P.S. 3 CHARRETTE SCHOOL

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490 HUDSON ST
NEW YORK, NY 10014
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Phone: 212-691-1183
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: New York City Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 111.9
  • Number Students: 783
  • Number Teachers: 82
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Lisa Siegman
  • 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 (39 ratings)
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    School Reviews (59 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-08
    "PS3 is a potentially great school. Strong teachers (we have consistently had academically strong teachers, except in one year where the teacher was problematic and most parents in the class agreed), involved parents, and a real focus on arts and creativity. Yes, they teach to the test but the teachers are dedicated to injecting creativity into doing so and seem to be given a great deal of pedagogical flexibility. PS 3's Achilles heel, however, is that it does not deal very well with children who fall outside of a very narrow band of learning style. The school has exhibited a remarkable laziness when it comes to these kids. If they cannot snap them quickly into shape, the child is a "problem" beyond their capacity to deal with and PS 3 turns its back quickly on these kids. Relatedly, the school deals quite ineffectively with bullying behavior; it has no school wide educational program on bullying and has shown no willingness to devote the resources to a less chaotic recess/lunch environment that is truly a free for all where kids get hurt. A huge deficit in its educational program, and part of educating the whole child, is teaching kids how to relate to one another with respect."
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    Posted 2013-02-16
    "Love PS3! We have 2 children currently attending and can't say enough about this school. The love and compassion from the staff and teachers is exactly what you want for your children. The teachers teach for learning not to take a test. The students want to be there, the teachers want to be there and even the parents too. The school is always open and excepting of parental help. Parental involvement is high. The extra classes supported by the PTA are incredible: dance, music, art, clay, computers, library, creative movement, swimming. This school includes everyone. They go out of their way to make you feel apart of the school. A gem."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-04
    "I have two sons currently attending PS3, one in first grade and one in fourth. We have been at the school since my older son started kindergarten and we have had an absolutely wonderful experience. Their teachers are caring and kind, and super attentive to their individual needs. My boys are very different in temperament and learning styles, and both are thriving at the school. Their teachers this year have been amazing for the boys' development, socially, emotionally, and academically. The parent community and the administration are both wonderfully enthusiastic, welcoming, and easy going, and always have the children's best interests as top priority. Both my kids are becoming wonderful writers, and my older son's math skills are exceptional. In addition to the strong academics, they get to participate in so many wonderful arts activities - architecture studies of the Village, an Alvin Ailey dance program, playwriting workshop, and cooking with a professional chef, just to name a few. We really couldn't be happier with our children's primary education."
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    Posted 2013-01-31
    "PS 3 has been the best school a parent could ask for! My daughter is loved by all of her teachers which include her classroom teacher, music, clay, art, dance, games, library and computers. Plus, she's in the 1st grade and has had the privilage in a public school to do all of these things. The principal and vice principal run a tight ship, yet are loving and caring to all. Set in Greenich Village, the school still remains very special since there are many bridge classes which give a child to be a novice and then a mentor. As an educator in the private sector, I am so very proud to say my child knows how to read,solve math problems with ease, and enjoys the arts. The staff is tops and I recommend this school for all who are lucky enough to live in the zoned area."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-29
    "We have two very happy kids enrolled at PS3 and we thank our lucky stars every day for the experience and education they receive there. (It s an added bonus that we don t have to go out of our neighborhood for a school like this - as the families are all neighbors, we experience a great sense of community, which is not always easy to find in Manhattan). The teachers, principals, and staff are top-notch and they have a wonderful curriculum that, as far as we have seen, teaches our kids to LOVE learning. Every day they share something new and exciting from school (which usually blows our mind, like the day our kindergartner pointed out and named an architectural detail on a building. How old are you again?!) Through the impressive arts program (music, art, movement, clay to name a few), the kids learn how to express themselves and discover and be comfortable with who they are (something we could have all used a little bit more of growing up, I would imagine!) The combined grades help the kids develop patience, understanding, generosity, and citizenship. The older ones help and model for the younger ones, and the younger ones pay it forward, It is a joyous and joyful school."
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