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K-5
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Staten Island, NY
Students enrolled: 965

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58 Lawrence Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310

(718) 442-6123
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November 24, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2013
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!

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2013
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!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
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.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
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!

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
The teachers are the best. There are so many enrichment programs for the kids. My children have had a great experience.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
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

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
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!!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
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.

- submitted by a community member
February 04, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
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 ....

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2012
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!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2012
What's happening in this school is a real shame. The teachers went from being positive and upbeat to miserable, overworked, and stressed. The new administrative staff micromanages the teachers - there are no obvious consequences for students who are disruptive and disrespectful. I'm told that these students get to play on iPads so that the situation can be "diffused" I feel very sorry for these teachers who work so hard every day despite everything that has been going on. Rumor has it many teachers are seeking other career options at different schools. Although they'll be missed, I wish them the best!

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2011
PS 45 is great! The new principal seems willing to take on some of the real issues and work collaboratively with the great group of teachers. The music program is wonderful and the kids are engaged. Some additional challenging academic programs and clubs would be icing on the cake!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
P.S 45 is a horrible school!!!!!The staff never works with you nor do they care about your child..And most of the teachers want to be your childs friend instead of there teacher....i would never reccomend anyone have there children go to this school.....THIS SCHOOL IS TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 07, 2010
Ps 45 is a great school. A wonderful staff that reaches out to the students and works many hours a day to enrich and develope their skills to the best potential.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
Wonderful caring,nurturing and committed teachers they are. Every parent and child I know that has interacted with P.S. 45 loves this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2010
It's has the best teachers, kids, and parents.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 06, 2010
our children have great spirit...because of our teachers & staff go P.S.45

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2010
great education. caring atmosphere. warm smiles.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
The best teachers & great parental involvement!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
Great teachers and lots of parental involvement!!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
Is a very family oriented school. Love it

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
Their desire and effort to always want to improve. They never stop learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
We are a beautiful diverse community of learners. I have the great fortune to work with a bunch of very dedicated teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 04, 2010
The school is great. The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgable. My son is now in 3rd grade and each year he had a very good teacher. The school encourages family involvement which I feel is very important. Communication between the families and the school is very good and they are open to new ideas.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
PS 45 is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic public school with the friendly and secure atmosphere of an old time neighborhood school. The principal, staff and teachers are highly accessible and work to make the environment safe and inviting for both students and parents. There is a distinct commitment to the arts with a violin program (beginning in 2nd grade), school band (beginning in 4th grade) and recorder program (3rd grade) in place as well as enrichment programs through Marquis Studios. Even though the school is large, class sizes are kept in the low 20's and I have been kept up-to-date on my children's progress and curriculum as well as school events through teacher evaluations, reports, newsletters, emails and teacher meetings. The PTA is very active at PS 45 and there are many after school events and fundraisers such as the annual Halloween party (Boo bash), Literacy Night, International NIght, etc. I am extremely pleased with the quality of the teachers and the education that both my children have receive at PS 45 and I consider myself lucky to be zoned for such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
THIS IS OUR 9TH YEAR AND FINAL YEAR AT P.S.45. MY CHILDREN AND MYSELF HAVE HAD MANY GREAT EXPERIENCES AND HAVE MADE SO MANY WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIPS. IT IS AN EXCELLENT LEARNING ENVIORNMENT FILLED WITH VERY TALENTED TEACHERS AND TERRIFIC STAFF.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
Three generations, all had a great start at p.s. 45!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
It is a diverse and vibrant school with dedicated, intelligent and hardworking teachers who strive for excellence and treat children with respect. And the music program is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
caring teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
P.S.45 is great because they gave my child good education,teachers are nice and helpful.I am so happy my child is in .

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
P.S. 45 is a well run ship, with variety (diversity) and opportunities that make learning fun. It is a happy place- clean and organized- and the parents, kids, and teaching staff combine to make it a place where we all can strive to be great citizens and where kids can get the most from these special elementary years. It is a "happy" school- which is a very hard thing to find- the staff is professional and my child has managed to grow during her time there, while recovering from the loss of her dad in 3rd grade. Since these processes are slow and difficult I was pleased that her next year's teachers were able to encourage her to feel capable again. She is now excelling at reading, work on her writing, and has Math in check.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
It's a terrific school with great kids and wonderful teachers and in need of a lot of help!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
academics and faculty staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Ps45 is a great community public school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
I am a former parent and now a grandparent of students attending PS 45. My children had a wonderful educational experience there. Staff, students and personel were one family taking care of OUR children, no matter who they belonged to.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
They have a very caring staff and always work with the parents to get the best result for the children.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
THEY ARE VERY GOOD WITH THE CHILDREN

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2010
P.S. 45 is a great school and the teachers are great with the children of the community.

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2010
We work really hard to reach and inspire every child.

- submitted by a teacher
September 21, 2010
Hi, my son currently attends Ps45 and his kindergarden teach Mrs. Hanlon and 1st grade teacher Mrs. Scarpaty are the best. Almost heavent sent when it come to children. They really care and help the most they can when a child is need. Thank God for teachers like them. Marisol Nunez

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2010
the school is great the teachers are great the only problem i have is the principal. She is never around, hard to reach and when you do see her she ignores your question, other then that the school and teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2010
I have had 1 child graduate from PS45 and another entering 5th grade in the Fall. I have been very pleased with their education. The PTA is excellent and raises signficant funds for the school and the children.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2010
PS 45 is a great school. I graduated in 2007 and will never forget the friends I made and exprience I had at PS 45. The teachers(for the most part) are amazing. There is always that one teacher who isnt good but the rest are nice. caring, and great at what they do.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 21, 2010
School is great but would be much better with a great principle. Principle has not personailty and does not care about children. Terachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
PS 45 has wonderful teachers and wonderful programs. The music program is amazing. We have a fourth grade marching band and a wonderful strings program. Our math coach and math morning program are really great. The enrichment programs are also exciting. My son learned so much in the Sign Language enrichment class.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
It is a great and diverse community of dedicated and hard working teachers, parents and students

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
I love it because it's a 'REAL' school. It's diverse, and full of culture...just like the beautiful world we live in :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
P.S. 45 is an elementary school in a great location on Staten Island. The school is filled with an awesome staff of loving administrators, teachers, families, friends, etc. We work hard to make sure our students get the best education! Please vote for P.S. 45 !!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
PS 45 is not just a school, it's a family. It's a place kids can learn character and honor. Wonderful parents, students, teachers and staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
My daughter is in 5th grade and has been at ps45 since pre-school. She loves her school and it's teachers. The best advice I can give to parents of incoming/tranferring students is to be very involve in your child's education. It will make all the difference in their success and happiness at the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2010
I transfered my son here from a private school and so glad I did. He has improved so much in his reading and writing . They offer excellent programs Thank You

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January 06, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
PS 45 provides an enthusiastic learning environment in a multicultural community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Amazing sense of community. Small school feel. Great techers who really care. Awesome music program. Great enrichment activities offered to all students.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 20, 2008
I have two children in this school and I am very happy. The music program at this school is one of its' strengths. All of my kids teachers have been bright, energetic and positive. My friend said it best, 'This is a happy school'.

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May 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 25, 2008
I have two children in this school, and have seen nothing below excellence from the staff, the children, and the principal. I am proud to be a PS 45 parent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 17, 2007
This is a wonderful school! The staff is excellent and the students are great!

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2007
My son just finished Kindergarten. Mrs. D is the BEST! The teachers really work well together and are very personable and helpful.

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May 16, 2007
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March 13, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 11, 2006
I have been very happy with the level of attention my 3rd grade son (entering 4th) has recieved at 45. The school is academically challenging for him and of the 4 teachers we have had so far, have been more than ecstatic about 3 and content with the 4th. We also had Mrs. Withers for 2nd grade and think she is absolutely wonderful. No superlatives are good enough for her. School office knows students. May be a bit overcrowded, but compensate by being well organized.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2006
I love this school and think that everybody should go here my daughter was so atached to this school and staff she cried the whole summer long.I think P.S.45 was a great oppurtuniy for her and because of P.S.45 she is going to go onto bigger and better things and I know it.

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January 13, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
September 28, 2005
I think this is a wonderful school. The teachers are wonderful. P.S. 45 is extremely organized, the grounds are very well kept. Beautiful neighborhood. Parent involvement in this school is very high. I really do not have anything negative to say about this school except, 'Thank God my daughter attends there. She has learned so much there and has become very independent and organized with her work and with her studying. Love it. Thanks John Tyler'. My daughter has learned to play the flute, the violin and now she will be in band this year. I am so proud of her learnings and teachings she has received at this school. I highly recommend this school to parents who really want to see their children achieve and who are willing to get involved in their education and support John Tyler in any way they can.

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September 08, 2005
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Ps 45 John Tyler
58 Lawrence Avenue, Staten Island, NY  10310
(718) 442-6123
Last modified Ps 45 John Tyler is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 45 John Tyler Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 79 reviews. Top