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About This School

P.S. 48 William Wordsworth is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 48 William Wordsworth is MS. PATRICIA M. MITCHELL, who can be contacted at pmitche4@schools.nyc.gov. 378 students attend P.S. 48 William Wordsworth and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. 7% of the P.S. 48 William Wordsworth students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 378 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 48 William Wordsworth is 14:1. P.S. 40 Samuel Huntington is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 71% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
Hispanic 15% 24%
Asian 11% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 30%
Multiracial 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% 15%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 59%
Limited English proficiency 7% 11%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    The school environment is o.k.The principal Ms. Mitchell is wonderful however some of the teachers don't care about the students performance two teachers I would like to give some credit to; Ms.Beswick Dr Dipalo. My son also complains of teachers yelling at him My son often comes home with unmarked home work. My main concern is the performance of the students; it deteriorates every year; why is that . The schools in the better neighborhoods are doing great and ours is not why is that? Ms Beswick again hats off to you you are humble caring and concerned thanks for being my son's teacher for a year.

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is AWESOME. The principal Ms. Mitchell communicates with parents and has an energetic attitude. The assistant principal is cool and she is always helping out she does not look so friendly but she is when you talk to her. Ms. Thacker is very expressive and loud and she gets the job done. She is trying her best to get parents involved in activities throughout the school. Ms. McPherson is new and at 1st she seemed overwhelmed but now she definitely has it together and she talks to children instead of yelling at them or their parents. There is one Kindergarten teacher who seems to have her children in control but she has control because she yells at the students and their parents constantly. That is not acceptable I do not have her as a teacher for my child but she yells loud and discusses concerns for the child loud in front of other parents. Many of the parent's do not speak English well and need things broken down to them so they can understand and help their children. The security guards administration staff and Ms. Richardson are all good at their jobs. I would HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone.

  • (10 months ago)

    PS48 my kids go there though I do not satisfy with the school. The stuff and some teacher are not so generous . Most of the time they scream yell at the student . Miss Beswick Miss pries dr lopatto and 2/3 teacher more only they are very passionate and sincere to their jobs rest of them seem just tolerating their jobs or duties. Staff are not welcoming and helpful. It is my zone school so I have to send my kids here but personally I do not like this school. Most of the parents are disappoint with this school.

  • (10 months ago)

    PS48 I do not like this school the stuffs are too rude with the student especially the security guard they are very rude . Principal is kind of nice but the assistant principal seems cold not friendly . They put a lot of pressure to the student but they work hardly. Some people act in front of student which is not appropriate . A big portion of student is Bangladeshi but there is no Bengali translator or stuff .

  • (1 year ago)

    One of the best things abotut working at PS 48 is coming to school everyday to work with dedicated professionals and eager studetns. Our staff works tirelessly to engage our students. Our students are eager to learn and succeed academically.

  • (1 year ago)

    One of the best part of my job working at PS 48 is coming to school and seeing my beautiful faces of my kindergarten scholars. My scholars all full of energy and have amazing knowledge of their own vast world. Our colleagues work hard to support our scholars to strive for excellence.

  • (2 years ago)

    As a teacher in the afterschool program (and also at other public schools in NYC) I am really impressed by this school. It is more organized than many schools I'm in and the new building is absolutely gorgeous - the nicest elementary school building I've ever seen. The teachers seem to be doing a great job because the quality of student writing and reasoning skills are higher than other schools I'm in. The parents are clearly way more involved as well which is great for their kids! I do agree that the assistant principal can be challenging to work with.

  • (3 years ago)

    Very dedicated and hardworking teachers. Their commitment to their students is great. It is shown in their grades.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is the worst school I have ever seen. The staff is rude the assistant principle is cold and rude. the security staff is disrespectful to the children and make them stand out in the cold as per the orders of the principle. The school is very unorganized the teachers are always disappearing so there are barely stable teachers. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

  • (3 years ago)

    i do not like 48 the teacher gives out letter for parents to late students are pulling the fire bell to much time teacher are fighting each other and the luch time is horrible tell me about this............

  • (6 years ago)

    this school os disgraceful.. They let the children act out of control.. they are unorganized.. they send school letters late.

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