P.S. 234

  • P.S. 234 serves 558 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 36% (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 35% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • P.S. 234's student population of 558 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students558 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of P.S. 234
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of P.S. 234 by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#2594 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of P.S. 234 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)
35%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of P.S. 234 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 Ratio15:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of P.S. 234 and the public school average student teacher ratio of New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in P.S. 234 and percentage of American Indian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
24%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in P.S. 234 and the percentage of Asian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
38%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in P.S. 234 and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
6%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in P.S. 234 and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
32%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in P.S. 234 and the percentage of White public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 234.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.700.39
This chart display the diversity score of P.S. 234 and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in P.S. 234 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 Lunch
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 234 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic #30 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
1  
This school is the Best! I can't tell you how much I love it! Teachers are very good at helping us learn. I went to school here since I was in Pre-k and now I am in 5th grade. It has been a great experience from all these grades. I Hope more students are excited to go this school and parents would love it too. P.S. I know you would love it. My sister goes there and she is in 2nd grade and she loves loves loves it! I don't know how much loves I should put but she LOVES IT! Once your in the school would never want to get out! TRUST ME!!!!!! YOU WOULD LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5  
I cannot tell you enough what a wonderful school this is. We have a new Principal (Dora Danner) as of 2014 and she has made such amazing changes and upgrades to our school. The school just became a "Performing Arts & Technology" school which allows the children to have a great balance between academics and creative learning. No bullying issues, the kids are respectful to one another, always smiling and happy. Parents are very involved, because they want to be and school staff welcomes it whole heartily. We have a loving community between parents and school staff and the kids feed off of this positive uplifting behavior, which makes their experience all the better. I know there was some issues with the prior principal (Pallos) which my child was not there for much, but now that it all under the bridge. Between all of the new programs: Dance, cooking classes, theater, art, google classes to teach kids how to do graphics and design, yoga etc., and the FREE workshops offered to the parents, this school is a gem.
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5  
I love this school I went to this school from kindergarten to grade 5 and it is the best
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5  
This is a fine school with an excellent school administration.
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