P.S. 51 Elias Howe

  • P.S. 51 Elias Howe serves 391 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55-59% (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 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • P.S. 51 Elias Howe's student population of 391 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students391 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 51 Elias Howe's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 51 Elias Howe is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. 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#2626 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
21%
9%
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Hispanic
46%
26%
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Black
12%
17%
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White
19%
44%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 51 Elias Howe.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.700.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic # 2 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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P.S.51 is a unique small school in the heart of Manhattan, characterized by its diversity, motivated by the ideal of a holistic education that integrates the arts into the process of learning, allowing the students to excel academically as well as creatively and emotionally. This focus on arts education would not be possible without the strong commitment and leadership of Principal Nancy Sing-Bock. P.S.51 was recognized by the Department of Education as having a stellar arts education program. P.S.51 was also named an Outstanding School by The Blackboard Awards, achievements that show how much we are all committed (teachers, staff and families) to the success of each student at our school. My oldest daughter has already graduated from PS51 and my youngest daughter will be attending 4th grade in September. This is by far the best primary public school in our neighborhood. Lorena Camacho, Emilia Urcola (11) and Camila Urcola (9).
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