P.S. 51 ELIAS HOWE

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323 E 91ST ST
NEW YORK, NY 10128
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Phone: 212-757-3067
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: New York City Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 46.4
  • Number Students: 325
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Nancy Sing-bock
  • 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)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (19 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-25
    "While the school administrators are rather unfriendly and very hard to reach, my child had a great relationship with his teachers, especially the music and art instructors. The overall level, however, is rather mediocre and the children don't get enough opportunities to learn beyond the very basics. The methods they employ are also rather archaic: one often hears teachers shouting and reprimanding the children as well as humiliating them in front of one another, marking certain children as "good" and others as "bad" very early on in life. Do not attend this school unless you have no other choice as the principal will not release your child if you wish to transfer to a different school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-16
    "This school's has went downhill in the past 3 years. I can count the good teachers with one hand. This kind of school is not suited for bright children. My child has become bored with the curriculum it's far too easy. The level of education is far below average. I believe once the renovating began last year the school went downhill. The bus strike was the WORSE. i havent been happy with ps 51 in about 3 years."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-08
    "School children's security is so bad its scary!!.. anyone can walk in and out.. have we not learned from this!!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-28
    "Communication from school to parents is virtually non-existent. During Hurricane Sandy we did not receive a single email from the school for the entire two weeks. The website is useless, there is also no communication with parents as to when to expect their children to be home. There have been several occasions where my child was two hours late getting home--I was a nervous wreck. There is no outreach. Cannot recommend."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-09-07
    "Very poor teaching quality compared to other PS in the neighborhood. School seems very poor, begging for donation every other week. Always asks for parent volunteers, without tightening children's security. Parents definitely need to work with children after school, you can't just rely on teachers at this school. Cannot recommend. Most parents took their kids after a year of attendance."
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