Congratulations PS173Q

Statement by Chancellor Walcott on New York City Schools Named “Blue Ribbon Schools” by U.S. Department of Education

“Today, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named P.S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence in Brooklyn, P.S. 48 William G. Wilcox in Staten Island, P.S. 130, P.S. 159 and P.S. 173 Fresh Meadows, all in Queens, as 2011 Blue Ribbon Schools because of their students’ academic achievements last year. I want to congratulate the students, teachers, principals and parents at these five schools for all of their hard work and dedication in ensuring their students are making strong academic progress and are on track to graduate college or career ready.”