Samuel J Preston School

50 Taylor Ave
West Harrison, NY 10604
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Samuel J Preston School serves 329 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Samuel J Preston School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Samuel J Preston School's student population of 329 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students329 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

Samuel J Preston School 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 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Samuel J Preston School is 0.55, which is less 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 Testing Rank
#1913 out of 4239 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
9%
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Hispanic
42%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
53%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.550.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarrison Central School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Samuel J Preston School is White Plains Senior High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is White Plains Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is George Washington School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Harrison George Washington School Math: 35% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 638 students
    1.1 miles
    100 Orchard St
    West Harrison, NY 10604
    (914) 422-2380
    1.1 K-5 638
  • White Plains Church Street School Math: 48% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 662 students
    1.3 miles
    295 Church St
    White Plains, NY 10603
    (914) 422-2400
    1.3 K-5 662
  • White Plains Mamaroneck Avenue School Math: 47% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 662 students
    1.3 miles
    7 Nosband Ave
    White Plains, NY 10605
    (914) 422-2286
    1.3 K-5 662
  • White Plains White Plains Senior High School Math: 91% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,167 students
    1.4 miles
    550 North St
    White Plains, NY 10605
    (914) 422-2182
    1.4 9-12 2,167
  • Purchase Purchase School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 315 students
    1.6 miles
    2995 Purchase St
    Purchase, NY 10577
    (914) 630-3172
    1.6 K-5 315

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