P.S. 87 William Sherman

160 W 78th St
New York, NY 10024
(School attendance zone shown in map)
P.S. 87 William Sherman serves 881 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (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 83% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
P.S. 87 William Sherman placed in the top 20% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) 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 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

P.S. 87 William Sherman places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

P.S. 87 William Sherman's student population of 881 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students881 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 87 William Sherman is ranked within the top 20% 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. 87 William Sherman is 0.56, 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
#784 out of 4239 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
6%
9%
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Hispanic
14%
27%
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Black
4%
17%
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White
64%
43%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
10%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.560.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
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 # 3 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to P.S. 87 William Sherman is Frank Mccourt High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Anderson School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York Anderson School
    Grades: K-8 | 539 students
    0.1 miles
    100 W 77th St
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 595-7193
    0.1 K-8 539
  • New York Middle School 245 Computer School
    Grades: 6-8 | 400 students
    0.1 miles
    100 W 77th St
    New York, NY 10024
    (917) 441-0873
    0.1 6-8 400
  • New York P.S. 452
    Grades: PK-5 | 329 students
    0.1 miles
    210 W 61st St
    New York, NY 10023
    (212) 259-6222
    0.1 PK-5 329
  • New York West Prep Academy
    Grades: 6-8 | 201 students
    0.1 miles
    150 W 105th St
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 280-8502
    0.1 6-8 201
  • New York Frank Mccourt High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 410 students
    0.3 miles
    145 W 84th St
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 362-2015
    0.3 9-12 410

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