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Students enrolled: 932

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255 Ionia Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312

(718) 984-1422
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July 22, 2014
i went to this school when i was in kindergarden - 3rd grade it was a great school im not a parent but i was in that school a couple years ago in 2009 i had to move and it was a hard for me to move

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May 23, 2013
I graduated from here over 40 years ago, my brother and sisters attended as well as my son and daughter and now my grandson. The teachers are dedicated to the kids and their education. Although the population has exploded there is still a small town feel here, and it's always a good sign when parents become involved

- submitted by a community member

January 30, 2012

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2011
My son started with PreKG and now in first grade. He has made amazing progress,thanks to the the dedication and commitment of teachers in last three years. I can not comment on principal since I do not know much about her. I saw bad review about her from some parents but I believe she is doing her job OK. You have to realize she is in the final phase of her career. I am man and I must admit very few dads show up. It looks like only women are carrying the burden of education in this country.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2011
I love the teachers at this school! My son graduated last year and my daughter is in pre-k this year. I will say however like as some previously commented the principal needs to go. It took me 2 years to get the assistance my son needed. She never took my calls never replied to letters written. She is lacking in many areas and sho be given a pink slip. She perhaps be more qualified as a janitor or kitchen staff in my opinion!

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2010
I am in highschool now and i have to say that i am in love with that school. I miss all of my teachers!!! They changed the school since i was there i wish my teachers remembered me though

- submitted by a community member

November 17, 2010
Wonderful Teachers, JUST WONDERFUL, The Principal is a JOKE, She needs to go ASAP. my child has been assaulted twice in the lunchroom and SHE WONT EVEN TAKE our CAlls.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 07, 2010
My son has attended PS 36 since kindergarten and is now a fourth grader. My son is getting a top notch education and all the teachers truly care about the children. I know they will use the money wisely.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2010
It is a good school as long as your child does not need extra help. The teachers are good, but the administration/principal are lacking. It is about saving money and not giving your child what he or she is legally entitled to. Don't even bother trying to contact the principal she is busy or just not there, she earns 0 stars.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 06, 2010
administration is very unfriendly. no communication with the principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 26, 2009
Walking into the building makes the hair on my neck stand up. The administration and the office staff should be more welcoming to parents. You don't get that warm fuzzy feeling. It is a shame.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 12, 2009
My daughter had Ms. Rampulla last year and it doesn't suprise me that she is an A plus teacher. We love and really miss her, and I'm sure you will too. Our kids were very lucky to have her, especially when their so fragile at this age. She really set a nice foundation for learning.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2009
I will give this school 5 stars . all 5 are due to thier hiring of the best kindergarden teacher in the world Ms Rampulla .When my daughter was to start kindergarden she was very nervous.The first day of school,which I thought would be hard turned out to be the best thing that has every happened to my Alexandra.She loves her teacher and has learned so much from her .If only every student was lucky enough to get the most loving caring teacher there first year ,every child would love going to school.With this year coming to an end ,It will be hard for us to leave Ms Rampulla .She has been so patient,kind ,loving all year long and I am sure all the other mothers will agree that she is the best teacher in the world! So I will give this school 5 stars just for the hiring of her!

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2009
I am not a fan of this school.. I feel there is a huge lack of communication. They do not commuicate in this school at all. You never see the teachers and good luck getting them on the phone.. I am looking to take my child out of this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2009
I love my school .Its a great place to grow up .There are great teachers

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 14, 2009
Both my boys went to this school. My older son excelled and my younger one was lost in the shuffle. Glad we moved when we did.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 01, 2008
p.s. 36 is an excellent school and the principal is so personable and concerned about her children. She has put into place many activites for the kids. my children did very well in this school. I would reccommend this schoolover catholic school anyday.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2007
ps 36 seems to be sinking. i will be taking my boys out at the end of the year. its not the ''F''' either. i think the teachers are losing the umph they once had. what a shame!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 21, 2007
This is my child's fourth year in this school. The teachers are wonderful and care about the kids, and I am amazed at how much my daughter is learning. She goes to school and comes home every day with a smile on her face, feels supported and safe in school, and that is due largely to the wonderful teachers she's had. The principal is new and has had a hard time fitting in so far, hopefully things will gel better between her and the staff and faculty. Overall a great school, and I'm happy my child gets to go there.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2007
Principal has her own agenda and is not interested in the children. Teachers are ok, school aides are militant. Special Ed program is not up to par. The office staff is not friendly. Parents are afraid to voice their opinions as it is taken out on the child, a lot of problems here, this school should be better than it is, great neighborhood, great kids, unfortunate that the parents are dismissed and treated like children. We need a principal who respects education, loves children and is dedicated to creating an enjoyable rewarding learning environment that children want to be in.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 31, 2007
I am so happy with this school... so far... so good! Teachers, staff, all are great with the kids and parents! High marks go to P.S. 36!

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October 28, 2007
My Grandson went to PS36 for a year. We had alot of problems there. From the teachers to the principal we were given no support what so ever, and were led to believe that the problem was the child and not the school. They also made it quite clear that they wanted 'the problem' to go away as opposed to trying to solve it. He is 6 and is a special needs child. He had been in a prior school since he was 2 with no problems. When he aged out he was placed in PS 36. After suspending the 6 year old 3 times we started looking for another school. We found another school and could not be happier with the progress. It is a shame that no one oversees what goes on at PS 36. Barbara Casalaspro

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2007
i am a fith grade student in P.S.36. I am now graduating. P.S.36 has gave me courage and self confidence. I have grew up there. I don't want to leave,but i now it is time for me to move on into the next stage of my life.

- submitted by a student

May 15, 2006
My daughter went to PS 36 for kindergarten, and really enjoyed it. I thought her teacher was wonderful. She really went out of her way. It's very rare to find a teacher like that....Academically....the best...

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2004
My son is now with P.S. 36 four years. He started in their Pre-K Program. His now 3rd grade teacher is excellent, very intuned to the kids, learning with her is fun. I can see how much my son has advanced in P.S. 36. I was amazed that my son was reading right out of there Pre-K program. Reading and writing is a very important aspect of P.S. 36 along with math. Great kids attend P.S. 36. Principal is well loved by each and every child that attends. Rain, snow or any bad weather the principal is there meeting and geeting every child as many as she can every morning and through out the school day, saftey for her school children is the up most importance to her. J. Lamonica

- submitted by a parent

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Ps 36 J C Drumgoole
255 Ionia Avenue, Staten Island, NY  10312
(718) 984-1422
Last modified Ps 36 J C Drumgoole 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 36 J C Drumgoole Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top