P.S. 117 J Keld/briarwood School

85-15 143rd St
Jamaica, NY 11435
(School attendance zone shown in map)
P.S. 117 J Keld/briarwood School serves 1,015 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (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 47% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
P.S. 117 J Keld/briarwood School 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 15:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

P.S. 117 J Keld/briarwood School's student population of 1,015 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students1,015 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 117 J Keld/briarwood School 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. 117 J Keld/briarwood School is 0.73, which is more 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
#2427 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
35%
9%
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Hispanic
34%
27%
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Black
10%
17%
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White
16%
43%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.730.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #28 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to P.S. 117 J Keld/briarwood School is Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck (0.1 miles away)
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