My oldest son graduated from PS 45 (and remembers it fondly) and my youngest son is in 4th grade. The education at PS 45 is top notch. The teachers are excellent and under the direction of Mrs. Chavez are encouraged to challenge the students with elements from Common Core way before it was a standard. The enrichment programs at PS 45 are excellent. There are art residencies that are different for every grade level, music programs, a swim program for second graders, and a reading program for higher level readers; all of which are just a few of the great enrichment programs offered at PS 45. Mrs. Chavez and rest of the staff are easily accessible to parents. My son absolutely enjoys going to school! He feels challenged and enjoys all of the enrichment programs he is involved in. I believe the education offered at PS 45 is well-balanced.
I have 3 children at PS45 and am beyond thrilled with the education they are receiving. The "D" rating the school recently received was not justified as all of the data reflects student performance has greatly improved over the years even with the new,vigorous state tests. Common Core requirements were being implemented over the past four years with a tremendous amount of work on the part of Mrs Chavez and her amazing staff, long before anyone knew what Common Core was. The teachers are extremely committed with many coming in early and staying late. The children are happy to go to school. Mrs. Chavez is readily available to discuss any issues and welcomes suggestions to enhance the school. The school offers many opportunities for parent involvement. My children are receiving a wonderful education!
I just read the review about being so happy with PS 65. My child was at the school of innovation. However only after a short few weeks I realized there was absolutely no innovation. There are no extras for the students at all. It is a nice small school but no innovation, no gym and administration very hard to talk to. At PS 45, the enrichment programs go above and beyond. The teachers are superior and the principal and aps are very assessible. I do agree there should be a more aggressive address check but we cannot all be lottery schools. Having music, violin, band, arts, architecture, snacktivities , swim, chess all in the school day makes this an A+ school. Just lacking parent involvement but so was 65. My children love PS 45 and are receiving a fantastic and well rounded school experience.
Reviews are questionable. Look at the Test Scores. The majority of the students do not live in the district because the schools in their district are below standard. Apparently address verification does not take place at PS 45. There are a few very good teachers. Removed my child and he now attends the awesome PS 65 which is a lottery school. I was very lucky to have my child chosen.
This school has made an incredible turn around in only a few short years. The children are safe, active and challenged by the staff to work hard. I have been extremely happy with the education my children have received. I have one child who just graduated and was accepted into a wonderful middle school thanks to ps 45. I still have two children in the school and can't say enough about how wonderful the school is. I find the parents with the complaints are the ones who never attend a PTA meeting or get involved. I am a working parent but stay involved and as a result know what the school is doing and planning. I am so happy to have this school in the neighborhood.
I love PS 45 the curriculum and the enrichment programs are fantastic. They have an amazing music teacher for runs the marching band, choir, And violin. In today's day arts are being cut from Public schools but not at PS 45. There some Staff and teachers that need to go but overall the Pros outweigh the cons. There are some teachers and And staff that need to go but overall the new principal Mrs. Chavez is going an amazing job. Keep up the good Work!
P.S. 45 JOHN TYLER ,is a great school.My grandson is now in the third grade and my granddaughter just started kindergarten.I am so impressed at the teachers in this school,my grandson is well above grade level in both reading and math because the teachers really care,and im sure my granddaughter will also be getting the quality of teaching.
PS 45 is a great environment for all children. The staff and the teachers are there for all of the children of the school. The teachers are smart and are always learning new ways to teach the children. The administration is always working to make things better. If something is not right, the principal fixes it. The principal has improved many things at the school in the last couple of years. PS 45 is a wonderful learning environment for the children of the community!
I am a father of 2 children in PS 45. I took my kindergarten child out of a school known for innovative learning and honestly there was no innovation at all. Most of the teachers in the school are amazing. I had issues with my third grader last year with another child and it was handled appropriately and in a manner consistent with the guidelines. The school is big but it has enrichment programs that now other school can offer my children. Music, dance, swim, architecture, chess, healthy snack no cook program, language singing, violin...every grade has at least two enrichment programs which coincided with the common core. Most of all, the administration does their best to keep their students safe and happy. My children love the SOAR program.
The teachers are the best. There are so many enrichment programs for the kids. My children have had a great experience.
I recently moved from Queens to Staten Island. This would be my daughter's first year @ P.S.45 John Tyler school. School just started & my daughter had 5 kids bullying her @ the cafeteria. Mind you she's only in the third grade I guess it doesn't matter what grade you are in. Four girls were hitting my daughter. She came home with bruises on her arm My husband went to school he was unable to speak to the principal, assistant principal & guidance counselor I managed to get in contact with the parenting Cordinator and she said if no one's saw anything. Than nothing can be done I don't know how the school works but they not doing anything about the kids that hit my daughter I made a police report since they didn't do anything about this situation This is my daughters first year 2013 in the school and so far it's been the worst experience ever
PS 45 is a terrific school with great teachers and a diverse population. Our children are able to meet friends from every background. The curriculum is unmatched within the borough. The principal is doing a fantastic job keeping both the parents and students on their toes so they can strive to do their best.
PS 45 is an amazing school! The teachers and staff are excited to teach and encourage students to do their best. The diverse student body prepares kids for the real world by introducing them to different cultures and customs. We love it here!!
I am pleased with the progress my child has made and I owe to the teachers and leadership the principal has taken. The school is making many changes that will benefit the students and the community.
PS 45 is a terrific school. It is a diverse student body so my children have friends of all races and religion. The enrichment programs are superb. My son has had puppetry, dance, music, swim. When I tell others they are shocked. Most of the teachers are excellent. The new principal started about four years ago and it making needed changes. Overall, I love PS 45 and just took my kindergarten child out another school (which was a lottery school people raved about) and put her in PS 45. My only complaint is the school is so big and a bit crowded. I believe the zoning is way too big for the school.
PS 45 is a wonderful school with dedicated teachers, caring administration and great parent involvement. Every school has issues, it's not perfect. But the good far outweighs the bad. The principal had the foresight to bring the school into alignment with the common core from her first day. While test prep still went on, our teachers and our students were prepared with the right materials to make the job easier on everyone. They host multiple events every year for the pure enjoyment of the students. Teachers are involved and make great relationships with parents. The band is wonderful. The music program is great. The dance program is great. New after school activities are always being offered. Successful partnerships with organizations like Marquis Studios and Sundog Theatre have brought theatre, culture, and overall enrichment to our children. Through collaborative hard work all the classrooms are air-conditioned and have technology that is continually being upgraded. The kids love the school. I've been a parent there for 7 years and have 6 more ahead of me and there is no place I'd rather have my children right now. Our community is diverse and I think that is a great thing.
I had an amazing teacher in the 4th and the 5th grade, I remember it was the first year they did the "loop" thing where we can choose to have the same teacher. However, one thing that outshines the rest in this school was my horrible experience in kindergarten. I had absolutely the most horrid teacher that enjoyed bullying me because I was that "quiet kid". She had her favorites and would often publicly compare the rest of the students to two of her favorite students. She would accuse me of doing something I didn't do without asking me for my side of the story. I will always and forever remember this incompetent and overall horrible kindergarten teacher. It has been a long time and she is, thankfully, long gone from the school. Other than that, this is a pretty decent school and I'll regard most of my other teachers positively.
All I can say is my children love the school.....and their opinions are the ones that count. They have had a positive experience with many extra curricular activity opportunities.
My oldest daughter who started in she has had wonderful teachers and great experiences. My other daughter who started in2009 and is in a CTT has not had the same experiences. The teachers and thearpists are not cooperative with you in the success of your child's best learning interests. THe staff is not into listening to your opinion or your thoughts for your child. They have their mind made up , what they say is best. You can talk to them till your blue in the face . You have to go over everyones heads to get anything done. It is ashame because the kids do enjoy the activites and the parent involvement is good. They recently got a dance program which the children all love. The music program is also very well liked, however a chorus and other activites would be nice but are never allowed for our school. Can not wait till my children graduate ....
In 2004 this school was a great place for my son to begin kindergarten, with active teachers who tried their best in spite of overcrowding. 3rd grade CTT was especially promising with high funding, modern equipment & teachers who worked very well together. By 5th I couldn't wait for him to leave; classes were chaotic, free period supervision was draconian because the kids were so poorly controlled (many days the children just sat on the ground until the bell rang), and teacher turnover was ridiculous, with his class going through four teachers in that one year. That year half the class was made to sit on the hallway floor during exams while disadvantaged children received extra help to finish (to which they are entitled - but why is my kid left to do nothing for an hour in the meantime?). The final insult, his 5th grade teachers failed to tell his new school he was in band (the one big bright spot), and 6th grade started with problems and schedule changes as a result. Administrative issues, obviously, or the problems wouldn't be so systemic. Such a sad turnaround in only 6 years!
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