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About This School

P.S. 83 Donald Hertz is a public middle school in New York. The principal of P.S. 83 Donald Hertz is Mr. Brandon Muccino and can be contacted at BMuccino@schools.nyc.gov. 1,718 students attend P.S. 83 Donald Hertz and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 11% of the P.S. 83 Donald Hertz students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 1,718 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at P.S. 83 Donald Hertz is 15:1. Junior High School 127 the Castle Hill is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • 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
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 49% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 28% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Asian 12% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 45%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.8%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 77%
Limited English proficiency 11% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I was a student at P.S. 83 from K - 8. All I have to say about this school is this I graduated from this school a couple of years ago so maybe things have changed but while I was there I witnessed so many horrible things. The bullying was relentless. I was bullied so much that it felt like I didn't have a voice. I couldn't defend myself. And the one time I did I got punched in the face and the staff did nothing about it. They did nothing to help me. They said I provoked the other student. I was so ashamed of what I was going through. I was once surrounded by a bunch of older students during the winter who had been bothering me since the beginning of my 4th grade year. The confrontation ended with them throwing snow in my face. I was so depressed in that school that I contemplated suicide in 7th grade. But I knew in time I'd be out of there. Once I graduated things eventually got better. I became happy again. If your child ever complains about this school ask them what's wrong. If they tell you they've been bullied take them out of that school immediately. No matter how good you think the school is it's not worth losing your child. Not all children are as strong as I.

  • (2 years ago)

    P.S. 83 is probably one of if not the best K-8 schools in The Bronx. Located in The beautiful Morris Park section of The Bronx on a clean tree-lined block. The school prepares students for not only the rigors of regular high school but also specialized high schools for those students who are viewed to be able to handle that work load. The teachers there are great patient and eager to help children to reach there full potential at this level. The extracurricula activities are outstanding (basketball teams music dance soccer etc.). You get a good vibe of a loving environment when you step into this building from everybody from the security guards all the way to the principal. The principal Mrs. Macek is the perfect picture of what the new DOE lacks she is loving to her staff to her parents and to her students she's always excessable when you need to meet with her just the picture and model of what a principal should be like. My child is in the 4th grade at the school tops in her class trust me I wouldn't send my child just anywhere she's in the best school in The Bronx for here level. Check the school out for yourself don't believe me you won't be sorry you did!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has attended this school from Kindergarten to 4th grade so far and he has had exceptional teachers. They communicate with parents through email phone or note sent home and I value communication skills. I have considered moving to NJ where schools give kids better chances for college but I am happy with this school so far. I will be watching for the 5th through 8th grades as well.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has been in this school since the third grade and I am very happy with their performance. My experience with the teachers has been nothing short of positive and my daughter has maintained a 95 average so far and she is in her last year (8th grade). I am proud to say she attends this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    THIS IS A TERRIBLE SCHOOL THE TEACHES FROM WHEN MY SON WAS THERE 8YRS AGO WERE A LITTLE OLDER AND VERY PATIENT MORE MATURE AND THEY TRIED TO HELP HIM SUCCEED AND OVER HIS PROBLEMS WITH READING AND MATH. MY DAUGHTER ATTENDS THIS SCHOOL NOW AND SHE IS A 93 AVERAGE STUDENT SMART AND VERY RESPECTFUL ONLY IF YOU SPEAK TO HER THE RIGHT WAY..THESE TEACHES SCREAM AND YELL AT THESE KIDS LIKE THEY ARE DOGS ANIMALS. THEY ARE LETTING GOOD TEACHERS GO AND PUTTING YOUNG HOT HEAD TEACHERS WITH MO HAWKS AND TATTOOS AND TEACHER WHO DRESS LIKE THEY ARE ON 42ND STREET LOOK TO PICK UP A MAN..ITS TERRIBLE THEY WAY THIS SCHOOL HAS GOTTEN SO BAD. I WISH EVERYONE;S KIDS THE BEST OF LUCK IN THIS SCHOOL..

  • (3 years ago)

    My son graduated 2 yrs ago and my daughter just graduated valedictorian. With the preparation that my daughter received she was accepted to 2 boarding private Better Chance schools which top strong academic students are selected nationwide. Not many public schools can prepare students for something like that. However I wish the school went K-12 b/c PS 83 is an excellent school. Leadership is very tight parent coordinator and PA is very involved and most teachers are great and they have a ton of activities not only for students but for parents equally. They have events whether it's dances for students trips workshops fun (movie and games) family nights and dances for parents as well as fund raisers the school is fenominal all around. This school work like a family and they do everything possible to reach out to parents for involvement. EXCELLENT school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school. Excellent leadership Principal does an excellent job at running the school in a structured organized manner. Teachers are caring and great professionals. definetly one of the best school I have encountered. I am a proud parent of a student of PS 83

  • (4 years ago)

    I'll give this school 5stars because my daughter went to this school and she met a whole bunch of friends.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love PS 83 school because the teachers do care that the kids learn. Both my kids were reading in kindergarden. Now my son is 7 and can read and write much better than most 10 year olds that he knows. The work assignments are always high levels and kids are learning a whole lot at an early age. It is important to start good reading and writing skills. PS 83 works hard to make sure kids get a great education. Keep up the great work..

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a close knit community where everyone has a sense of pride and connection to one another!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter will be a 2010 graduate of P.S 83. I have heard many stories over the years some good and some not so good but I must say the staff and teachers work closely with the parents and students to provide a safe and healthy learning enviorment for our children. Those parents that in tune with their child will agree! Overall I am glad to have made the choice of PS 83 for my child. Don't second guess!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is a really good school. All the teachers and staff are really nice and the students get a really good education. I have never had a problem with anything in PS 83. The PTA do a good job in keeping everyone up to date. The school has fun trips nice dances and everyone there is very nice. I rate Ps 83 as a 5 star school.

  • (5 years ago)

    4 stars this is a school that is always involving parents and my grandson is more proud of me for pasrticipating with him

  • (5 years ago)

    Not only is this a great school. It has great teachers as well. especially my 7th grade teacher Mr.Alioto. His math class was a wonderful experience. I will carry this experience with me all my life.

  • (5 years ago)

    I like the school over all they seem above average for the older kids as far as little kids go I don't think safety is average at all that is my biggest gripe. I am the mom of a 5 year old also they are very very lax in communication with the parent

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree with the other two parents who wrote about the rudeness and disrespect the staff have to parents who ask questions. I would not reccommend this school for children with special needs.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is one of the best schools in the Bronx. I love their after school programs. I believe the principal is loving and caring. The staff is friendly and is patient with my child in their work. I am grateful.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school and the teachers there are very nice to my child. I am so ashamed of the negative views here. This is the one of the best public school in the Bronx. I would recommend any parent to send their children here.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great! All the students are very nice 2 me. The teachers are very caring and they teach me well! I would recomend you send youre children to this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school with very well trained Teachers. Wonderful after school program! Truly a safe place for my Child to be!

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