Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet

134 W 122nd St
New York, NY 10027
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 129 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet 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 11-19% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11-19% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 129 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≥50% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet's student population of 129 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
129 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet 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 242 Young Diplomats Magnet is 0.55, 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)
#4206 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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11-19%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
11-19%
49%
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≥50%
78%
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
10%
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Hispanic
31%
29%
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Black
60%
16%
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White
3%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.55
This chart displays the diversity score of Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet 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
82%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet's ranking?
Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet is ranked #4206 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet often compared to?
Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnetis often viewed alongside schools like Magnet School Of Math Science & Design Technology, Ps 192 Magnet School For Math And Science Inquiry by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 11-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet?
129 students attend Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet students are Black, 31% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet?
Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet offer ?
Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet part of?
Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet is part of New York City Geographic District # 3 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 129 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≥50% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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