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Ps 175 The Lynn Gross Discovery School

Public | K-5 | 712 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted November 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted September 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted August 2, 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


Posted 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students33%
Female30%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities0%
General population37%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students39%
Female35%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities0%
General population45%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students46%
Female56%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities13%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Math

All Students60%
Female69%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities13%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Science

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Female40%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities9%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Math

All Students36%
Female39%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities5%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the elementary school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 67% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 16% 9%
Hispanic 2 14% 23%
Black 1 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 19%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 162%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 62%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents50183%
Teachers38100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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64-35 102nd St
Rego Park, NY 11374
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