Ps 89 Elmhurst

85-28 Britton Ave
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 1,371 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Ps 89 Elmhurst 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 30% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower 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 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 1,371 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • : 71% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ps 89 Elmhurst's student population of 1,371 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 121 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,371 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
121 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 89 Elmhurst 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 89 Elmhurst is 0.40, 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)
#2910 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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30%
46%
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43%
49%
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71%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
23%
10%
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Hispanic
74%
29%
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Black
1%
16%
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White
2%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.40
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ps 89 Elmhurst's ranking?
Ps 89 Elmhurst is ranked #2910 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 89 Elmhurst often compared to?
Ps 89 Elmhurstis often viewed alongside schools like Ps 102 Bayview, Ps 13 Clement C Moore by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 89 Elmhurst?
1,371 students attend Ps 89 Elmhurst.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Ps 89 Elmhurst students are Hispanic, 23% of students are Asian, 2% of students are White, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 89 Elmhurst?
Ps 89 Elmhurst has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 89 Elmhurst offer ?
Ps 89 Elmhurst offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 89 Elmhurst part of?

School Reviews

3   3/20/2020
I graduated from this school with full support and wonderful memories. Now, after many years, it has changed. Teachers has become fond of labeling children for what they think they are instead of actual evidence support to back their claim. They focus on labeling instead of promoting actual educational growth and aspirations for higher education. None the less, it's an ok school from what it used to be back in my day.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Mother
5   5/16/2016
PS 89 is a good school i graduated from this school but the only thing thats sad about this school is the fact that they barely pay attention to their trees around them. Everytime i pass by i would see that as the trees are surrounded by metals i have no idea why the metals are surrounding them if the trees are grown but, as the trees get older they are not allowed to grow be because of the fact that the metals are now inside of the trees. I would put a picture up to show you but it doesnt allow pictures. Trees are part of nature and we should support it and help it out because they are a basic part of life. This is what the school could improve on. "?
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Scoob
5   3/22/2014
Phenomenal school. Actually had my best years of my life there. I wonder if anything has changed after 8 years.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - flora
5   10/17/2011
i like this school because it has some of the best teachers like ms.gorman
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Cutie

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 1,371 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • : 71% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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