P.S. 159

205-01 33rd Ave
Bayside, NY 11361
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
P.S. 159 serves 680 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
P.S. 159 placed in the top 30% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 79% (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 74% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) 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 78% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

P.S. 159's student population of 680 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students680 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of P.S. 159
Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 159 is ranked within the top 30% 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. 159 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#991 out of 4239 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
60%
9%
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Hispanic
16%
27%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
22%
43%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.570.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
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. 159 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 #26 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to P.S. 159 is Bayside High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is I.S. 25 Adrien Block (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bayside Bayside High School Math: 97% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 3,038 students
    0.2 miles
    32-24 Corp Kennedy St
    Bayside, NY 11361
    (718) 229-7600
    0.2 9-12 3,038
  • Flushing I.S. 25 Adrien Block Math: 62% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,027 student
    0.4 miles
    34-65 192nd St
    Flushing, NY 11358
    (718) 961-3480
    0.4 6-8 1,027
  • Flushing World Journalism Preparatory: A College Board School Math: 54% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 568 students
    0.4 miles
    34-65 192nd St
    Flushing, NY 11358
    (718) 461-2219
    0.4 6-12 568
  • Bayside P.S. 205 Alexander Graham Bell Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 327 students
    0.6 miles
    75-25 Bell Blvd
    Bayside, NY 11361
    (718) 464-5773
    0.6 PK-5 327
  • Flushing P.S. 32 State Street Math: 74% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 983 students
    0.6 miles
    171-11 35th Ave
    Flushing, NY 11358
    (718) 463-3747
    0.6 PK-5 983

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