I've loved our experience so far. We choose PS 54 based on word of mouth and it's closeness to us. It's walkable from our house, and even though we got into an on-paper "better" school in another neighborhood with more established resources and a wealthier parent base--which sadly seems to equal more resources--we choose this school, and haven't regretted it. The community vibe is huge, parents help each other out and support one another through pick ups, play dates, issues. It feels like a family, it looks like the neighborhood it's in, it is full of warmth and potential for more greatness in the coming years. Give it a look regardless of the low score you may see here and elsewhere.