Maurice W Downing Primary School

55 Lindner Pl
Malverne, NY 11565
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Maurice W Downing Primary School serves 354 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%). 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%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 354 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • : ≥95%
  • : 70-74%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Maurice W Downing Primary School's student population of 354 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 55% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-2
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
354 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Maurice W Downing Primary School is 0.74, which is more 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)
(09-10)
≥95%
86%
(09-10)
70-74%
74%
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
11%
10%
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Hispanic
28%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Maurice W Downing Primary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
34%
16%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Maurice W Downing Primary School and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
24%
41%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.74
This chart displays the diversity score of Maurice W Downing Primary School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maurice W Downing Primary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≥95% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 86% NY state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 74% NY state average).
How many students attend Maurice W Downing Primary School?
354 students attend Maurice W Downing Primary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
34% of Maurice W Downing Primary School students are Black, 28% of students are Hispanic, 24% of students are White, 11% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Maurice W Downing Primary School?
Maurice W Downing Primary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Maurice W Downing Primary School offer ?
Maurice W Downing Primary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-2 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Maurice W Downing Primary School part of?
Maurice W Downing Primary School is part of Malverne Union Free School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 354 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • : ≥95%
  • : 70-74%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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