P.S. 41 Crocheron

Grades: K-5
Staff Pick for Special Ed
214-43 35 Avenue
Queens NY 11361
Phone: 718-423-8333

Our Insights

What’s Special

Cozy school with strong record of academic achievement

The Downside

Some classes held in portables

Housed in an old-fashioned but well-kept building, PS 41 is a traditional school with a cozy feel and a strong record of academic achievement.

“People are very happy to be here,” said long-time principal Sari Latto. “We care about more than just the academics. We care about emotional well-being as well.”  The school is quiet and orderly, and Latto seems to have a good rapport with the children. The school gets very high marks on the Learning Environment Survey and both teachers and parents are enthusiastic.

The school places an emphasis on teaching children to write well, and examples of sophisticated essays are posted on bulletin boards in the corridors. Children write not only in English and social studies classes, but also in science class.

There is an annual science fair for all grades and lots of hands-on science activities.  We sat in on a science class in which children learned about erosion by making models of hills and valleys out of clay, pressed into aluminum pans, then squirting water over them to wear them down.

PS 41 has adopted the city’s scripted ReadyGen reading program, but teachers supplement it with plenty of trade books for independent reading.

Ballroom dancing, a chorus and band offer children exposure to the arts. A professional actor helps children put on a musical each year.

The school, long overcrowded, houses some children in portable classrooms on the playground. These classrooms are comfortable, but it can be awkward for the children to travel back and forth between the portables and the main building when the weather is bad.

Special education:  PS 41 offers an unusual class, called Horizon, for children on the autism spectrum. These pupils, assigned to District 75 (which serves children with severe disabilities), may attend regular classes for part of the day, accompanied by an aide who gives them silent cues to help them focus and behave appropriately. Children from general education classes sometimes volunteer to help teach them social skills, working with them one-on-one under teachers’ supervision.

PS 41 also offers Special Education Teacher Support Services and Integrated Co-Teaching Classes.

Admission: Neighborhood school. (Clara  Hemphill, November 2013)  


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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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
86% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
86% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From the 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?
50% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 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
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Bayside (District 26)
Buses: Q13, Q31


Joseph Ferrara
Parent Coordinator
Mary Paik Bow

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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