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In The News

Our Principal, Mr. Jack G. Spatola is profiled in The New York Times, At P.S. 172 in Brooklyn, A Principal Rewrites the Book
--New York Times, October 23, 2015

P.S. 172 recognized as one of the top ten schools in the State. Excellence a Plenty in NYC Public Schools.
--NY Daily News, October 2015

P.S. 172 ranks in the top five in New York City. MAP: See How Your Elementary School Ranks on State Tests
--DNAinfo, October 5, 2015 

Listen to our Principal, Mr. Jack G. Spatola's interview with Rita Cosby of 77 WABC's Back to Books Series.   Episode 5.
--September 2015

P.S. 172 and third grade teacher Mrs. Tricomi was featured in a story on three successful schools in New York City. Portraits of Success
--New York Daily News, March 2015

Watch a great video clip of P.S. 172 100 Year Celebration: What's Cool at School: PS 172 in Sunset Park celebrates centennial. 
--News 12 Brooklyn, February 12, 2014

P.S. 172 ranked among the top 25 in New York State! Six Brooklyn schools ranked best statewide
--Brooklyn Spectator, September 2013

--Inside Great Schools, June 2013
This NY Daily News article explains how Brooklyn’s P.S. 172 ties with one other school as the highest-scoring A-rated school in the city. Parents and the principal celebrated the school’s success.
--New York Daily News, October 2012

--D.O.E., October 2012

--D.O.E., 2011

--Home Reporter News, October 2011

– New York Times, 2010

– NY1, 2010

Low Income, Top Scores:  A School Defies the Odds
– New York Times, 2010