P.S. 89 Elmhurst

4.50 5 1 (4 reviews)
85-28 Britton Ave
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(School attendance zone shown in map)
P.S. 89 Elmhurst serves 1,960 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (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 44% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
P.S. 89 Elmhurst 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 15:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

P.S. 89 Elmhurst's student population of 1,960 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 131 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students1,960 students
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Total Classroom Teachers131 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 89 Elmhurst 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. 89 Elmhurst is 0.39, 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
#2624 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
22%
9%
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Hispanic
75%
27%
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Black
n/a
17%
White
2%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.390.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
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 to P.S. 89 Elmhurst is International High School For Health Sciences (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Corona Arts And Sciences Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 222-fire Fighter Christopher A Santora School (0.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

  4.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
3  
I graduated from this school with full support and wonderful memories. Now, after many years, it has changed. Teachers has become fond of labeling children for what they think they are instead of actual evidence support to back their claim. They focus on labeling instead of promoting actual educational growth and aspirations for higher education. None the less, it's an ok school from what it used to be back in my day.
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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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