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25212 72nd Ave

Bellerose, NY 11426

(718) 831-4021

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 382

Students Per Teacher: 5

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66 Parent Reviews for P.s. 186 Castlewood

My school is P.S. 186 Castlewood. My son started first grade and now is in second grade. I have found his confidence in his abilities to learn has increased that he is a different child. The leadership presented by the Principal is graceful, responsive and with clear vision and passion. Thank you Ms. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/27/13

PS 186/Castlewood is an excellent elementary school. The staff is cordial and generous with their talents. The children learn to be part of a bigger family. They have a citizen of the month program that I believe teaches the children in ways more than just receiving a certificate. It's been such a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/11/13

A great school has: Excellent teachers Strong principal/school leadership Challenging academic programs PS 186 has all of this and more. To justify a rating based on parent attendance at a child's birthday party is not fair. Parents are always welcomed in our school, and encouraged to participate in ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 09/14/12

Parents are no longer allowed to come in for their child's birthday parties. Very disappointing..

Posted by a parent on 01/17/12

PS 186 - I am absolutely thrilled to send my two children to Castlewood. I love how the teachers interact with the children and how the Ms. Quinn knows everyone. She always makes it a point to come and meet and greet to say hi if she sees you in the hallway. The school is wonderful, the techniques ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/08/11

The best thing I could say about this school is that it is a public school with a private feeling. Our principal, Mrs. Quinn, knows every students names, including their siblings who are not attending the school yet! The teachers are caring and nurturing, the office staff is wonderful, the school facilities ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/07/11

Proud to say my child is a student at this fine school! Teachers and Mrs. Quinn are outstanding.

Posted by a parent on 07/17/11

The outstanding quality of this school just keeps getting better! This is my daughter's third year in this school, and I am continually impressed by the quality of the principal, the teachers and the school's academic program. The curriculum is very challenging (even for bright children like my daughter), ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/28/11

This school is an absolute dream. The Principal is fantastic and the teachers are phenomenal. My child has improved so much since attending this school. I love the level of professionalism and diligence towards educating our children. If i have one criticism, it would be that they should hold our kids ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/27/11

The 'Family' atmosphere. I experience the genuine concern of the teachers and staff for our children to succeed. The artful balance of nurturing and challenging them. The high standard for learning,and the encouragement to make it happen. I'm so, so grateful.

Posted by a parent on 11/03/09

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Test scores for P.s. 186 Castlewood

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Test Year: 2012
P.s. 186 Castlewood
New York City Public Schools
New York
* In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

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Bellerose schools — P.s. 186 Castlewood is located at 25212 72nd Ave, Bellerose NY 11426. 25212 72nd Ave is in the 11426 ZIP code in Bellerose, NY The school district for P.s. 186 Castlewood is the New York City Public Schools. P.s. 186 Castlewood is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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