P.S. 121

4.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
126-10 109th Ave
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
(School attendance zone shown in map)
P.S. 121 serves 935 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher 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 60% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
P.S. 121 placed in the top 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

P.S. 121 places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

P.S. 121's student population of 935 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students935 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of P.S. 121
Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 121 is ranked within the top 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. 121 is 0.77, 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
#1663 out of 4239 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
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American Indian
13%
1%
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Asian
40%
9%
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Hispanic
13%
27%
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Black
17%
17%
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White
2%
43%
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Hawaiian
13%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.770.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 121 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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. 121 is Epic High School-south (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hawtree Creek Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 100 Glen Morris (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • South Ozone Park P.S. 100 Glen Morris
    Grades: PK-5 | 954 students
    0.4 miles
    111-11 118th St
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    (718) 558-1510
    0.4 PK-5 954
  • South Ozone Park P.S. 155
    Grades: PK-5 | 519 students
    0.4 miles
    130-02 115th Ave
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    (718) 558-1310
    0.4 PK-5 519
  • South Ozone Park Epic High School-south
    Grades: 9-12 | 335 students
    0.6 miles
    121-10 Rockaway Blvd
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    (718) 845-1290
    0.6 9-12 335
  • South Ozone Park Hawtree Creek Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 365 students
    0.6 miles
    121-10 Rockaway Blvd
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    (718) 659-3792
    0.6 6-8 365
  • South Ozone Park Junior High School 226 Virgil I Grisson
    Grades: 6-8 | 911 students
    0.6 miles
    121-10 Rockaway Blvd
    South Ozone Park, NY 11420
    (718) 843-2260
    0.6 6-8 911

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
4  
This school is not bad but it has taken a downward spike some kids are bullied even in my class people want it to change but it's like they kinda don't care but it's not there fault some kids are rude and try to make their day worse
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5  
I would recommend this school , although the bathrooms are not what I expected it to be. The classrooms are in highly great condition .
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5  
I just graduated from P.S. 121. I loved how there were others that where west indian like me. This made me comfortable and letting different cultures in the school were great. I love most teachers, but some were harsh and mean. When i say that I mean one or two here and there, but overall the school is very good .The current vice principal is the best for the job. The vice principal is understanding and when he shared his story with my class, I felt encouraged that I could do any thing. I highly recommand this school because it not only helps you with your education but also when you leave the school. This school teaches you that you could be anything and do anything, but they don't want you to be like them they want you to be ten times better. You won't find a school like it.
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2  
The quality of this school has taken a downward spiral. I strongly feel that the leadership of the school is to blame. Time and time again I have brought it to their attention of some issues my child has been having. It is as if the principal does not care, and had rude responses/remarks. While I admit that a lot of parents aren't involved, it seems as if faculty does not care to be connected to the neighborhood and it's culture. My son has barely made it, and I regret not pulling him out sooner. My daughter is at a much better school, where they actually show concern and respect.
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