P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence

P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence serves 587 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence operates within the New York City Geographic #15 School District.

Overview

The student population of 587 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 587 students
P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence Total Students (2006-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence Total Classroom Teachers (2006-2012)
Students by Grade P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 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 12:1 13:1
P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence Student : Teacher Ratio (2006-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
8%
P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence Asian (2006-2012)
Hispanic
80%
23%
P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
3%
19%
P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence Black (2006-2012)
White
12%
48%
P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence White (2006-2012)
All Ethnic Groups P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence Sch Ethnicity P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence 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.
0.35 1.03
P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence 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.
83%
42%
P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence 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.
6%
7%
P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 27,134 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name New York City Geographic #15 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
43
3
Number of Students Managed 27,134 1,324
New York City Geographic  #15 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 Sunset Park High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Sunset Park High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sunset Park High School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Brooklyn Sunset Park High School
    153 35th St
    Brooklyn , NY , 11232
    (718)840-1900
    0.3  mi  |  986  students  |  Gr.  9-11
  • Brooklyn Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
    Charter School
    500 19th St
    Brooklyn , NY , 11215
    (347)889-7041
    Charter School
    0.3  mi  |  303  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Brooklyn P.S. 371 Lillian L Rashkis
    Special Education School
    355 37th St
    Brooklyn , NY , 11232
    (718)788-7608
    Special Education School
    0.4  mi  |  340  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Brooklyn P.S. 24
    427 38th St
    Brooklyn , NY , 11232
    (718)832-9366
    0.4  mi  |  745  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Brooklyn I.S. 136 Charles O Dewey
    4004 4th Ave
    Brooklyn , NY , 11232
    (718)965-3333
    0.5  mi  |  491  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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