I'm very happy with the school and my child is thriving there. The school is just steps away from LIRR station and makes it easier for working parents commuting to Manhattan. The principal is very devoted to the school and the teachers we had are wonderful. The school is small enough that parents can make a difference. There is a strong and active PTA that works very hard to sponsor a lot of enrichment programs. Just like everything else the school is not perfect and it might not be the best place for every child. However the overall environment in the school is very nurturing friendly and positive.
Ps 98 The Douglaston School is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 98 The Douglaston School is PRINCIPAL - MS. SHEILA HUGGINS, whose e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. 230 students attend Ps 98 The Douglaston School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 2% of the Ps 98 The Douglaston School students are "limited in English proficiency." 12% of the 230 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 98 The Douglaston School is 15:1. Ps 94 David D Porter is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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Such a beautiful school both outside and inside. Truly unique in NYC. Fantastic teachers wonderful Principal and a great PTA who funds a lot for the students such as art science lab etc. Music theater robotics and even chess. I know I am forgetting to list so much more but if you have a child check this school out. If you want the best this is it.
PS98 is where my son had a wonderful experience in his Kindergarten class! His teacher Mrs. Borgese was fun loving and sensitive to my shy son. He came in her class vey quiet and shy but left the year very happy and reading! Her patience and endurance was truly remarkable. The school is wonderful and some parents are quick to complain .
PS 98 is a wonderful elementary public school. Academically amazing with tremendous enrichment programs. They have a strong PTA that contributes financially to programs. These programs allow the students to learn in abstract atmosphere. The school is welcoming. The students are nurtured and encouraged to strive for academic excellence. I feel very fortunate that we have this gem of a school in our neighborhood. My boys will be in 5th grade next year. All of our years in 98 have been filled with great experiences.
Had a great experience in K with my daughter (Mrs Whitlock-Mrs Sheridan) and this year again great teachers Ms Levine-Mrs Sheridan.Nurturing truly caring and making sure the kids learn while having lots of fun! we are heading again towards a wonderful school year.Dissapointed with certain parents that disagree with the principal do nothing but gossiping at the playground and unfortunately give the school a bad name.Just glad are not the majority!
The faculty and principal and other staff members (school secreatary and teacher aides) are always dedicated to the children. The principal shows such caring and interest in all the strudents. The school has a new computer lab that is combined with science. It creates a wonderful learning atmosphere. There should be more gym however. It seems some classes get more music than gym or art. As stated in a previous comment there should be more gym than music.
PS 98 is lead by a professional and truly caring principal who is a role model who inspires students to achieve academic excellence through her own hard work (Ms. Huggins puts in tremendously long days!) gracious demeanor and school spirit. Although there is a small group of disgruntled parents who don't realize how well-run this school is most families appreciate the work of the teachers and staff. The landmarked Depression era building is cramped feeling but well-maintained. The lack of available outdoor space for children's use just can't be helped although for most it's offset for most kids by their after school activities. PS 98 helps make the neighborhood a most saught after place to raise a family!
PLUSES Academically an outstanding school. The teachers are knowledgeable and the classroom size is small. While the school is not tremendously diverse all students are welcome and fit in. MINUSES The students are assigned up to 2 hours of homework a night. The school administration frequently does not allow the children to play outside during recess (when it rains after it rains and basically from November to March) because they feel the children would get wet or injured at these times of weather or year. Unfortunately since the school doesn't have a gym that is available during lunch time the children are required to watch movies in the auditorium (no opportunity to socialize or play games) with no opportunity to burn off excess energy.
Excellent school. Small classroom size and very personable teachers.
Great neighborhood school. Academically a really good school. The students excel the teachers care. Socially everyone is accepted - the children feel like part of a family. A better Phys Ed Program is desperately needed. FACT Children who are able to participate in regularly scheduled physical activities (min 3x per week) learn better. But there is no real playground it is all blacktop with only one Basketball hoop and the gymnasium is also used as the school cafeteria -- so the Physical Ed program is very limited (not to mention the fact that the city does not consider this a priority). The school has an active and strong PTA (but it is primarily the same 33% of parents that participate every time = frustration) The After School Program is going through some exciting improvements. The Principal definitely runs the show; so understand that nothing happens without her blessing.
This school has a family atmospere. It is small and everyone knows each other. The principle has done a great job with reading and writing workshops and it shows. There are only 2 classes per grade so all the kids interact with each other through the grades. It was a great experience for my son. The only thing I found lacking was funding for the arts. Not very strong if you want music drama or art. However a dedicated and progressively run school.
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