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About This School

P.S. 11 Kathryn Phelan is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 11 Kathryn Phelan is MS. ANNA EFKARPIDES, who can be contacted at 1,291 students go to P.S. 11 Kathryn Phelan and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 27% of the P.S. 11 Kathryn Phelan students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 1,291 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 11 Kathryn Phelan is 16:1. St. Sebastian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Football
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 49% 53%
Asian/Pacific Islander 40% 22%
Asian 38% %
White, non-Hispanic 10% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 78%
Limited English proficiency 27% 25%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    Let me tell you something my son was studied in 153 maspeth school that staff's school they were so mean never paid attention to his schools problems not therapies not nothing but when I moved my kid to ps 11 the principal and their staff care him rigth away with therapies today my son is developing so fast. Thanks God first and ps 11.

  • (3 months ago)

    Here I went through some comments and found that some parents are upset about principal. But I didn't find any negative things about child education in this school. My child also goes to this school and happy to be part of it. Teachers are great and they are very helpful. Thank you ps11.

  • (4 months ago)

    When there is no good feed back postings from the Parent body some teachers coming forward to give 5*. It is pathetic. When a genuine feed back is given by somebody it is deleted in no time! The school administration is VERY BAD and their approach to problem solving by the principal is notorious. No problem from parents is solved in this School. Either shut up or put up if opening mouth against the Principal - totally authoritarian attitude! Regarding the school environment bullying has priority not only from some students also from some teachers and principal taking numero uno position! If you want spoil the future of your kid yes this is the school to go! There is no priority for learning activities. For every simple reasons the school is closed! If you want to prepare your child for City test then better arrange private tuitions! Students go to this school to make attendance - a requirement for the city! Some students go only for fun! There are meetings of all kinds for all things but no voice for parents! No student can talk! You can also see Principal's entire family among the staff! You really can win!!!

  • (5 months ago)

    PS-11 has the Principal and many of her family members as staff making it a family run business! Principal never listens to people with concerns! Principal targets students whose parents are not "yes mam" parents! No vacancy to outside world most of the time! All discriminatory practices are in place! There are many factual stories about security breaches in the school! Some children are targeted if their parents raise some genuine concerns! However some teachers are good!School is NOT recommended to any new student!

  • (8 months ago)

    Parents who are considering PS 11 for next year need to know a few things Mistrust of parents and students is assumed before trust. I have witnessed teachers and administrators screaming at parents for not following a certain rule. No note sent home kindly asking- which would have been the respectful thing to do- just screaming in front of the school at pick up . The behavior code is very rigid. A student is expected to sit straight eyes on teacher and not lift a finger while the teacher is lecturing. Teaching a child to be obedient is second to actual academic learning. Despite what they say this school employs a very teacher centered approach. The teacher is the final word and generally a student's opinion will not be given consideration. Any creativity or analytical thinking a student has the potential of developing will be stifled. Phonics is barely taught in their reading program. If you have a child in need of a rigid and behavior controlled academic program- then PS 11 is for you. If you have a bright eager to learn well behaved child- please reconsider sending him/her to this school.

  • (8 months ago)

    My school is an excellent supportive and safe community that cares about all its members.

  • (9 months ago)

    The school is a wonderful caring community that see children as children and not a number. THey try to educate the whole child ensuring that they are in a safe plesant environment with adults that truly care for them.

  • (9 months ago)

    My daughter is now in 5Th grade. She is in honor class. She was also in honor class last year in 4th grade. I can say as I observe her when shes doing her homeworks that my daughter's teachers are very very good. ... Very effective teachers.. And im so thankful of that... Thank you PS 11 Woodside Queens.

  • (9 months ago)

    Great School! The Board of Education should take notice. Amazing place many of the teachers and parents are ex-alumni not a big surprise with the little engine that could! It needs funding to solve it's overcrowding. Very lucky to have my children here!

  • (10 months ago)

    This school was a great school be in i love the way the teachers gave the students discipline and the way they had the students learned. You should also know that this school has honor classes and that could help your child learn in a faster pace.

  • (11 months ago)

    Speaking as a parent of four children- three that attend this school school leadership team member and civic group board member I must applaud the principal and staff of P.S.11. They go above and beyond their titles.

  • (1 year ago)

    the teachers are great/good but the principal is not. she does NOT listen to parents' opinion. yes she offers a "meeting" with parents and teachers but she will NOT let parents talk. i do NOT recommend this school at all. also when i asked her why the security won't ask my id when i entered the school. she told me that those security people are professional and can remember all the students parents/grandparents... over 1000+ students parents/grandparents faces???? i don't think so. oh btw the school gets are ALWAYS open which means that anyone can come and go!

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a student at P.S. 11 Queens in my opinion this school is the best! The teachers supports the children's dreams and treats them with kindness that can't be measured. The time that i had spent at P.S. 11 Q was great and i'm looking towards another great year at this school. I hope if you send your child to this school they will have fun and learn about new things that interest them. The teachers in the school make subject fun to learn and if you need help on any subject they will do anything to help you understand the subject. THIS IS WHY I THINK MY PARENTS CHOSE THE RIGHT SCHOOL FOR ME.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have a great experience with my children in this school. They are so kind sweet and profesionals evry body help and the kids learn having fun at the same time. Congratulations PS11.

  • (3 years ago)

    Ps 11 is an awesome school. Many new experiences. I love all the teachers and staff

  • (3 years ago)

    Always was a top school with a good curriculum and still is.....................

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  • (3 years ago)

    Our children represent our future and P.S. 11Q. is helping students in achieving the dreams and goals of the future that we all share.

  • (4 years ago)

    I always loved P.S. 11. The teachers are great and friendly (here's a shout-out to Mrs. Kamber Mrs. Bitran Mrs. Bilihoutis Mrs. Persampire and others - oh I miss them sooo much). The environment was where one felt at home - who didn't love the playground? Everyone looks forward to the holiday fairs plays birthday parties in the classes - I had the best years there. I miss this school so much. I can't help but want to go back in time and enjoy the years all over again!!! Please P.S. 11 deserves to win because it's so awesome and the kids are actually cared for and taught well unlike in other schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    the school in general is very good the staff as a teacher and principal butttt the need more cooperation from the parent to come more often went the have pta meeting and more involve in the child education as a parent always saw the same face on meet tin of school and cooperate with the school rule the use of uniforms blue pants or jumper and white sweeter together we can make the different a put our school number 1 on nyc is more economic healty adn discipline and beautiful enviroment in school pleaseeeeeeeeeee we can make the different a parent of a 6. 4. and 3 grade student good luck?

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