P.S. 277 serves 373 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
P.S. 277 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-39% (which is lower than the New York state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-39% (which is lower than the New York state average of 62%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New York state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 373 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 99%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in NY
- Math Proficiency: 30-39% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 30-39% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education
P.S. 277 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
P.S. 277's student population of 373 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
P.S. 277 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,093 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of P.S. 277 is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#3400 out of 4093 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is P.S. 277's ranking?
P.S. 277 is ranked #3400 out of 4,093 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 55% NY state average), while 30-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% NY state average).
How many students attend P.S. 277?
373 students attend P.S. 277.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of P.S. 277 students are Hispanic, 25% of students are Black, 3% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of P.S. 277?
P.S. 277 has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the New York state average of 12:1.
What grades does P.S. 277 offer ?
P.S. 277 offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is P.S. 277 part of?
P.S. 277 is part of New York City Geographic District # 7 School District.
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