P.S. 97 Highlawn
P.S. 97 Highlawn's student population of 773 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-5|
|Total Students||773 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||59 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
P.S. 97 Highlawn 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. 97 Highlawn is 0.62, 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 Data||This School||State Level (NY)|
Overall Testing Rank
|#2144 out of 4239 schools|
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1||13:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||New York City Geographic District #21 School District|
Nearby Public Schools
The nearest high school to P.S. 97 Highlawn is Brooklyn Studio Secondary School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Brooklyn School Of Inquiry (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hebrew Language Academy Charter School 2 (0.1 miles away)
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Brooklyn Hebrew Language Academy Charter School 2 Grades: K-1 | 141 students
1870 Stillwell Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 682-5610 0.1 K-1 141
- Brooklyn Academy Of Talented Scholars Grades: K-5 | 378 students
50 Ave P
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 621-2730 0.4 K-5 378
- Brooklyn Brooklyn School Of Inquiry Grades: K-8 | 566 students
50 Ave P
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 621-5730 0.4 K-8 566
- Brooklyn I.S. 96 Seth Low Grades: 6-8 | 773 students
99 Ave P
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 236-1344 0.4 6-8 773
- Brooklyn P.S. 101 Verrazano Grades: K-5 | 865 students
2360 Benson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 372-0221 0.4 K-5 865
I was never part of any special education programs nor did I ever need any extra help academically. Consequently I''m not sure how well PS97 necessarily prepares you academically. It certainly doesn't do a bad job of it by any means, but it doesn't place as much emphasis on preparatory work as do several private schools. There were many honor society students in my class and there were some who weren't. So it goes. But PS97 offers a dazzling program in arts education. It offers the art club, an amazing theatre program, a school chorus, and prominently the talent show. A considerable number of students who went to PS97 went to the prestigious Mark Twain Intermediate School, a magnet school, for their talents in either the fine arts, drama, dance, or vocals. A considerable number too went to the still more prestigious LaGuardia High School, which has turned out dozens of prominent artists. Even for those who don't pursue an education in the liberal arts, PS97 nurtures a lifelong love for art. I attend Stuyvesant High School, New York City's top specialized high school, a school that heavily emphasizes math and science. What helps me set myself apart from my peers and helped me develop as an individual was my love for theater and music, which would neither have developed in nor stayed with me without PS97's excellent arts programs. It's a small school, subtle and perhaps even humble, but in my opinion, largely underappreciated. It is informally the elementary-school version of LaGuardia, but more importantly, the love of my life.
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