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About This School

P.S. 212 Midtown West is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 212 Midtown West is MR. DEAN KETCHUM and can be contacted at 344 children attend P.S. 212 Midtown West and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 4% of the P.S. 212 Midtown West students are "limited in English proficiency." 25% of the 344 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 212 Midtown West is 14:1. P.S. 87 William Sherman is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Fencing
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 50% 20%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 21% 37%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 22%
Asian 13% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 57%
Limited English proficiency 4% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my son's second year at Midtown West and he could not be happier!

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is a great school my son went there last year but he graudated he cried he still wished he went there

  • (7 years ago)

    Just a really friendly warm relaxed little school. Only two classes per grade and the teachers have the kids for two years so everyone gets to know everyone well. The principal is very warm and genuinely seems to enjoy and like and get kids and they like him back. The diversity is a real strength as is the highly involved artsy musical parent body. It can get chaotic there but cheerfully so. The school is like a family in that you see its flaws but you can't help loving it. The Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations are always a highlight of the year for me.

  • (8 years ago)

    Although I am not a parent of the school I was blessed to have the opportunity to be a student teacher in a Kindergarten class. I am from Australia and I felt so warmly welcomed into the school community by students parents and staff over the 4 week period. A fantastic school offering an abundance of after school program activities. From my experience the level of parent involvement was extremely high with parents involved in field trips lunchtime supervision and well informed of the day to day runnings of thier childs classroom practices and experiences. Thank you for having my MTW and I will forever be grateful for my unfogettable and most rewarding experience.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a parent of a kindergarten student and I am extremely disappointed in Midtown West thus far. I feel that the school is overcrowded and unorganized.

  • (9 years ago)

    Midtown West offers a wonderful learning community. The teacher and parents work collaboratively to ensure a rich learning environment for each child.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good (or bad) very progressive high parent involvement. Excellence teachers' passion to teach students. Negative crowded

  • (9 years ago)

    Do not credit the present principal for this good school credit the former principal. the current is a hide away principal. the academics are very good. some of the day to day methods such as rewards with sweets are questionable. there is diversity here but a decided effort to cater to the arts community giving very well to do actors. a place to send thier kids to school for free and avoiding the private school tuition. a very good level of parental involvement...a very high level actually. but too much mixing of special ed kids into the regular classrooms causing disruption and distracting kids who can be distracted. there has been a lot of turnover in the art classes in terms of teachers. music program is great but it depends on one teacher only.

  • (9 years ago)

    Midtown West is a gem. The schools open door policy has been a blessing. There are parent and principal breakfasts regularly. The teacher's are dedicated. They love to teach and love the school. They give up their lunch hour so that they can supervise the playground along with parent volunteers. Everyone is on a first name basis. The collaborative approach to learning lots of group oriented projects is the best way for a child to learn and my child has blossomed here. The afterschool program is one of the best with ballet modern and tap dance with a former Alvin Aliley dancer who is also a teacher here swimming juggling theatre to name a few. The PTA is very strong and fund raising is heavily emphasized. This pays for programs like Media and Art. There may be a difficult transition to this relaxed environment for children who transfer from a more traditional one.

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