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About This School

P.S. 203 Floyd Bennett is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 203 Floyd Bennett is MS. LISA ESPOSITO, whose e-mail is lesposi3@schools.nyc.gov. 873 children attend P.S. 203 Floyd Bennett and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the P.S. 203 Floyd Bennett students have "limited English proficiency." 75% of the 873 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 203 Floyd Bennett is 13:1. Scholar Skills Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 83% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 16%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 60%
Limited English proficiency 6% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Terrible . I went there as a child and allowed my son to attend there pre-k to 1st and the staff and teachers are worse then even . I took him out and his new school is amazing the education level is 100% better than 203 . Take your children out immediately .

  • (8 months ago)

    Terrible school. i wouldn't send my worse enemies child to that school. the school is not fit for any child with any type of disability. the staffs communication skills are sub par if you want to know whats going on with your child in school. the principal is very nice but very naive to whats going on around her in her own school. Its a fashion show with the staff. appearance and looking good comes 1st before the children and their safety. they complain more about being over worked and under paid than improving the learning for the children.

  • (10 months ago)

    my son was attending this school and he got held back second grade. I was told his reading level was too low to promote him. but as his parent I did not believe that. I remove him place him at another school his new teacher asses him and told me that he was reading at third grade level but they could not promote him because he was held back already shame.

  • (1 year ago)

    the principal is very nice however she has no control over her teachers. my son got mistreated and got left back. the teacher did not want to work with me or my son and nothing was done about it.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a uniformed school itmy belief that tougher rules to be put in place for every child to be in uniform everyday unless otherwise indicated it seems as if there is a fashion show in the school after at least months into the school year. This action often allows the ones who are in uniform to question their parents- why should I have to wear uniform everday?

  • (2 years ago)

    (Rating March 2012) My children currently attend PS 203 aka convenience school. We live in the neighborhood and unfortunately over the years its quality has declined. Most of the teachers seem overwhelmed and frustrated. The staff are snappy and rude. But the principal is wonderful. She is very attentive and caring. Unfortunately the budget cuts affected programs that the students desperately need. There are no extracurricular activities and the PTA is not a strong force. Parents seem more concerned about parking and picking up their children instead of volunteering. This school is on our fail list. Hopefully a charter school will plant a much needed seed in the community.....asap. We're searching for a new school for 2012-13.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter's Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers were great however her 2nd grade teacher is terrible. She is lazy always looks miserable and is constantly absent.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school has a wonderful Principal and a staff that is amazing.We all work so well together and are 100% for our students

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter have been going to ps 203 since prek. She is now on her way to 4th grade. I must say that this is a great school. The teachers are hardworking and motivating. The staff is very friendly and it is also a safe school. My daughter is doing extremely well and I am thankful for all the teachers admin members principal and asst principal for making this school the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    I give this school five stars my son attended p.s.203 for the last six years and just graduated .I want to thank all the teacher's especially Mrs.Crawford Mrs. Keith Mr. Senatore Mrs.Oleary Mr.Lear Mrs.Schwarz and all the staff who made my son's stay at the School a very safe and and happy exeperiance... Thanks to the Principal and the asst. Principal also to Mr. Comis ..... thank's a million

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school wonderful teachers very helpful office staff. My child loves this school and is doing very well. Thank you P.S.203!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is very happy and comfortable since she began attending P.S.203. I have also noticed that this school does a lot of fun and creative things with the kids......plays shows crazy hat day different shoe day etc...All this things keep the children very interested and engaged. I am very pleased with this schools performance.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers at this school are highly qualified and some of the most hard-working I have encountered. My child has behavioral issues and his teachers are really patient with him. He's focusing more in class and talks about school all the time.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love My school I get on well with Teachers and Professionals from this school and I love that fact that my kids are safe there....I would truly hate to change schools

  • (7 years ago)

    First let me say that most of the teachers at this particular school are outstanding. They are constantly battling behavioral issues along with stifling administration policy that make it incredibly difficult to teach but they do it some how even with the bureaucy and behavior distractions. Unfortunately there are some teachers there that I feel have chosen the wrong profession. These teachers have given up or they have resorted to screaming at thier students to influence behavior(like that works). There are no extracurricula activities to speak about unfortunately.

  • (7 years ago)

    Over the last four years I have had many interactions with the school administrators and teachers. I know my child has received a quality education within a supportive environment that puts learning first. I see the school constantly trying to revise and revisit things that need it. I wouldn't hesitate sending another child to this school. Thank you!

  • (8 years ago)

    I think the worst part of this school is the office staff. Other than that I think the school is pretty good.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am sorry to say my review is not good. The problem with this school is not with the teachers. The problem is with whoever is in charge. Problems and questions regarding their programs remain unresolved & they in no way look out for the best for your children. They avoid important issues and instead tend to unimportant issues. They need to be more informed more intelligent & more efficient in doing their jobs.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school staff is always helpful and friendly.

  • (8 years ago)

    The general environment is great. The administration is respectful.

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