P.S. 45 Clarence Witherspoon

126-28 150th St
Jamaica, NY 11436
(School attendance zone shown in map)
P.S. 45 Clarence Witherspoon serves 324 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (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 25-29% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
P.S. 45 Clarence Witherspoon 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

P.S. 45 Clarence Witherspoon's student population of 324 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students324 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 45 Clarence Witherspoon 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. 45 Clarence Witherspoon is 0.51, 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
#3653 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
4%
1%
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Asian
5%
9%
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Hispanic
21%
27%
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Black
67%
17%
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White
2%
43%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.510.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #27 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to P.S. 45 Clarence Witherspoon is August Martin High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is York Early College Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 223 Lyndon B Johnson (0.1 miles away)
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