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About This School

P.S. 127 McKinley Park is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 127 McKinley Park is MS. AGATHA ALICANDRO and can be contacted at 523 students attend P.S. 127 McKinley Park and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 17% of the P.S. 127 McKinley Park students have "limited English proficiency." 63% of the 523 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 127 McKinley Park is 11:1. St. Ephrem School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Cheerleading
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Track
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 30%
Hispanic 22% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 37%
Asian 13% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 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 63% 66%
Limited English proficiency 17% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The staff is very involved with the students and makes every effort to ensure every student do well. My child just started kindergarten and I especially like the fact compare to many schools her class is not overcrowded which is essential in meeting needs of all students . Even though the school does not have gifted and talented program the fact that the school makes every attempt to improve their curriculum and ensure "no child is left behind" makes this school unique and outstanding.

  • (1 year ago)

    The PS 127 administration is caring and motivated as are many of the teachers. My children enjoy school and are eager to succeed. The small size in comparison to other neighborhood schools provides a nurturing dynamic environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children in this school - both were G & T ranked (one got into NEST) but chose to keep them in the neighborhood and walking to their elementary school experience. Do not regret that decision for a minute. They have excelled at this institution. Quite simply PS 127 is the little red schoolhouse of the 21st century. This is an outstanding neighborhood school. The staff is responsive the PTA is very strong. The academic program is top-notch. Although space is limited the staff have utilized every aspect of the building to incorporate art music physical education and a host of liberal arts programs for each grade. The administration is dynamic and sensitive to the needs of both students and parents. The school community is highly active diverse and focused on both enrichment and curriculum training.

  • (1 year ago)

    We feel lucky to have been zoned for PS 127 for a variety of reasons First we love its smaller size that allows for easier community formation and connection among the school staff and parents. Every staff member and even teacher seems to know every child and parent by name. The rich ethnic and economic diversity mean that my child already has a broader view of the world. While I do feel that the school (and its parents) feels pressure to perform well on standardized tests as all schools do I've always come across teachers and administrators who are willing to listen and respond to parent concerns and to shift strategies in response. My child's first year of elementary school coincided with a new principal. From increased parental involvement (class parents Learning Leaders new committees PTA volunteers etc.) to better communication between staff and parents in various forms (a printed newsletter monthly coffee 'n' Q&A sessions class parents better website monthly "family fridays" where parents can observe and engage in the classroom) we have seen nothing but improvement and positive change from the school and expect that it will only keep getting better.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children at PS 127 who are thriving there. The curriculum is standard and sound the teachers are concerned and well-trained the principal is receptive to parent-input and open to new ideas and the parent coordinator is amazing. Teachers and staff are interested in what parents have to say. Both of my children tested into G&T programs but we thought PS 127 was a good neighborhood option because it was small close to our home and there was no G&T program to suggest that some students were better/more important than others. It is rich culture and language and the PTA is active involved and engaged with the community. My son and daughter LOVE to go to school because they like their teachers enjoy what they are learning and they want to be with all their friends and classmates. Over the years we have seen more and more parent-involvement--which is turning a good school into a great one. I don't expect any school to be perfect and of course PS 127 is not. But it gets high marks for hitting all the notes in terms of providing what kids need to be successful their educational long haul.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was nice enough to give it one star. Every time I read bad reviews I assume this person is just picky or they are being too harsh. Well I guess that's not always true. I'm very disappointed in this school. Although my son receives pretty harsh work that's fine we're up for a challenge! Of coarse as long as you prepare them. I never knew my son was even studying science or social studies. Never got homework never saw science folder etc. yet one day there's a test a HARD test. Where's the practice they had to PREPARE them for these test?! Now my son has bullies in class and yesturday he got punched!!! Yes a child punched my son in his stomach!!! And what did his teacher say when I asked her who was the child that hit him?! She said "he doesn't speak English! What difference does it make?!" Ok so I'll just sit at home delighted that my son is getting abused and I can't say anything about it because this child or his parents can't communicate!! I can't wait until my son leaves this unprofessional disaster because you THIS is FAR from what I consider a school to be.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is a very warm caring and very traditional in its ways. The academics are very aggressive though. My daugther is very happy and is prompted to be outgoing and is learning high order thinking. I love the teachers all well seasoned and there are no behavioral management issues! I feel my child is safe and happy. Thank you PS 127

  • (4 years ago)

    I have mt two sons in this school; and I mest say the teacher involovment and school enviroment is excellent..

  • (4 years ago)

    i think this school is okay but they have no activitys. but to say the truth my song enjoys being at this school the teachers are nice and kind and they principal and staff are amazing.

  • (4 years ago)

    I like this school and my duaghter is doing well however I do think it's too small and with all the extra outdoor space for a school yard it should be expanded. I know it's wishful thinking considering all the budgetary contraints on the state and city. overall I would give it a 6

  • (4 years ago)

    Our grandson is graduating this year. Its been a wonderful 6 years.The office staff is really oustanding as well as the teachers. They go beyond and more to help the children learn. My wife and I will really miss them all . Gilbert Lee

  • (5 years ago)

    I am having a great time at this school. They have healthy lunches kind teachers and great students. (Even though some are not successful as others.) I have been in this school for 4 years and they all have been a wonderful time.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is finishing his fourth year at P.S. 127 and both he and I couldn't be happier. From his first days in Kindergarten he felt welcome and quickly became a member of his school community. He was tested and accepted for the Delta program however I chose to place him at McKinley because I heard so many good things about the school. I have never regretted my decision. He is thriving with the academics he receives we are happily anticipating the 3rd grade citywide test results all his test prep scores were high. The variety of school activities keeps him well occupied - hey - he's going to Carnegie Hall this month to play with their orchestra!! The parent coordinator is fabulous and our principal knows my son by name as I think she knows all the children how nice is that! I look forward to our next two years.

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