Ps 398 Walter Weaver

60 E 94th St
Brooklyn, NY 11212
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 234 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 398 Walter Weaver 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 10-14% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 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)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 234 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 60-79% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ps 398 Walter Weaver ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Ps 398 Walter Weaver's student population of 234 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
234 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 398 Walter Weaver 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 398 Walter Weaver is 0.38, 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)
#4187 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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10-14%
46%
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15-19%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ps 398 Walter Weaver 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.
60-79%
78%
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
17%
29%
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Black
77%
16%
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White
3%
41%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.38
This chart displays the diversity score of Ps 398 Walter Weaver 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
94%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ps 398 Walter Weaver 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: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ps 398 Walter Weaver's ranking?
Ps 398 Walter Weaver is ranked #4187 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?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 398 Walter Weaver?
234 students attend Ps 398 Walter Weaver.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Ps 398 Walter Weaver students are Black, 17% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are White, 2% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 398 Walter Weaver?
Ps 398 Walter Weaver has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 398 Walter Weaver offer ?
Ps 398 Walter Weaver offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 398 Walter Weaver part of?

School Reviews

5   11/19/2018
PS 398 is a great school. The staff is very nurturing, caring and friendly.
- Posted by Teacher - Mrs. Good
5   3/17/2016
P. S. 398 is a small school with big dreams! At P.S. 398 we believe that children learn best when there is modeling; opportunities for learning through various modalities; hands-on exploratory learning, using manipulatives, pictures, technology; students to student and group discussion; questioning using depth of knowledge to promote higher order. P.S. 398 have many talented students and teachers. It has special activities and events such as; musical performances, winter concerts, Black History Concerts, School Spirt Days, Fun Fridays, Annual Breast Cancer Walk, Annual Tea Party, 100 Book Challenge and Spring Talent Shows. P.S. 398 have several clubs that include; dance, Art, Stem, Chess and Track. The STAR Academy - Students Tackling Academic Rigor; provides students who are performing above grade level to reach their full potential. We Pledge Respect! I am a smart, special valuable person. I respect myself and I respect others. My words and actions are kind and honest. I accept only my best in all I do. P.S. 398 is a Great School!!
- Posted by Teacher - Rwern

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 234 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 60-79% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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