Students enrolled 622
School leader MS. KARIN KELLY

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65-10 Dieterle Cres
Rego Park, NY 11374

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(718) 897-7006
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4 stars
Based on 44 ratings

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October 23, 2014
My kid is in Kindergarten G&T and so far enjoys going to school immensely. I find the school to have a very supportive environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2014
We had high hopes for 174, especially with our child in the GATE program. But what we realized is that it's a numbers game geared towards getting higher test scores so the school gets more money. It's not really about the kids. Otherwise, why would there be 32 kids with 1 teacher, packed in like sardines? Homework and assignments often go unchecked and there's little individual attention. The teacher does the best she can, but it's really a failing of the administration. But who can blame them, as their budget it tied solely to how well the kids test. It's quite sad! Still, there are good points. Good after-school programs, interesting field trips, and regular social events led by a strong coordinator. However, it's frustrating, as I just feel it could be so much better if the teacher/student ratio was anywhere near manageable. And finally, I do believe there is a problem with how the administration deals with bullying and other foul behaviors. It seems they prefer to keep things quiet and sweep matters under the rug instead of tackling them directly. That's very weak leadership. Parents want transparency and visible action!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
It's great neighborhood school. My daughter went there for 4 years before she got into Lous Armstrong middle school. My son is in 4th grade and likes it there. I would not say that he gets plenty of homework but when I feel the he is done with his homework too fast I make him do extra math on computer through 10 Marks that his teacher signed him with. School offers plenty of after school activities . Even though they are not free I hear that many NYC schools don't even offer any after school activities. My son loves going to after school like basketball and chess. This school also offers many trips and I was lucky to go as a parent volunteer parent to Lincoln Center and see ballet Nutcracker and then 4 seasons. Parent coordinator is also great. She is very responsive to parents needs and very organized. The building probably needs renovations but it's not easy to get funds for that. It's not the most important thing . Main hing is that my child is safe there and he is leaning .Overall our family is very pleased with this school .

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2013
Teachers in this school are absolutely amazing... unfortunately the school didn't get 5 stars due to the principal (she lacks personality, leadership, communication, and ensuring the school is a safe environment).

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
My daughter is in kindergarten. The most important thing is that she likes school and seems always happy going there in the morning. Her class is small, they have 13 or 14 students, which is good, not to mention that they have one lead teacher, one assistant and 2 or 3 paras, which is great. I think for me, personally is very difficult to say if she has the best teacher, but in general I like P.S 174 very much. It is very active school. I receive lots of emails on daily basis. I feel I'm getting information about all the activities and couple of times I sent an email to a parent coordinator and her response was very quick and productive. Overall I'm happy with this school. Hopefully I'll be even happier next year when she goes to 1st grade.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
My daughter is about to finish the 1st grade. She is in the gifted and talented program. Since she still has 4 grades to go before hitting JHS this review could of course change but so far almost everything is positive. During the past year I did have some concerns involving another student and the principle was very responsive. With thousands of students every school is going to have its share of problems, but it s how these problems are handled that makes a school good. The principle doesn t hide in her office, I normally see her in the halls interacting with the teachers and students. The assistant principle is very lively and friendly. My daughter s Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers have been excellent. The teachers that my daughter has had so far really seem to care about their students. There are nice programs and trips that the class goes on and parent participation is always encouraged. Last week the class just had a writing celebration and talent show in which parents and relatives were invited. During this show the children were able to express themselves through writing and art. The bottom line is that my daughter is HAPPY and she is LEARNING.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2012
We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity for our daughters to attend this wonderful school. The oldest is in 4th grade gifted and talented, and the youngest is in 1st grade. Both have had ample experiences to perform before the school (singing, dancing, and musical theater), and there are diverse after school programs which have enriched them immensely. The principal is always there, supporting the children in all their endeavors, and she knows them all by name and personality. My girls can't wait to go to school each day. We are very happy here!

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2012
PS174 is the best school ever. My daughter is in gifted and talented and she loves it! The staff is wonderful. The lunches are nutriciuos annd the programs are excellent. My daughter is in 4th grade and has been in this school since kindergarten. My other daughter is in 1st grade and she loves it too. The principle is very nice. My daughters adore their teachers and assistant principle. My oldest daughter in 4th grade is very sad to be leaving in 5th. We all LOVE it!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2012
This is the best school that there can be. Best principal, teachers, you name it.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2011
Our son stayed from 1 to 3 grades in the gifted class which might be OK, but the school staffs and classes are bad in general. They are still teaching 2nd grade stuff to the 3rd graders. They never had good lunch and the lunch coordinators always yield at the kids. The teachers (even the gifted class teachers) and the principle are not responsive at all. They just ignore you and your kids. It is a horrible school in Forest Hills area. Now we moved out and he is so happy with his current school.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
Lazy principal, lazy teachers. Boring. Filthy classrooms. Pre-K was total waste of time for my child

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2011
The Principle is very lazy and is not working hard to cater the needs of kids.This school has no after school program ,no morning program ,no extra enrichment. Enrichment class does not mean art and craft work. My son is in 2nd grade now and will be going to 3rd grade .Till now , my experience with the teacher was excellent only in kindergarten .Ms Greenbaun class. I am not happy with his 1st and 2nd grade class.Hoping the gets a better teacher in 3rd grade.PA needs to arrange some free after school programs. Morining program that PS 201 has is wonderful.....Hope we get a better principle

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
One needs to understand the diversity of the school in order to better interpret the test scores - compared to any other FH school the school serves a much higher % of ELL and Spec ed students which reflects on the test results - as such the reported #s are misleading - one needs to look at Gen Ed as well as non-ELL to understand the data - overall the test scores are very good - better than local private schools, ahead of and / or on par with PS 144 and 139 - and close to PS 101 when you adjust for the above factors -

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2011
A very mixed bag - some really terrific teachers, but a lazy principal who simply doesn't deal with important issues.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2010
The administration is VERY supportive of the Gifted and Talented and general students, and the PA is extremely active. The parents here ROCK!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
The teachers and administration really care about the children and try very hard to get the parents involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
It's my kids' favorite. My 2 kids go to that school..

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Great teachers and Healthy Environment

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
P.S. 174 have great teachers and a caring support staff that provide a nurturing environment for the children.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
I rate PS 174 highly because the staff, teachers and even the principal keeps the parents updated on upcoming events and/or issue in regards to the school. The teachers are very good. They encourage the kids to better themselves. I am so happy how well my son is doing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
great school, great teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
I love P.S. 174, because it was a great school for my children. I have two that went there and one that just started Pre-K. My children excelled because of what they learned there!!!!! The teachers are excellent but parents need to be involved!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
The administration seem to care about education. The teachers are caring. They also seem organized and well informed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
I amvery impressed by how the school gets parents involved and by their commitment to a create a G&T program.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
P.S. 174 is a great school. The dedication of the administration and the teachers is overwhelming. The school also has a Parent Association comprised of dedicated parents working hard to enhance the educational experience of students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2010
The school has a great PTA which consist of parents and school staff. The teachers are also incredible to the students. My daughter loves the school which I assume the emotion is share with all the other students.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2010
Ms. Kayam is not fit for Pre-K teacher. She should be teaching 3rd grade and up because she has no patience for the samll children. She expects all pre-schoolers to do what she commands immediately, like training little soldiers. And the principle has no control over her at all. Laura Hui has been great though.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
Mrs. Kelly was horrible teacher and now the principal???? I was shocked to hear this horrible teacher was promoted to principal. She was abusive to my child, picking on my child constantly. She chooses favorites and allows the children to pick on other children and does nothing. For someone as overweight as she is shouldnt allow the fat kids to be picked on. Horrible principal ... I am so glad my child made it thru in one piece. (after much therapy)

- submitted by a community member
May 31, 2010
Some good teachers (science and history) - mixed bag in terms of classroom teachers; they run the full spectrum. I agree that the administration (principal) is unconcerned (we took our issue to superintndent) but others (assitant principal) are quite good!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2010
This is very family friendly school. Your child is being recognized by many workers. That is why school is very safe. The principal and parent coordinator respond to the needs of child or any parents requests in timely and professional manner. It feels like a big family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
It's really good, they have good art and dance program, they have excellent teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
All personal is helpful and attentive. The children are number one here, you feel welcome everytime. My son loves his class and the school has become an important part in his life.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2010
The children come first. Learning is a priority without the drama of politics. They are very involved with the community and the environment. They get the families involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
Because they always make my daughter feel like she is family with love and attention

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Excellent school with great teachers. Keeps parents well informed. My son loves going to school and it is a real prove of how good the school is.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Overall this is a great school. But there sre some teachers with some race bias..

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
My son is in the G&T program. Their teacher not only provides special nourishment for the curious mind, but also for the spirit of the kids. 'I don't prepare them for the exams. I prepare them for life.' said the teacher. Bravo!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I think the academic program is excellent, is organize and the kids feel they are in a save enviroment, where they can count on the teachers and other school leaders.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
Fridenly teachers. Parents are well informed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Dedicated Parents Association thank you for making a difference in our school community!! We have a committed group of stay at home, part time & full time working parents that do so much to make their children s world better! Looking forward to seeing more parents volunteer and participate in this important initiative. It is a great time for us to step beyond our day-to-day routines and partner with our wonderful school to drive the continued success of our students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I have been very happy with the teachers, academics, communications from shcool, and music program! Unfortunately there are not many extras in this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
This school is very quiet and well organized. Parents are very welcome. Teachers are well trained and nice to the students.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
School is clean, safe, trying to accommodate with parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
I have never visited a school as welcoming as this school. Teachers, staffs, and parent coordinator are very friendly and helpful. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Its a nice school. Teachers are good and helpful.Office and Staff is very well organised .Parent-teacher co-ordinator Ms Laura Hui works really hard and keeps parent updated with all activities

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December 03, 2009
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November 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 27, 2009
As a parent I really with the school had a stronger administrative body. However, the school does have some really great teachers. Hopefully PS 174 will hold on to the few gems!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 18, 2009
My child has been at this school since Kindergarten. What was once a tight runned ship is now a lose disorganized sorry excuse for a school. Mrs. Kelly is a horribly disorganized and lazy principal. My son who is now in the 5th grade barely gets homework, they dont have any textbooks and look a plethora of other necessary things. Each day that passes I get more and more disgusted with this school and lack of education. I am currently looking at schools to transfer him.

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November 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2008
Mediocre school, faltering leadership from the administration. Decent writing instruction, only middling reading program, impossibly lame math curriculum. No proper foreign language classes, limited gym, erratic mishmash for arts. Took my child out to go private, couldn't cope with the low quality.

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October 10, 2008
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May 19, 2008
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March 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 07, 2008
This schools great. i sent my child there and she made much more friends than she did before and learned a lot every single day. The teachers really provide a wonderful education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 05, 2008
This school is wonderful. just aabsolutely remarkable. The teachers are great and i met many new friends there. The only negative thing i have to say about this school is that the staff is overly protective.

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February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 14, 2007
I took my child in different school after 2nd grade and very quickly realized that PS 174 is a school where teachers DO NOT TEACH!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
Great, Hard working teachers and very professional

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January 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2005
I was pleased with the music and arts program. The ciriculum was pretty good as well.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2004
I moved in to this school when in 2nd grade, and this school has thought me a lot. While in this school, I learned to do math and started social studies. Unfortunatly the best teacher in the school had retired avout 3 years ago. If youre reading this Mr. Fish we all miss you.

- submitted by a former student
July 18, 2004
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Ps 174 William Sidney Mount
65-10 Dieterle Cres, Rego Park, NY  11374
(718) 897-7006
Last modified Ps 174 William Sidney Mount is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 174 William Sidney Mount Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 66 reviews. Top