This is a great school with excellent teachers. Two of my children go there and they love their teachers. Staff is helpful and the principal greets students in the morning. The education my children receive is equal to my friends kids that attend private schools. Of course you have to study with your kids at home, don't expect then to learn everything in school.
PS 38 is more like P.S. this school is run like a union. With a principal Robles being a dictator. Her way or keep quiet. Sadly I think the teacher are made to keep quiet and follow orders, power has gone to her head and she has lost sight of what is important: Children...very pathetic, My brother teaches at a private school are read some of her emails and was horrified by her lack of concern. Maybe time to call the commissioner and others.
I am overall happy with the teachers but unfortunately do not feel that the principal is supporting the students or has their best interest at heart. I do not believe she povides good leadership or example to her staff and students.
The Principal of this school is a big phoney. Always has a FAKE smile plastered to her face, that is neither sinceir or trustworthy. The teachers walk around in fear of her, and are inable to do their jobs as a result.
Teachers and administrators are the rudest and the education given there is way below average. Homework assignments for the older kids are 1st grade level. How do you expect these children to ever succeed in HS and college? They need to stop worrying about games and sports, and focus more on the books.
This a WONDERFUL school, open door policy, great comunication with the teachers and principal. As a parent you feel welcomed. The Principal is a LOVELY person, she does an amazing job in this school.
The principal at the school is doing a great job in guiding the teachers and the children.
Great teachers who take real interest in the student's progress. Students are known by name, not just a number....
P.S. 38 in Staten Island in the best "little" school. It provides an excellent education that supports and challenges students. The school is small in size, considerably smaller than most public schools through the city. This size allows for the school to create a community. My children are familiar with the majority of the school staff and through my experience, the majority of the staff knows the students by name. I am very satisfied with the education my children are receving at P.S. 38. My one complaint, which seems to be universal, is that the amount of homework assigned is a bit too much. In my opinion, the amount of homework frustrates students rather than supports their learning. I can see assigning a minimum of amount of homework on weeknights and more on Friday where the students have more time to complete the assignments.
They are a loving community who enriches our children to their fullest potential!
P.S.38 has the most dedicated teachers and the most motivated, high spirit kids.
Very friendly and courteous staff, an outstanding principal and wonderful parents and students. I'm glad I chose this school for my children to continue their education!
My experience with this school has been excellent. Because of its small size, the administrators, teachers and staff have personal relationships with the students and are open to speaking with parents.
This is a wonderful school. The principal and parent coodinator are very involved in PTA meetings, so are the parents. They have storytelling in PJS and a nite at PS38 Cromwell Cafe where parents bring in their favorite (ethnic) dish. (I had my doubts about public school but not anymore! Principal, parents, PTA and teachers are all concerned with the education of the children at the school.
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