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Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 528

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628 Tinton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455

(718) 292-5478
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April 19, 2014
This school I give a big zero . They need better staff for this school or just close it down!!!!

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no rating
September 16, 2009
Is a school that really teach the children, security and is very neat

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May 19, 2008
I love this school. The dumpsters have been removed (YAAHOO). This is a great school, there are many activities for the children( swimming, boy/girl scouts, sport teams,etc.). They are adding to the activities all the time trying to include students in all grades. This school does alot of parent and child involvment activities and workshops but you need to invest time and ask questions, attend any meeting- about schools in the district as well as the school your child attends. The school welcomes the parents to volunteer-with any time that they are available.

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May 19, 2008
This school is fabulous, everyone cares alot about the students, I volunteer and always feel welcome. The school does need more volunteers. Mr. La Salle is always available and has even paid for students who dont have money for trips out of his own pocket. There are alot of things going on for the kids to do and parents as well.

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March 30, 2004
I fell that Mr Lasalle isn't doing a great job at the school. Kids get hurt and it takes them more than a day to have a report written. The staff wich they have in the yard for recreation are not doing their job. They stand in a corner gossiping. They need to get their priorities intact. Kids are being hurt in the yard each and every day. Especially does dumpsters, they should be removed from where our children play. Many children have been hurt already.

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Ps 161 Ponce De Leon
628 Tinton Avenue, Bronx, NY  10455
(718) 292-5478
Last modified Ps 161 Ponce De Leon is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 161 Ponce De Leon Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top