Ps 291

2195 Andrews Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 447 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Ps 291 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 26% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (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: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 447 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ps 291 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Ps 291's student population of 447 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
447 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 291 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 291 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)
#3636 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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26%
46%
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28%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ps 291 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 291 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
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
91%
29%
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Black
7%
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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0.17
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ps 291's ranking?
Ps 291 is ranked #3636 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
26% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 291?
447 students attend Ps 291.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
91% of Ps 291 students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, and 2% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 291?
Ps 291 has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 291 offer ?
Ps 291 offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 291 part of?
In what neighborhood is Ps 291 located?
Ps 291 is located in the University Heights neighborhood of Bronx, NY. There are 8 other public schools located in University Heights.

School Reviews

5   3/16/2017
I love this school and I'm in 5th grade in this school.I've been in ps291 since kindergarten
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Suzette Camilo

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 447 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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