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Queens, NY
Students enrolled: 734

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64-35 102nd Street
Queens, NY 11374

(718) 897-8600
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March 30, 2015
I would say the school is fine and the teachers are kind hearted. I understand that the kids are a lot in one class, but they are also human beings. Once you get to know them , you will like them. cafeteria is not the best but not bad either. Staff is ok. Parent coordinator is very nice. Principal is busy but nice. My son, took time to adjust but now he is happy.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
My son and daughter both went to this school. It is the best around for miles.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
My son just started kindergarten there and so far so good. I was a bit disappointed at the way they except kids in the morning as it's always a bit crazy. I think there should be a better way of receiving kids so parents can walk away confidant that a teacher has acknowledged each child.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2013
I have attended this school around 6 years ago and i can freely say that i could have not asked for a better experience. Now, i cannot speak for how the school is running currently, but i will speak for how it was before ( if anything has changed.) Starting with the principal, yes. she is a bit stern, but it is better than being a complete push over. There were ALWAYS activities planned, such as the circus, nutritionist, ballroom dancing, school plays, spirit day, and various animals in the science lab. The teachers may seem as if they do not have time for everyone, but believe me, they are very kind hearted once you get to know me- after all- they deal with dozens of parents and students a day, they can't have a smile on their face 24/7. I must say, Mrs.Piansky and Mr.Nussbaum are the best teachers your child could ever have.

- submitted by a community member
June 13, 2012
I am really pleased to see our school rating ,and it's truly disturbing to see rude,and harsh remarks. Parents get a grip ...we need to work together ,and no miracles are happening over night. As a parent for the past 3 years i feel very confident about our school. There is a great seance of collaboration between administration, teachers and parents. The teachers are excellent,well trained,creative and dedicated. MY child is learning in a very supportive environment. Yes classes are large, but that is a problem of all good public schools in the city.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2012
I see the overall star rating is rather high for this school. But, nobody takes the time to write good things about this school. Now, I do have to say that a particular teacher in that school, Ms. Mandis, should be banned from teaching children not only in this school but in any environment. She could probably only teach girls how to play tea party with "pizazz". What a witch... However, my experience with other teachers has been a great one -- you just have to work with them. Caring and involved. While the communication throughout the school could be GREATLY improved, they are willing to work with you. Seems that the teachers were told to follow some sort of a policy not to communicate through e-mail. The teachers are either afraid that they may have to respond to too many e-mails (come on...), or there are some weird liability issues. Other then that, the school is pretty good.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2012
So, my child has been here for a whole academic year. I will be pulling my child out the subsequent year. I can't stand the teachers, the staff, the class schedule, the lack of physical activity, communication, everything! I am sure there are a few good teachers here, but they are few and far between. Interaction with the office staff is HORRENDOUS! I hear the staff screaming at the kids ALL the time. My child is regressing in behavior. Though I pay for "hot lunch", the cafeteria routinely runs out of "hot" food. My child ends up eating the repulsive "cheese sandwich" which invariably causes a tummy upset and therefore, having to stay home the following day. I'm done with this place. Maybe your child will be able to handle this place better, and you will get a good teacher. But for me it's a definite Good Bye, Nice to know ya!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2012
My child is attending for the second year at this school and we still are not satisfy and don't understand the "good rating " it has. Starting from the principal to teachers, staffs and PA, haven't seen any improvement or good changes. PA don't provide any help and ask for help all the time to parents but will accept and call you for whenever they need you or don't have anyone their own group available. They should look up into what they actually do...the BOX TOP money collected from the clips collected from students, it hasn't change since last year, I go into the BOX TOP web to check after they have collected the clips from all the classes but no change. I offer my self to help and they say they would let me know and until now, they haven't call me so I can help them with the BOX TOP. EVERYTHING IS DONE BY WHO EVER IS IN THEIR GROUP ONLY and don't like to see no one do a better job than them, if so, they will little by little keep you out and won't keep you updated with emails or texts on what's being done. They are suppose to help us and informed us. I'm so dissatisfied with this school. Stop given good ratings and start looking in a little more on what the really do.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2011
Can't wait to get out of this school! Very bad parents teacher communication. The teachers are always "too busy" because they have "too many kids" in their class. They don't know how to handle them and they are lazy. Never would they take an extra few minutes and go over some material. That actually would be much more effective and better for the kids, instead of letting them sit in the auditorium watching movies everyday. They can't take care of social problems and situations properly either. The teachers are just not good in this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2011
This is an AWFUL school. There was a near riot on the first day during dropoff and pickup. Teachers were shouting at parents and parents were screaming back. I was shoved into a wall by another parent. The principal is surly and very defensive. And the kids watch cartoons on a daily basis... If you can, avoid this school at all costs. Don't let the high rating fool you...

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2011
This is Not a great school! I totally agree with a person, who wrote before me. My child comes to school at 7:30 (3rd grade) and then doesn't get a break to eat until 1pm. And this is when they get 5 minutes for snack. Which is not a lot of time anyway. They can't just swallow it. Lunch is around 2pm for 15 min. My child is Hungry all day. How do we expect kids to perform well in class and on the tests if they are hungry?! They do sit and watch movies in auditorium. Why? Better give more and longer breaks between classes, so kids don't stay hungry and tired. Communication is a problem in a lot of cases. Some teachers are hard to reach, they just don't answer back to you, unless you start pushing the buttons. They say they are too busy all the time. Don't waste your time on assistant principle, she will smile at you, but will not help you much. Go straight to the principle if you have a problem.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
they should be more often to share the class curricula. The school's communications back to parents is hap-hazard, ad-hoc and often none existent.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
It's a great school, the principal, though is not very nice, is very efficient and runs the school wonderfully!! Kids feel at home, my daughter loves it!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2009
My two children attend this school . If I paid $10,000 a year for private school, they would not have received a better education. The principal is tough and no-nonsense which is how a principal should be. My children have learned so much from their teachers and have developed into wonderful people. I am going to be very sad when both children graduate! They are in a safe and caring environment every single day.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2009
My Daugther Sabrina is in Ms.Oliver's class and she is very happy and she already reading and writing,she goes to After School program and she enjoys all the classes. I love Ms. Oliver she is very nice teacher!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2009
My son is in first grade and this is his second year at this school. He loves his teachers and has great circle of friends. The afterschool program is run by the Parents Association and they are doing a wonderful job in keeping the kids busy. We are very happy with this school and all it has to offer to the children in this community.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2008
my name is joshua and this year i am in Mr. Nussabaums class. He is a very good teacher. P.S.175 is my second home and i am really sad to leave this school next year. Special thanks to Ms.Nelson Ms.Warner Ms.Feldman Ms.Chan Ms.Vilkas and Mr.Nussabaum

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2008
My Daughter was in Ms Oliver's class last year. My husband and I work full-time. Ms. Oliver is a great teacher but she really expect alot from your child. But honestly your child will learn alot from her. My child was in the after school program but I need to spend about 2hrs at home to work with my child. Dont worry because your child will learn alot and by the time she is in first grade she is well prepared. Good Luck!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2008
My daughter started her kindergarten program last week and from the very begging I have only positive comments and observations. We love the teacher - Ms. Oliver, who seems to be very caring and an excellent, but at the same time a very demanding teacher. My only concern is the amount of homework which for the working parents can be quite overwhelming but at the same time I m happy my child is getting into the routine of learning and responsibility. The school is very well equipped and has an excellent after-school program.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2008
I am in P.S.175 school my name is Daniela shalmova and Im in Ms.Lobardoes class.And I really Enjoy my school alot,Because you people everytime try your best to do everything for us .Thank you very much.

- submitted by a student
August 02, 2007
I have two kids in this school. They are very happy, teachers are great they take care of our kids, like this is they on kids. Kids fills farm and always under security control. Thanks to all teacher in P.S.175 and all staff. Special thaks to Mrs. Comiskey and Mrs. Warnwr for the big,big,big hart. Good bless you. Irina L

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
What a warm and inviting school. Teachers are very devoted to their students. Parents are very involved with fundraisers and events. Strong preparation for state exams and many good programs are available. Excellent staff, safe and secure school. Clean and updated. Excellent communication with families of children. I am very pleased in this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2007
This school has some good teachers and some that are not so good. The school is in a predominantly Russian neighborhood. No parent feedback is ever taken into consideration. Disorganization is rampant in some classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2006
The worst school I seen ever. very dangerous for children, there is no security, children can leave unatended from school. Very dirty and smelly bathrooms. The school looks like a prison.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2006
I am a parent of twin daughters that attend P.S. 175Q. Since my daughters have been there, they have come up in their grades and studies. I'm so proud of them, and even more proud of what this school has done for them. Continue to do the awesome job for all the future children to attend the beautiful school.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2006
My son started in 175 this year. He and I have found it wonderful. His kindergarten teacher Mrs. Nelson is caring and attentive and he is thriving. Going from a private nursery and UPK I was afraid of his reaction to a public school but he loves it and is happy to go to school every day. The school as a whole seems very good. I have friends with older kids in higher grades and they also are happy. The whole experience is positive.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
P.S.175 is a wonderful school.We have two children at P.S.175:our daughter is in third grade and our son is in first grade.The teachers at P.S.175 are dedicated and incouraging.The CD Is wonderful and the production of 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Macbeth' is a plesure to see.The after school program is great.Our children enjoy chess classes and the drama classes.We are thankful for the terrific job that all the teachers and students are doing. Thanks to Ms.Green,Ms.Cooper,Ms.Sommer,Ms.Piansky,Ms. Dacher,Ms.Lombardo,Ms.Oliver,Mr.Burger,Mr.Baker and Parents Association.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
PS 175 is a great school. The teachers are very dedicated and PA runs a very good afterschool program with various activities. The school provides an excellent and challenging academic programs and fun activities like Field Day and annual picinic.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2005
P.S. 175 is a wonderful school. My son is in the kindergarten and have learned so much since September. His teacher is very incouraging which I believe is why my son has succeeded as well as he did. The after-school program is ran by the parent association allow my son to experience so many different things, such as, cooking, drama and art. I would reccomend all parents to move to P.S. 175's zone area just that their child or children can experience an excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2005
My son is finishing 3 grade. I am very happy how he was able to pick up English language. He is receiving individual attention from a teacher every time he needs help.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2004
PS 175 is a great school with a lot to offer. My son is now in 4th grade. He is in the Talented and gifted program where is has learned about art, philanthropy and the stock market. The school has a Weather Station, which is sometimes featured on the Channel 4 weather report. The 4th grade is learning to play recorder, and will perform the play Macbeth, while the 5th grade is learning ballroom dancing and putting on a production of Romeo & Juliet. There is a computer lab and lap tops for the children to use. We may not be the number 1 school in Queens, but the children are happy and not stressed out. When the weather gets nice the kids get to work in the garden. PS 175 also has a terrific after school program sponsored by the Parents Association.

- submitted by a parent

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Ps 175 The Lynn Gross Discovery School
64-35 102nd Street, Queens, NY  11374
(718) 897-8600
Last modified Ps 175 The Lynn Gross Discovery School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 175 The Lynn Gross Discovery School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top