Ps 85 Great Expectations

2400 Marion Ave
Bronx, NY 10458
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 726 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 85 Great Expectations 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 13% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 726 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ps 85 Great Expectations ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Ps 85 Great Expectations's student population of 726 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
726 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
72 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Ps 85 Great Expectations 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 85 Great Expectations 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)
#4087 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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13%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ps 85 Great Expectations 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.
22%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ps 85 Great Expectations 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.
40-44%
78%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Ps 85 Great Expectations 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
10:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
67%
29%
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Black
30%
16%
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White
n/a
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.47
This chart displays the diversity score of Ps 85 Great Expectations 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
1%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ps 85 Great Expectations's ranking?
Ps 85 Great Expectations is ranked #4087 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 85 Great Expectations often compared to?
Ps 85 Great Expectationsis often viewed alongside schools like Ps 8 Isaac Varian, Ps/is 54 by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 22% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 85 Great Expectations?
726 students attend Ps 85 Great Expectations.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Ps 85 Great Expectations students are Hispanic, 30% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 85 Great Expectations?
Ps 85 Great Expectations has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 85 Great Expectations offer ?
Ps 85 Great Expectations offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 85 Great Expectations part of?
Ps 85 Great Expectations is part of New York City Geographic District #10 School District.
In what neighborhood is Ps 85 Great Expectations located?
Ps 85 Great Expectations is located in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of Bronx, NY. There are 11 other public schools located in Fordham Heights.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 726 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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