Ps 11 Purvis J Behan

419 Waverly Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 834 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 11 Purvis J Behan ranks in the top 20% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the New York state average of 55%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the New York state average of 62%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 834 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : Top 20% in NY
  • : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • : 85-89% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ps 11 Purvis J Behan ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Ps 11 Purvis J Behan's student population of 834 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
834 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 11 Purvis J Behan ranks within the top 20% of all 4,093 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ps 11 Purvis J Behan is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#448 out of 4093 schools
(Top 20%)
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80-84%
55%
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85-89%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
4%
10%
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Hispanic
14%
29%
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Black
55%
16%
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White
15%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.65
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ps 11 Purvis J Behan's ranking?
Ps 11 Purvis J Behan is ranked #448 out of 4,093 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 11 Purvis J Behan often compared to?
Ps 11 Purvis J Behanis often viewed alongside schools like Compass Charter School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
80-84% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 55% NY state average), while 85-89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 11 Purvis J Behan?
834 students attend Ps 11 Purvis J Behan.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Ps 11 Purvis J Behan students are Black, 15% of students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 11 Purvis J Behan?
Ps 11 Purvis J Behan has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 11 Purvis J Behan offer ?
Ps 11 Purvis J Behan offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 11 Purvis J Behan part of?
In what neighborhood is Ps 11 Purvis J Behan located?
Ps 11 Purvis J Behan is located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. There are 6 other public schools located in Clinton Hill.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 834 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • : 85-89% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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