Ps 79 Francis Lewis

147-27 15th Dr
Whitestone, NY 11357
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 1,051 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 79 Francis Lewis 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 80% (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 16:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% 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: 1,051 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : Top 20% in NY
  • : 80% (Top 20%)
  • : 70% (Top 20%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ps 79 Francis Lewis ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Ps 79 Francis Lewis's student population of 1,051 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,051 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
66 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 79 Francis Lewis 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 79 Francis Lewis is 0.54, 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)
#622 out of 4377 schools
(Top 20%)
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80%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ps 79 Francis Lewis 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 79 Francis Lewis 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 79 Francis Lewis 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
16:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
64%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Ps 79 Francis Lewis and the percentage of Asian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
18%
29%
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Black
1%
16%
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White
15%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ps 79 Francis Lewis.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.54
This chart displays the diversity score of Ps 79 Francis Lewis 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
51%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ps 79 Francis Lewis 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
7%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ps 79 Francis Lewis 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 79 Francis Lewis's ranking?
Ps 79 Francis Lewis is ranked #622 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 79 Francis Lewis often compared to?
Ps 79 Francis Lewisis often viewed alongside schools like Ps 209 Clearview Gardens, Ps 193 Alfred J Kennedy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
80% 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 79 Francis Lewis?
1,051 students attend Ps 79 Francis Lewis.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Ps 79 Francis Lewis students are Asian, 18% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are White, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 79 Francis Lewis?
Ps 79 Francis Lewis has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 79 Francis Lewis offer ?
Ps 79 Francis Lewis offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 79 Francis Lewis part of?

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 1,051 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 80% (Top 20%)
  • : 70% (Top 20%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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