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Staten Island, NY

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112 Lindenwood Road
Staten Island, NY 10308

(718) 356-2800
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October 31, 2014
Teachers can be rude and administration is no help. Students are made to feel helpless non motivated by teachers. Many discipline problems that affect good students negatively. Very disappointed in the school and staff not what my family and I expected.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2014
P.S. 8 Is a great school my son loves the school. Principal and staff do an outstanding job ! Environment is warm and colorful . Continue with great work!

- submitted by a community member
July 29, 2014
PS 8 is great school for learning but horrible environment, which also has an impact on our children. Principal and staff can be nasty at times. Kids rude and undisciplined. There are even moms who argue and threaten to physically fight each other at school events and on facebook. We're transferring back to our old school!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2014
Improve the school by saying good bye to principal and parent coordinator!!!!! They are no help!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
best school ever for your kids my 2 daughters will be going here and they will be learning tremendiously.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
PS* has a great school with great teachers and an outstanding principal that should be rewarded.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2011
In my 30+ years, I taught in many schools throughout Brooklyn before arriving at PS 8. I feel confident to say to parents looking for a caring school that PS 8 will provide their children with the educational, social and emotional needs they will rely on as they expand their education. The principal and her administration create a warm atmosphere where the children feel happy and secure which clears the path for successful learning skills. As a recently retired alumni, I am proud to have my youngest grandson attend PS 8 in September. The priceless friendships they forge in these six years are memorable.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 28, 2010
My children have attended PS 8 for years and I have no complaints at all. They truely care about the children and I am very happy that my children have such a wonderful school to go to.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
The school has excellent faculty who work together with the community and parents, which makes the school run smoothly & the children receive an excellent education!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 22, 2010
P.S. 8 is a wonderful school with a very dedicated staff. The teachers teach and the children learn. Having worked there for many years I witnessed children coming back to see a favorite teacher to show him/her how well they have done or to volunteer to help in the classroom. Children leave PS 8 with a solid educational background and fond memories.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2010
the students get a great education and teachers are great

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2010
P.S.8 is a great school that has a community of wonderful people behind it. The principal, teachers, staff and parents work very hard every day to make our school excel. We have received an "A" rating for three years in a row.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 20, 2010
My grandson attends this school and is in the 4th grade. He is having a wonderful experience thanks to the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2010
Wonderful students, wonderful parents, hard working staff!!!! The way all three(parents, students,and teachers) work together to better children's education is just one of the many reasons why our school received an A three years in a row!!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
October 17, 2010
Great kids, good teachers, caring parents = a good education

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 16, 2010
I graduated from P.S.8 in 1985. I loved the school and teachers then and now my son goes there and I am hoping that he will love it too. The principal and staff are great and for a small school we all have big hearts BUT bigger dreams for our children. Let's make it happen for them!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2010
Great teachers. My three children excelled at P.S. 8 and my two older children have a solid foundation for middle school and high school.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Great, small, community school with wonderful, caring teachers!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
It had an amazing staff and wonderful children.

- submitted by a teacher
August 12, 2010
The staff is amazing and they really care for the children and how they are performing. They also love to work together with the parents to meet the childrens needs

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
My son loves going to PS 8 ,great staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2010
Not impressed. I have yet to come across a teacher that really cares and is dedicated to their students. I have had problem after problem with the other students and the way they treat the other children, with very reluctant resolutions on the parent coordinator, and administrative ends. My daughter comes home with a new story almost every day, and it's sad, when I ask her 'did you have a good day?' the answer has yet to be yes. The teachers yell all day, and have nothing but negative things to tell me about my daughter academically, when she is actually functioning at higher grade levels then where she actually is- the teachers intimidate her so much to the point that she clams up and can't even speak when she is approached or called on by them to answer questions. Do yourself a favor, go to PS 32.

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January 17, 2010
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September 17, 2009
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June 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2009
I wen to this school many years ago... and now that I am a teacher myself I truly realize how great PS 8 is!!! Trust me everyone... it is a rare find in NYC to see small class sizes and student population. As for cake sales, book fairs and everything else... its a normality in every school and you can only blame one thing.. Budget cuts!!

- submitted by a teacher
August 27, 2008
I am a parent of children who have attended P.S. 8 for a few years. They are very excited to be returning to school next week. The principal goes 'above & beyond', from what I have witnessed at other schools. As for the teachers, my children always enjoyed the classes they were in. Whether it was Art, Science, Social Studies, or Recess, I feel that they gained a wealth of knowledge unique to P.S. 8

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 25, 2008
I am not happy with PS8 at all. I have yet to come by a great teacher. Most of the teachers are screamers. The school is small and the state tests should be ski high, but they are not. I don't feel welcomed at this school. The principal is not a big fan of parents. St. Clares or PS 32 is a much better choice.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
As an update for anyone who may be reading this, PS8 has recently (maybe about 2 months ago) implemented extra classes for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. These classes include a Reading First Program, A Culinary Class, Robotics (5th grade only) and some others. I unfortunately don't have the list here to name them all. They incorporate essential skills into these fun classes for the kids, and I haven't heard a kid say they didn't like it yet! I believe the classes are all held on Tuesday's from 3:15pm - 4:30pm. It was nice to see my children's excitement in wanting to participate in these classes. Maybe next year they'll be able to offer classes for first and second grades as well. ( Please, do correct me if I am wrong! - I don't think it is currently available for the first & second grade.)

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2007
As far as the after school program that a parent previously posted about, it is run by the UAU and is targeted for working parents. The cost is $125.00 per month for each child whether they attend one day or the entire month. The program, although run VERY efficently by our AP, is a far cry from what the school itself should offer our children. Other than paying for the UAU for homework help, and some play time after homework is completed, what is it that P.S. 8 offers our children after hours?? The boy and girl scout troupes are limited to previously enrolled children. Any and all other students wanting to get involved thereafter is based on the slight chance that a spot is open. School is also about forming a family community for our youngsters. Sorry, but, P.S. 8 most certainly lacks in these areas.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
Education is the most important part of any school. Our teachers are the best, our principal is there to lead and guide the teachers and staff, and that is what she is doing. As for being friendly, have you ever said hello? If you have, you will notice that she will say hello and ask how your'e doing. As for the extra curricular activities..there is an afterschool program that helps those parents who are at work. These children are guided through doing their homework, and then have plenty of activities. The school often offers programs after school when they get the funding. The days when schools are given money to have sports programs are far gone. As for the girl scouts and boy scouts we are lucky that we are able to have these programs (girl scouts) in our building. The more volunteers they get will allow extra registrations.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2007
I think PS 8 is a wonderful school. I have 2 children in the school and I couldn't be happier. As far as the PTA -it is very welcoming and has both day and night time meetings. The attendance at both meetings is extremely poor which is due to the lack of their involvement and not the lack of the PTA trying!

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2007
I think this school is excellent. They first recognized my child had a learning disability in the very beginning and gave her all the help she needed without me having to pay for outside help. They were very caring and understanding.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
Both of my boys are doing very well in PS8. The Principal, AP, teachers, and all other staff including security are great with the kids, and only have every students best interest in mind. They address any issues and concerns immediately. Granted, they don't have much to offer with extracurricular activities, but consider the after school program... they have alot to offer our children there, and the kids love it! - My one and only gripe is the PTA meetings, they should consider working parents, and hold all of the meetings in the evening, then maybe more parents would be involved. Speaking for myself, I find the PTA is not very welcoming to parents who are not as involved / available as they are.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
Unfortunately, I must agree to the general consent of this school. Yes, it is a very small school, but the administration does limit parent involvement. I think the Principle does really care about the school and the children but is determined to run the school in her own way without input from the parents. However class sizes seem to be kept small.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2007
I can not disagree more with some of these statements. Great school- everyone there is willing to help. The teacher's have been phenomenal!The problem is that the parents don't want to get involved. Attendance at a PTA meeting is horrible! The principal has every student's best interest at heart and is willing to talk to you and help your child in any way that she can. I have had children in this school for many years now and have been satisfied with it from day one. They have a wonderful art teacher, and band is available for the 4th and 5th grade students. They have book fairs and cake sales. The children's art work is displayed everywhere- this school is all about the children!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2007
It is a shame that a great school like PS8 is being destroyed by horrible administration. The principal has no focus or mission. The teachers have no direction. As a result the children are suffereing. Maybe when she is out the school will regain the great reputation that it lost!

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2006
Parents ought to think twice before sending their child to this school. The administration is a nightmare.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2006
This school is very small, the staffing i think is really horrible.The only thing that really caught my attention was one teacher the was down to earth. My son use to attend this school but by the way i was treated, i transfered him.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2006
I agree with this last parents entry. PS 8 is a very small school with great potential. Poor leadership and a lack of compassionate teachers has created a negative environment. Parent involvement is frowned upon and educational feedback is lacking. It's amazing how different each public school can be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 25, 2006
This is a horrible school. It is a small school and should be a great school, but unfortunatley it is not. The teachers do nothing but scream and yell all day.There is not one loving or nurturing teacher in this school. I had 3 kids here and not one possitive memory. They do not like parent involvement, for example the parents are usually not welcome to book fairs and cake sales. They have more fundraisers then the red cross and you never see any improvements with all of the money they make off of these. Do your research on this school before sending your child. The kids are very nice and well behaved and the parents are great, but the overall quality and running of the school is poor.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2006
P.S. 8 is a good neighborhood school. My daughter and son have received good educations there. My son is still in the school. The school has received a bunch of negative publicity in the past few months, but it hasn't affected the education that my children have received. The teachers are excellent and they are dedicated. The afterschool latchkey program has been great, but it is in jeopardy of disappearing. It is essential that a program like this be continued for the working parents to allow them the extra help they need for their children. It is relied on by parents. I really wish the doors to the school would open at 8:00 am like in most other schools for breakfast because this would alleviate some headaches for the morning & the children wouldn't have to swallow down their breakfast so fast.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
Shirlee Solomon is overall a good school. The school is on the right path for academic progress. Most of the teachers have a love of teaching although few are from the old school that believe in the practice of yelling and intimidation for discipline including the principal. Certain rules made are left to the discretion of the class teacher which I disagreed with. I believe class rules should be agreed upon and enforced throughout the school and not left to the individual teachers due to the fact that some will abuse the privilage. Overall on a scale of 1-10 I rate Shirlee Solomon an 8.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2005
I was extremely please with the staffing at this school. They are dedicated from the Ice cream lady to the Principal. They truly are holding the childrens best interest at heart and have provided my son the preparation he will need for middle school. Thanks PS 8 and all it's staff. Great PTA with awesome parent involvement.

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April 01, 2005
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Ps 8 Shirlee Solomon
112 Lindenwood Road, Staten Island, NY  10308
(718) 356-2800
Last modified Ps 8 Shirlee Solomon is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 8 Shirlee Solomon Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top