Ithaca City School District

400 Lake St
Ithaca, NY 14850-2132
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Ithaca City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 4,863 students in Ithaca City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in New York.
Public Schools in Ithaca City School District have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the New York public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the New York public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NY)
# Schools
12 Schools
4,804 Schools
# Students
4,863 Students
2,526,085 Students
# Teachers
510 Teachers
215,006 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1

District Rank

Ithaca City School District, which is ranked #296 of all 1,019 school districts in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 91% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NY)
#301 out of 1020 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Ithaca City   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
54%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ithaca City   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
54%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ithaca City   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
84%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Ithaca City   School District and public school graduation rate of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.57
0.72
# American Indian Students
11 Students
18,588 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
444 Students
249,216 Students
% Asian Students
9%
10%
# Hispanic Students
420 Students
726,742 Students
% Hispanic Students
9%
29%
# Black Students
345 Students
408,333 Students
% Black Students
7%
16%
# White Students
3,082 Students
1,036,576 Students
% White Students
63%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
6,065 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
557 Students
80,416 Students
% of Two or more races Students
12%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
111
56,452
# Students in K Grade:
354
173,911
# Students in 1st Grade:
363
175,816
# Students in 2nd Grade:
374
179,820
# Students in 3rd Grade:
361
179,541
# Students in 4th Grade:
391
182,709
# Students in 5th Grade:
368
184,133
# Students in 6th Grade:
346
186,473
# Students in 7th Grade:
368
191,045
# Students in 8th Grade:
407
194,721
# Students in 9th Grade:
389
208,652
# Students in 10th Grade:
314
198,832
# Students in 11th Grade:
328
188,822
# Students in 12th Grade:
366
188,400
# Ungraded Students:
23
36,758

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $28,260 in this school district is less than the state median of $31,092. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $29,730 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NY)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$137 MM
$78,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Ithaca City   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$145 MM
$80,737 MM
This chart display total spending of Ithaca City   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$28,260
$31,092
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Ithaca City   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$29,730
$31,961
This chart display average spending per public school student in Ithaca City   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Ithaca City School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ithaca Senior High School
(Math: 96% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1401 N Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2145
Grades: 9-12
| 1,254 students
Rank: #22.
Northeast School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
425 Winthrop Dr
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-2121
Grades: K-5
| 382 students
Rank: #33.
Cayuga Heights Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
110 E Upland Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-8557
Grades: K-5
| 324 students
Rank: #44.
Boynton Middle School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1601 N Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2241
Grades: 6-8
| 534 students
Rank: #55.
Dewitt Middle School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
560 Warren Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-3222
Grades: 6-8
| 471 students
Rank: #66.
South Hill School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
520 Hudson St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2129
Grades: PK-5
| 392 students
Rank: #77.
Lehman Alternative Community School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
111 Chestnut St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2183
Grades: 6-12
| 280 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Belle Sherman School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
501 Mitchell St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2206
Grades: PK-5
| 301 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Caroline Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2439 Slaterville Rd
Slaterville Springs, NY 14881
(607) 539-7155
Grades: PK-5
| 276 students
Rank: #1010.
Fall Creek Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
202 King St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2214
Grades: PK-5
| 216 students
Rank: #1111.
Beverly J Martin Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
302 W Buffalo St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2209
Grades: PK-5
| 275 students
Rank: #1212.
Enfield School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
20 Enfield Main Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2221
Grades: PK-5
| 158 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Ithaca City School District?
Ithaca City School District manages 12 public schools serving 4,863 students.
What is the rank of Ithaca City School District?
Ithaca City School District is ranked #296 out of 1,019 school districts in New York (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of New York school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Ithaca City School District?
63% of Ithaca City School District students are White, 12% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Asian, 9% of students are Hispanic, and 7% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Ithaca City School District?
Ithaca City School District has a student/teacher ratio of 10:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 12:1.
What is Ithaca City School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $29,730 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 12 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 4,863 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • : 84% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 54% (Top 30%)
  • : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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