Best Public Schools in Whitestone, NY


The city of Whitestone, New York is home to 5 schools, including 4 elementary schools and 1 middle school. These schools serve a diverse student population and demonstrate strong academic performance, with two schools - PS 79 Francis Lewis and PS 209 Clearview Gardens - consistently ranking among the top 8% of New York elementary schools over the past 3 years.

PS 79 Francis Lewis and PS 209 Clearview Gardens stand out as exceptional schools, both earning 5-star ratings from SchoolDigger and achieving impressive test scores, with 70-80% of students proficient or better in ELA and Math. These high-performing schools benefit from low student-teacher ratios, with PS 79 Francis Lewis having a ratio of 16.3 students per teacher, better than 24 other elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #25. The schools in Whitestone generally outperform the district and state averages in both ELA and Math proficiency.

While the schools serve diverse student populations, with varying percentages of Asian, Hispanic, and other racial groups, the free/reduced lunch rates range from 38.18% to 67.15%, indicating varying levels of economic disadvantage among the student bodies. The differences in spending per student, ranging from $14,315 to $17,183, may contribute to the schools' varying levels of performance and resources, with PS 209 Clearview Gardens having the highest spending per student.

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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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