Barack Obama Elementary School

176 William St,

Hempstead, NY, 11550-5848

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

532 students

Barack Obama Elementary School serves 532 students in grades 1-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
Barack Obama Elementary School operates within the Hempstead Union Free School District.

Overview

The student population of 532 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 1-5
Total Students 532 students
Barack Obama Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Barack Obama Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Barack Obama Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 1.03. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 13:1
Barack Obama Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
8%
Barack Obama Elementary School Asian (1989-2006)
Hispanic
63%
23%
Barack Obama Elementary School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
30%
19%
Barack Obama Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
4%
48%
Barack Obama Elementary School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Barack Obama Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Barack Obama Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.52 1.03
Barack Obama Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
83%
42%
Barack Obama Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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.
2%
7%
Barack Obama Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,231 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Hempstead Union Free School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed 6,231 1,324
Hempstead Union Free   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $171 MM $29 MM
District Spending $158 MM $29 MM
Hempstead Union Free   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $28,148 $21,692
Hempstead Union Free   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $25,893 $21,514
Hempstead Union Free   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is College Preparatory Academy For Business And Law (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
  • Hempstead Hempstead Early Childhood Center
    436 Front St
    Hempstead , NY , 11550
    (516)489-2424
    0.4  mi  |  598  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Hempstead Alverta B Gray Schultz Middle School
    70 Greenwich St
    Hempstead , NY , 11550
    (516)292-7124
    0.5  mi  |  1239  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Hempstead Jackson Annex School
    380 Jackson St
    Hempstead , NY , 11550
    (516)292-7086
    0.7  mi  |  452  students  |  Gr.  1-3
  • Hempstead Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Franklin School
    335 South Franklin St
    Hempstead , NY , 11550
    (516)292-7069
    0.8  mi  |  672  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Uniondale Northern Parkway Elementary School
    440 Northern Pky
    Uniondale , NY , 11553
    (516)918-1705
    0.8  mi  |  731  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Hempstead, NY public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.54, which is higher than the New York average of 0.35. The most diverse school in Hempstead is Hempstead High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New York or national school diversity statistics.