P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau

  • P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau serves 576 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 32% (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 26% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau's student population of 576 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students576 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau is 0.67, 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#3401 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
18%
9%
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Hispanic
51%
26%
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Black
12%
17%
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White
18%
44%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.670.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic #30 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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