P.S. 23 Carter G Woodson

  • P.S. 23 Carter G Woodson serves 315 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15-19% (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 15-19% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • P.S. 23 Carter G Woodson's student population of 315 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students315 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 23 Carter G Woodson's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 23 Carter G Woodson is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. 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#3611 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
45%
26%
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Black
51%
17%
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White
4%
44%
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Diversity Score0.540.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
48%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #14 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to P.S. 23 Carter G Woodson is P.S. 368 (0.2 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is P.S. 368 (0.2 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Brooklyn Charter School (0.0 miles away)
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School Reviews

  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
This school is phenomenal, I love the teachers and staff so much. The 5th grade teachers treated my child as if they were their own and I will always remember them for that
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1  
Bullying is the number one factor that needs to be adjusted in the school. I do not recommend the school to nobody because nothing is done to stop the bullying. Some parents are contacted but they don't seem to care and that affects the whole community because this children go around doing whatever they feel. My son has been bullied in the school for the longest. I agree that this is a jail cell more than a school the kids don't get along because of the lack of involvement in between them and the parents as well. I do not bother going to activities because if nothing is done to help my child then I don't see the point of it. I thank God that my son graduates this year I won't have to deal with this anymore.
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2  
I believe that the quality of academic programs is below average because focus is placed on the teachers finishing the topics in the curriculum rather than the students learning the work. Extracurricular activities are limited or not available-I'm very disappointed because the children have no outlet where they could burn that excess energy. The facility is very poorly taken care of. The furniture in the classroom need to be upgraded and the classrooms need to be refurbished so that they could become more child friendly. In addition, the level of parent involvement is also poor because the administration does not know how to ineract with the parents. Too much emphasis is placed on the children's negative beahvior, hence, lack of positive parent involvement. Parents will be called by the principal only when a child misbehaves. I also think that the administration has very poor work ethics and communication skills. I would not recommend this school to anyone! This school is teaching these children how to survive in jail instead of teaching them how to survive and succeed in the real world!
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