P.S. 178 Dr Selman Waksman

850 Baychester Ave
Bronx, NY 10475
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
P.S. 178 Dr Selman Waksman serves 437 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
P.S. 178 Dr Selman Waksman 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 22% (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 30% (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 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

P.S. 178 Dr Selman Waksman's student population of 437 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students437 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 178 Dr Selman Waksman 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. 178 Dr Selman Waksman is 0.55, 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
#3708 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
9%
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Hispanic
33%
27%
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Black
59%
17%
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White
4%
43%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.550.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #11 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to P.S. 178 Dr Selman Waksman is P.S. 176 (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is I.S. 181 Pablo Casals (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bronx I.S. 181 Pablo Casals Math: 32% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 882 students
    0.0 miles
    800 Baychester Ave
    Bronx, NY 10475
    (718) 904-5600
    0 6-8 882
  • Bronx P.S. 176 Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 921 students
    0.0 miles
    850 Baychester Ave
    Bronx, NY 10475
    (718) 904-5750
    0 PK-12 921
  • Bronx Bronx Health Sciences High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 318 students
    0.1 miles
    750 Baychester Ave
    Bronx, NY 10475
    (718) 904-5450
    0.1 9-12 318
  • Bronx Harry S Truman High School Math: 87% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,984 student
    0.1 miles
    750 Baychester Ave
    Bronx, NY 10475
    (718) 904-5400
    0.1 9-12 1,984
  • Bronx Middle School 180 Dr Daniel Hale Williams Math: 38% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 967 students
    0.2 miles
    700 Baychester Ave
    Bronx, NY 10475
    (718) 904-5650
    0.2 6-8 967

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