUCATION 58!(Im gonnam miss the graduation and picnics, and feild dayy soo much this june!)

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March 12, 2007
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November 29, 2006
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September 02, 2005
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July 06, 2005
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March 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 11, 2005
I have one child at PS 58. I have been blessed with excellent teachers who invite and thank you for wanting to meet outside of open school week. I have only had several reasons to meet with Principal and AP who both worked with me through problem/s professionally and in a timely manner. Our parent coordinator follows up with requests. My child has additionally required an evaluation and the staff that handles this did so with the utmost sensitivity. Our PTA have an open door policy and welcome any help I am able to give and I speak from experience as I've been at the school from it's opening 9/2002). I additionally admire the staff and teachers at P9 who give the utmost attention and quality to each and everyone of their special children.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2005
I am quite pleased with P.S.58,I have a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and he has excelled for the past three years that he has been at this school,He is part of the inclusion program,I have been blessed with the wonderful teachers that he had the past few years,We have always worked as a team to make sure all of my sons needs were met.The Speech therapists and the occupational therapists in my eyes are the best,Overall, I feel confident that my children are getting a great education!

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2004
The teachers do a great job here, but I will say one thing: the principal and staff need to take the opinions of parents much more seriously. I have had a few suggestions in the past and was looked upon (or should i say frowned upon) as if I were butting in (?!). Voicing our opinions is in the best interest of everyone in the school. Let's work together (as Principal Tripoli's letters 'suggest').

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2004
The education is very good here and there is a stress to excell in various areas. The school does come across as disorganized in some ways. There is very little parent involvement allowed. And the pta leadership is a small and closed group. It seems that the pta does not encourage voiceing of opinions for the good of school.

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October 16, 2004
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Ps 58 School Of Heroes
72-24 Grand Avenue, Queens, NY  11378
(718) 533-6712
Last modified Ps 58 School Of Heroes is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 58 School Of Heroes Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 63 reviews. Top