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PK-5
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Staten Island, NY

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32 Elverton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10308

(718) 984-1688
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June 30, 2014
This is a wonderful school with teachers who care. My son has been in this school for two years now and this great that has really helped him grow. He's had one of the best, most caring teachers Mr. Q who has helped him improve his reading, writing and made him more confident. Never had a problem with the administrative staff either, they've always been helpful. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
My daughter just started kindergarten in this school and we are very happy that everything went great. Teachers are great, school nice and clean. Management is very professional.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
My 5 year old just started kindergarten this week and so far so good. The teachers and staff seem very nice and I am truly looking foward to a great school year!!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2012
Excellent teachers in this school. My children have been very fortunate and have had a great experience so far. Too bad the Administration isn't as wonderful as the teachers are. Any time I have dealt with them they are rude and dismissive. It's a shame because the principal is starting to bring the school down.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2012
What an excellent school! Both my children attended the school for the past 5 years. Mrs Beck is awesome! Such caring and competent staff. My children thrive in this wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2012
My children are doing great at PS 32. They have wonderful teachers that treat my children like their own. The Music dept is wonderful. It has given my daughter such confidence in all areas.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2011
I think P.S. 32 is a good school my kids do very well there.Most of the teachers are very nice and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
This is a great school, with great students, teachers, and parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2010
we support our cousin, and want to help his great school make some money!!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
I love P.S. 32 because it is a fun and friendly learning environment for my daughter. The teachers are dedicated and loving toward the children. They make learning fun!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2010
GREAT,CARING AND WONDERFUL TEACHERS!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
teachers are very nice and friendly,always getting a feed back about progress of my child. Very good science and music programs.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2010
Great teachers, great stuff, good academic program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
BECAUSE THE TEACHERS & STAFF ARE VERY DEDICATED.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2010
Because my grandson is doing so well!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
I think the staff does a great job with the students. We love how they help the children where the help is required. I'm happy our son attends such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
Community School for Staten Island, that is GREAT

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
My nieces and nephew received an excellent education there.

- submitted by a community member
June 29, 2010
My husband and I love the teachers. However, we are very dissatisfied with the supervisors. They have a wonderful science program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2010
The teachers and administration at P.S. 32 are extraordinary. Helpful, caring and always putting our children first.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
my grandson enjoys going to school there and does very well

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
My children attend the school and we are impressed by the quality of education they are receiving from fantastic teachers. I am always informed of my children's progress and activities occurring in the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
The school encourages getting parents in participating with various school activities throughout the year and parents are always welcomed.

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2010
Great education and teachers go out of there way for the kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The open door policy and accessibility of the principal and PTA, make it easy to get information and help out with all the needs of the children

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
This is an excellent school! My child wakes up every morning excited to go to school. The teachers try extremely hard to do what is best for the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The teachers are great and my kids have done so well!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I have three children who have excelled academically and have matured personally and socially as a result of the dedication and professionalism of the staff at PS 32. They are outstanding individuals who anticipate and respond to the children's needs and are always responsive to the parents inquiries and concerns.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The principal, assistant principals, teachers, staff and of course the PTA are always on hand to help out in anyway. They are all dedicated in the best education your child can receive and want our children to be the best they can be. .

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
My daughters receive(d) an excellent education. I believe that the principal is a no non-sense person and runs her school efficiently.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
This is a great school. They really try hard to do what's best for the children. They have really great teachers and the administration and office staff are wonderful too.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
PS 32 is very welcoming with wonderful teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
The teachers are outstanding and have the best interests of the students at heart.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It gives a superior educational start to a young child. The curriculum is outstanding.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 12, 2010
This school has a dedicated staff that wants your child to do well. Your child is encouraged to be the best.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
Every teacher that I have dealt with has been nothing but great for my children. The administration has been very helpful and I have witnessed and used the open door policy to the prinicipal and assistant prinicipals.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Excellent teachers so far, my children enjoy going to school and the teachers go above and beyond to help them in every way.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2010
I think this is a wonderful school. The staff of teachers that we have are very dedicated to the students of PS 32

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
Principal needs to be more aware of the fact that it is not her way or the highway . My child is a struggling student with issues and it is IMPOSSIABLE to get answers and help when asking for it . Teachers are mixed some seem happy and others you can tell are not happy with what is going on there . This school was MUCH MUCH better years ago it has been on a very dissapointing slide downward .

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
This school would rank higher for me if the administration were better. It has been a common complaint from many parents that there is a lack of communication with them. The principal should really be somewhere else. I dislike this school so much that we are trying to get our child placed in another school where we feel he will thrive because the atmosphere is better for him.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
I go to this school its very cool they started a program called etas they have computers dance and knitting this school is good at some assemblys they give certificates to kids this is a great school for kids now statring kindergarden

- submitted by a student
November 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 09, 2008
I have not had any problems with having access to the principal in PS32. As a matter of fact, she is the only person with whom I speak if I have any concerns. She has gone so far as to personally call my home back in response to messages I have left when she was in a meeting. I do agree that the lunch aids lack patience and should be kinder to the children. I am not concerned with AP's I only know that my child is doing well in a safe environment where he/she is happy.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2008
dont like the school at all. the principal does not care about the kids. she just cares about the scores. the AP's also are rude. they treat the children like they are in high school and forget that they are little. if your child needs any kind of help they dont make it easy for you. they really dont care.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2008
The school seems good to me. They just started a program where the kids can do dance, knitting ect during school. The teachers are great. My complaint is lunch time-- there is alot of yelling at the students and they are rushed to eat their lunch.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2008
This school is alright, teachers and aides aren't the nicest, but it's good enough. Parents do a decent job of putting together events, and the principal is pretty nice.

- submitted by a student
May 17, 2008
This school is great! My son loves the computer lab and the art room.They just need to fix the entrance.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 28, 2008
This is an excellent school. The children work very hard and it shows in their ever increasing test scores. Principal is very approachable and really seems to care. Assistant pricipals are all extremely unapproachable and can be down right rude when approached! Principal really should keep tighter reins on her AP's! Overall great school with wonderful principal but not the best AP's

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 20, 2007
This is a great school! I'aduating this year, so I'm gonna miss this school. I'm especially gonna miss Mrs.McBratney. Mrs.Blake,and Mrs.Cassara!

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2007
I am very happy with the teachers and the academic's. The parent involvement is huge. The Principal is not aproachable or willing to work with you if you have a child who has special needs this school is not for you. It is all about the test scores. Most teachers love the children and work ten times harder because of the children but the Principal makes it hard for them to enjoy what they are doing. This school would have a 10 star raiting if the Principal was not there. The scores have gone down since she took over.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
May 22, 2007
My son started kindergarten in September and I am amazed at how much he has learned. The teachers & PTA are great. They have so many fun activities for the children as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
I really love this school! All three of my children either attended or still attend this school. The only thing I would change is the administrtaion. They seem really hard to get a hold of and the asst. principals are really rude sometimes. The principal should really get more involved with the parents just like the old administration use to do.Also the PTA should be more diversed. They have their own little clicks and are not to welcoming of new parents. The faculty is great and the kids are well taken care of. My children all loved their teachers! It is a great neighborhood too and parents are very involved. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2006
P.S. 32 is grades K-5. The teachers are very competent and genuinely care about the education the children are receiving.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2006
I am happy so far with P.S. 32 and my daughter is learning a great deal. She has a wonderful teacher who is very patient and understanding with the children.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2005
The school was ok. Too many bossy parents as well as bossy administration.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2005
This is an excellent school. The teachers are very caring and hard working. The academic program is sound and really produces results. The parents are very involved in school activties as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2004
One of the Best elementary schools on the island! The teachers are dedicated, caring and intelligent. The PE teacher is adored by the students -there is a relatively lovely new 'private' playground (though the kindergarten playground, used often by special ed, needs safety improvements). The parent involvement is Tremendous & generous (has to be- we don't get the financial support of poorer schools)- supplying the computer labs, science weather station, library, etc. Really the best elementary school overall when you combine great scores, teacher quality and love and care. Only negatives: Music, PE & Afterschool programs need to be re-instated & the administration does try to secure this. Also, safety issues in the yards (broken cement, mats, garbage bins) need to be addressed. Surrounding streets need speed bumps. Moved to this neighborhood 5 years ago because I heard good things about this school & that is not regretted.

- submitted by a parent
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Ps 32 The Gifford School
32 Elverton Avenue, Staten Island, NY  10308
(718) 984-1688
Last modified Ps 32 The Gifford School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 32 The Gifford School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 67 reviews. Top