BBB Business Review

Text Sizesmall medium large

BBB Accredited Business since

American Student Books, Inc.

Phone: (800) 543-3829 PO Box 570200, Whitestone, NY 11357 View Additional Web Addresses

BBB Business Reviews may not be reproduced for sales or promotional purposes.


This firm operates a commercially sponsored community service program called Lifeline, which distributes anti-substance abuse materials to employers, medical facilities, religious organizations and local schools. Some of the materials include drug prevention worksheets and films, anti-drinking and driving posters and related items. The firm also operates STUDENT LIFELINE, which is aimed at schools. Students who participate in this program carry an identification card which makes them eligible for free rides home in case of emergency, with a taxi service paid for by LIFELINE. Other emergency service programs include GOLD LIFELINE, which is extended to adults and KIDDY KAB which provides youngsters with transportation from school or other destinations when parents are unavailable. LIFELINE also publishes a safety coloring and activity book dealing with the primary causes of injury to small children. Student Lifeline's National Id Kit folders, containing forensic evidence to assist in a missing or abducted child investigation are distributed to schools via law enforcement agencies and commercial distributions at no cost via sponsorship programs. AMERICAN STUDENT BOOKS Division publishes homework assignment notebooks for public and private schools nationwide. is a new online discount coupon program directed to school personnel, parents and teachers, community by community, nationwide, directing these individuals to certain exclusive categories within their given community for discounts and offers.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that American Student Books, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for American Student Books, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on American Student Books, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 01, 2001 Business started: 01/01/1988 in NY Business incorporated 08/10/1990 in NY
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Richard Signarino, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Richard Signarino, President
Business Category


Alternate Business Names
Food Safety Media Lifeline Marketing National Child Id Kits Student Lifeline® Student Safety Books

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
NR -----
Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.