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Ps 176 Cambria Heights
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted May 25, 2016
- a community member
I would like to spot light the exceptional efforts and works of Mr. Mark Coccarelli, who is P.S.176Q's (Cambria Heights, NY) Science Teacher. He has that responsibility for about three years and he has transformed the school's science program. He has advanced all of the students engagement for S.T.E.M. and S.T.E.A.M. activities by creating a robotics team, a future problem solvers team and elevating the kids ability to perform interesting and insightful Science Fair Projects. Since he has been at this position the students from grades 1 thru 5 have participated in the District 29 Science Fair and have been recognized for about 70% of the awards given to the schools in the district. He also entered eighteen 4th grade students from the school into Future Problem Solvers State competition this year. Approximately half of the overall team were acknowledges for Best skit, Best team performance, and Best team performance for New York State that will compete at the International level at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan. Both of my children have benefited from the additional exposure that the school has had in the last few years in Science and Technology. My youngest son competed in the Future Problem Solvers competition, but his team did not place. It was hard for him to to see some of his friends and schoolmates advance in the competition, but he has learned to loose gracefully for lack of better term. Part of it is because Mr. Coccarelli kept everyone involved after the competition and included everyone in the activities and accolades of being the first students to participate in Future Problem Solvers. The whole team and school came together to help raise $10,000 that was needed to send the winning team, one parent for each child, Mr. Coccarelli, and another teacher to Lansing, Michigan for the International Competition that will take place June 1 thru June 3, 2016. Mr. Coccarelli is also a good team player and works well with the staff and parents. He is also the teacher faculty liaison for the PTA. I say all of this because in the last 5 or 6 years that Mr. Coccarelli has been a part of P.S.176 Q, he has made an instant impact to the School and the students. P.S. 176Q has always been the Beacon of District 29, but Mr. Coccarelli has made our beacon shine brighter!

Ps 176 Cambria Heights 1

Posted March 05, 2015
- a parent
My child had to pray before she walked in here! The teacher would yell at her if she asked a question, and she would answer back, kindly saying "I didn't mean to be rude" and the teacher would call her a little demon, and she was nasty to my friends' child also, thank The Lord that they teach Math.......


Ps 176 Cambria Heights 5

Posted April 07, 2014
- a community member
This was my school from pre- to 3 grade. Only reason I don't go to this school anymore is because I moved to Maryland but this was and always be the best school ever..

Ps 176 Cambria Heights 5

Posted August 06, 2013
- a community member
I went to this school from third to fifth grade and it was truly amazing. There is a safe learning environment and the teachers are the best of the best.

Ps 176 Cambria Heights 1

Posted May 10, 2012
- a parent
The principal of PS176 is rude and has a pompous attitude . She lacks communication skills and she has no communication with the students. The office staff are rude as well and very short with you. You will not find a welcoming environment at PS176. The staff and principal have to be micro-managed. Some how the principal thinks being tight lipped and rude is being a professional. This principal should learn to look up and not down.


Ps 176 Cambria Heights 4

Posted September 26, 2010
- a parent
Great school, Strong leadership from entire staff. Here's a school where the Principal is always involved and shows concern for all involved (students, staff and parents). It's refreshing to see hands on deck from all.

Ps 176 Cambria Heights 4

Posted August 24, 2010
- a parent
I really like the overall spirit of the school. The Principals, Teachers, Staff and PTA really work well together to create a real family atmosphere of caring and nurturing of the students. The teachers' passion for connecting with each students is amazing and comforting, especially for new students entering the public school system for the first time. The upper class students on honor roll help as "Tutors" in the classrooms to assists Pre-K and K classes. They are delightful and encouraging to the students and act as role models of academic achievers. It is unfortunate that the parent involvement is not higher. The have a wonderful PTA board who are devoted and passionate about giving of their time, but they can't do it all. All parents must know that staying involve in your child's lives inside and outside of the home is a must!

Ps 176 Cambria Heights
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Posted May 20, 2010
- a parent
There are lots of educational activities to help kids boost up their love for school and most of all learning. Parents are updated with the schools every day activities.


Ps 176 Cambria Heights 5

Posted April 20, 2010
- a community member
This is an excellent school. I went there and so did my brother and sister. Also, my niece goes there now.

Ps 176 Cambria Heights 5

Posted October 22, 2009
- a parent
ps176 is a great school and a very close family.They have a great pta and the staff really cares.Its been a geat ride for me and my child.keep up the good work!!!!

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Ps 176 Cambria Heights
120-45 235th Street, Queens, NY  11411
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. (718) 525-4057
Last modified Ps 176 Cambria Heights is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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