Special Music School

129 W 67th St
New York, NY 10023
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 5%
Serving 294 students in grades Kindergarten-12, Special Music School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher 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 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 294 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : ≥90% (Top 50% in NY)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 90-94% (Top 10%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Special Music School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Special Music School's student population of 294 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
294 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Special Music School ranks within the top 5% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Special Music School is 0.75, which is more 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)
#115 out of 4377 schools
(Top 5%)
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90-94%
46%
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90-94%
49%
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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
17%
10%
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Hispanic
18%
29%
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Black
8%
16%
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White
40%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
17%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.75
This chart display the diversity score of Special Music School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥90%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Special Music School's ranking?
Special Music School is ranked #115 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Special Music School often compared to?
Special Music Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Anderson School, Ps 199 Jessie Isador Straus by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
90-94% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 90-94% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Special Music School?
The graduation rate of Special Music School is 90%, which is higher than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend Special Music School?
294 students attend Special Music School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
40% of Special Music School students are White, 18% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Asian, 17% of students are Two or more races, and 8% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Special Music School?
Special Music School has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Special Music School offer ?
Special Music School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Special Music School part of?

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 294 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : ≥90% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 90-94% (Top 10%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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