P.S. 140 Nathan Straus

Tel: (212)677-4680
Grades: PK-8

407 students

P.S. 140 Nathan Straus serves 407 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
P.S. 140 Nathan Straus operates within the New York City Geographic # 1 School District.

Overview

The student population of 407 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 407 students
P.S. 140 Nathan Straus Total Students (2006-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
P.S. 140 Nathan Straus Total Classroom Teachers (2006-2012)
Students by Grade P.S. 140 Nathan Straus Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
P.S. 140 Nathan Straus Student : Teacher Ratio (2006-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
8%
P.S. 140 Nathan Straus Asian (2006-2012)
Hispanic
77%
23%
P.S. 140 Nathan Straus Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
16%
19%
P.S. 140 Nathan Straus Black (2006-2012)
White
1%
48%
P.S. 140 Nathan Straus White (2006-2012)
All Ethnic Groups P.S. 140 Nathan Straus Sch Ethnicity P.S. 140 Nathan Straus 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.
0.38 0.68
P.S. 140 Nathan Straus Diversity Score (2006-2012)
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.
65%
42%
P.S. 140 Nathan Straus Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2012)
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.
4%
7%
P.S. 140 Nathan Straus Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,362 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name New York City Geographic # 1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
29
3
Number of Students Managed 12,362 1,136
New York City Geographic  # 1 School District Number of Students Managed (2004-2012)
District Total Revenue n/a $29 MM
District Spending n/a $29 MM
District Revenue / Student n/a $21,692
District Spending / Student n/a $21,514
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 Marta Valle High School (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is School For Global Leaders (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 142 Amalia Castro (0 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • New York P.S. 142 Amalia Castro
    100 Attorney St
    New York , NY , 10002
    (212)598-3800
    0  mi  |  433  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • New York Manhattan Charter School
    Charter School
    100 Attorney St
    New York , NY , 10002
    (212)533-2743
    Charter School
    0  mi  |  268  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • New York Marta Valle High School
    145 Stanton St
    New York , NY , 10002
    (212)473-8152
    0.2  mi  |  365  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Manhattan School For Global Leaders
    145 Stanton St
    Manhattan , NY , 10002
    (212)260-5375
    0.2  mi  |  271  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • New York Lower East Side Preparatory High School
    Alternative School
    145 Stanton St 4th Fl
    New York , NY , 10002
    (212)505-6366
    Alternative School
    0.2  mi  |  560  students  |  Gr.  10-12

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