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PK-5
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Staten Island, NY
Students enrolled: 977
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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55 Merrill Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314

(718) 761-3325
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January 29, 2014
After transferring my son out of his last horrible school I had my doubts about 60. From the main office to the security guard to the staff who gets the children off the bus in the morning , everyone is friendly and extremely helpful. I'm so happy and so is my son .

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2012
My daughter is graduating this year , we have nothing but good things to say about this school, from the teachers, staff, students,parents and the awesome PTA, , it's been nothing but great memories. my daughter has gotten a wonderful education, we will miss PS 60, but we have both made friends that we will stay friends with in middle school, my daughter is well equipped for the next phase of her journey, thanks to everyone at PS 60

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2011
My daughter is a first grade student at PS 60. I must say that I'm not happy with her teacher, who is mean and very strict. She uses outdated methods for discipline and yells at the kids for any reason. They have no class trips and don't go outside for recess. There are also no class parties of any kind. Moreover, I feel that sometimes the kids are being pushed too hard in order to conform to the crazy standards. My other complaint is that one of the assistant principals, Mrs R. is not helpful when approached with a question or a problem, and she is plainly rude. I like the principal, but the truth is she can't make up for all the bad teachers (there is quite few a heard) in this school. I'm giving this school 3 stars only because my daughter learned to read and write quite well, but on the other hand, I had to help her a lot with home works and preparation for all the tests they are administering so it's partially my accomplishment.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
Extremely hardworking teachers,staff and principal .All my kids r doing extremely well both in studies and in extra curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Wonderful school!!! great teachers, caring staff, a+ asst. Principals, and a principal that doesnt stop!! the pta is the ultimate!!! *congrat's to all of the 5th graders*

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
My son loves PS 60 - the teachers, the school and he is doing great in school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Our school is so great! Teachers are there to teach - kids are there to learn - PS60 is always trying to make improvements to our school for our children! Not to mention all the nice fun things that make the kids want to go to school...WE ROCK! :)

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
i think it is a very good school. that puts the students first

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
I have 3 daughters in the school and i have no complaints. The teachers are great, and all the staff as well..Especially the PTA, They welcome parents in many activities Thanks Great JOB!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
I appreciate the extra things that the school and the pta does for the children..

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
I've had kids in PS 60 since 2002 and couldn't be happier with the education they are receiving there. The teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
P.S.60 has an amazing PTA that is very active and the very Supportive and Kind Teachers that make the kids want to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Its a great school! My kids love going to school !

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
The school does so much for all the students. The staff, teachers and PTA are truely the best on Staten Island!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
My daughter feels comfortable with all the staff members and they encourage her to do more than just what is required.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Lots to do and my daughter loves PS 60 and says she never wants to leave!

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April 25, 2010
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April 06, 2010
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March 22, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2008
Class parents and very involved parents working with the PTA are what makes this school 'go round. They are nothing more than exceptional and could always use some school gratitude and appreciation.

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January 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2007
The kids need the lunch period to relax and unwind. My son complains that they rarely have been outside. I do like the education they are receiving, although, my daughter has been is the school for two years and hasn't had music yet, which is important to me. I believe that the school is safe, and the teachers have been wonderful so far.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2007
I think the school overall is o.k., but the children aren't being challenged enough. Except for the top class the children are all grouped together which leaves the teachers more challenged than the students. They need to be separated according to their learning ability after 2nd grade. Children are being left behind. They learn just what they need to know nothing more nothing less.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2007
I'm a former p.S. 60 Student and overall, i have good memories. Most of the teachers were great and the lunch aides were very mean. We rarely went outside for recess and the school was too small for its poppulation. I loved all of my teachers. The school did not have any extra curricular activities, nor do most other nyc public elementary schools. I can assure you that after all of the practice for the standardized tests your child will be prepared! the school is very safe convenient and i received a solid education there.

- submitted by a student
October 26, 2007
My son graduated in 2007 from PS 60. Overall, I was happy with his education. He was in the 'top' classes which were not very challenging and had way too many students for the students to get the attention they deserved. He was truly afraid of the lunch aides as they were ridiculously strict and the children were seldom allowed to play during recess. PS 60 is a safe, clean environment and they do provide fun activities throughout the year for the students and also have a truly magnificent visual and performing arts program. Each year the student shows were even better than before!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
I feel this school is very political. The lunch ladies are strict. The principal has no control of this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2007
Since my first child started P.S. 60 in 2002, i can honestly say that I have seen nothing but great things from this school. Our principal, assistant principal and staff are extremeley accessible and are there to help. They may not always agree with every parent but they are always willing to listen and help if they can. The PTA is instrumental in providing extra activities and fun events for the students and are always donating much needed books and learning equipment to the school. As a former PS 60 graduate myself I am very proud to say that my children attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
I would say 85% of the teaching staff does a wonderful job and has the childrens best interest at heart. The school is all about test prep there are no extracariculiar activities for the kids after school. Nothing is offered unless your child is in latchkey.

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October 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2007
I feel that P.S.60 is way underrated I have three children in the school and the love and care that the teachers show is great I feel free to ask a question and always get a straight answer I am so grateful to especially the leadership team they help in so many different aspects of the children education.

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June 15, 2007
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June 08, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 01, 2007
My main concern with PS 60 is the quality of the teachers. No response to letters sent and I am just not happy. Also the after school program rates keep jumping higher from year to year -- we parents have to work just to pay for after school!

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April 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
I was very unhappy with this school all around.I do not feel the principal does what's in the best intrest of the childern she is a lot of talk. I feel this principal needs to do something about the teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
I really enjoy my children going to this school. The teachers are caring and disciplined. Many teachers and staff make sure the students are reaching the grade level and beyond. although there are limited extracurricular teachers, the teachers are great and provide a good-music, art, etc.- education. There are many involved parents who want the best for the students.

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August 16, 2006
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March 24, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
October 17, 2005
This school is overall a great school. The academic programs are offered and they are helpful. Also, the parents are very caring and it is appreciated.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2004
My son just graduated from PS 60 and it is such a wonderful school with such a caring staff of teachers. My child and his education was important to these teachers. He was very happy and content in school and I felt that my son was being taught well and he was safe with caring teachers. The graduation ceremony was excellent, from the principal to assistants ad PTA worked very hard to make the 2004 graduation a great experience for our children!

- submitted by a parent
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Ps 60 Alice Austen
55 Merrill Avenue, Staten Island, NY  10314
(718) 761-3325
Last modified Ps 60 Alice Austen is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 60 Alice Austen Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top