Ps 3 Bedford Village

50 Jefferson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 252 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 3 Bedford Village 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 15-19% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (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 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 252 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ps 3 Bedford Village ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Ps 3 Bedford Village's student population of 252 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
252 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 3 Bedford Village 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 3 Bedford Village is 0.47, 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)
#3989 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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15-19%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ps 3 Bedford Village 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.
20-24%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ps 3 Bedford Village 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.
40-49%
78%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Ps 3 Bedford Village 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
1%
1%
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Asian
10%
10%
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Hispanic
9%
29%
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Black
72%
16%
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White
4%
41%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.47
This chart displays the diversity score of Ps 3 Bedford Village 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
83%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ps 3 Bedford Village and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ps 3 Bedford Village's ranking?
Ps 3 Bedford Village is ranked #3989 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 3 Bedford Village often compared to?
Ps 3 Bedford Villageis often viewed alongside schools like Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker, Ps 375 Jackie Robinson School, Ps 138 by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 3 Bedford Village?
252 students attend Ps 3 Bedford Village.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of Ps 3 Bedford Village students are Black, 10% of students are Asian, 9% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 3 Bedford Village?
Ps 3 Bedford Village has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 3 Bedford Village offer ?
Ps 3 Bedford Village offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 3 Bedford Village part of?
In what neighborhood is Ps 3 Bedford Village located?
Ps 3 Bedford Village is located in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. There are 46 other public schools located in Bedford Stuyvesant.

School Reviews

5   1/7/2008
I remember going to P.S.3K I was in the lead class every year... Wow the best 5 years of my life. I got such a good education now I'm going to Philippa Schuyler...Well I will always come back to see my teachers
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 252 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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