42 Parent Reviews for Immaculate Conception School
I am glad that I read some of these reviews as I considered putting my daughter in the Pre-K program since we live so close to the school. My husband and I toured the school in the spring and were almost sold. After reading the reviews, I started to pay better attention and ultimately, chose another
... Read more school. First off, I pass this school every day only to see a bunch of unkempt, unruly children. Foul language, skirts so short it's indecent. The straw that broke the camel's back was walking through the alley one day my daughter noticed that a class was going on in the gymnasium. She ran over to look in the window. When I joined her, I witnessed a boy fall and get kicked in the stomach while he was on the floor. The upsetting thing was that there was no teacher present when this happened. In good conscience, I couldn't put my child in this school. Hopefully things will improve, but right now, I am happy with my choice to travel a little further for peace of mind. Read less
Posted by a other on 10/02/13
This school is a prison. The teachers are too old and their teaching techniques are outdated. There is no science class since their teacher just sits on her chair and tells the kids to read their textbooks and not ask questions. English is a joke. One book was read last year. ONE. Math was repetitive.
... Read more Only reaching the fourth chapter for one whole year. What are you doing to out kids. They are way behind by the time they go to high school. I researched the stats of a recent graduating class. Out of 32 kids, 7 kids dropped out of high school. They were not able to catch up. They were unprepared. That's 20 percent. I fortunately switched my child to another middle school. What a difference! I am able to email teachers with a response within hours. Some if the teachers give their personal phone numbers. They truly care. If you love your child, don't put them in Immac. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/04/13
IN REF TO THE REVIEW of April 18, 2013: There is no wrong or right in a forum like this! I am not ridiculing anyone. This is my opinion and my experience at Immac and it hasn't been a bad one for the most part. My opinion states that the school has improved over the years. Now my opinion to "bullying"
... Read more again is from what my children have told and from what I have seen, and if it is far more serious then that, then shame on the principal, the teachers, the class parents, etc for not reporting or doing something about it. Now as far as you calling my daughter "the Queen of Sheba" with her nose up in the air, when she's with her clique on Ditmars ~ Welcome to the preteens duh LOL to you! Look at you shame shame picking on a child! Is it you she doesn't say hello to? You take her shyness as being stuck up lol ...My daughter has respect and I'm proud to have her as my daughter!!! Wow to you with all the other negative comments here, you singled mine out and it was just to make fun of a child who in "your" opinion is disrespectful and the "Queen of Sheba" on an open forum who's being a "bully" now?? hmmmmm... Well you have yourself a great day! Read less
Posted by a other on 05/16/13
We like the teachers there, however, we don't agree with some school practices, they have a community group using the school cafeteria during school hours. We asked and requested they remove that group from their agenda during school hours, their answer was that they will not "kick out the group",
... Read more as they "like them". The group consists of 300-400 senior citizens, and the school has no knowledge of any of the member's names or background history who are regularly attending those meetings, and refuse to get that information from the group they rent their cafeteria during school hours. That among other safety issues is our main concern. The principal won't make the necessary changes to make the school building and practices safer ones. Another concern is that we picked the school because it raves they allow kindergarteners "play time" , as opposed to public schools where children do not get play time, and recess, they get "table play", the children are not allowed to stand up, and the teacher brings some toys she picks for each table, the kids play with those toys and are not allowed to pick any other toys nor get up to socialize with the rest of their classmates. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/25/13
It's been several years that I have removed my child from Immac. She was bullied for several years and I had been promised that it was being resolved. After another complaint from my daughter, I decided to inconspicuously watch the school yard from across the street. She was being punched in the stomach
... Read more and no one came to her for help. The mothers were yapping by the gate. Besides this, the school was more like a babysitting rather than a educational environment. I had passed by her classroom one day and kids were jumping on the deals and "swimming" on the floor. I watched for a while and no one stopped these kids. The science teacher was too obsessed with her dollhouse building which means they never had a real science class. Because my daughter was quiet I was told that she needed to be evaluated. It was surprising that they have themselves the authority to make this call without having proper credentials. My daughter is now in another school and is actually the captain of a debate team and captain of her basketball team. She is a high honor student and I often compare the academics that she is doing to others on Immac. They are way behind. Good luck to you all! Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/23/13
Terrible. Took my son out just short of graduation because of the principal and teachers. No follow through at all. Unreturned phone calls and unreturned emails are the norm, unfortunately. I suspect now the faculty and staff are planning for the open houses to lure new parents and students with
... Read more the promises of "love and family." There is no family atmosphere. Oh, and by the way, REPEATED fighting and hitting in the school yard by one student to another is bullying whether it makes headlines or not. Maybe the school needs to make the news in order for the principal to properly address the problem. Save money and send your kids to public school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/21/13
These reviews are amusing to say the least. I'll start by saying that I am a satisfied parent. My kids are happy in school. They like their teachers and don't have many complaints. There is DEFINITELY a bullying problem in this school, no doubt about that. The school is not perfect and the principal
... Read more does not always address my concerns in a timely fashion, but so far I have never thought about transferring my kids. That said, I am giving the school a low rating because there are so many unhappy parents and children. It's apparent in the reviews here. What's worse is there is no empathy towards these parents who are voicing their concerns. After every 10 bad reviews a glowing review surfaces and the writer passive agressively takes jabs at the complaining parents. I like the school, but it's not my job to come on here and defend it. One dissatisfied parent or child is one too many for such a small school. I'm sure the staff reads here because it's obvious that the first few reviews were written by staffers. If they would aknowledge these concerns, I will gladly come back and adjust my rating. To the unhappy parents and children, I am sorry that you had a bad experience. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/10/12
I really don't understand all the bitterness towards Immac. My child LOVES the School, teachers, staff, principal and has many, many wonderful classmates which grew into true friendships. My child comes home everyday talking about Immac and her day, I wouldn't ever think about sendong her anywhere else.
... Read more As a parent, I couldn't be HAPPIER with Immac. Immac does more then teach school work they teach and preach about responsibilty, make the right decisions, community service, caring for each other and most importantly they develop the child's love for GOD. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/08/12
My 6 year old said to me with tears in his eyes after I withdrew him from this school ."Thank you mom. That place was a prison."
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Posted by a parent on 05/30/12
I have not re-registered for next year as I am on the fence about sending my child back. This year has been frustrating because I cannot get the principal or teacher to have a constructive meeting with me. In short, my child has been the brunt of major verbal abuse and any time I try to discuss in
... Read more order to come to a resolution I am dismissed. I understand that the principal and teacher are busy, but so am I. I can honestly write that I am not feelingpart of a "family." I will continue trying to resolve these problems, but I just may end up somewhere new in September. Not sure. Read less
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Astoria schools — Immaculate Conception School is located at 2163 29th St, Astoria NY 11105. 2163 29th St is in the 11105 ZIP code in Astoria, NY The school district for Immaculate Conception School is the Diocese Of Brooklyn. Immaculate Conception School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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