Pennington School

20 Fairway Ave
Mount Vernon, NY 10552
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Pennington School serves 366 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Pennington School 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (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 35-39% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) 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 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

Pennington School's student population of 366 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students366 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Pennington School 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 Pennington School is 0.63, 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
#3085 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
9%
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Hispanic
23%
27%
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Black
54%
17%
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White
17%
43%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.630.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMount Vernon School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pennington School is Mount Vernon High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Amani Public Charter School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mount Vernon Amani Public Charter School Charter School
    Grades: 5-8 | 355 students
    0.6 miles
    60 S 3rd Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10550
    (914) 668-2553
    0.6 5-8 355
  • Mount Vernon Lincoln School Math: 50% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 646 students
    0.6 miles
    170 E Lincoln Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10552
    (914) 665-5039
    0.6 K-6 646
  • Mount Vernon Mount Vernon High School Magnet School
    Math: 72% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 8-12 | 1,451 student
    0.6 miles
    100 California Rd
    Mount Vernon, NY 10552
    (914) 665-5300
    0.6 8-12 1,451
  • Mount Vernon Traphagen School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 417 students
    0.6 miles
    72 Lexington Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10552
    (914) 665-5060
    0.6 PK-6 417
  • Mount Vernon Ab Davis Steam High School Math: 15% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-9 | 474 students
    0.7 miles
    350 Gramatan Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10552
    (914) 665-5120
    0.7 7-9 474

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