PS 101 SCHOOL IN THE GARDENS

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2 RUSSELL PL
FOREST HILLS, NY 11375
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Phone: 718-268-7231
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 6th Grade
  • District: New York City Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 87.5
  • Number Students: 700
  • Number Teachers: 70
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Monique Paniagua
  • 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 (49 ratings)
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    School Reviews (36 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-14
    "My family of four moved to Forest Hills specifically to attend P.S. 101. We'd heard so many wonderful things; we started the school year full of enthusiasm and hope. I immediately wrote a $1000 check to the PA. I chaperoned every trip and volunteered to read to the class. Then things went drastically and dramatically downhill when our son's kindergarten teacher went absent without a return date for six weeks. Unable to hire a "permanent sub", the 24 kids were subjected to a different overwhelmed sub everyday. Standards dropped: curricula were ignored, even bathroom and snack protocols were abandoned; a culture of bullying sprang up. Human rights violations became commonplace: kids peeing in their pants, going hungry, and being pushed down stairs. We tried in vain to hire an assistant to help out, but the mere suggestion of it evoked disdain from the PA and skepticism from the new principal. We descended into a surreally hellish series of meetings that, in their exquisite illogic, don't merit description here. Finally, after much anguish, we transferred our son into a private school, obliterating, once and for all, our very reason for moving to Forest Hills at all."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-14
    "We just hit pay dirt with our new principal, Ms. Paniagua. In just a month's time, she has reinvigorated our entire community. Change is a comin' and it's going to be great!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-05-28
    "This is a great school. It has both the feel of the community and that of a private school right in the middle of Queens. I bought a home in this area just so my child could attend. The principal is outstanding and the faculty is very good. Kudos! I am very pleased"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-16
    "I have somewhat mixed feelings about 101. On one hand, the parent community is superb, there are many excellent teachers, and it has a really good environment overall. On the other hand, my son (who has some behavior difficulties) has not been handled very well. I feel that his initial problems were exacerbated by the way the school handled them, and I feel like they often make decisions based more on their image than my son's betterment. The school is more intolerant of behavior issues than most other schools, which has its good and bad sides. Unfortunately, my son has mostly gotten the bad side. That said, if I had a kid with no behavior issues who could sit with hands folded listening to the teacher, I think this would be an awesome school for him. But deviation does not go over well, and I feel like they don't know quite how to handle it."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-14
    "5 stars and excellent combination of parents,teachers and students working together it feels like a great team"
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