P.S. 203 OAKLAND GARDENS

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5311 SPRINGFIELD BLVD
OAKLAND GARDENS, NY 11364
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Phone: 718-423-8652
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: New York City Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 114.3
  • Number Students: 800
  • Number Teachers: 46
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Carole Nussbaum
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (29 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (22 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-27
    "PS 203 is an amazing school supported by great teachers, administrative and PTA. Projects are part of homework started from 1st grade. There are a lot of homework, especially for the GT classes and homogenous classes."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-01
    "PS 203 is definitely one of the best schools in district 26. I moved here from Staten Island and I know I have made the right choice. My daughter just spent her first year at PS 203 as a kindergardener, she totally loves everything of it. I have seen tremendous progresses and improvments since she started school. From not knowing the language, reading or writing to now a regular reader who can read advance books and write her own composition, novel, etc. For Math, the class didn't just teach her the basic, but also teached finance courses so they can learn how to use and save money. That was awesome. Take acadamic aside, my daughter just loves being in class with her classmates and loved the teachers. This is the most important because i want my child to be happy in school and enjoys learning, period. I can see that overall, kids in PS 203 share commom goals, they love to play and learn together, thats the atmospheres/ enviornments that PS 203/ its students & parents created. Its a team efforts, PS 203 rocks."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-26
    "As a parent at PS 203, I am convinced this is the best school in NYC. I understand that some parents are frustrated with the school s culture of high academic expectations especially if their dc needs extra help. There is no peanut buttering of kids here. However, in an increasing competitive global economy, it s absolutely right for the administration and faculty to set the bar very high. The school s PTA works hard to reinforce this philosophy of excellence. If the price is for me to work an extra hour a week to provide my child with five extra pencils that he may or may not need, so be it. If you don t buy into the school s rigorous focus or believe elementary school is too early for such scholarly focus, then, this is not the right school you. Frankly, no school in this district is right for you. No school is right for every child and family. You re not obligated to buy a house in Bayside Hills It s a big City. However, for my family, I know they are laying a fantastic foundation for my children s future and I can't be happier that we re part of this community."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-08
    "Supposedly one of best schools in NYC, but that doesn't say a lot about the school itself. Principal is not friendly and is focused on herself, and test scores. She doesn't really care if the students learns or not. PTA is useless. They don't represent the parents. Just does what the school wants and tries to collect money from parents. Speaking of money, they require you to bring more school supplies than any kid can ever use. In some cases, 5X as much as what I've seen in Manhattan schools not far away. Best part about school: teachers are good, but only a matter of time until they get annoyed with rest of school. Worst part: Everyone is so focused on standardized tests and how the school ranks. What about the kids growth and development? Apparently not important here. So not worth buying an expensive house in Bayside for this quality (or lack thereof) of education."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-11-29
    "PS 203 Queens was named a National Blue Ribbon School for its academic excellence by the United States Department of Education. Congratulations Principal Nussbaum and all the dedicated teachers and staff of this amazing school!!!"
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