P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman

  • P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman serves 655 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 76% (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 59% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

  • P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman's student population of 655 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students655 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman is 0.15, which is less 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#1089 out of 4,239 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman 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)
59%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman 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 Ratio14:114:1
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Asian
92%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman and the percentage of Asian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
6%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
2%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman 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. 42 Benjamin Altman.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.150.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman 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. 42 Benjamin Altman 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 NameNEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT # 2 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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I attended P.S. 42 from the fall of 1946 through the spring of 1952 (kindergarten through 5th grade). I was not a model student, until the 5th grade, when Mrs. (?) Brown somehow managed to engage me. Am wondering if any info is available about this wonderful teacher. Thanks.
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