P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau

28-37 29th St
Astoria, NY 11102
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau serves 551 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower 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 36% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau's student population of 551 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students551 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau is ranked within the bottom 50% 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. 17 Henry David Thoreau is 0.66, 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
#3302 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
15%
9%
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Hispanic
53%
27%
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Black
11%
17%
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White
18%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.660.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
51%
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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 District #30 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to P.S. 17 Henry David Thoreau is Young Womens Leadership School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is 30th Avenue School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Astoria 30th Avenue School Math: 95% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-8 | 444 students
    0.1 miles
    28-37 29th St
    Astoria, NY 11102
    (718) 726-0501
    0.1 K-8 444
  • Astoria Academy For New Americans Math: 15-19% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 97 students
    0.1 miles
    30-14 30th St
    Astoria, NY 11102
    (718) 956-4140
    0.1 6-8 97
  • Astoria P.S. 234 Math: 59% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 516 students
    0.1 miles
    30-15 29th St
    Astoria, NY 11102
    (718) 956-2760
    0.1 PK-5 516
  • Astoria Young Womens Leadership School Math: 56% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 561 students
    0.2 miles
    23-15 Newtown Ave
    Astoria, NY 11105
    (718) 267-2839
    0.2 6-12 561
  • Astoria P.S. 171 Peter G Van Alst Math: 27% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 498 students
    0.4 miles
    14-14 29th Ave
    Astoria, NY 11102
    (718) 932-0909
    0.4 PK-5 498

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