P.S. 116 Elizabeth L Farrell

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515 Knickerbocker Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(School attendance zone shown in map)
P.S. 116 Elizabeth L Farrell serves 390 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (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 30% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
P.S. 116 Elizabeth L Farrell 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 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

P.S. 116 Elizabeth L Farrell's student population of 390 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students390 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 116 Elizabeth L Farrell 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 P.S. 116 Elizabeth L Farrell is 0.10, which is less 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
#3492 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
9%
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Hispanic
95%
27%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
1%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.100.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (10-11)
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #32 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to P.S. 116 Elizabeth L Farrell is All City Leadership Secondary School (0.1 miles away)
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School Reviews

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As a parent of a former student of PS 116 I would not reccomend this school to any parent parent. I moved to NYC from Buffalo NY and the school system is a total disaster. The Quality of academic programs is very poor and limited/ There is no such thing as music class, the Auditorium/Gym is not fit & equiped adequately. There is not enough academic for children. The school facilities are very poor and old, the school needs a major renovation. And it is a disgrace that there isn't enough parent involment. Also, I may add that the custodians of the school set a very bad example to the children by having female companionship during and off school hours in the school. I removed my sons from the school & enrolled them in a private school. This school needs to be reformed in every way possible.
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