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About This School

P.S. 26 Rufus King is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 26 Rufus King is DR. DINA KOSKI and can be contacted at dkoski@schools.nyc.gov. 563 students attend P.S. 26 Rufus King and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 10% of the P.S. 26 Rufus King students have "limited English proficiency." 59% of the 563 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at P.S. 26 Rufus King is 14:1. P.S. 4 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Korean
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 16%
Asian 66% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 64% 49%
Hispanic 16% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.2%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 38%
Limited English proficiency 10% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is always happy to go to school. She is always looking forward to go. It make me happy that the school have diffrent culture and that the kids all get along as one. I am sorry that some parent do not feel that way but all children consider themselves as one. I wish the parent will get along with each other as the children do. The teachers are very professional and also the staff. We should not fight. Keep the good work.

  • (1 year ago)

    Beware of this school if your child is shy. My daughter just started Kindergarten. She is extremely shy and as such does not and would not talk to adults. There's been instances when she goes to a friend's house and even after spending the entire day there she would not speak to her friend's parents. After two weeks at the school instead of trying to draw her out of her shell or asking the parents the teacher took it upon herself to enroll her in ESL. The teacher did not even bother to ask the parent if there are any issues why the child is not talking and just assumed she did not speak English. This is absolutely ridiculous and I (the mom) is absolutely furious and totally disgusted. What type of teacher would do this to a child? Penalize her for being shy...

  • (1 year ago)

    My son started this school in 1st grade and I loved it! The teachers are great really put kids first and make sure parents are informed of child's progress. My son felt comfortable in his environment & loved his science teacher. We've had no problem there of any sorts. The faculty & staff really encourage children to do well. I've moved out of state and really miss the school and my kids do too. Great school!

  • (5 years ago)

    It's really a great school. My daughter went to Gifted and Talented program in District 26 from PS 26. I don't feel the new school is better than PS 26 at all.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a 2008 graduate of this school. This schoool is the most amazing school in the universe. It is academicly good and it has different activities and programs that gives parents and teacher a chance to get involved. But PS 26 isn't about helping themselves it's about helping others like classmates friends neighbors etc. Almost every year we pick a theme and we fill up backpacks with donations for school camping etc. We ask for donations from students and we donate them to an orphanage who is unfortunate than us. I have learned many things in this school that has prepared me for the bumpy trip through junior high. I love this school it taught me many things. My education is known to me as a tree but my roots are right here at PS26.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son graduated from PS 26 last year and I was very pleased with his teachers and the way they handle them not just academically but also on a personal level. My other child is in 1st grade now and he is loving every moment! I am also thankful to Ms. Heimbender for being a deciplined & strict teacher but also a loveable one.

  • (5 years ago)

    P.S. 26 is a wonderful school. My son is in Ms. Seonwoo's kindergarten class and doing extremely well. I feel infomed and included which I believe is key to a childs education. I'm pleased with the curriculum and the progress he's made since September. When I've asked him about Dr. Koski he says 'she comes to our class and gives us compliments'. My son does nothing but rave about all his teachers. He's having a wonderfual time and I'm glad we are part of P.S. 26.

  • (5 years ago)

    PS. 26 is a great school. My daughter is in Kindergarten right now and very happy to be there. She loves her teacher Ms Bilczic who is a wonderful person and very devoted to her work. As a parent I'm very happy with the fact that she is aware & pays extra attention to each students' needs and aptitude level and try to focus them on appropriate activities accordingly. Principal is great and gives personal attention to all students. Over all the environment is excellent and very friendly.

  • (5 years ago)

    P.S.26 is a great school. Principal has great leadership. Teachers are nice and encouraging. I especially like Kindergarten teacher.

  • (6 years ago)

    PS 26 is simply a geat place for children to learn. The school is first class. From the crossing guard on the street to the principal every one is wonderful. The teachers are very intuned to their students and are in touch with the parents constantly. The PTA is very helpful and always provide up to date infromation about the school and progress. I am very proud to be a parent of a child who attends PS 26. Kudos to Dr. Koski for a fine job.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school! The principal Dr. Koski is so involved with each student and the parents. You can tell she really cares about this school and it's students. The school's standards are high and the test scores prove it. The teachers are wonderful and are very helpful and also keep close contact with each parent. I am proud that my son attends PS 26!

  • (7 years ago)

    I was a former student of PS I didn't graduate butt that was my because that was my fault. PS is a good school it taught me a lot it had good discipline it has teachers that is there for the children and not for the money. It has many cultures so your child can learn about different culture.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had 3 children graduate from ps and I would like to say the staff at this school is wonderful. Dr. Koski who is the principal has proven to be a wonderful principal with care for her students and their wellbeing. The curriculum is one of high standards with not much room for failure. This school was the best elementary school my children attended. I did not worry about safety or their education because for every meeting I had with any staff the results and the plan was ready for review and acceptance. Ps 26 is the school to send your child to. Their is diversity in this school that is amazing. My children learned of many different cultures while attending this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    PS 26 is a wonderful learning environment for all children. All three of my children have been a part of the PS 26 family and benefitted greatly from the teachers in the classroom as well as the cluster teachers. I served on the PTA as well as the School Leadership team. The teachers and staff at PS 26 are exceptional and eagerly work together with the parents to provide the best learning opportunities for all the children. The quality of education is the best in the city. We are moving out of state and will miss the teachers administration parents and children of PS 26.

  • (10 years ago)

    P.S. 26 was a really good school. The teachers were great and because of them I am in advanced classes now and I will also be in advanced classes in high school. When I attended this school there were great after school activities that I was apart of. From my perspective the activites were fun and they even helped me do my homework. I would recommend this school to everybody.

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