P.S. 321 William Penn

  • P.S. 321 William Penn serves 1,453 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 87% (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 84% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the New York state average of 56%.

Top Placements

P.S. 321 William Penn places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

  • P.S. 321 William Penn's student population of 1,453 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students1,453 students
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Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 321 William Penn's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 321 William Penn is 0.40, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. 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#765 out of 4,239 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of P.S. 321 William Penn 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)
84%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of P.S. 321 William Penn 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 Ratio19:114:1
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Asian
7%
9%
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Hispanic
8%
26%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
77%
44%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 321 William Penn.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.400.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 321 William Penn and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #15 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
This school was amazing for me. There was so much thought out into making the learning interactive (innumerable simulations, challenging projects, opportunities for group work). I am in high school and I still think that I got my best history education at PS 321. I also acceled at math and was got to do advanced work, which was exceptional at such a young age. This school prepared me effectively for middle school and helped me develop positive work/study habits. Thank you PS 321!!
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This school is totally overrated. The staff is rude, the needs of individual kids and families are ignored, and unless your child is perfectly self-motivated, always well-behaving, and not distracted by everything happening a very crowded classroom, he/she isn't a good fit for the school.
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