Students enrolled 618
School leader MS. JANE MCCORD

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450 Buel Ave
Staten Island, NY 10305

(718) 351-5454
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4 stars
Based on 33 ratings

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September 08, 2014
I still have a 5th grader at this school. My oldest just graduated and boy oh boy went into a terrible school. I so so now realize even more how wonderful P.S. 52 is. Since Mrs McCord took over as Principle the school is awesomely better....thank u Mrs. McCord !! As an administrator myself I realize that we can do just so much, especially with the DOE , bad teachers have to sometimes stay and the Principal cannot help that, it's all politics. In 5 years my son had 1 terrible teacher, glad she's gone. My younger son has had all wonderful teachers who truly care. Yes I have been disappointed in the school, but I am fully aware again that the DOE makes the administration do things they know is wrong. Putting all that aside, the school really cares about their students and they show it. I have no regrets selling my home to move so they could go to this school. Wonderful !! Parents u have to be smart and fight for ur children's rights. I feel secure knowing my child is in their hands.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
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.

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2010
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!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
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 .

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
Caring loving staff eager to teach and give the best of themself to get the best of our kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
P.S. 52 is a great school. My children enjoy going and are getting a great education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
My Grandchildren go there and they are all doing very well. They look forward to going to school every day.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 01, 2010
It is a wonderful school!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 01, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
great hard working teachers

- submitted by a teacher
October 28, 2010
Close to home and my son has learned a lot from this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
你为什么爱P.S. 52约恩 汤普森?

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2010
Great teachers and a supportive environment...especially to children with special needs.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 23, 2010
The school has an outstanding arts program. It's why my children want to come to school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2010
THE STAFF REALLY WORKS VERY HARD AND THERE IS A POSITIVE AND HAPPY ATMOSPHERE AMONG THE TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATION, AND OTHER STAFF MEMBERS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2010
The children are wonderful and eager to learn. The parents are co-operative and always willing to help. The school has a very supportive atmosphere.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 23, 2010
The teachers are extremely dedicated and go the extra mile for the children!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
I have worked at PS52 for 18 years, and have always thought that the teachers in the school were dedicated, hardworking, caring people. We have worked under the best of conditions, and the worst of conditions, and still came to work everyday with smiles on our faces, ready to give our best to the wonderful little boys & girls who enter our classrooms everyday. We are a PS 52 family!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 22, 2010
everyone is there for the children

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
The staff is dedicated, educated, creative and caring. The princiapl is intelligent, fair, and "all for the children". The parents welcome the breath of fresh air. The school reaches for the stars!

- submitted by a teacher
October 21, 2010
We all come together as a team to make sure the children are always learning.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 21, 2010
A WONDERFUL PLACE TO WORK AND A NICE ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
P.S. 52 is a wonderful place to work. Great environment, great employees, great students and a really great principal.

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2010
PS 52 offers a safe place for children to learn to the best of their abilities. The teachers are caring,patient and inventive. They not only made a difference in my children's lives, but in mine as well. The school offers great programs and I know my children love learning. Chess, sign language...the Arts, Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies....my children can't make up their mind which is their favorite!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
Because my son just loves this school !!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
i love ps 52 because they are wonderful, with special needs children and have many programs to help our chuldren grow and learn

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
because my son love the school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
My kids love their school! They have great teachers, and staff, and there is wonderful parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
it has a lot of good teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
help parents and is great school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
Excellent teachers and staff !!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
They have a great science program!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
Great staff makes a Great School and P.S 52 has one great staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
I gave the school a 3 because they have poor administration. However ,the teachers and the IEP therapists are great. The school is clean, friendly and inviting. If they replace administrative staff it would be the best school on the Island. School staff need better leadership and they are not getting it. I have noted more than a few times unpleasant tones from adinistrative staff and others when speaking to the children.

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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Mu daughter gradualted from this schoolin 2008 and now my son goes here i am so lucky to be surounded around great teachers and the principal really cares for these kids.

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no rating September 12, 2007
Great teachers. Strong academical education. Warm, welcoming to parents.

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- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2006
Great school. Though not our zoned school, I sent my 2 daughters there using the choice program. Would recommend to anyone.

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May 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
Great Elementary School. Dedicated teachers and p.a who are constantly involved in your childs education.

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- submitted by a former student
April 05, 2005
My daughter attends PS 52 and is in the 1st grade. I love the school - the teachers, the PTA, the principal/asst' principal, the nurses, etc. I know my daughter is safe there and is receiving a quality education. I would recommend anyone send their child to PS 52. This is not our zoned school and I am filing for my son, entering Kindergarten, to be able to go to PS 52. They now have afterschool programs that include things like dance & aerobics and soccer and my daughter loves these programs.

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Ps 52 John C Thompson
450 Buel Ave, Staten Island, NY  10305
(718) 351-5454
Last modified Ps 52 John C Thompson is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 52 John C Thompson Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 58 reviews. Top