P.S. 256

  • P.S. 256 serves 432 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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P.S. 256 places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

  • P.S. 256's student population of 432 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 112 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students432 students
This chart display total students of P.S. 256 by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of P.S. 256
Total Classroom Teachers112 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of P.S. 256 by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of P.S. 256 by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank--
Student : Teacher Ratio4:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of P.S. 256 and the public school average student teacher ratio of New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
6%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in P.S. 256 and the percentage of Asian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
26%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in P.S. 256 and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
52%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in P.S. 256 and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
16%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in P.S. 256 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. 256.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.64n/a
This chart display the diversity score of P.S. 256 and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in P.S. 256 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 Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 256 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNyc Special s - 75 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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