129 W 67th St
New York, NY 10023
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Special Music School serves 298 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Special Music School placed in the top 5% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the New York state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 62%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 298 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50% in NY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥95% (Top 1%)
  • 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 298 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
298 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Special Music School is ranked within the top 5% of all 4,093 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Special Music School is 0.72, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#113 out of 4093 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
55%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥95%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
15%
10%
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Hispanic
17%
28%
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Black
7%
17%
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White
46%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
14%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
83%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Special Music School's ranking?
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

90-94% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 55% NY state average), while ≥95% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% 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 83%.

How many students attend Special Music School?

298 students attend Special Music School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

46% of Special Music School students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are Asian, 14% of students are Two or more races, 7% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Special Music School?

Special Music School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 12:1.

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 (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 298 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥95% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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