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P.S. 98 the Douglaston School is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 98 the Douglaston School is MS. SHEILA HUGGINS, who can be contacted at shuggin@schools.nyc.gov. 235 students attend P.S. 98 the Douglaston School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 2% of the P.S. 98 the Douglaston School students are "limited in English proficiency." 12% of the 235 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 98 the Douglaston School is 15:1. P.S. 94 David D Porter is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 49%
Asian 21% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 16%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 38%
Limited English proficiency 2% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    P.S. 98 Parent involvement is strong and needs to be - services and programming would be severely limited without strong parent advocacy. The special education population is grossly underserved - they simply do not know how (or are not motivated)to work children who may require additional supports (this includes children with L.D. and gifted children). The kindergarten teacher leaves a lot to be desired. I was shocked to discover that this woman could not write or speak using correct English grammar. She wrote a letter to my son's class which was to be included in the class book which they had professionally bound. She wrote "You are the most best class I ever had." Need I say more.......

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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!

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school. Small classroom size and very personable teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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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