P.S. 249 Caton

  • P.S. 249 Caton serves 902 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 71% (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 60% (which is higher 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 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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P.S. 249 Caton places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

  • P.S. 249 Caton's student population of 902 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students902 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 249 Caton's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 249 Caton is 0.58, 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#1242 out of 4,239 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of P.S. 249 Caton 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)
60%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of P.S. 249 Caton 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
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Asian
6%
9%
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Hispanic
49%
26%
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Black
42%
17%
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White
3%
44%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 249 Caton.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.580.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 249 Caton 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 DISTRICT #17 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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