231 Palmetto St
Brooklyn, NY 11221
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes serves 307 students in grades 6-8.
Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes 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 ≤10% (which is lower than the New York state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11-19% (which is lower than the New York state average of 62%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the New York state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 307 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NY
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes's student population of 307 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
307 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes 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 Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes is 0.22, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#4113 out of 4228 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
≤10%
55%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
11-19%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
88%
28%
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Black
10%
17%
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White
1%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes's ranking?

Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for: Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 5%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

≤10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 55% NY state average), while 11-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% NY state average).

How many students attend Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes?

307 students attend Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

88% of Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are White.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes?

Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 12:1.

What grades does Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes offer ?

Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes part of?

Junior High School 291 Roland Hayes is part of New York City Geographic District #32 School District.

School Reviews

1   3/26/2020
This school should be close due to tolerance of bullying they couldn't care less care about the students the principal is a liar promised me to take action against the kids whom were aggravating my son and nothing happened, although it has gotten worse for my son with no consequences for the aggressors, this place is ruled by bad kids
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 307 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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