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330 Crown St

Brooklyn, NY 11225

(718) 756-3100

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 650

Students Per Teacher: 11

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20 Parent Reviews for P.s. 161 The Crown

The school has a new Principle and he is wonderful. I want to see if he can turn this school around, I hope so because the middle school was terrible HORRIBLE last year. The new principal has really changed things but iit is not enough yet. Fairness, he's only been there for 3 months. If you have ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/05/12

My son is in Kindegarten at PS 161. From Day 1, I did not like the atmosphere. Children were running around the cafeteria with no supervision, (teachers were just standing there doing nothing), the floors were wet with milk spills (no one came to clean them up). The so-called helpers were rude and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/25/10

Both of my children attend this school. Although they are doing well w/their school and homework this school offers no conflict resolution, regular gym activities, art, or anything outside of school work. My daughters teacher this year is very immature and doesn t show the level of care that the Stellar ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/26/09

The first grade should be a memorable for all six-year-olds. My daughter has had an unforgettable experience since attending The Crown School. There is a tremendous cultural bias at at the school. There should be cultural training classes for some of the teachers. My daughter's teacher is culture ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/10/08

My child has attended PS 161. This school has taken a serious nosedive in the past 3 years and I am thankful that this will be our last year in attendance. School focus- citywide test scores. Students are plagued with testing material. Bulling is a major problem and principal's attitude towards students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/06/07

As the graduating class of 2006, I feel that P.S 161/ Crown School is a terrible school due to the fact that the students pay no attention and are disruptful in class. The quality of the teachers is ok but the discipline factor does take from the learning material. I also feel that the middle school ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 11/24/06

This school focuses more on the low achievers than on the high ones. It is not fair to focus all attention to the bottom of the class and give no recognition to the top half. If you have an A student then do not send here. Classes are overcrowded. Mr. Kurtz gave the school its great name, once he left ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/12/06

It's a GREAT school! Principal And teachers work hard to maintain the high standard that this school is known for. Let's pull together as parents (our children's advocates)and join the team, for greater success for our children.

Posted by a parent on 10/13/05

My sister attended P.S. 161. It is better than a lot of the other public schools in Brooklyn.

Posted by a parent on 09/08/05

The principal focuses on 'Dress for succes' over learning. It is an overcrowded school.

Posted by a parent on 08/22/05

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Test Year: 2012
P.s. 161 The Crown
New York City Public Schools
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* In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

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Brooklyn schools — P.s. 161 The Crown is located at 330 Crown St, Brooklyn NY 11225. 330 Crown St is in the 11225 ZIP code in Brooklyn, NY The school district for P.s. 161 The Crown is the New York City Public Schools. P.s. 161 The Crown is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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