Community School #53

  • Community School #53 serves 435 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤5% (which is lower than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Community School #53's student population of 435 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students435 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Community School #53's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Community School #53 is 0.27, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#4224 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
9%
26%
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Black
85%
17%
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White
4%
44%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Community School #53.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.27n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Community School #53 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBuffalo City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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