P.S. 81 Jean Paul Richter

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
559 Cypress Ave
Ridgewood, NY 11385
(School attendance zone shown in map)
P.S. 81 Jean Paul Richter serves 688 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (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 39% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
P.S. 81 Jean Paul Richter 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 14:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

P.S. 81 Jean Paul Richter's student population of 688 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students688 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 81 Jean Paul Richter 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. 81 Jean Paul Richter is 0.26, 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
#2761 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
9%
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Hispanic
86%
27%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
7%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.260.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #24 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to P.S. 81 Jean Paul Richter is All City Leadership Secondary School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Learners And Leaders (0.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

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I went to this school 2 years ago.I am class of 2010.I go to a middle school now. The school was so-so, the teachers were nice and mean. Miss. Gonzalez was a monster:(. Some of the stafff screamed for noe reason. However the tris were fun. 5th grade was especially fun. Miss Dimond is the most funnest AP ive had everyone loves her and you will too. Gud luck i say to everyone going there :)
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