School Details

Ps 170

1598 Townsend Ave, Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 583-0662

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-2 259 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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About this school

Ps 170 is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 170 is MRS. NANCY RAMOS and can be contacted at 259 students go to Ps 170 and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 29% of the Ps 170 students have "limited English proficiency." 73% of the 259 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ps 170 is 12:1. Ps 64 Pura Belpre is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 73% 64%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 87%
Limited English proficiency 29% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been at this school since kindergarden and is about to graduate. I would highly recommend this school to any parent who really cares about their children's education! Their curriculum is like that of a private school and the extra curricular activities are ample. They offer swimming ballet drama baton twirling art and much more. They also have after school programs and extended classes for kids who need extra tutoring with their reading writing etc. Ms. Ramos the principal is doing an excellent job running this school!!! The rest of the staff from the parent coordinator to the cafeteria staff is excellent. Everyone knows everyone since it's a small school and a lot of parent involvement as well. It's just a shame it only goes to the second grade. We are going to miss everyone dearly especially Ms. C the security lady.

  • (2 years ago)

    My older son attended p.s. 170. Now he is in middle sch. And my younger is in second grade This is a great school. The teachers are really good. I highly recommend this school to any parent.

  • (6 years ago)

    I got to work as a sub-Para in this school for about three days during the year 2005 the following year I transfered my son out of the school he was in at the time and registered him to P.S 170. That was the best decision I made! the school is small in size but huge in educational quality. The teachers are very dedicated and involve they truly care about their students' education. Parents are always welcome if they have any questions and/or concerns. The principal takes her job seriously and as a result the school offers great education. The school has a great art and drama program which students really seem to enjoy. when my son entered the school he was a little behind do to his previous school as soon as he entered P.S.170 he blossomed academically. Is a pity the school only goes up to 2nd grade.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both my children went to PS 170 and they had the best education. The teacher are all excellent. When my children graduated they received many awards and the teachers actually care about the kids. I recommend this school to any parent who have young children.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school with a great program geared to pushing the children to reach their highest potential. The teachers are very involved from the first day of school throughout the entire school year. They even take the time to communicate with you on a weekly basis sending written reports on your child's progress academically and behavior wise. This is a great school and I would recommend to any parent in the Bronx area looking for a school that is focused on success.

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