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P.S. Q177

Grades: K-12
56-37 188th Street
Queens NY 11365
Phone: 718-357-4650

Our Insights

What’s Special

100 percent of teachers say they would recommend this school to other families

The Downside

Little information available

PS Q177 is a safe and orderly school where the leadership is liked and 100 percent of teachers say they would recommend this school to other families, surveys report.

Based on the 2015 Quality Review, it is clear that teachers care about making content relevant to real life situations. In class, subjects such as filling out job applications and knowing what appropriate work attire is are discussed. In addition to crafting a curriculum that teaches skills and content that extend beyond the classroom, the school provides pre-vocational training from school based worksites such as the School Store, the Culinary Institute, and Custodial training.

The school, which serves around 500 1st through 12th grade students, is located in four sites across Queens. The Comprehensive Education Plan makes evident that the different sites serve different types of learners. Q177s main site educates 430 students with developmental disabilities ranging in age from 6-21 years.

Q177 at PS 295 consists of seven classes, five of which are 6:1:1 ratio classes and two classes of which are 12:1:4. These serve multiply handicapped students ranging in age from 5-13 years of age. Q177 at PS 139 is the elementary inclusion site which currently educates 16 students in general education classes with supports from our Special Education Teacher Support Services(SETSS) teachers. Finally, Q177 at PS 190 is the junior high school inclusion site which currently has eight students enrolled in general education classes with supports from our SETSS teacher. The attendance rate for the 2015-2106 school year was 90.6 percent, according to the CEP.

ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS Q177 is part of District 75, a network of 69 schools dedicated to New York Citys students with disabilities who require increased attention. District 75 provides educational, vocational, and behavioral support programs for students who are on the autism spectrum, have significant cognitive delays, are significantly emotionally challenged, have a sensory impairment or have multiple disabilities. (Katie Safter & Hugo Segal, web reports, August 2017)

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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?
86% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
82% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

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

Contact & Location


Hollis (District 26)
Buses: Q17, Q30, Q31, Q88


Christopher Duffy
Parent Coordinator
Jennifer Smith

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

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