P.S. 97

  • P.S. 97 serves 739 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (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 32% (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 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • P.S. 97's student population of 739 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students739 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of P.S. 97
Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of P.S. 97 by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#2857 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of P.S. 97 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)
32%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of P.S. 97 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
This chart display the student teacher ratio of P.S. 97 and the public school average student teacher ratio of New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
2%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in P.S. 97 and percentage of American Indian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
17%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in P.S. 97 and the percentage of Asian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
37%
26%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Black
28%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in P.S. 97 and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
16%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in P.S. 97 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. 97.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.740.39
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 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in P.S. 97 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #11 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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