My child started at PS 23 this year (2013) in Grade 4, having moved to Bed Stuy from England, and was made to feel welcome right from the start. The children are friendly and the staff are very focussed on good behavior and discipline. The school is clean and tidy and the classrooms are organized,
... Read more colorful, and inviting. The teachers are dedicated and hardworking and, in their words: "we are strict but the kids know we love them." My child feels very happy and secure at Carter Woodson and is both challenged and enthused by the school work because the teachers do their best to present the curriculum in a creative way. (When your child comes home and says, "Can I show you a magic trick?" and then proceeds to show you a math equation, that's a good sign!) The school has had budget cuts and runs on minimal resources but the principal, who is into her second year at PS 23, is extremely committed to improving the school in spite of the lack of resources. In my opinion, this is a good little school with old fashioned values and I highly recommend it. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/11/13
its not what it is crack up to be, every year the school looses good teachers , why is that because , some people have big ego ;s than others yes the kids should be put first , but they are not , we have one security guard , who always sitting inside the school , the school. need; s two not one ,
... Read more we also have a charter school , how is one person suppose to protect all those kids, and when he does have to make his rounds who is qualified to do his job , someone s need s to see what; s going on , its very sad , i feel the school need.a whole over haul , feel charter would be good Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/21/11
I am so tired of people always writing negative comments about the school when they are not there for the day to day work. Just because they say money is missing again because of the PTA doesnt mean the school is bad. Take it up with the PTA, the school was not responsible for that. The students and
... Read more teachers work really hard on a daily basis to make our school work and remain on top. Please dont let a few situations that are out of the schools control be the only thing you remember. The school also offers many positive things for the school. Read less
Posted by a other on 05/02/11
A high staff turnover and poor staff morale. Students for the most part are sweet kids who want to do well. Clean building shared with a charter school which can be disruptive. There are many interruptions and inconsistent, chaotic, poorly planned, and unsupported programs. Inconsistent leadership.
... Read more Most teachers are caring and try to do well within their classroom. Read less
Posted by a other on 02/09/11
The staff at P.S.23 are one of the most dedicated people you could ever met. Each and everyone of the staff members take their job very seriously and work very hard for the education and well being of their students. The students are their first priority . Yes, they have had some ups and downs, put
... Read more when the chips are down the staff work even harder to overcome any obstacles that may hinder the quality of education the students may be faced with. The staff at P.S.23 acts like a family and like any family, they stick together to make it work to help the students, parents and their community. Give the school the opportunity to grow and learn. They are to me an excellent school. They are fair, just and will not accept anything less than high expectations from students, parents and their staff. Read less
Posted by a other on 07/21/08
I am for the most part frightened for the safety of my 7 and 8 year olds. I as a parent complete my part and assist my children with home study but three out of five nights in the week one of my children does not recieve homewaork. I think the intrest in the teachers for teaching is lacking and there
... Read more are alot of children that should be evaluated and determine if they need further assistance because the teachers there spend more time diciplining students than teaching them which leaves my children on the short end part of the stick because the education that they are coming to learn they can not recieve. Read less
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Brooklyn schools — P.s. 23 Carter G Woodson is located at 545 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn NY 11206. 545 Willoughby Ave is in the 11206 ZIP code in Brooklyn, NY The school district for P.s. 23 Carter G Woodson is the New York City Public Schools. P.s. 23 Carter G Woodson is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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