P.S. 184 Flushing Manor

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
163-15 21 Road
Queens NY 11357
Phone: 718-352-7800

Our Insights

What’s Special

Involved parents; students support good causes

The Downside

Some kids have long bus rides to school.

Tucked away in the middle class neighborhood of Whitestone, PS 184's students are high-scoring on exams and active in student government. Parents are very involved, flocking to the school to run activities, including movie nights, winter fairs and elaborate graduation events.

Principal Anna Dimilta took the helm at PS 184 when longtime principal Dora Pantelis retired during the 2013-2014 school year. Dimilta had previously worked as the Assistant Principal at PS 184.

Teachers at PS 184 are experienced, with many having been teachers for fifteen years or more, according to Department of Education reports, and they give overwhelmingly positive feedback on school surveys.

All students at PS 184 take visual arts and dance plus drama and music on a rotating basis. Fifth graders participate in the Dancing Classrooms program, where they learn ballroom dancing.

Extracurriculars include sports like basketball and cheerleading. PS 184 is part of the District 25 basketball league, and students compete with students from other schools. Students may also participate in the student government, which is involved in a range of projects like fundraisers and spirit days. They support charities such as St. Mary's Children's Hospital, St. Albans Veterans Hospital, City Harvest and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

The Arts and Science Appreciation Program (ASAP) runs a variety of after-school activities, including science club, piano lessons, and homework help among others. NY Academy also runs an after school program.

As a PROSE school (Progressive Redesign Opportunity Schools for Excellence), PS 184 has more flexibility than other schools in the way teachers are hired and evaluated, in scheduling classes and in other areas of school governance. PS 184 has found, for example, that inviting parents into classrooms for celebrations and to do a lesson with their child results in higher attendance than afternoon workshops for parents.  

Adjacent to PS 184 is a spacious public playground that the school uses as a schoolyard. 

Special education: PS 184 offers Integrated co-Teaching (ICT) classes, in which two faculty members, one a specialist in special education, teach mixed groups of general education students and students with special needs.

Admissions: PS 184 is a neighborhood school. (Pauline Zaldonis, web reports, March 2014; updated 2018)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
81% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
49% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners
Pre-K seats

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
25% Citywide Average

From 2020 School Directories

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Whitestone (District 25)
Buses: Q16, Q31, Q76, QM20


Anna Dimilta
Parent Coordinator
Antonella Golia

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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