PS 159

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20501 33RD AVE
BAYSIDE, NY 11361
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Phone: 718-423-8553
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: New York City Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 85
  • Number Students: 595
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Mr Paul Didio
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (22 ratings)
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    School Reviews (17 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-23
    "My daughter attends this school and I have nothing but good things to say about this school! Blue Ribbon school!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-02
    "the best in the district. Grandchild is a fifth grader and I know she and her family will feel badly when graduation day arrives. Mr. DiDio is a great leader!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-08
    "The staff are kind and pleasant and there are some excellent teachers, especially in the lower grades (PK-1). But the school itself is overly reliant on test prep beginning in the testing grades , and really suffers when it comes to helping special needs students succeed. The PTA meetings are well- attended, but the principal dismisses most parent suggestions ."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-28
    "From a student that attended P.S. 159 until 1959, it was a great school then but my opinion of the way it is now would not be accurate."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-08-01
    "I had several kids who went to this school. There are some truly excellent teachers ... but also an exceptionally bad teacher. The leadership at the school is stoic and dismissive. They had an after school "enrichment" program which was a thinly veiled disguise for unstructured daycare. I didn't really feel welcome nor unwelcome at the school. Overall, your child's homeroom teacher is THE most important factor. if this teacher is good then you will be happy to be there. But if not ..."
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