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Ps 255 Barbara Reing School

Brooklyn, NY
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 931


Ps 255 Barbara Reing School
1866 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 376-8494
Ps 255 Barbara Reing School is located in Brooklyn, NY and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 9 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Native American
Two or more races

Reviews8 Reviews

Excellent! The teachers works closely with parents and the students
Beautiful school..... I miss this place.. My second home I recommend this school. It has special education, people who can't speak English, and a class for people who exceed there standards. The teachers are good. I grew up in this school. It's a nice environment to grow up in. It has gotten A for many years. It has really good trips too. I learned a lot.
I transferred here in 4th grade in the fall of 2003. Compared to my hellish previous school, this place was amazing. All teachers were respectful and strived to motivate students to do their best. I was bullied a little since I was an immigrant who didn't know the language well, but it never came close to the negative experiences of the former school. Also, looking back, I love that they required parents to have a meeting with a teacher when distributing report cards, regardless of how well the student did. I really missed that growing up. Since I was a straight A student, my parents never felt the need to come to PTC later in life.
We're new to the NYC school system but I have been impressed with how much my son's been learning here. The teacher he had last year was terrific and generally all the staff were very kind and concerned about his well being. A few things: 1. It is really hard to communicate with the folks at the school. I suspect this has to do with their being short staffed. 2. Recess only every other day for reasons that have to do with "security" but I haven't been able to get a good explanation (see #1). If it's lack of space...you can't do much. If it's lack of enough staff to supervise, it seems that some sort of parent volunteer effort could be coordinated through the PTA. 3. The PTA for some reason only meets in the mornings when us working folks can't make it.
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