P.S. 179 Kensington

202 Ave C
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
P.S. 179 Kensington serves 885 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
P.S. 179 Kensington 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 39% (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 33% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

P.S. 179 Kensington places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

P.S. 179 Kensington's student population of 885 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students885 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of P.S. 179 Kensington
Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 179 Kensington 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. 179 Kensington is 0.62, 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
#3196 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
55%
9%
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Hispanic
24%
27%
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Black
4%
17%
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White
16%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.620.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 179 Kensington and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #20 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to P.S. 179 Kensington is Urban Assembly School For Criminal Justice (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Junior High School 62 Ditmas (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brooklyn Junior High School 62 Ditmas Math: 39% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,200 student
    0.3 miles
    700 Cortelyou Rd
    Brooklyn, NY 11218
    (718) 941-5450
    0.3 6-8 1,200
  • Brooklyn Junior High School 223 Montauk Math: 60% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 942 students
    0.4 miles
    4200 16th Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 438-0155
    0.4 6-8 942
  • Brooklyn P.S. 230 Doris L Cohen Math: 48% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,168 student
    0.4 miles
    1 Albemarle Rd
    Brooklyn, NY 11218
    (718) 437-6135
    0.4 PK-5 1,168
  • Brooklyn Urban Assembly School For Criminal Justice Math: 56% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 548 students
    0.4 miles
    4200 16th Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 438-3893
    0.4 6-12 548
  • Brooklyn I.S. 338 Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6 | 117 students
    0.5 miles
    21 Hinckley Pl
    Brooklyn, NY 11218
    (929) 397-9200
    0.5 6 117

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