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Yonkers, NY
Students enrolled: 554

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745 Midland Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704

(914) 376-8345
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April 02, 2014
This is the first year my son and my daughter have going to the school. so far so good. all staffs are very helpful, very attentive and concerns about every student. it seems like all the staffs know all the kids that goes to the school by name, it is like a big family. teachers always have time to talk to parents, and tell them how they are doing, and give you things you can do for kids to do better. the schools is very informative, keep track of very event and make sure all parents knows kids that goes to the school seem to be very kids as well.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2014
On Wednesday, News 12 showed janitors at School 22 clearing paths for the children for the next day. Yesterday, the kids were back at school and School 17's playground, which is used now as a parking lot, was a sheet of ice.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2014
I am a parent that is also very unhappy with this place, that's supposedly a school. Last year my child came home with work that he already knew. He would write sloppy all over his homework notebook and his teacher never reprimanded him. Hos teacher didn't help him and tell him he was doing certain things wring, which is a shame. Plus there's never any toilet roll in the bathroom which is so digusting, making me feel as if I am living in a third world country. This school can do better but sadly it doesn't. I regret sending my kids to this sorry excuse of a school.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2014
My review is in response to the 1/24/14 review. As a teacher at School 17 I personally take offense to many of the comments that were made about our school. I have worked in schools across Yonkers and in other districts and never have I worked for a principal who cared as much for the children in a school as Principal Morehead. Not only does she know the students' names, but also knows so much about them. As for the teachers, there are more dedicated and knowledgeable teachers at School 17 then at any other school where I have worked. As a result, students at School 17 have an advantage over students in other schools. I am also not sure how a parent can feel uninformed when weekly phone messages occur containing information, updates, and motivational messages as well as a monthly calendar with detailed events. As far as the PTA (Parent/Teacher Association), involvement starts with membership. If a school with 500 students has approximately 20 members - what is the PTA to do? Join your School 17 PTA! In closing, to paraphrase the late John F. Kennedy; "Ask not what your child's school can do for you, but what you can do for your child's school."

- submitted by a teacher

August 01, 2013
School 17 is a school that fosters learning, creativity and growth in a nurturing, happy and stable environment. This school will produce respectful, high-achieving and contributing citizens. Our school accepts the challenge of preparing students for a rapidly changing world and will provide the opportunity to learn and succeed.

- submitted by a teacher

December 03, 2012
I love this school. Everything from best principal to staff to teachers are great. My questions are always answered and help is always there.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2012
I am a parent of school 17 for many years and I have no complaints about the staff.The principal Rita Morehead is great with the children and also the office staff is always there to help with any questions you may have.I have 3 children that have attended there one of which will be graduating this year, my other 2 children got into the best junior h.s. and and h.s. in yonkers after being taught in school 17. I have also encouraged others to send their children there , which they have and have had no complaints with the school. If you want your child to learn, and be successful throughout their future school years school 17 is the perfect place for them to do so. I am glad that I picked this school to lead my child on the road to success and if success is what you strive for in your child school 17 is an excellent start.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2012
School 17 is a wounderful school.School 17 has excellent and fun teachers.Our principal is very nice but at the same time she challenges us to prepare for our state tests.Everything in our school is fantastic.Every student appreciates the things that they have in their school.

- submitted by a community member

September 12, 2012
My review is in response to the latest review given by a kindergartener's mother. I feel the same way. Last week on the first day of school kids were wandering around some of them crying because they didn't know where they were going. There was no one there to help them. They walked into my sons classroom which wasn't the right room and needed someone to help them. I am talking about five yr old kids walking around alone. I didn't receive a letter stating my child's room or teacher. I had to call the school ahead if time to find out. I feel ther is a real lack of adult supervision around in the building. Definitely needs more organization.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2012
School 17 is a wonderful school - it all starts with the Principal - Mrs Moorehead is awesome. She knows ALL of the children and works with the parents to bring out the best in each and EVERY child. I was always inspired by her weekly phone messages - my son always smiled at the inspirational songs and quotes she would use. The Teachers are dedicated and focused - they work hard to ensure that the children push themselves to their highest potential. My child had a wonderful experience at School 17 in Yonkers, NY. Yonkers schools have had many things said about them - however, if you saw firsthand the dedication and devotion of the Principal and Teachers (and Parents!) of Yonkers School 17 - you would put them up against ANY school in Westchester County. My child graduated in June 2012 - and he is well prepared to enter his next challenge - middle school! Thank you - Mrs. Moorehead and the staff at School 17!!! Cheers to you.....keep up the great work.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2011
I LOVE School 17 my daughter has attented there since PreK and the teachers are definately top noch! Mrs. Morehead is one of the best pricipals I have ever met! She knows all of her students by name and their parents! I never have to worry that my daughter would get lost in the school for ALL the teachers know who she is and greets her and I with smiles!

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2011
I am a student at the school and it is a great school all the teachers and staff are kind. The principle is great nice and fair. i love this school.

- submitted by a community member

October 29, 2010
this is a awsome school, I was very nervous at first but now I see its a great school my child is progressing very well

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2009
mrs morehead is the best principal in yonkers hands down. she remembers every kids names and parents.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2008
Not the best or safest school. The lack of funding (so common in NY and Yonkers) shows. The principal and teachers are nice, but you have to keep your eyes open and really talk to other parents and your child to know what is going on in the class and make sure everything is ok with child. There was almost no homework in K, which caused some problems when we transferred to NJ school- my child was behind kids in NJ s 1st grade even though she was doing great in K in Yonkers school. I m glad we re in NJ now and out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
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April 03, 2008
School 17 is a very nice school. The principal is very active with the parents to resolve issues. You can always get a hold of Ms. Morehead because she cares. This is very refreshing in today's time. My child is in the 4th grade and although academically my child does well, I believe that there has been a huge focus on the standardized testing and I don't believe there is a well rounded education format. When the ELA was coming it was all English homework, math test was all math homework, now its all about the science test coming up. I just find that there is a lack of reinforcing what the kids have learned earlier in the year because once the standardized test is completed thats it for that subject. My child has not brought home ANY math homework since the standardized test was completed.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2008
The best school ever.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2004
I think the principal of this school is the best. This is the first school where I know my children are going to be all right. It's like leaving them with family, more principals should be like Mrs. Moorehead. She's not just their principal, she's a friend, a mother, a grandmother.

- submitted by a parent

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School 17
745 Midland Avenue, Yonkers, NY  10704
(914) 376-8345
Last modified School 17 is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
School 17 Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top