Students enrolled 988
School leader MR. BRIAN SHARKEY

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380 Genesee Ave
Staten Island, NY 10312

(718) 984-3800
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5 stars
Based on 25 ratings

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May 28, 2014
My child left P.S 42 last yea. She had the worst teacher ever and when I told the Principles there was no help at all. They looked at me like I was crazy.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Love this school, both of my kids went to PS 42 They love the principal. Good quality teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
One of the best, if not the best school on the island. The principal runs a tight ship. Always involved in everything and if you have any problems the staff and teachers are all hands on

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2012
This school is absolutely the best! Best envirement, best teachers, BEST PRINCIPAL!! I have 3 children,my oldest did not go to P.S.42,therefore I have some experience with other schools.My middle child graduated in June,with tears in his eyes on the last day of school.He went on to middle school ( I.S. 75) with Honors and Thanks to the wonderful teachers at P.S.42,he was well prepared.My youngest is now in 2nd grade,he struggles a bit in school,but has come such a long way,since kindergarten,once again,all my thanks to his wonderful teachers at PS 42...some may say this school is not their "cup of tea" for their own personal reasons,but I say," If you don't like it,change it." In closing,I will tell you "PS 42 IS ONE OF THE FINEST SCHOOLS IN STATEN ISLAND AND IT WILL BE A BITTER SWEET DAY,WHEN IT IS TIME FOR MY YOUNGEST TO MOVE ON TO MIDDLE SCHOOL."

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2012
This is my sons first year he is Kindergarten and he absolutely loves this school, teachers, lunch room ladies and everything that is apart of it. He has learned how to read :) and we couldnt have been happier with our choice of school. Everyone at PS 42 is amazing and are always happy to help with any concerns. Thank you to PS 42 for making his school experience so wonderful !

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no rating October 20, 2010
I love P.S. 42 because all of the teachers are so nice and they really care about the kids. They make P.S. 42 a fun place to learn and my children look forward to going to school each day because they love their teachers!

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no rating October 20, 2010
The principal and staff treat my children like there own

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
Is a safe place with staff that really care about our kids education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
Awesome principal and teachers....great school

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
PS 42 is a wonderful, warm school with the embrace of the community. Parents are welcomed and listened to by a fair,fun and effective principal. I have a first grader and a third grader who cry on the last day of school... too bad its not a k-12 :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
P.s 42 is an amazing school, not to mention the staff. The Principal Mr Sharkey is one of the most personable people I have ever met, and he has passed taht on to his other staff office workers, lunch helpers and teachers alike. He is the type of Principal every school should have. he calls and leaves messages to families on their V/M @ home just to say Thank You for whether it is for participating for showing our presence at mettings etc Our School deserves to be #1 for 2010

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Staff and administration are very helpful. Children are respectful and appreciative.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
I love P.S. 42 because the teachers are just amazing. My son truly enjoys going to school everyday. They make them enjoy it, which is so important. They also do so many wonderful things there for the kids. I can't wait for my daughter to attend there as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
I love P.S.42 because the staff and teachers are so nice and helpful. Three out of four of my children have gone to this school and we just love all the fun things they have and my children love going to school.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2009
We have two children that go to ps 42... We are absolutely pleased... Our children are getting an excellent education... We would like to thank principal Sharkie for doing such an excellent job in the way he runs the school... AAA!!!!

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November 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
My daughter is in the first grade and we absolutely love P.S. 42. It is a very loving, caring environment with an emphasis on academics - all the while ensuring that learning is fun for the students. There are tons of extracurricular activites to choose from and an abundance of education trips scheduled throughout the year. Parents are very involved in the day to day, as is the principal, Mr. Sharkey, who I can't say enough nice things about. He is omnipresent at the school and well-respected/ liked not only in the school, but in the community. P.S. 42 truly is a great school and I would recommend it to any parent.

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no rating March 21, 2009
I love this school. My daughter is in the third grade and her teacher, mrs. Ottomanelli, as well as the principals are very caring and willing to listen to parent's suggestions and comments. The principal comes into the classroom almost every day and are concerned about the children's needs. The only thing that is lacking is that they should still have art and music in 3rd grade and beyond

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
Granted I only have a child in kindergarten but all that I have seen and heard is exceptionally good.

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March 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 03, 2008
My son is in the kindergarden class. His teacher is the most caring teacher i have seen. The principal and both assisstant principal are a blessing all the kids love them and they will stop everything they are doing just just to listen to what the parents and the kids have have to say. I am very thankful that my son goes to this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2007
My son is now in the fourth grade at PS 42; we have been blessed with great teachers who have developed a love of reading and exploring. My husband and I reinforce whatever is being taught by the teachers at home. Mr. Sharkey is a great principal, he connects with the students as he was a student himself at PS 42. Whenever I have had questions about a test or homework, I send a note and the teacher calls me back that next day to discuss; this is great, as my husband and I both work full time jobs. I do wish there were more extracurricular activities available, and that gym was available daily instead of weekly. My son is in an advanced class, has solid 3s and 4s and I believe the great teaching atmosphere at PS 42 is greatly responsible for his success.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2007
I can't say enough about P.S. 42. My 28 yr old, 20yr old and now my 8 yr old attend and the school is as wonderful now as it was when the great Mrs. Doris Mimms ran it! Our kids are so lucky to have Mr. Sharkey at the helm!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2006
Although my child thoroughly enjoys going to school, she was extremely disappointed to find no art. I was also disappointed-coming from a private school to a public school, I always heard how much more public school has to offer academically as well as art programs.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
I am so happy that my two older children are part of the wonderful 'family' at P.S. 42. They are learning with the help of dedicated teachers who take the time to make sure every student counts and is on level with his peers. Both my children have art and music as part of thier curriculum. They are in 1st and 2nd grade.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
The school is a wonderfull school ... The teachers are fab, there programs are great .. The principals are the most greatest most kindest people I have ever met... My daughter loves this school.. They get to go on computers . After scholl activities.. Its just all around a wonderfull school... I am very happy with it .. If I was young again I wish I could go to this school ps42 the eltingville school....

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August 22, 2003
My son attends this school and he loves it.the teachers are great. They are very helpful and understanding.When my son was in kindergarden is teacher was the first ti noticed that he had diffculty with is fine motor skills and the gave him help. Now he is doing great. Ilove this school and so does my school.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
What can be said about PS 42 can be said in just a few words. It is on great school. The Principal and her entire staff are terrific. They take the time to get to know the children and what they need. As a parent of a graduate of PS42 I can only hope my child receives the same support and great education in Jr. High that he received at PS 42. Thank you PS 42 for making my childs education a number one priority.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
i an a parent of a teacher at ps 42 the children loved her and so did the parents the teachers are great and so is the principal. dana garguilo is a great teacher and devoted to teaching. her 5 grade class will never forget there learning experiance

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Ps 42 Eltingville
380 Genesee Ave, Staten Island, NY  10312
(718) 984-3800
Last modified Ps 42 Eltingville is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 42 Eltingville Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top