Ps 196

1250 Ward Ave
Bronx, NY 10472
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 713 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 196 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 23% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 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: 713 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ps 196 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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School Overview

Ps 196's student population of 713 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
713 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 196 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 196 is 0.36, 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)
#3655 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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23%
46%
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29%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ps 196 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
55-59%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Ps 196 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
11:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
2%
10%
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Hispanic
79%
29%
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Black
14%
16%
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White
2%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.36
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ps 196's ranking?
Ps 196 is ranked #3655 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 196 often compared to?
Ps 196is often viewed alongside schools like Ps 195 by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
23% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 196?
713 students attend Ps 196.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
79% of Ps 196 students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Black, 3% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 196?
Ps 196 has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 196 offer ?
Ps 196 offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 196 part of?
In what neighborhood is Ps 196 located?
Ps 196 is located in the East Bronx neighborhood of Bronx, NY. There are 77 other public schools located in East Bronx.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 713 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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