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About This School

P.S. 176 Ovington is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 176 Ovington is MS. ELIZABETH CULKIN, whose e-mail is eculkin@schools.nyc.gov. 1,288 students go to P.S. 176 Ovington and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 19% of the P.S. 176 Ovington students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 1,288 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 176 Ovington is 14:1. Leif Ericson Day School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • French
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 56% 37%
Asian 54% %
White, non-Hispanic 26% 30%
Hispanic 17% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 5%
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 83% 66%
Limited English proficiency 19% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    It is really a good school. My son is in this school and we appreciate the way they are organize . The principal is really smart woman and always and everywhere in help for everybody. I.m feeling lucky having my son in this school.

  • (10 months ago)

    My son was fortunate enough to be accepted at PS176 because of the gifted and talented program. This is not our zone school so we must commute on a daily basis. There is a reason why every parent in and around the area wants their kids to attend this school. Space is at a premium here and everyone wants in. I personally feel that the Delta Program here is primo and enriching. My son enjoys being in a class of his peers instead of being bored and acting out in regular classes. The program and other gifted kids challenge him and keep him engaged. I'm not sure about the rest of the classes but the Delta Program is definitely the best program in and around the neighborhood. It's under the radar and far from pretentious they are treated like all the other classes with the exception of what they learn within the class. It's the gateway to better and better things my son's educational career. I thank all the Delta Teachers and principal for giving us such a wonderful program.

  • (1 year ago)

    I attend this school right now and I am in fifth grade I have been in this school since Kindergarten and will be Graduating this month I have been attending the gifted classes and I think this is an awesome school. Ms.Culkin let's us express our creativity and does her best to meet all of us. The teachers do their best on this school and most of my class including I have gotten into McAuliffe a very great middle school in District 20. I recommend this school to people everywhere it is a bully-free zone and we don't get too much homework. My older sister older brother and little brother have attended this school and they are all doing great. My brother got accepted into Baruch College and my sister got accepted into Brooklyn Tech High School. I've been attending this school my whole life and have made many friends. I will miss this school dearly.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is in kindergarten . He loves his school so much . His teacher is miss Procovas .she is great and active and she always helps me to push him at home and the principle is awesome and respectful.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is having some behavioral issues in his kindergarten class. Ms. Culkin and the administration team showed great professionalism in helping my son. I'm very happy that my son is attending this great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in kindergarten his teacher is Mrs.Brucculeri she is great & they have alot of activities. He learned so much in his first year and he loves the school. I highly recommend this school to you.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 2 children enrolled at this school. The administration is demanding and disorganizaed. The principal seems to worry more about decorating the school than the education of the students. The poor teachers work very hard yet they seem very stressed by the demands of the administrators. I've seen many of my children's friends request a transfer to another school because the principal does not allow parents to question her methods. Parents are only invited to be involved if they do everything her way. Any other ideas are quickly dismissed because she has the "right" answer not us.

  • (4 years ago)

    My douther is new to the school and she loves it. The Principal is amazing she's helpful

  • (4 years ago)

    Ms. Culkin is an energetic creative leader who offers the families of P.S. 176 many enjoyable and unique experiences to share with our children. The staff is dedicated and loving including the security guards who learned my daughter's name from day one and always have a smile for her.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is new to the school and he loves it. The Principal is amazing she's helpful personable and friendly.My son is LD his self esteem has improved as well as his academics thanks to the great teachers. The entire school has a very possitive friendly feeling. This is such a fresh change from his old school; where you weren't given the time of day!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has been attending PS 176 since Kindergarten and is now almost done with the third grade. In my opinion there is no better school for your child than 176. The teachers are incredible and my son has had 4 amazing teachers. They care about their students as if their own. The school hallways are filled with children's school work and the classrooms are cheery and encouraging. Yes the school is crowded but all of the teachers aids staff and security guards know the kids by name and they really look out for them. Ms. Culkin the principal of 176 is a wonderful principal. She goes by the book but is sooo involved with everything that goes on with the school as well as the kids. She is at every single event and encourages the kids to do their best. A wpnderful school!

  • (5 years ago)

    We were just transferred to this school and I love everything about the school. Great PTA and website is full of information. Principal Culkin Asst. Principal Posner the teacher even the security guard are all friendly and helpful. My son is reading more and he loves the school and his teacher Ms. Vento. Ms. Vento is so patient with the children and will take the time to help them. I can only praise this school for the great leadership and teamwork.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son who is mildly ADHD was having difficulty keeping up with the work load at the catholic school he attended. I transfered him to PS176 based on input from parents whose children have similar issues. I am thoroughly impressed by the improvement in his academic performance due to the level of attention the children receive at this school. Pricipal Elizabeth Culkin is a wonderful woman who is sincerely concerned with the welfare of the kids and is very hands-on. I've seen her performing crossing guard duties on a couple of mornings greeting the parents as they arrive. She sets a level of performance that all of her staff rise to. I don't think I could have found a better school for my son to attend.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daugher was enrolled at PS176 for Delta K and Delta1st Grades. We had to leave because my younger daughter was accepted into the Delta program in my zoned school. So we moved my daughter that was currently enrolled in 176 to my second daughter's school so they would be together. While I am pleased with the current school; I miss PS176. Mrs. Mule really gets these children to read and do two digit math in her class -- before January! Mrs. Mule stretched the teaching environment every day. And for Ms. Vento she is also wonderful. My daughter's writing was brought to another level with her. Ms. Vento's concerned for her 'children' came across every day. Ms. Culkin the pricipal was a terrific leader. Always felt comfortable speaking to her. The PTA was incredible. Very involved with so many wonderful activities for the students. Their Violin Program is awesome.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has been attending P.S 176 since he started kindergarten. He is now in the first grade. Mrs. Cartalano is a wonderful teacher and the principal Mrs. Culking is great. mrs.Culking treats every child like if it was her own very sweet and caring. Always keeps family activities going. The only negative about this school is at 2 45 p.m when the kids are coming out of the school. Traffic Traffic Traffic!! It is very hard to pick up ur child without blocking traffic! Be ready is you double park you are causing traffic and be ready for a ticket.

  • (7 years ago)

    P.S. 176 is the greatest school ever!The teachers are awsome. Especially Mrs. Gencarello. She is nice and she explains what you have to do. She is my FAVORITE teacher EVER!!!!!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is just a great school. It has a warm and nuturing teaching staff and an awesome administration. There are many family activities such as Family Movie Night and Crazy Hat Day. Most importantly is the emphasis that placed on learning. The kids really like going to school. It's interesting how the school surveys the students to find their interests.

  • (8 years ago)

    Good teachers. Nice area. Very active parent involvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school with a caring staff. There are many activities for students. Students like to come to school. Parent involvement is encouraged and parents volunteer for classroom activities

  • (8 years ago)

    A new principal came on board late last year (2004) after being AP for a few years-I am terribly disappointed in her performance and expected much more-The bright light is that the teachers have been able to keep up their stellar performance despite the principal's micromanagement style of administration-Administration is disorganized; While the teaching is first rate the administration style is frustrating and counterproductive to parental involvement.

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