Ps 56 Louis Desario School

250 Kramer Ave
Staten Island, NY 10309
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 619 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 56 Louis Desario School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher 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 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 619 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • : Top 20% in NY
  • : 66% (Top 30%)
  • : 70% (Top 20%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ps 56 Louis Desario School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Ps 56 Louis Desario School's student population of 619 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
619 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Ps 56 Louis Desario School 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 56 Louis Desario School is 0.45, 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)
#847 out of 4377 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Ps 56 Louis Desario School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
66%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ps 56 Louis Desario School 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.
70%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ps 56 Louis Desario School 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.
90-94%
78%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Ps 56 Louis Desario School 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%
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Asian
10%
10%
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Hispanic
16%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Ps 56 Louis Desario School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
16%
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White
72%
41%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Ps 56 Louis Desario School and the percentage of White public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Ps 56 Louis Desario School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.45
This chart displays the diversity score of Ps 56 Louis Desario School 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
30%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ps 56 Louis Desario School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ps 56 Louis Desario School 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 56 Louis Desario School's ranking?
Ps 56 Louis Desario School is ranked #847 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 56 Louis Desario School often compared to?
Ps 56 Louis Desario Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Ps 3 Margaret Gioiosa School, Kathleen Grimm School For Leadership by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
66% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 70% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 56 Louis Desario School?
619 students attend Ps 56 Louis Desario School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of Ps 56 Louis Desario School students are White, 16% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 56 Louis Desario School?
Ps 56 Louis Desario School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 56 Louis Desario School offer ?
Ps 56 Louis Desario School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 56 Louis Desario School part of?
Ps 56 Louis Desario School is part of New York City Geographic District #31 School District.
In what neighborhood is Ps 56 Louis Desario School located?
Ps 56 Louis Desario School is located in the Rossville neighborhood of Staten Island, NY. There are 3 other public schools located in Rossville.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 619 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 66% (Top 30%)
  • : 70% (Top 20%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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