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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
P.S. 196 - Grand Central Parkway is a highly rated, public school located in Forest Hills, NY. It has 1,027 students in grades PK, K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

P.S. 196 - Grand Central Parkway Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$84,157
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,766
National
$949
Median Home Value
$482,348
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,027
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.6%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 responses
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P.S. 196 - Grand Central Parkway Reviews

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This is one of the reasons why Forest Hills is such a desirable place to live; Safe and great schools (Our lady queen of martyrs is a private Catholic school, amoung others). PS 196 have great teachers (Ms Gamba was the sweetest). This school is highly sought after and is always highly ranked and has a balance of hw and academics. Nice after school programs and playground. What’s lacking in enrichment you can find in Forest Hills; dance, STEM, cooking, martial arts, swim, sports. If you can afford to move to FH it’s one of the best places to live, near all the MTA and airports. I have lived throughout NYC.
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My experience at P.S. 196- Grand Central Parkway was remarkable. It is such a nurturing and supportive environment with many opportunities to explore interests such as sports, theater arts, music, and more. The teachers, administration, and staff are all very friendly, warm, and amazing!
I loved it here! I thought that all the students got along well and learned a lot in a range of subjects. I really felt like the teachers cared about the students and the school, and that was key in fostering a motivational environment in which students could succeed.