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P.S. Q993

Grades: K-12
85-15 258th Street
Bellerose NY 11001
Phone: 718-831-4040

Our Insights

What’s Special

Vocational classes for students with multiple handicaps

The Downside

Little information available

PS Q993 is a safe and orderly school where the leadership is liked, surveys report.

The school, which serves over 500 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, is located in nine sites throughout Queens. The student body is comprised mainly of learners with multiple handicaps, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbances, and autism. The attendance rate for the 2015-2016 school year was 87.8 percent, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP). Also key to note is that the quality of teaching at the school is good, based on the 2015 Quality Review.

According to the CEP, the school offers pre-vocational and vocational classes. In fact, the school recently increased the number pre-vocational classes to provide more students with experiences to help them build skills to increase college/career readiness.

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ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS Q993 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 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
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

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

Contact & Location


Bellerose (District 26)
Buses: Q36


Jacqueline Zaretsky
Parent Coordinator
Natisha Singh

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the building with PS 191 Mayflower
Metal detectors?


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