Ps 173

306 Ft Washington Ave
New York, NY 10033
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 395 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 173 ranks 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%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 60-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ps 173's student population of 395 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
395 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 173 ranks within the bottom 50% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ps 173 is 0.17, 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)
#2616 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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35-39%
46%
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40-44%
49%
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60-69%
78%
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
10%
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Hispanic
91%
29%
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Black
2%
16%
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White
2%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.17
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ps 173's ranking?
Ps 173 is ranked #2616 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 173 often compared to?
Ps 173is often viewed alongside schools like Ps 115 Alexander Humboldt, Castle Bridge School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 173?
395 students attend Ps 173.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
91% of Ps 173 students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, 2% of students are White, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 173?
Ps 173 has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 173 offer ?
Ps 173 offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 173 part of?

School Reviews

2   9/18/2014
to contact the parent coordinator takes forever to get a phone call back sometimes over a month. very irresponsible.
- Posted by Parent - heidi

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 60-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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