Ps 42 Benjamin Altman

71 Hester St
New York, NY 10002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
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Top 20%
Serving 527 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 42 Benjamin Altman ranks in the top 20% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 82% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 527 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : Top 20% in NY
  • : 82% (Top 20%)
  • : 69% (Top 20%)
  • : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ps 42 Benjamin Altman ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Ps 42 Benjamin Altman's student population of 527 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
527 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 42 Benjamin Altman ranks within the top 20% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ps 42 Benjamin Altman 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)
#615 out of 4377 schools
(Top 20%)
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82%
46%
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69%
49%
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≥95%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
78%
10%
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Hispanic
8%
29%
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Black
2%
16%
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White
9%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.38
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
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 42 Benjamin Altman's ranking?
Ps 42 Benjamin Altman is ranked #615 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 42 Benjamin Altman often compared to?
Ps 42 Benjamin Altmanis often viewed alongside schools like Ps 2 Meyer London by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
82% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 42 Benjamin Altman?
527 students attend Ps 42 Benjamin Altman.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Ps 42 Benjamin Altman students are Asian, 9% of students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 42 Benjamin Altman?
Ps 42 Benjamin Altman has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 42 Benjamin Altman offer ?
Ps 42 Benjamin Altman offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 42 Benjamin Altman part of?

School Reviews

5   6/21/2021
I love this school because the teacher are so nice .
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Eva Jiang
5   2/10/2014
I attended P.S. 42 from the fall of 1946 through the spring of 1952 (kindergarten through 5th grade). I was not a model student, until the 5th grade, when Mrs. (?) Brown somehow managed to engage me. Am wondering if any info is available about this wonderful teacher. Thanks.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - fskor

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 527 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 82% (Top 20%)
  • : 69% (Top 20%)
  • : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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