P.S. 255

  • P.S. 255 serves 420 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% 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. 255's student population of 420 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 124 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students420 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of P.S. 255
Total Classroom Teachers124 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of P.S. 255 by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Student : Teacher Ratio3:114:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in P.S. 255 and percentage of American Indian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
18%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in P.S. 255 and the percentage of Asian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
37%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in P.S. 255 and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
11%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in P.S. 255 and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
31%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in P.S. 255 and the percentage of White public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 255.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.730.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in P.S. 255 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
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 255 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 NameNyc Special Schools - District 75 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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