My twin sister and I graduated the year of 2009. During that time, I was a shy kid who enjoyed getting grades. I was a victim of getting screamed out by the people in charge when they got in a bad temperament. I remember one teacher who had saliva spewing out of his mouth, yelling to me about something that happened in class a week ago. I think that not everyone can be teachers. Yes you can get a diploma from any college but if you don't have the patience to teach kids. Please do us a favor and don't teach. I think there should be an inspector in each class to watch over the teachers antics. Even if the students are behaving in the " wrong way" they are 10 year olds or even younger who needs a calm way of discipline.
I am a fifth grader in p.s88 it is a great school i will graduate this year. this the best school ever.the teachers are great. even though we have no recess its better because we don't wast time like other school they have Greater Ridgewood and other programs like the recreatinal program chorus, newspaper and lawclub. Bulling is not permited. the only thing is that the lunch stinks. I am sure that if you went there you will be succsesful.
My son graduated from this school in 2011. This school is terrible, educational level is very low, my child didn't learn much. He went to very good middle school totally unprepared, he was way behind other kids and needed to catch up a lot. There is absolutely no communication between parents and teachers. I am glad that my son is done with this school and doesn't have to go back there :-)
I have never heard of an elementary school that doesn't have recess. My son is only six and is expected to sit from 8 in the morning until two in the afternoon and they wonder why their test scores are bad. Studies..and common sense...show that young children need physical activity to help them learn and focus. I am heartbroken that this is my zoned school. My bright and creative child is starting to hate school.
VERY DISAPPOINTED MY DAUGTHER IS IN SECOND GRADE SHE DOESNT HAVE A LOT HOMEWORK AND THE TEACHER DOESNT HAVE NOT PATIENCE WITH THE KIDS SINCE THE SCHOOL STARTED IM BEEN ASKING THE TEACHER HOW MY DAUGTHER IS DOING AND SHE SAID THE EVERYTHING IS OK BUT WHEN I CHECK THE REPORT CARD IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT IS LIKE SHE DONT CARE ABOUT THE KIDS VERY IM REALLY CONCERN
Love this school!!! The teachers are great and so are the principal and the vice principals.
I am extremely disappointed with this school. First of all the kindergartens are allowed to walk to class by themselves. There is a very rude Security Guard that sits on a stool doing nothing but yelling at the kids and parents just because you are trying to make sure your child made it to class okay. The classes are often overcrowded and filled with teachers who have no real compassion to teach. There is one field trip a year, only one gym class if you're lucky a week and not much too often in the extracurricular activities. The kids just sit there hour after hour supposedly learning. My son is only 6 in the first grade and he Hates School!! Thanks to the unconcerned principal and teachers! Way too go PS 88.
I thought ps 88 was a pretty good school despite that over the years it seems to have declined a bit not what it used to be and there testing scores have gone down even notice that they are behind in class work compared to other schools in the area but the great teachers they had made up for it until my son needed special education services it has been a nightmare no one there is able to help or willing to work with you once your child has special needs teachers begin to quickly turn there back on kids that have education issues and the school would rather get your kid out to another school then take the time to set up the best educational plan for the child you need learn the laws and education process to be able to advocate for your child when it comes to dealing with ps 88 or they will pull a fast one on you
First the kids are made to wait out in the yard for their teachers even in the winter. Something I did not do because I'm not making my kids wait half an hour outside in 20 degree weather for a teacher. Second the gym teachers act like they're running a boot camp, threatening to fail kids just because they might be unprepared a whole *3* times out of 200 days of the school year. Third, most of all the teachers are less than enthusiastic about their jobs. One teacher even told my child that he shouldn't bring his advanced study book with him because "he shouldn't know that yet". Only a very small handful know and like what they're doing, the rest unfortunately either cannot handle the kids or don't know enough about their respective subjects to teach them. Both my kids came to me telling me that they learn better with me, with NO training in teaching, than they do in school. However, the one incident that sealed the deal was when my kid was attacked, defended himself and the counselor had the audacity to imply that he was wrong to do so, that he should have gotten up and "talked" about it!
My daughter is in 2 grade. I used to be happy with her school, but lately I have a lot of concerns. Her class is huge 30 children, she get very little homework. They never go on any trips, the teacher keeps telling the kids that she is tierd. There is no airconditioner in the class, and with temepratures hitting 90+ the kids are miserable. You need to keep in touch with the teacher!!!! They will never call you. I have a tutor for my child becouse she is being neglected in the classroom. Too many children and a very tired teacher.
My son attended this school since kindergarden. At first it was a really great experience. Until about the third grade. Once the Principal Ms China left, this school has taken a real turn for the worse. My son hardly ever gets homework. His class was 4 units behind in math than other 5th grade classes of friends that went to other schools. I finally got his class changed but only after i could provide proof of the issues. So now i have to hire a tutor to help him catch up and prepare for 6th grade. I feel like no matter who you go to for help, you are always met with "No". Unless you are part of the clique, the parent/teacher coordinator, who is suppose to advocate for the parents, is the least helpful. I really wished I would have pulled him out of this school earlier. My sister has thankfully transferred my nephew out. If your child must go to this school because of the zone, you have to pay clsoe attention to the progress (or lack of) in your child's education. Stay very very present & active and be prepared to fight for your child's education.
My older daughter graduated this school this year and my younger one is in 3rd grade, so I've been with this school for almost 7 years. This school is great, the teachers are fantastic. I recommend this school to the people who what to achieve something in there lives.
My daughter hasn't begun attending this school. I'm very concerned that it has NO ARTS or MUSIC curriculum. This is an elementary school when kids need that kind of stuff as much as any other subject. The people who work there have so far, been nothing but kind and helpful so I can't complain about that.
Its a really good school,and gives my child all the attention he needs
This will be my daughters last year and she will be on her way to JHS. I am pleased with the Education she is recieving here and will truly miss the teachers and Principal from PS 88. Everyone here shows so much interest in the childs education. The staff is great as well as the Teachers and Principal.
The principal and all of her staff work together like a well oiled machine.
this school is the best and has very good teachers and support staff and they stimulate the parents to participate with the school activities and good workshop. to guide our kids for a good future.
Principal isn't the best. She don't know how solve the problem, she only yell, but i like the teachers.
This school has wonderful and caring teachers, tha staff are friendly and helpful. My daughter has always been happy with her teachers as am I.
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