P.S. 126 Jacob August Riis

  • P.S. 126 Jacob August Riis serves 783 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher 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 60% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • P.S. 126 Jacob August Riis placed in the top 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 57%.

School Overview

  • P.S. 126 Jacob August Riis's student population of 783 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students783 students
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Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 126 Jacob August Riis 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 126 Jacob August Riis is 0.56, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1366 out of 4239 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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Asian
63%
9%
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Hispanic
19%
27%
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Black
9%
17%
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White
7%
43%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.560.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District # 2 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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