P.S. 253

P.S. 253 serves 737 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
P.S. 253 operates within the New York City Geographic #21 School District.

Overview

The student population of 737 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 737 students
P.S. 253 Total Students (2006-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 52 teachers
P.S. 253 Total Classroom Teachers (2006-2012)
Students by Grade P.S. 253 Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 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 14:1 13:1
P.S. 253 Student : Teacher Ratio (2006-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
37%
8%
P.S. 253 Asian (2006-2012)
Hispanic
45%
23%
P.S. 253 Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
1%
19%
P.S. 253 Black (2006-2012)
White
14%
48%
P.S. 253 White (2006-2012)
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.
0.65 1.03
P.S. 253 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. 253 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.
7%
7%
P.S. 253 Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 33,731 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name New York City Geographic #21 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
40
3
Number of Students Managed 33,731 1,201
New York City Geographic  #21 School District Number of Students Managed (2006-2012)
District Total Revenue n/a n/a
District Spending n/a n/a
District Revenue / Student n/a $0
District Spending / Student n/a $0
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 William E Grady Career And Technical Education Hig High School (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is P.S. 771 (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 100 The Coney Island School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Brooklyn William E Grady Career And Technical Education Hig High School
    Vocational School
    25 Brighton 4th Rd
    Brooklyn , NY , 11235
    (718)332-5000
    Vocational School
    0.2  mi  |  940  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Brooklyn P.S. 225 The Eileen E Zaglin
    1075 Oceanview Ave
    Brooklyn , NY , 11235
    (718)743-9793
    0.3  mi  |  906  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Brooklyn P.S. 771
    Special Education School
    1075 Oceanview Ave
    Brooklyn , NY , 11235
    (718)891-3602
    Special Education School
    0.3  mi  |  371  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Brooklyn Abraham Lincoln High School
    2800 Ocean Pky
    Brooklyn , NY , 11235
    (718)333-7400
    0.3  mi  |  2593  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Brooklyn P.S. 370
    Special Education School
    3000 West 1st St
    Brooklyn , NY , 11224
    (718)372-3777
    Special Education School
    0.4  mi  |  270  students  |  Gr.  KG-12

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