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Students enrolled: 516

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16 reviews of this school

Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau 4

Posted April 23, 2014
- a parent
The School is clean and friendly, the teacher of my son is good teacher(Ms. Antonio). The new Principal is doing a good Job. They do a lot of activities with the parents. They have me inform of everything

Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau 5

Posted April 22, 2014
- a parent
Wonderful people, great teacher!! so happy my princess go to this school. Dual Language Program is excellent and provides so much confident to the kids knowing Spanish and English at the same level. Way to go!!

Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau 5

Posted March 31, 2014
- a parent
esta escuela le ha dado una oportunidad de aprendisaje a mi hija ahora tienen un programa piloto de ensenar espanol alos ninos que sus padre esten de acuerdo con el mismo definitivamente la escuela esta superandose bastante solo nesecitamos que los padres esten mas enbolucrado en este y todos los proyecto venidero gracias.

Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau 4

Posted October 20, 2013
- a community member
Im a former student from 2005-2010 I'm in high-school now and have a bright future. All the teachers are understanding and supportive . All my friends went to this school here. And I've met some amazing and inspiring people here as well. Though some kids aren't as respectful towers others we still get along. This school only needs one improvment not kids and more classrooms to ensure more healthier and brighter kids.

Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau 3

Posted June 03, 2013
- a parent
My family have been in this school for 3 years. We were hoping the new principal would bring positive change. I agree with others that the environment is more welcoming to discussions. But bullying is a problem. My son is constantly bullied and I have talked to many adults in the school about it. But I dont think the kids are punished because it is still happening and now he doesn't want to go to school. He cries at night when he comes home. School should be a happy place, not a place you don't want to go to.

Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau 5

Posted April 30, 2013
- a teacher
The work environment is very pleasant and we collaborate with each other. The administration is VERY supportive of initiatives that the staff take on. It is a pleasure to be a part of this team and I am sure this school is on the path to an amazing growth that will be beneficial to all students. In spite of all the difficulties presented by the system in general (like budget cuts and hiring restrictions), the school maintains its vision.

Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau 5

Posted April 25, 2013
- a parent
I would like to let people know that all the reviews of PS17 from 2012 and before that were from when the old principal was in office. This school year (2012-2013) started with a new principal who, working together with the entire school community, has truly taken steps to bring our school to an amazing place! Spirits and morale have lifted in our school again. PS17 is a welcoming school with a new open door policy! Please don't let the older reviews scare you! We are beginning a Dual Language Program in September 2013 which is going to enrich our students. We have awesome teachers, caring administrators and a new sense of school community! Our kids will very much benefit from attending this school-my daughter loves it here again. She gets to go outside for recess and gets to participate in great assemblies. Music and art is making a big comeback! I couldn't be more proud of my child's school-PS17!

Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau 5

Posted April 25, 2013
- a parent
my school is great one . it has developed so much. we are new comers and we had a problem with English language for my kids but the school principle and the teachers were amazing . now before the year ends my kids are native speakers and they are excellent in math and science too

Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau 4

Posted April 24, 2013
- a parent
This year a new principal took over and is slowly making positive changes. My child is happy and working hard. Parents are invited to participate in different activities.

Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau 1

Posted October 12, 2012
- a parent
Horrible!!! It was one of the best school about 10 years ago, but now.......a nightmare. I'm going to remove my daughter from here. They have a new old and soul less "teacher" (real witch) who's not married and never had a child, who actually hates children. She is horrible. We are going to the private school. Me and my daughter both very sad. But we have no other choice but leave.

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Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau
28-37 29th Street, Queens, NY  11102
(718) 278-1220
Last modified Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau 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 17 Henry David Thoreau Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top