Best Public Schools in Cambria Heights, NY


The Cambria Heights area of New York City is home to 6 schools, including 2 elementary schools, 0 middle schools, and 4 high schools. The schools in this district serve a predominantly African American student population, with high rates of economic need as indicated by the 55-80% free/reduced lunch rates across the schools.

One standout school in the area is PS 176 Cambria Heights, an elementary school that consistently ranks in the top 15% of New York elementary schools. It has significantly higher proficiency rates in ELA and Math compared to the district and state averages. In contrast, PS/Middle School 147 Ronald McNair struggles with much lower proficiency rates. At the high school level, Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights stands out with an impressive 95.8% 4-year graduation rate, well above the district and state averages.

Across the district, there is a wide range in performance, with student-teacher ratios varying from 10.2 to 19.3 students per teacher. Spending per student also ranges from $14,438 to $21,797, with the highest spending at PS/Middle School 147 Ronald McNair. The data suggests that the Cambria Heights school district as a whole has room for improvement, with most schools performing below the state average on key metrics. Identifying and replicating the practices of the top-performing schools, like PS 176 Cambria Heights, could help raise the overall quality of education in the New York City Geographic District #29.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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