P.S. 158 BAYLARD TAYLOR

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1458 YORK AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10075
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Phone: 212-744-6562
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: New York City Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 123.4
  • Number Students: 864
  • Number Teachers: 65
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Dina Ercolano
  • 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 (60 ratings)
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    School Reviews (53 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-04-27
    "At the end of the day, it is not much better than any other school. Plenty of dirty politics observed. Students also complain that teachers often scream in the classroom at the kids on a regular basis. Maybe they find it necessary, but how about leading by example? Academics are good, and the school has plenty of resources at its disposal. There are a few stellar staff members and teachers. Overall, their reputation is over hyped."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-26
    "I agree with a lot of the reviews that the secretary at PS 158 is unbelievably obnoxious. To be frank, I don't know why she still has a job given the number of parents who share that opinion! I'm assuming that it's some union rule. It'd be silly to judge a school based on just its secretary though. Our daughter is in Kindergarten and we love PS 158! Her teacher is excellent. The other kids in the class are all well-mannered and intelligent. All the parents are warm & friendly. Our daughter is progressing very rapidly in reading, writing & mathematics and she is very happy. In the end, that's all that really matters - not how rude the secretary is, but how your child is progressing and if she's happy. 4 stars for PS 158 (minus 1 star for the terrible secretary who always seems to be yelling at everyone!)"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-09
    "If you have to have your kid in this school BE AWARE you will be dealing with one of the rudest and most disrespectful school secretary in the school district. Several parents would confirmed she likes to talk down to people, her mercenary tone of voice and unhelpful behaviors will prove this fact."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-19
    "The staff IS rude and mean to the children. The Principal does not make herself available and she does not interact with families. The teaching staff is strong but young and inexperienced. The general environment of the school is cold, unfriendly. The grown-ups in the school don't seem to like children. Since my child has been there she has developed the I-don't-like-school attitude and this is a really smart kid who used to love school. They've taken all the wonder and joy out of learning in favor of drilling students for test scores. Overall, we've been very disappointed."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-22
    "Ughhh. Great scores. Some very talented teachers. But a nasty, rude staff. Most of whom act as if they secretly wish they worked in a private Catholic school in the 50's where they could yell at children and whack them with a ruler for bad behavior. It's utterly bewildering that these people have opted for a job or profession working with children when they appear to hate them so much and have no tolerance for kids acting like kids. The front office is run by a woman who yells at parents and kids. The after school is run by a woman who yells at parents and children. The lunch staff screams if kids are too noisy but ignores bullying by older kids and aggressive physical behavior by the younger kids in the playground. The principal puts up with this and in fact models it. Rude, entitled and judgmental staff. Talented teachers and amazing parents compensate for such a poorly run and uncaring administration."
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