P.S. 56 Lewis H Latimer

170 Gates Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(School attendance zone shown in map)
P.S. 56 Lewis H Latimer serves 213 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (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. 56 Lewis H Latimer 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 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% 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. 56 Lewis H Latimer's student population of 213 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students213 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 56 Lewis H Latimer 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. 56 Lewis H Latimer is 0.53, 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
#3751 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
9%
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Hispanic
16%
27%
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Black
65%
17%
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White
15%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.530.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #13 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to P.S. 56 Lewis H Latimer is Achievement First Endeavor Charter School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Urban Assembly Unison School (0.0 miles away)
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