Maurice W Downing Primary School

  • Maurice W Downing Primary School serves 355 students in grades Kindergarten-2.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 86%) for the 2009-10 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70-74% (which is approximately equal to the New York state average of 74%) for the 2009-10 school year.
  • Maurice W Downing Primary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2009-10 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Maurice W Downing Primary School's student population of 355 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-2
Total Students355 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Maurice W Downing Primary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 4,068 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2009-10 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Maurice W Downing Primary School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. 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--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (09-10)≥95%
86%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (09-10)70-74%
74%
Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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Asian
4%
9%
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Hispanic
29%
26%
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Black
40%
17%
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White
24%
44%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.700.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMALVERNE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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