Ps 87 William Sherman

160 W 78th St
New York, NY 10024
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 10%
Serving 629 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 87 William Sherman ranks in the top 10% 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 83% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (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 41% 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: 629 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : Top 10% in NY
  • : 83% (Top 20%)
  • : 83% (Top 10%)
  • : ≥50% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ps 87 William Sherman ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Ps 87 William Sherman's student population of 629 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
629 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 87 William Sherman ranks within the top 10% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ps 87 William Sherman is 0.61, 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)
#388 out of 4377 schools
(Top 10%)
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83%
46%
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83%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ps 87 William Sherman 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.
≥50%
78%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Ps 87 William Sherman 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
8%
10%
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Hispanic
17%
29%
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Black
3%
16%
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White
59%
41%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
12%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.61
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ps 87 William Sherman 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 87 William Sherman's ranking?
Ps 87 William Sherman is ranked #388 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 87 William Sherman often compared to?
Ps 87 William Shermanis often viewed alongside schools like Ps 9 Sarah Anderson by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
83% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 83% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 87 William Sherman?
629 students attend Ps 87 William Sherman.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of Ps 87 William Sherman students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 87 William Sherman?
Ps 87 William Sherman has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 87 William Sherman offer ?
Ps 87 William Sherman offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 87 William Sherman part of?

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 629 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : Top 10%
  • : 83% (Top 20%)
  • : 83% (Top 10%)
  • : ≥50% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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