P.S. 89 Elmhurst

  • P.S. 89 Elmhurst serves 1,989 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 42% (which is lower 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 40% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • P.S. 89 Elmhurst's student population of 1,989 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 122 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students1,989 students
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Total Classroom Teachers122 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 89 Elmhurst's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 89 Elmhurst is 0.36, 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#2547 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of P.S. 89 Elmhurst 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of P.S. 89 Elmhurst 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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Asian
22%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in P.S. 89 Elmhurst and the percentage of Asian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
77%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in P.S. 89 Elmhurst and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
1%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in P.S. 89 Elmhurst and the percentage of White public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 89 Elmhurst.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.360.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 89 Elmhurst 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 #24 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
PS 89 is a good school i graduated from this school but the only thing thats sad about this school is the fact that they barely pay attention to their trees around them. Everytime i pass by i would see that as the trees are surrounded by metals i have no idea why the metals are surrounding them if the trees are grown but, as the trees get older they are not allowed to grow be because of the fact that the metals are now inside of the trees. I would put a picture up to show you but it doesnt allow pictures. Trees are part of nature and we should support it and help it out because they are a basic part of life. This is what the school could improve on. "?
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5  
Phenomenal school. Actually had my best years of my life there. I wonder if anything has changed after 8 years.
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5  
i like this school because it has some of the best teachers like ms.gorman
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