Best of the Bronx: P.S. 55 turns 100

The Claremont elementary school has had 126,000 students over the past 100 years. (1/13/14)

CLAREMONT - P.S. 55 celebrated its 100th birthday today in Claremont.

The school, which serves students from pre-K to fifth grade, says it's had more than 126,000 students over the past 100 years.

"For me, anything that's 100 years old shows durability, sustainability and strength," says Principal Luis Torres.

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Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. visited the school for today's celebration, which also featured a performance from the school's step team, the BX Bengal Tigers.
 

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