99 out of 10GreatSchools

Ps 101 School In The Gardens

Queens, NY
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-6
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  • Enrollment: 654


Ps 101 School In The Gardens
2 Russell Place
Queens, NY 11375
(718) 268-7231
Ps 101 School In The Gardens is located in Queens, NY and serves grades PK-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 9 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Reviews17 Reviews

Awful, unhelpful, staff is rude especially the assistant principal, she could never help with anything and I have a long history with problems my kids had that she or the main principal could never solve or give any justice
Excellent! My daughter was well-prepared to enter honors program at Halsey. My 5th grade son is not as academically inclined but has made tremendous strides in ELA & Social Studies. -- The school has dedicated music, art, and social studies teachers. -- I like the high academic expectations. Most kids from 101 go on to be in the honors programs at Russell Sage or Halsey.-- The PA is very dedicated and hard-working, and funds great programs like Ballroom Dancing, Mad Science, Robotics, and other residencies (look at PA website). Each grade has at least one residency per year. -- The PA also hosts a parent-teacher social at a nearby restaurant every year and a great Halloween party (I'm not sure why another parent said the PA has been abolished!? It's alive and well).-- The 4th grade takes a day trip to Philly every year. The 5th grade also does something special, e.g. a Broadway show.-- Another favorite event of mine is the international dinner, where parents of a wide variety of national origins bring in food typical of their home country.-- I feel like I'm part of a community at PS 101, and I'm really going to miss that when my youngest graduates!-- Some of the negative comments from parents represent specific bad experiences that cause parents to be motivated to write reviews (unlike the happy parents). I do not think they represent a typical experience at the school.
I enjoy this school it’s a small local school with a lot of family involvement
Both my kids went to PS101Q, 10 years apart. We had some issues with our first kid, namely with IEP; it was difficult to get proper services. However with our second kid, we had really horrific time. Everything was a problem. First, we couldn't get IEP for him, although he was progressively getting worse and worse grades in limited number of subjects, while in the others he was doing great (3s and 4s). School psychologist just simply refused to "label" him as at risk or needing IEP in certain academic areas. When she finally left school and new psychologist came, services were provided and it showed on his performance. Too little, too late! His critical period of acquiring basic math and grammar skills is gone. School leadership improved with new principal (we had experience with 4), but only slightly. Bulling, civic education, communication with parents, all of it is pretty badly handled. There are some bright spots: few exceptional teachers- warm, competent and skillful (alas, too many are mediocre, some truly horrible), few administrators that are pleasant and truly helpful (again, some truly horrible), and one fantastic lunch lady who made up for missing educators. I am SO RELEVED that our son finally graduated (he refused multiple times to be transferred; he had many friends in school...). Warning to all parents: if your kid is not typical or you are unable to spend a lot of time "helping" in school think twice about enrolling your kid in PS101Q.
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