P.S. 99 Isaac Asimov

  • P.S. 99 Isaac Asimov serves 865 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • 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 38% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • P.S. 99 Isaac Asimov's student population of 865 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students865 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

  • P.S. 99 Isaac Asimov's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of P.S. 99 Isaac Asimov is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. 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#2551 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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Asian
42%
9%
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Hispanic
19%
26%
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Black
7%
17%
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White
32%
44%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in P.S. 99 Isaac Asimov.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.690.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic #21 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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  4.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
4  
It's a great school,the teachers teach well.However,this school needs more extracurricular activities for the middle school students.
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4  
Attending P.S/I.S 99 was one of the best experiences in my life. I will definetly be sending my future students to this school. The staff was quite loving, Students are diversed, Education is taught phenomanally! However?this school lacks extracurricular activities!
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5  
great school,great teachers and leadership!
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5  
I really recommend this school!! It's a really great school and teaches extremely well. They usually have parent-teacher conference twice a year and the teachers are extremely helpful and nice!!
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