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P.S. Q255

Grades: K-12
158-40 76th Road
Queens NY 11366
Phone: 718-380-1247

Our Insights

What’s Special

Good teaching at school for special needs children

The Downside

Little information available

PS Q255 is a safe and orderly school where the leadership is liked, surveys say.

The school, which serves over 400 Pre-K through 12th graders, is located in eight sites across Queens. Important to note is that 99 percent of student body consists of learners with Autism. According to the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP), the attendance rate for 2015-2016 school year was 91.4 percent. Additionally, the schools pedagogy earned well-developed, the highest possible ranking, on its 2015 Quality Review.

The Quality Review details that the school emphasizes the importance of healthy living. For example, in a 2nd grade class students were graphing their choice of snacks considered healthy. Similarly, in a 7th grade class students were creating menus of healthy foods which would be included in the class made Healthy Living book.

ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS Q255 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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
86% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
85% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 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 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2020 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

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

Contact & Location


Flushing (District 25)
Buses: Q25, Q34, Q65


Gregg Lopez
Parent Coordinator
Nora Eckert

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with the Queens School of Inquiry and IS 250
Metal detectors?


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