P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson
P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson serves 477 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).
P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson's student population of 477 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson is 0.57, 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 Data
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#4045 out of 4228 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education
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