P.S. 97

1375 Mace Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
(School attendance zone shown in map)
P.S. 97 serves 659 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (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 41% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
P.S. 97 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 13:1 is equal to the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

P.S. 97's student population of 659 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students659 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

P.S. 97 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 is 0.74, which is more 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
#3109 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
17%
9%
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Hispanic
37%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in P.S. 97 and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
27%
17%
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White
16%
43%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 97. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.740.71
This chart display the diversity score of P.S. 97 and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 97 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #11 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to P.S. 97 is Astor Collegiate Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Icahn Charter School 5 (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 121 Throop (0.3 miles away)
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