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Extended PK hours offered: Contact program about extended hours.
FEBRUARY 2016 UPDATE: PS 173 has a "fantastic, energetic" new principal, Rachael Garcia, who "really wants to turn the school around," a prospective parent told us after a tour. The school has "huge, bright, very well stocked classrooms, with very nice, clean furnishings and equipment. The music room has towering ceilings, and gigantic picture windows with a million dollar view of the GW bridge."
OCTOBER 2013 REVIEW:
Enrollment and test scores have declined over the years at PS 173, a pre-K - 5 school that has served generations of Spanish-speaking families from the largely Dominican neighborhood.
One-quarter of the population is made up of children who are either still learning English or eligible for special education services. These students are assisted by specially trained teachers inside their regular classrooms or outside in large, sunny alcoves framed by glass tiles in the well-maintained building.
The school faces some challenges. Eleven percent of the student body live in temporary housing according to data on WNYC's Schoolbook website. The Learning Environment Survey shows some friction between Principal Dawn Boursiquot and her teachers: sixty-one percent do not feel the principal is an effective manager.
Parents and teachers report below average satisfaction in the areas of safety, communication, engagement and academics.
Teachers have more experience at PS 173 than at most public schools. They are working to make sure the Everyday Math program is aligned with the common core standards with the help of a math coach, according to the school's yearly plan. A literacy coach is helping teachers boost reading scores.
Special education: PS 173 has Spanish-English bilingual team-taught classes.
Admissions: Neighborhood school (Lydie Raschka, DOE data, October 2013)
At a glance
Number of Students 593
Average Daily Attendance 94%
Safety & vibe
How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?84% 81% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
ARE CLASSES BIG?
Number of students in an average kindergarten classNA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Number of students in an average fifth grade classNA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?95% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many students are chronically absent?22% 23% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam
Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state ela exam
Percent of 4th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state science exam
Does the school encourage family involvement?
How many parents say they were invited to an event at the school at least 3 times in the last school year?NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Do parents like the school?
How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Special ed & ELL
How well does this school serve students with disabilities?
This school offers self-contained classes.
Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:0% 8% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:4% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
This school offers team teaching (ict).
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:18% 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:0% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:NA 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:NA 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many parents say students with disabilities are included in all activities?
How many teachers say students with special needs are educated in the least restrictive environment appropriate?
How many parents of students with ieps say this school offers a wide enough variety of services and activities for their children’s needs?