About This School
In 2011, PS 125 Ralph Bunche School had 11 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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PS 125 Ralph Bunche School Reviews
PS 125 is improving this year with a new principal, Mr. Higgins and has great facilities including swimming pool! I would recommend this school for active parents.
Today Monday March 12, 2012 I was at the Museum of Modern Art observing a 2nd grade class discussing one of the Monet Water Lilly
paintings. The students were highly attentive and the teacher was able to elicit comments from each of the 10 students that explained this work of art completely which took about 25 minutes. I am retired now after teaching 33 years and was well rewarded today by watching this lesson so well guided by a master teacher. It was simply
sublime and Monet is smiling somewhere right now.
My opinion of this school is that they need to get priorties together. My child attends this school and I accompanied my child on class trips numerous occassions and the teachers were not supervising the children and instead letting them run around like wild animals. Witnessing this made me very afraid for my child, which I know my child has alot of energy. The teacher for the exeption of a love teacher Ms. Lafailase which gave alot of attention to my child and other children. She taught my child to read and mathematics to an extent that she was reading second grade in Kindergarden. I would like to see all of the other teachers be dedicated and have a open line of communication like Ms. lafalaise. Some of the teachers are very unprofessional. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent
Some of the school data seems to be not quite up-to-date. The school has a new principal since 2009/2010 and a lot has changed and is still improving more.
Our son started Kindergarten this year and we could not be happier. All of his teachers are excellent and he is in a small, diverse class. The physical resources, the curriculum and the facility are great. They have spacious classrooms, a science lab, a computer lab, a nice library, a swimming pool, an art room, an auditorium, a gym, a playground, musical instruments, a park across the street, free after school programs and more. The challenge is now to find the monetary resources to take full advantage of all of it. But even without full utilization, this school is already a wonderful choice if you are looking for a caring, progressive school that engages the children on many levels.
There is now a small group of very active parents that is determined to let the school rise to its fullest potential. They are working in parnership with the administration. This school is blossoming from the bottom up with much room for parent input.
I began school in 1957 thru 1962. I brings me memories. I still remember most of the names of my classmates. I still have class school fotos of those days in colour. I had fun I am reaching 60 now, but I have learned a lot in those days although I was not bright in math but I learned it later. I loved english and science. I disliked social studies, now I love history.I loved swimming in that pool. And I enjoyed "Play Day" in May before enjoying the two month vacation. I was 7 when I began and graduated at the age of 12.
THe Ralph Bunche School is truly amazing! You walk into a 2nd grade classroom in the morning and they are speaking english, walk in in the afternoon the children are speaking french! Observe a kindergarten room and find the alphabet in english and spanish! This school is a sucessful trilingual one offering classes where students speak english half of the day and spanish or french in the other. You go into a class of 3rd graders and are welcomed by a hello how are you? or a bienvenue, como se va? You walk into a 1st grade class and they are writing an interactive play for the Bookaween assembly after lunch. Wander the beautifully painted basement to find a lap pool where students are learning how to swim from the amazingly talented Asphalt green swimming instructors or parents are highly involved and meeting with the pricipal for a pool side meet and greet! If you just step into P.S. 125 you feel the postivity of children and smiles o teachers faces. You can just smell the success while they transform a school in to a sea of successful learners. All i have to say is: "ALL ABOARD" because as they say this school is truly: "anchored for greatness!"
the school is great