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P.S. Q224

Grades: K-8
252-12 72nd Avenue
Queens NY 11426
Phone: 718-831-4024

Our Insights

What’s Special

Partnerships to enhance learning for special needs children

The Downside

Little information available

PS Q224 is an orderly school where the leadership is liked, surveys report.

The school, which serves over 400 Pre-K through 9th grade, is located in Queens. The student body consists of learners with autism, hearing impairments, visual impairments, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, and speech and language disabilities. The attendance rate for the 2015-2016 school year was 90.6 percent, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP). Additionally, the schools pedagogy earned well-developed, the highest possible ranking, on its 2015 Quality Review.

The school has an number of partnerships to enhance their students learning, according to the Quality Review. They work with several organizations such as Inside Broadway, Town Hall, Queens Museum of Art, Education in Dance, Best Buddies and Queens Services for Autistic Children.

ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS Q224 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?
92%
86% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
98%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
23%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
87%
82% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
86%
0% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
10.0

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
399
Asian
30%
Black
16%
Hispanic
36%
White
10%
Other
9%
Free or reduced priced lunch
74%
Students with disabilities
100%
English language learners
25%
Pre-K seats
30

From 2020 School Directories



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

Contact & Location

Location

Little Neck (District 26)
Buses: Q36, Q46

Contact

Principal
Desmond Park
Parent Coordinator
Tiffany Cruz

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with PS 186 Castlewood
Metal detectors?
No

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