142-30 Barclay Ave
Flushing, NY 11355
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Ps 20 John Bowne serves 1,163 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Ps 20 John Bowne placed in the top 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is equal to the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New York state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Ps 20 John Bowne's student population of 1,163 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,163 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
73 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 20 John Bowne is ranked within the top 50% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ps 20 John Bowne is 0.44, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1776 out of 4228 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
72%
10%
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Hispanic
21%
28%
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Black
4%
17%
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White
2%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.44
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ps 20 John Bowne and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   8/26/2019
still in the school, about to graduate, pretty good school and good teachers and programs, only the occasional screams and cry gets a bit annoying but they are starting to decrease
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 1,163 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in NY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.44

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