P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson

  • P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson serves 512 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 7% (which is lower than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 21% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson's student population of 512 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students512 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#4045 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
45%
26%
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Black
51%
17%
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White
4%
44%
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Diversity Score0.540.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT # 5 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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