P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks

  • P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks serves 587 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 33% (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 32% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

School Overview

  • P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks's student population of 587 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students587 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks is 0.22, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#3123 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
9%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
88%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
3%
44%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.220.71
This chart display the diversity score of P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks 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 District #16 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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This school is amazing. I went here myself so I already know for sure what it's like. The teachers are amazing; I had Ms. Bufford and altthough she yelled aloy, I could see that it was only because of the children in my class. This was three years ago, but I still remember every teacher's name. They're like family to me.
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