P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence

  • P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence serves 589 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 98% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 89% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence placed in the top 20% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57%.

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P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

  • P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence's student population of 589 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students589 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence is ranked within the top 20% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence is 0.37, which is less 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#446 out of 4,239 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
49%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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Asian
6%
9%
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Hispanic
78%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
3%
18%
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White
13%
43%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.370.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic #15 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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