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PS 80 Michael J Petrides School

Public School | Grades K-12 | New York City Geographic District #31
715 Ocean Ter
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 815-0186

About This School

PS 80 Michael J Petrides School is located in Staten Island, NY and is one of 66 schools in New York City Geographic District #31. It is a public school that serves 1315 students in grades K-12. See PS 80 Michael J Petrides School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, PS 80 Michael J Petrides School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

51% 49%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

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PS 80 Michael J Petrides School Reviews

By a Parent on

i like this school for my child it gives her support when she needs it and they have the best way of learning

By a Parent on

This school is bad enough that I took my out child out of it.  Adminitration treats kids like cattle and there is little discipline, although plenty of screaming by select teachers.  There are no innovative ideas, administration/teachers are often just there to collect a paycheck and go home.  Very few teachers there seem to like children and inspire learning.  This school is sad, overall atmosphere of laziness, do as little as possible and go home.  My child was given math homework only once a week during the whole 6th grade, what does that tell you?

By a Parent on

School grounds are nice. Athletics are bad. There is no girls tennis team and other sport teams are pretty bad.

By a Current Student on

Elementary and middle school are okay, but in high school the teachers are substandard, the administration doesn't care, and when it's time to get serious about applying to college, forget it.  You won't get much help in that department.  Those in charge of helping are preoccupied with matters which include teaching English classes, and all the recommendation letters are generic no matter how good of a student you are.  Doing well on standardized tests is completely up to the individual and even then, it is a struggle.  SAT score averages are low compared to other schools that have "good" reputations.  Most students don't pass AP tests and some don't even make an effort going so far as to sleep during the exams because they know they don’t stand a chance due to the amount of time wasted in classes where teachers don’t do anything. I wouldn't recommend attending if you have another choice.

By a Parent on

I believe this school should have an admissions test to determine if the student can get accepted...not by lottery.

By a Current Student on

Petrides has certain IEP programs, and as far as I know there are several teachers, but I do not known the specific cases for each. Visit the main office at the Petrides School, it's the center building as soon as you walk onto the quad, after parking in the front parking lot and passing a basketball court. Ask for the admissions forms, and if you're early enough in the year they'll give you the forms you need. If your child has a relative in the school they have a certain form for that as well, and it might be an easier process. Good luck getting your child in.

By a Current Student on

I have attended this school since elementary school and although I was admitted into a specialized high school, I decided to stay.  Unfortunately, I began to discover the poor qualities of Petrides High School.  The students here must motivate themselves and put in their own efforts to succeed because the teachers, especially at the Advanced Placement level really aren't concerned with educating the students.  They say: "This is supposed to like a college course." as the excuse for not preparing us with the knowledge to perform well on the AP exams.  Then they send a load of homework.  For the small population of the school there are too many extracurricular activites going on.  Many clubs fall apart because there aren't enough kids in it and nothing ever seems to get done due to inadequate leadership.  Students are told that we can raise any concerns or ideas, but usually when we do, they are ignored.    The only positive thing I can say is that Petrides is extremely safe.  To the outside world, Petrides boasts a wonderful reputation, but once you're in, it's a different story.

By , a Parent on

Peterides is a wonderful school. My son has been there since kindergarten (now in 8th grade), so he has known his classmates for years.  It is very difficult for kids to fall through the cracks since everyone seems to know everyone ( teachers and students).  When my son was in  elementary  school "high schoolers" would say hi to my son when ever we were out at the mall or else where.  The campus is truly a campus, it's huge.  I can't imagine he would have done better in any other public school. I feel M.J.P.S. is the closest thing to a free private school there is.

By a Parent on

My child is currently in 4th grade at PS6.  My child has an IEP and I would like my child to complete PS6.  How do I go about applying for 6th grade at Petrides?
I know admission is on a lottery system, but does that include children with an IEP?

By , a Parent on

i think petrides is a very good school my daughter has attended petridse since kindergarden. when every i had a problem with any teacher student some one was allways there to help me and thats is a wonderful felling thanks to the petrides staff keep up the good work.

By a Parent on

The after school program is great!  They provide a place for students to stay on most school holidays when parents have to work.  

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