I.S. 96 Seth Low

99 Ave P
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(School attendance zone shown in map)
I.S. 96 Seth Low serves 773 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 2017-18 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).

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I.S. 96 Seth Low places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

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.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students773 students
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Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
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School Comparison

I.S. 96 Seth Low 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 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#2913 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
33%
9%
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Hispanic
26%
27%
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Black
10%
17%
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White
29%
43%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.740.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #21 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to I.S. 96 Seth Low is Brooklyn Studio Secondary School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Brooklyn School Of Inquiry (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Success Academy Charter School - Bensonhurst (0.0 miles away)
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