P.S. 234 Independence School

  • P.S. 234 Independence School serves 642 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher 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 77% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • P.S. 234 Independence School placed in the top 30% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New York state average of 57%.

School Overview

  • P.S. 234 Independence School's student population of 642 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students642 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of P.S. 234 Independence School
Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 234 Independence School is ranked within the top 30% 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 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 234 Independence School is 0.45, 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 School Rank (16-17)#908 out of 4239 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of P.S. 234 Independence School 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 Ratio15:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in P.S. 234 Independence School and percentage of American Indian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
10%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in P.S. 234 Independence School and the percentage of Asian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
7%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
73%
43%
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Two or more races
9%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 234 Independence School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.450.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in P.S. 234 Independence School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 234 Independence School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District # 2 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to P.S. 234 Independence School is Stuyvesant High School (0.2 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school, elementary school is I.S. 289 (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York I.S. 289
    Grades: 6-8 | 283 students
    0.1 miles
    201 Warren St
    New York, NY 10282
    (212)571-9268
    0.1 6-8 283
  • New York P.S. 89
    Grades: PK-5 | 432 students
    0.1 miles
    201 Warren St
    New York, NY 10282
    (212)571-5659
    0.1 PK-5 432
  • New York P.S. 150
    Grades: PK-5 | 188 students
    0.2 miles
    334 Greenwich St
    New York, NY 10013
    (212)732-4392
    0.2 PK-5 188
  • New York Stuyvesant High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 3334 students
    0.2 miles
    345 Chambers St
    New York, NY 10282
    (212)312-4800
    0.2 9-12 3334
  • New York Broome Street Academy Charter High School Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 333 students
    0.3 miles
    121 Ave Of The Americas
    New York, NY 10013
    (212)453-0295
    0.3 9-12 333

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