P.S. 397 Foster-laurie

490 Fenimore St
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
P.S. 397 Foster-laurie serves 195 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
P.S. 397 Foster-laurie placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

P.S. 397 Foster-laurie places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

P.S. 397 Foster-laurie's student population of 195 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students195 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 397 Foster-laurie is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of P.S. 397 Foster-laurie is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#2354 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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American Indian
13%
1%
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Asian
3%
9%
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Hispanic
7%
27%
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Black
69%
17%
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White
7%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.500.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #17 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to P.S. 397 Foster-laurie is Brooklyn Institute For Liberal Arts (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is School For Human Rights (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 141 (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brooklyn Brooklyn Institute For Liberal Arts Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 375 students
    0.1 miles
    600 Kingston Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11203
    (718) 221-1097
    0.1 9-12 375
  • Brooklyn High School For Public Service-heroes Of Tomorrow Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 456 students
    0.2 miles
    600 Kingston Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11203
    (718) 756-5325
    0.2 9-12 456
  • Brooklyn School For Human Rights Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 7-12 | 439 students
    0.2 miles
    600 Kingston Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11203
    (718) 771-4793
    0.2 7-12 439
  • Brooklyn P.S. 141 Special Education School
    Grades: PK-9 | 348 students
    0.3 miles
    655 Parkside Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11226
    (718) 941-0320
    0.3 PK-9 348
  • Brooklyn Parkside Preparatory Academy Math: 22% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 493 students
    0.3 miles
    655 Parkside Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11226
    (718) 462-6992
    0.3 6-8 493

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