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Students enrolled: 886

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1750 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10031

(212) 927-8611
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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
August 06, 2015
The administration does not model these qualities in the way they treat teachers, staff, parents and students.

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August 06, 2015
Parents are not welcome in the school unless it's to bring food or for some photo op so the administration can falsely show how welcoming they are. Don't bother to ask questions because you get the run-around or no answer at all. The administration is more concerned about appearances of success than about truly educating the children. This is most evident during quality review time when they are abuzz re-doing bulletin boards with inauthentic "children's" work. This is not a well-developed school just a well-developed smoke&mirrors show. The G&T program is an absolute farce. RUN AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE if your child is offered a seat in this program and/or school. The few special ed parents I met needed to get attorneys or advocates or both to secure services or better school for their children.

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October 28, 2014
Too many chefs in this school and no knows what the other is doing!!! They don't teach very well, especially if you have a child in special education. They're not really parent friendly, they just do the bare essentials to get them by. This school really needs a over haul, better administration and better teachers. This school has always had problems and to this date has gotten worst, in my opinion. I would not recommend this school to anyone I know.

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March 13, 2014
this school is horrible just like p.s 325 its the Spanish schools that's messing up schools and districts shut these schools down

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June 27, 2013
PS 153 is a great place for quality education. The principal is not only super smart, but humane and caring. Its clear that there mission is to urgently provide quality education to all children.

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September 14, 2011
My son is in the Dual Language program in first grade, this being his second year there, and my daughter just began in pre-k. I overall have been very happy with this school. The teachers are kind and friendly to students and parents. They are very much helpful in questions and concerns about my children's education. The arts programs are fantastic; last year my son took piano, vocal, general music class, drama, and art. They have a string orchcestra and a specialized arts intensive program for gifted children. There is a Dual Language program which teaches in both English and Spanish and a Gifted and Talented program. The drawback to this school is lack of parental involvement. If only more parents would get involved, this would definately be one of the top NYC public schools.

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March 24, 2010
My daughter has attended this school since September 2009 and this is an excellent school. The principal and teachers are very caring and always willing to talk to you about your childs progress. P.S. 153 is a very warm and nurturing school, my child has made so many new friends. This school has a very good Arts program. We are so blessed to be a part of this school.

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October 14, 2009
My son has attended p.s. 153 for 2 years and we are fully satisfied and over joyed with his progress and abilities. Not only has he made nice friends but the staff and system has been enriching in both the arts and sciences. the teachers are caring, disciplined and enthusiastic. we are very lucky to be a part of a great public school.

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September 11, 2009
My daughter is in this school and i have her there because i have no other option but i think is the worst school, they don't have organization and they do not teach at all !!

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August 11, 2009
they dont teach that good but they have lots of activities. my daughter is in dance, she learned how to play the viola. so is good. the teaching is so so.

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October 05, 2008
my son just started school Sept 2008, ,great Pre-k Program he has advanced in all his skills in 1 month, ,and its free. They also have dual language, ,he is learning spanish too. School really encourages parents to get involved, they want parents to brings ideas. great mix of chiildren, reflective of emerging neighborhood. I am happy so far

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September 06, 2007
The school and it's faculty staff has improved tremendously. I had remove my children from the school, and decided to return them this year...the grass is not alway greener. They offer a number of programs not offered at many other 'proforming' schools, and parent involvement has improved. They have a number of workshop for parents during days, and weekend. They offer weekend classes for kids who need extra help....The staff is open to suggestions, and appreciates volunteer assistance.

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January 03, 2006
School is not parent friendly. A few bad apples that spoil the bunch. Over crowded school.

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July 25, 2004
My children attended this school for the last 3 years, and I have to say, it progressively became worse each year! The teachers seemed to be worse the higher the grade. Not all, just the ones my children had. I had to report a second grade teacher to the vice principal for inappropriate comments (nothing sexual).

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Ps 153 Adam Clayton Powell
1750 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY  10031
(212) 927-8611
Last modified Ps 153 Adam Clayton Powell is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 153 Adam Clayton Powell Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top