P.s. 87 William Sherman

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160 W 78th St

New York, NY 10024

(212) 678-2826

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 980

Students Per Teacher: 15

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46 Parent Reviews for P.s. 87 William Sherman

It's an excellent school, period (seems like a couple of bitter posters below, as the whole favoritism thing seems way off base for example...I've seen hyperinvolved kids/families assigned to the "lesser-reputation" teachers or shut out of popular afterschool programs all the time). But let's be clear ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/03/13

I am a PS87 parent. I've been a big fan of the school until recently when I've become quite disillusioned over how the class assignments are made. Every year, the same favored families get the choice teachers. It's become tiresome seeing this happen year after year. This is supposed to be a public school, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/02/13

I was a cheerleader for PS 87 for 2 1/2 years, great teachers... but the comments below are true. I think the school is running on 'laurels of yesteryear'. This year feels a waste. Most of the parents in my class can't wait till it is over, the teachers seemed to care about the test , and checking their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/05/13

There is a huge disparity in the quality of teaching at PS 87, with some very strong teachers and some extremely weak. The quality of the education a child receives completely depends on the teacher they have. If a teacher is week, children and parent are completely at their teacher s mercy. So far, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/20/12

My parents attended PS 87, I did and so did my now 22yr and my 17yr old boys. I would say the last time I was truely happy with PS 87 as a whole was when Jane Hand was principal. "One Family Under The Sun". That's what PS 87 used to feel like, a family. Kids of all cultures, incomes and family ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/13/11

This school, throughout the years, truly has earned the description "One Family Under The Sun." The teachers put a lot of time and effort in, and they get to know and to understand each student very well. Learning is fun, and children are very involved in seeking answers to their questions and in the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/25/11

PS 87 is a top school with superlative teaching, a strong and involved parent body, and high academic/programmatic standards. The West 70s is a vibrant and safe community and the school reflects that. Not sure I agree with the posts below -- the parents and administrators have been great with each ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/01/11

P.S. 87 is a wonderful school with a rich history (since 1895). The administration and staff are hard working and the great majority of the teachers are wonderful. Our child has just left 5th grade having done very well on test scores and easily getting into the middle schools we applied to. With ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/29/11

NY state & NYC have become hostile to those using the public school system and it has broken down schools like PS87. Over the years I ve watched funding decrease & the school deteriorate. Thankfully, the fundraising team helps by raising considerable dollars & many parents do their best to support the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/15/11

This school was bad when i was there they caught kids smoking in the bathroom. Think do you want your child here

Posted by a other on 02/06/11

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Test Year: 2012
P.s. 87 William Sherman
New York City Public Schools
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* 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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