P.S. 56 Louis Desario School

  • P.S. 56 Louis Desario School serves 604 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 63% (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 65% (which is higher than 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 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 56%.

School Overview

  • P.S. 56 Louis Desario School's student population of 604 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students604 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 56 Louis Desario School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 56 Louis Desario School is 0.35, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#1498 out of 4,239 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
9%
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Hispanic
15%
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
79%
44%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 56 Louis Desario School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.350.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 56 Louis Desario School 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 #31 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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