Ps/is 217 Roosevelt Island

  • Ps/is 217 Roosevelt Island serves 621 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Ps/is 217 Roosevelt Island placed in the top 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57%.

Top Placements

Ps/is 217 Roosevelt Island places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

  • Ps/is 217 Roosevelt Island's student population of 621 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students621 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ps/is 217 Roosevelt Island is ranked within the top 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ps/is 217 Roosevelt Island is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1360 out of 4239 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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Asian
27%
9%
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Hispanic
16%
27%
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Black
11%
17%
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White
39%
43%
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Hawaiian
3%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.740.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District # 2 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
We have been at 217 for a number of years now, and have had an amazing experience here. The teachers, in particular, are wonderful - they really care so much about each child. Whenever there is an issue with any of my kids, the teachers reach out to communicate and collaborate with us to help resolve any problems and ensure that children are learning and growing. The school facilities are as good (or better?) than many private schools, and being located in such a safe community with so many parks and the new Cornell campus is a bonus!
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5  
Frankly this school was awesome. I graduated from their in 2014, my teachers were good to me. I had good and pleasant memories from there, I even have friends from that school since kindergarten and they go to the same school as I do currently
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