Barack Obama Elementary School

176 William St

Hempstead, NY 11550-5848

Tel: (516)292-7088
Grades: 1-5

538 students

Barack Obama Elementary School serves 538 students in grades 1-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 53%.
Barack Obama Elementary School operates within the Hempstead Union Free School District.

Overview

The student population of 538 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 1-5
Total Students 538 students
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 13:1
Hispanic
65%
24%
Black
29%
19%
White
6%
47%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.49 0.36
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
82%
41%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,603 students has grown by 24% over five years.
School District Name Hempstead Union Free School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed 7,603 1,015
District Total Revenue $171 MM $29 MM
District Spending $158 MM $29 MM
District Revenue / Student $28,148 $21,692
District Spending / Student $25,893 $21,514
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hempstead High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Alverta B Gray Schultz Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hempstead Early Childhood Center (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • HempsteadHempstead Early Childhood Center
    436 Front St
    HempsteadNY 11550
    (516)489-2424
    0.4 mi | 379 students | Gr. PK-2                      
  • HempsteadAlverta B Gray Schultz Middle School
    70 Greenwich St
    HempsteadNY 11550
    (516)292-7124
    0.5 mi | 1300 students | Gr. 6-9                      
  • HempsteadJackson Annex School
    380 Jackson St
    HempsteadNY 11550
    (516)292-7086
    0.7 mi | 527 students | Gr. PK-3                      
  • Hempstead Franklin School
    335 South Franklin St
    HempsteadNY 11550
    (516)292-7069
    0.8 mi | 753 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • UniondaleNorthern Parkway Elementary School
    440 Northern Pky
    UniondaleNY 11553
    (516)918-1705
    0.8 mi | 733 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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