P.S. 49 Willis Avenue

383 E 139th St
Bronx, NY 10454
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
P.S. 49 Willis Avenue serves 660 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
P.S. 49 Willis Avenue 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher 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 36% (which is lower than 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 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

P.S. 49 Willis Avenue places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

P.S. 49 Willis Avenue's student population of 660 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students660 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 49 Willis Avenue 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. 49 Willis Avenue is 0.42, 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
#2716 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of P.S. 49 Willis Avenue 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of P.S. 49 Willis Avenue 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of P.S. 49 Willis Avenue and the public school average student teacher ratio of New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
9%
Hispanic
72%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in P.S. 49 Willis Avenue and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
26%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in P.S. 49 Willis Avenue and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
43%
This chart display the percentage of White students in P.S. 49 Willis Avenue and the percentage of White public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in P.S. 49 Willis Avenue and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 49 Willis Avenue. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.420.71
This chart display the diversity score of P.S. 49 Willis Avenue and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
95%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 49 Willis Avenue and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District # 7 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to P.S. 49 Willis Avenue is Nyc Charter High School - Aeci (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Heketi Community Charter School (0.1 miles away)
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