P.S. 247

  • P.S. 247 serves 821 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 54% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • P.S. 247 placed in the top 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • P.S. 247's student population of 821 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students821 students
This chart display total students of P.S. 247 by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of P.S. 247
Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of P.S. 247 by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of P.S. 247 by grade.

School Comparison

  • P.S. 247 is ranked within the top 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 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. 247 is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of P.S. 247 and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of P.S. 247 and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of P.S. 247 and the average student teacher ratio of New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
49%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in P.S. 247 and the percentage of Asian students in New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
13%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in P.S. 247 and the percentage of Hispanic students in New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
n/a
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in P.S. 247 and the percentage of Black students in New York by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
38%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in P.S. 247 and the percentage of White students in New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 247.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.600.38
This chart display the diversity score of P.S. 247 and the average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in P.S. 247 and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 247 and the percentage of 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 #20 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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