P.S. 171 Peter G Van Alst

  • P.S. 171 Peter G Van Alst serves 479 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 21% (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 18% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • P.S. 171 Peter G Van Alst's student population of 479 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students479 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 171 Peter G Van Alst's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 171 Peter G Van Alst is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. 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#3691 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
20%
9%
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Hispanic
47%
26%
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Black
27%
17%
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White
4%
44%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 171 Peter G Van Alst.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.670.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
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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