P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence

P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence serves 618 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 53%.
P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence operates within the New York City Geographic #15 School District.

Overview

The student population of 618 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 618 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less 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 13:1 13:1
Asian
3%
8%
Hispanic
81%
24%
Black
4%
19%
White
12%
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.
0.33 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.
86%
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 28,711 students has grown by 11% over five years.
School District Name New York City Geographic #15 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
3
Number of Students Managed 28,711 1,015
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: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sunset Park High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 24 (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • BrooklynBrooklyn Prospect Charter School
    Charter School
    3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway
    BrooklynNY 11218
    (347)889-7041
    Charter School

    0.3 mi | 422 students | Gr. 6-9                      
  • BrooklynSunset Park High School
    153 35th St
    BrooklynNY 11232
    (718)840-1900
    0.3 mi | 1286 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • BrooklynP.S. 371 Lillian L Rashkis
    Special Education School
    355 37th St
    BrooklynNY 11232
    (718)788-7608
    Special Education School

    0.4 mi | 300 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • BrooklynP.S. 24
    427 38th St
    BrooklynNY 11232
    (718)832-9366
    0.4 mi | 714 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • BrooklynI.S. 136 Charles O Dewey
    4004 4th Ave
    BrooklynNY 11232
    (718)965-3333
    0.5 mi | 461 students | Gr. 6-8                      

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  • Recommended April 19, 2008 - This is an EXCELLENT SCHOOL! Teachers are fantastic, parents are supportive, administration is PHENOMINAL! I would recommend this school 100%! - Posted by Teacher

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