I.S. 96 Seth Low
I.S. 96 Seth Low serves 773 students in grades 6-8.
I.S. 96 Seth Low 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is lower than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).
I.S. 96 Seth Low's student population of 773 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
I.S. 96 Seth Low is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of I.S. 96 Seth Low is 0.74, which is more 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#2816 out of 4228 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education
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