The school seems to have a pretty decent student and parent body, but the management is definitely not up to par. We were very excited to be in this school at first, but over the course of the year my daughter's favorite word when described the school was "boooring" - in reference to both her class and latchkey program. In my opinion the program was not challenging at all, although the daytime teachers were nice, but the latchkey after school experience was the worst. As a result, we took our daughter out of this school into a private school. What a difference it was and totally worth every penny.
Teacher quality is low. The teachers do not put in enough effort to ensure students are learning the material. I have heard the excuse, several times, that there are too many students in class that they do not have the time to ensure students are completing classroom assignments, etc.; thus learning the material.
My son just finished his third grade here. No challenging home work, if there is any. The teacher never cared to check student's work. The principal is a nice woman, however unable to organize strong curriculum and discipline for this school.
I am a parent of two kids attending PS52, kindrgarten and 5th grade. While kindergarten teacher is great and tought my child a lot throughout this year, 5th grade desires to be better - kids dont get any homework since end of april after state exams, bored and not involved. Levels of Math in 5th grade are not what we are looking for. Principal Ms.McCord and assistant principal Ms.Moncado are very good and know all kids by names - very involved. My kids love the school. though I would make some improvements - cleanliness of the bathrooms, latch-key area, AC in the auditorium, but overall very satisfied with the school and my kids achievments there.
I am a former parent there and was on the PTA. With the new Principal, Jane McCord, the school continues to be a gem in the neighborhood. The teachers are very good, there are a lot of activities and you can really get a solid education. We miss PS 52 - both my kids are in middle school now. Don't let the NYC progress report fool you. This is a "B" school making it's way to an "A". Those reports don't mean a thing.
I am a former student of P.S. 52. I remember all the wonderful teachers and always feeling safe and secure. This school is so advanced that after I graduated I opened my 6th grade textbooks and already knew everything in them. Thank you all at 52 for everything you taught me. You have left a lasting impression on me and my family.
P.S.52 is a wonderful school and deserves to be recognized for its dedication to professionalism and care. Everyone is always Smiling and willing to lend a hand or ear. My boys and I Love this School!
Very helpfull and caring staff , Assistant Principal A.Moncada, Parent Coordinator D.Galyas, and all admin staff . Most of the teachers just excellent and always there to help the kids .Special Thanks to Band Director Shannon Maloney, Literacy Coach Laeta , Scinece teacher D . Consoli, Marie Venditti, Christine Volpe, Annette DeCarlo. Hope that wiht the new principal this school will be one of the best on the S. I .
Caring loving staff eager to teach and give the best of themself to get the best of our kids
P.S. 52 is a great school. My children enjoy going and are getting a great education.
My Grandchildren go there and they are all doing very well. They look forward to going to school every day.
My favorite thing about P.S. 52 are all of the wonderful teacher's. Through the years, they have really taken the time to help my child learn and grow. They are genuinely concerned and involved in their students progress and go above and beyond every year.
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This has been a good school for my three children. I have one regular ed student there now. One special needs student. My 12 year old attended the school as well. Their best subject has been math. Their weakest is ELA, however, there has been great improvement with the curriculum over the past 2 years.
Great teachers and a supportive environment...especially to children with special needs.
The school has an outstanding arts program. It's why my children want to come to school!
THE STAFF REALLY WORKS VERY HARD AND THERE IS A POSITIVE AND HAPPY ATMOSPHERE AMONG THE TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATION, AND OTHER STAFF MEMBERS.
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