David Paterson School

  • David Paterson School serves 557 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (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 21% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • David Paterson School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • David Paterson School's student population of 557 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students557 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • David Paterson School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of David Paterson School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. 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#3664 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:114:1
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Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
58%
26%
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Black
38%
17%
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White
4%
44%
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Diversity Score0.520.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHempstead Union Free School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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