P.S. 253

  • P.S. 253 serves 867 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NY average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 55%.
  • P.S. 253 operates within the New York City Geographic #21 School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 867 students has grown by 17% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 867 students
P.S. 253 Total Students (2006-2015)
Gender % P.S. 253 Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
P.S. 253 Total Teachers (2006-2015)
Students by Grade P.S. 253 Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
P.S. 253 Student Teacher Ratio (2006-2014)
Asian
n/a
9%
P.S. 253 Asian Students (2006-2013)
Hispanic
n/a
25%
P.S. 253 Black Students (2006-2013)
Black
n/a
18%
P.S. 253 Black Students (2006-2013)
White
n/a
45%
P.S. 253 White Students (2006-2013)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
P.S. 253 Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.64 0.37
P.S. 253 Diversity Score (2006-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
P.S. 253 Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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P.S. 253 Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2013)

District Comparison

  • New York City Geographic #21 School District's student population of 34,134 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name New York City Geographic #21 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
40
2
Number of Students Managed 34,134 935
New York City Geographic #21 School District Students Managed (2006-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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