School Details

Ps 171 Peter G Van Alst

14-14 29th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11102
(718) 932-0909
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 545 students 11 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

16%
31%
31%
20%
35%
34%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
29%
30%
25%
39%
36%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
34%
30%
17%
33%
30%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ps 171 Peter G Van Alst is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Ps 171 Peter G Van Alst is MS. ANNE BUSSEL, who can be contacted at abussel@schools.nyc.gov. 545 students go to Ps 171 Peter G Van Alst and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 21% of the Ps 171 Peter G Van Alst students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 545 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 171 Peter G Van Alst is 11:1. Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 15%
Hispanic 52% 53%
Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 22%
Asian 23% %
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 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 90% 78%
Limited English proficiency 21% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is school has a amazing group of dedicates and save teachers. My son have really hard time to express himself in writing word he was just in 4th gr. when I finally decided to transfer him. He has change for the better and even dough still work to be done for him completely overcome this difficulties he has gain much need trust in himself and know he believe him can do it. The school just need to engage parents is a very diversify community and other groups are not involved enough.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sir. My children;s love this school my son his name Ahmed Umar he is 3rd grade student on weekend he says oh GOD i want to go to school and my children's they love this school and i love with my children's i pray for school GOD Blase our school and first our AMERICA

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing staff in every classroom- Great principal and assistant principal.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has a great staff excellent AP's (Especially Mrs. Dileo) and most of all very happy children that are all very well attended to!

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandchildren talk about how much fun they have there!

  • (4 years ago)

    Couldnt ask for a better trained and respectful staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    Awesome school and staff- If anyone deserves to win it would be PS 171

  • (4 years ago)

    I love PS 171Q because some of the teachers are working really hard with the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful and hard working staff that cares for the children!

  • (4 years ago)

    I truly believe that everything we do at PS 171 is to benefit the children that we serve.

  • (7 years ago)

    Teacher involvement is great will let you know when your child is good and bad.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was actually a student at this school when I was a younger child. I went there from Pre-K through 4th grade. I must say it was a wonderful beginning for me in that the quality of the staff was absolutely wonderful. Each teacher was ecclectic and very interesting in their own unique ways. They all taught there classes from the heart making it a wonderful learning experience. They were all the most wonderful teachers ever. The school has a great media program music program good security all though I did get into a few fights the teachers were friendly and the Parent Staff as well. All in all the school is inviting homey and a wonderful place for children to learn.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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