P.S. 79 Francis Lewis

147-27 15th Dr
Whitestone, NY 11357
(School attendance zone shown in map)
P.S. 79 Francis Lewis serves 1,133 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (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 73% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
P.S. 79 Francis Lewis placed in the top 30% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

P.S. 79 Francis Lewis places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

P.S. 79 Francis Lewis's student population of 1,133 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students1,133 students
This chart display total students of P.S. 79 Francis Lewis by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of P.S. 79 Francis Lewis
Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of P.S. 79 Francis Lewis by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of P.S. 79 Francis Lewis by grade.

School Comparison

P.S. 79 Francis Lewis is ranked within the top 30% 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. 79 Francis Lewis is 0.63, 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
#1189 out of 4239 schools
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall school rank of P.S. 79 Francis Lewis, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of P.S. 79 Francis Lewis 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)
73%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of P.S. 79 Francis Lewis 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 Ratio19:113:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of P.S. 79 Francis Lewis 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%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in P.S. 79 Francis Lewis and percentage of American Indian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
51%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in P.S. 79 Francis Lewis and the percentage of Asian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
19%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in P.S. 79 Francis Lewis and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in P.S. 79 Francis Lewis and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
28%
43%
This chart display the percentage of White students in P.S. 79 Francis Lewis and the percentage of White public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 79 Francis Lewis. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.630.71
This chart display the diversity score of P.S. 79 Francis Lewis and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in P.S. 79 Francis Lewis and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 79 Francis Lewis 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 #25 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to P.S. 79 Francis Lewis is Flushing High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Junior High School 194 William Carr (0.5 miles away)
Show me:

School Reviews

Review P.S. 79 Francis Lewis. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Jay McDowell, a public school teacher in Howell, evicted a student for making anti-homosexual comments, but now the instructor faces suspension. Learn about the national controversy that involves this local Michigan teacher.
A six-year old in Aurora, Colorado, was suspended after singing an LMFAO song to a little girl in his class and reportedly “shaking his booty.” We look at the case and the sexual harassment problem in public schools today.
After playing rapper Macklemore's "Same Love" pro-gay rights rap song in class, a Michigan teacher was suspended with no pay. We explore the controversy.