Ps 97 Forest Park

85-52 85th St
Woodhaven, NY 11421
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 591 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 97 Forest Park 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 27% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 591 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ps 97 Forest Park's student population of 591 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
591 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Ps 97 Forest Park 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 97 Forest Park is 0.42, 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)
#3322 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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27%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ps 97 Forest Park 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.
35%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ps 97 Forest Park 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.
65-69%
78%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Ps 97 Forest Park 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
14:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
17%
10%
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Hispanic
74%
29%
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Black
2%
16%
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White
5%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.42
This chart displays the diversity score of Ps 97 Forest Park 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
81%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ps 97 Forest Park 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
5%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ps 97 Forest Park 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 97 Forest Park's ranking?
Ps 97 Forest Park is ranked #3322 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 97 Forest Park often compared to?
Ps 97 Forest Parkis often viewed alongside schools like Ps 60 Woodhaven, New York City For Discovery by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
27% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 97 Forest Park?
591 students attend Ps 97 Forest Park.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Ps 97 Forest Park students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Asian, 5% of students are White, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 97 Forest Park?
Ps 97 Forest Park has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 97 Forest Park offer ?
Ps 97 Forest Park offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 97 Forest Park part of?
In what neighborhood is Ps 97 Forest Park located?
Ps 97 Forest Park is located in the Jamaica neighborhood of Woodhaven, NY. There are 2 other public schools located in Jamaica.

School Reviews

5   6/2/2023
This a grat school community with great teachers and a great principal. Everyone is very supportive and friendly.
- Posted by Parent - Rosa

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 591 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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