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PS 171 M – Patrick Henry Preparatory

A parent with a message of appreciation for PS 171.

PS 171 M in East Harlem received an America's Best Urban Schools Award in 2018 and were also gifted a new Learning Lab by TV personality Ellen Degeneres. 


  • A New York Cares School Success Partner.
  • Received an America’s Best Urban Schools Award in 2018. 
  • A Learning Lab donated by television host  Ellen Degeneres.

Meet the Principal 

“We have an outstanding community of staff, students and over a dozen community partners within the East Harlem community. Our school was recognized this summer as a ‘top’ performing school – at both elementary and middle school levels in the entire New York State as well as NCUST's America's Best Urban Schools Award in 2018.”

— Dimitres Pantelidis 

School Facts

  • Economic Need Index (reflects the likelihood that students are experiencing poverty) of 77%, higher than the citywide average of 70%.
  • Many students live in shelters and struggle with chronic absenteeism (defined as missing 20 or more days in a school year).
  • East Harlem’s elementary school absenteeism rate is higher than the rate for NYC overall.
  • Two-thirds of high school students in East Harlem graduate in four years, lower than the citywide rate.


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