Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School

Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School serves 654 students in grades Kindergarten-9. 
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower 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 and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-9
  • Enrollment: 654 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School's student population of 654 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-9
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
654 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
118 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School is 0.56, 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)
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School and percentage of American Indian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
3%
10%
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Hispanic
54%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
39%
16%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
2%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.56
This chart displays the diversity score of Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
95%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
2%
7%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

How many students attend Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School?
654 students attend Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School students are Hispanic, 39% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are White, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School?
Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School has a student ration of 6:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School offer ?
Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-9 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School part of?
Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School is part of Nyc Special Schools - District 75 School District.
In what neighborhood is Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School located?
Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School is located in the Morrisania neighborhood of Bronx, NY. There are 40 other public schools located in Morrisania.

School Reviews

5   7/12/2022
The school is all about children! P186x collaborates with families and is always available for questions. Principal Templeman and AP Ms. Yelema are so helpful and have been a great support to my family. The school looks like a school now! Students have materials and it is clean.
- Posted by Parent - Santa Rodriquez

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-9
  • Enrollment: 654 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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