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PK-5
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Queens, NY
Students enrolled: 902

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174-10 67th Avenue
Queens, NY 11365

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(718) 358-2243
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January 27, 2014
My son just started Pre K. He loves to be at school, but no homeworks are given. Kids don't write at school, don't do math.... Very disappointing... In his previous, private Pre k he had to do homework every day; while in this school not even once.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2013
This year my daughter attendant 3 rd grade, she goes to special class, it doesn't mean regular class or math team honor class, which means they put active or problem students with normal students! That's not fair at all, start from 3rd grade, students have statewide tests, that's extra important for them, school leader put them all together, that's not good for normal students learning, and why my daughter needs to enrolled this kind of class? Why other normal students go to regular classes? Ps173Q needs to separate special students to another class, everyone has right to learn normally at school!

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2013
I have two sons attending this school. They're currently in 3rd grade Dual Language and Kindergarten. I'm extremely pleased with their education system. The principal and all the teacher I know works really hard to make their student achieve their goal to excellence. I can't say thankful enough for my older kindergarten teacher that recognized my son ability and make recommendation for him to be entered in Dual Language Program. Now, he can write, read and speak Chinese and still maintained his good grade in English and Math. That shows that the teacher worked really hard in every subject. And for my younger son, he's in K now. However, her pre-K teacher recognized that my son is gifted and suggested me to get him tested, which I did. And I just got the result that he passed the test and eligible to register Citywide and State G&T Program. Too bad that PS 173 doesn't have G&T Program. If they have it, I will not move my son to other school. Once again, thank you very much PS 173. You really are the "School of Excellence"

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2012
The teacher is very lazy. She almost has a sick leave day every week. She never check my daughter homework. Sometime my daughter will forget to do some part of home work, write the wrong spelling words, wrong grammar or do the wrong counting in math. But the teacher only will put the stamp which was mark SUPER JOB. The teacher never make a correction for children.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2012
This school received much deserved 2011 Blue Ribbon Award from Board of Educ. Strong tprincipal and asst principal leadership, excellent caring teachers who try various measures to help kids. It has multiple extracurricular activities & great curriculum. Teachers and parents and staff are involved in supporting children's education. Great parents involvement in school activities. In every good school, there are also cons. It's just human nature, some staff/faculty stereotype kids too, that is why it is important for parents to be involved and advocate for their kids. Overall I give it good marks.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
Excellent School. Excellent Teachers including the principal. My child loves to go to school everyday. My child loves the projects. The teachers knows each and every child. Mini Clubs are great. High expectation of every child, and at the same time knows what each child needs and how to help. A++ School

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2010
This school doesn't know how to keep active children occupied and interested. Teachers don't have patietnce at all. Each child is different and there has to be more choices and activities for them to be doing. They have to be trying better techniques to get through each child.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 02, 2010
My kids love the school! Glad to have art, music, gym and computer which some other schools cannot offer.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
Since my niece has started attending school at PS173, she is brighter and eager to learn more things every day! All thumbs up!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 28, 2010
PS173 is great! My child like to go school, she said her teacher is nice. She learns some thing new everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
Its a great, nurturing and caring school. The teachers enrich the children with their knowledge and their love for learning. Its a great elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
My three kids have gone here and done exceptionally well. They learn easily and like it. The teachers are caring and wants the kids to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2010
Great A rated school, with a caring staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
I love that my niece is learning mandarin in school in her mixed language class. In turn, she is helping her classmates learn English!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 26, 2010
great school great staf very caring love itt

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
This is a great school, the teachers are so dedicated and proactive. They really care about all the students here and there are a lot of programs to help the children succeed. PTA is really active at this school, there are a lot of fund raising going on, and they do contribute a lot to the school. Of all the schools that I know about, this would be the first choice to send my children to.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
great enrichment programs and parents and teacher who get involved

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
It has a great dual language program and other great enrichment classes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2010
Active staff, Principal and Vice Principal very involved with parents. PTA very active on consistent basis. Academics priority one with no sacrifice on enrichment for student. Popular school with waiting list every school year. Need more funding for more teachers to accommodate the high enrollments.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
PS 173 is a great school with dedicated staff and teachers and great parent invovlement

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2010
Excellent faculty involvement, great programs both in school and after school, and all around great education for PS173 pupils.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
They care about my child.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2010
This is an okay school. Some teachers are kind and have a sense of humor. However, some are unfair, rude, and mean. There isn't much test prep, and very little science is learned. I love this school nevertheless.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 10, 2010
My son is graduating this year from PS173. In my opinion it is one of the better schools in the area. The teachers are excellent. My son has received a first class education during his foundation years which is so very important. If you have a chance to send your child to PS173, please do not hesitate. You will be very happy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 17, 2009
I am not satisfied with the administration, especially year 2008-2009.

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August 11, 2009
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August 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 06, 2009
The teacher are excellent, but the administration is not good.

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September 28, 2008
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January 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2008
I think PS 173 is poor communication between parents and teachers. Teachers are not giving any advices and learning environment.Overall I am not satisfied it. I called teachers and they did not give the answer what I need.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2006
At P.S. 173, there was a great learning experiance for my child. BUt the only problem was that there was a lack of drama programs and too many students to a teacher ratio. But overall it wasnt bad.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2005
PS 173 is a wonderful school with excellent communication between parents, teachers and administration. There is an active PTA who works in tangent with the Principal to insure the children's needs are consistently met. There are weekly art, science, music and gym programs. There are also special chinese language and ESL programs available.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2004
I feel the school is accomplishing it's task considering the cut backs. I feel there should be a better way the teacher's and parents could communicate how a student is doing in school. When I was student my teacher would send a weekly progress report.

- submitted by a parent
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Ps 173 Fresh Meadow
174-10 67th Avenue, Queens, NY  11365
(718) 358-2243
Last modified Ps 173 Fresh Meadow is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 173 Fresh Meadow Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top