Denton Avenue School

1050 Denton Ave
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 10%
Serving 630 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Denton Avenue School ranks in the top 10% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 88% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 84% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 630 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • : Top 10% in NY
  • : 88% (Top 10%)
  • : 84% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Denton Avenue School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Denton Avenue School's student population of 630 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
630 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

Denton Avenue School ranks within the top 10% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Denton Avenue School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#321 out of 4377 schools
(Top 10%)
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88%
46%
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84%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Denton Avenue School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
78%
10%
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Hispanic
6%
29%
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Black
1%
16%
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White
14%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.37
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
2%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Denton Avenue School's ranking?
Denton Avenue School is ranked #321 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Denton Avenue School often compared to?
Denton Avenue Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Center Street School, Manor Oaks William Bowie School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
88% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Denton Avenue School?
630 students attend Denton Avenue School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Denton Avenue School students are Asian, 14% of students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Denton Avenue School?
Denton Avenue School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Denton Avenue School offer ?
Denton Avenue School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Denton Avenue School part of?
Denton Avenue School is part of Herricks Union Free School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 630 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • : Top 10%
  • : 88% (Top 10%)
  • : 84% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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