Ps 59 Beekman Hill International

Public PK, KG-5

 231-249 E 56th St
       New York, NY  10019


 (212) 888-7870

District: New York City Geographic District # 2

SchoolDigger Rank:
89th of 2,395 New York Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.6
Number of students:  571

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
98.1%


Racial breakdown:

White:
59.4%
Asian:
16.3%
Hispanic:
11.7%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.8%

Homes for sale View homes for sale near Ps 59 Beekman Hill International

 See top rated New York elementary schools

 Compare Ps 59 Beekman Hill International to nearby elementary schools!
We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Ps 59 Beekman Hill International ranked better than 96.3% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranked 15th among 36 ranked elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.75. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (59.4%), Asian (16.3%), Hispanic (11.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 9.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ps 59 Beekman Hill International is 14.6. 18 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Ps 59 Beekman Hill International employs 38.9 full-time teachers.
Map and boundary of Ps 59 Beekman Hill International
Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Ps 59 Beekman Hill International:

SchoolDigger ranks Ps 59 Beekman Hill International 89th of 2395 New York public elementary schools. (See Ps 59 Beekman Hill International in the ranking list.)

New York City Geographic District # 2:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District # 2 314th of 810 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


What do you think?

Your rating for Ps 59 Beekman Hill International?

Rank History for Ps 59 Beekman Hill International

Compare
Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 72.51 625th 2206 71.7%
2007 79.02 361st 2219 83.7%
2008 67.43 841st 2227 62.2%
2009 71.36 661st 2257 70.7%
2010 76.71 466th 2263 79.4%
2011 84.15 254th 2286 88.9%
2012 87.14 165th 2320 92.9%
2013 93.55 72nd 2325 96.9%
2014 95.88 19th 2345 99.2%
2015 94.50 41st 2352 98.3%
2016 94.75 44th 2366 98.1%
2017 91.43 126th 2386 94.7%
2018 92.75 89th 2395 96.3%

Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Ps 59 Beekman Hill International Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
  
District Scores: 
  
State Scores: 





Data source: NY State Education Department

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 4.3)
67%

0%

33%

0%

0%

  

by a parent
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Open Quote My boys have been at Beekman from kindergarten through the fifth grade. The education they received has been exceptional from day one. Teachers go above an beyond, communication with them is easy and clear, and as a parent, I have always felt that parents and teachers are on the same team. The school has a strong PTA that offers many additional resources such as after school activities (art, athletics, and more), test-prep, and a bunch of little perks throughout the year. This is an awesome school! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Open Quote Once second grade hit, it was obvious that the education of my child was going downhill at PS 59 Beekman School Int’l. There is more emphasis on activities not relating to learning the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic. One example of this was the highly anticipated "Bloomingdales Mentorship Program" by many of the school faculty and PTA. It is ongoing and takes much time away from classroom academics on specific days. When I asked my child what he had learned from it, he said "We ate ice cream and hung out in Bloomingdales for 2 hours". The PTA is always asking for money, but I’m unsure where it goes to benefit the education of the children who attend the school. Some great teachers that really want to do their best but their hands are tied by a controlling principle and board of education, both focused more on bureaucracy than students. There are very large class sizes, where overachievers get lost. The school website still says "Coming Soon" when you click on "curriculum/overview" and "last updated 3/23/2010". That summarizes how the school is run. No set curriculum/outline for the teachers to follow and for the kids to learn from. Supplementing from outside resources i.e. tutors is the only way to keep your child at grade level. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Open Quote It is a pity that there wasn't enough space at PS 59 when my son started kindergarten. I put him in the pricey Ecole Internationale de NY but he wasn't happy there finding the teachers and other staff cold and didn't find the students diverse enough. Although I had hoped he would learn to read and write in French as well as English, unfortunately, he didn't learn either. I moved him to PS 267 until there was space at PS 59 which we are zoned for.

He has been at PS 59 for first through fourth grades and loves it. Also he has learned a lot about reading, writing and arithmetic at this school and I am very impressed with his vocabulary. He also enjoys the science and computer technology classes. He has also benefited from a wide variety of afterschool activities including lego modeling, minecraft edu, hip-hop dancing and puppetry. They also arrange interesting field trips such as to learn about Native American culture in Manhattan 400 years ago and about the different types of architecture in Manhattan. In addition the principal, deputy principal, teachers and parent coordinator as well as counselors and social workers are very caring people who provide moral support to the children attending the school and their families during difficult times. They also notice if children need extra help and offer it to them. The early bird classes they had to improve reading and writing skills of kids in first, second and third grades were great. I think this public school is every bit as good as private schools in Manhattan and may even better than some private schools. It is also very diverse with children from various races and cultures as well as countries. I highly recommend this school! I only wish it went beyond 5th grade. I hope we can find a middle school as nice as this school when my son finishes 5th grade. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ps 59 Beekman Hill International

Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 124 70 33 50 0 n/a n/a 0 277
1990 119 50 35 54 0 n/a n/a 0 258
1991 128 51 25 57 0 n/a n/a 0 261
1992 132 46 33 53 0 n/a n/a 0 264
1993 156 42 44 59 2 n/a n/a 0 303
1994 164 48 49 62 1 n/a n/a 0 324
1995 182 48 50 60 1 n/a n/a 0 341
1996 182 48 50 60 1 n/a n/a 0 341
1997 156 41 40 71 2 n/a n/a 0 310
1998 160 40 47 67 1 n/a n/a 0 315
1999 155 50 46 70 1 n/a n/a 0 322
2000 172 36 51 53 0 n/a n/a 0 312
2001 193 36 44 52 2 n/a n/a 0 327
2002 189 47 65 79 1 n/a n/a 0 381
2003 189 47 65 79 1 n/a n/a 0 381
2004 171 57 75 73 0 n/a n/a 0 376
2005 188 38 65 71 1 n/a n/a 0 363
2006 214 38 61 83 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2007 232 41 74 81 3 n/a n/a 0 431
2008 254 38 78 84 6 n/a n/a 0 460
2009 265 32 60 82 8 n/a n/a 0 447
2010 294 30 60 86 10 n/a n/a 0 480
2011 321 23 64 85 9 0 0 0 502
2012 308 32 80 81 10 3 6 0 520
2013 360 22 74 94 10 2 36 0 598
2014 374 18 62 94 7 0 41 0 596
2015 359 14 79 85 7 n/a 48 0 592
2016 344 12 92 74 8 n/a 51 0 581
2017 339 11 93 67 5 1 55 0 571

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ps 59 Beekman Hill International

Compare
Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 277 14.5 19.1 n/a
1990 258 14.1 18.2 n/a
1991 261 12.4 21.0 n/a
1992 264 13.5 19.5 n/a
1993 303 13.5 22.4 n/a
1994 324 13.4 24.2 n/a
1995 341 15.4 22.1 n/a
1996 341 15.4 22.1 n/a
1997 310 17.4 17.8 26.5
1998 315 17.8 17.7 26.7
1999 322 17.0 18.9 22.7
2000 312 20.2 15.4 25.6
2001 327 19.4 16.9 19.3
2002 381 n/a n/a n/a
2003 381 n/a n/a n/a
2004 376 n/a n/a n/a
2005 363 n/a n/a 0.0
2006 396 25.0 15.8 29.5
2007 431 29.0 14.9 27.4
2008 460 31.0 14.8 22.8
2009 447 36.0 12.4 23.3
2010 480 40.0 12.0 n/a
2011 502 39.5 12.6 19.9
2012 520 38.0 13.6 16.2
2013 598 37.5 15.9 14.0
2014 596 39.9 14.9 11.9
2015 592 41.0 14.4 10.8
2016 581 40.0 14.5 11.2
2017 571 38.9 14.6 9.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Ps 59 Beekman Hill International

Compare
Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 277 14.5 19.1 n/a
1990 258 14.1 18.2 n/a
1991 261 12.4 21.0 n/a
1992 264 13.5 19.5 n/a
1993 303 13.5 22.4 n/a
1994 324 13.4 24.2 n/a
1995 341 15.4 22.1 n/a
1996 341 15.4 22.1 n/a
1997 310 17.4 17.8 26.5
1998 315 17.8 17.7 26.7
1999 322 17.0 18.9 22.7
2000 312 20.2 15.4 25.6
2001 327 19.4 16.9 19.3
2002 381 n/a n/a n/a
2003 381 n/a n/a n/a
2004 376 n/a n/a n/a
2005 363 n/a n/a 0.0
2006 396 25.0 15.8 29.5
2007 431 29.0 14.9 27.4
2008 460 31.0 14.8 22.8
2009 447 36.0 12.4 23.3
2010 480 40.0 12.0 n/a
2011 502 39.5 12.6 19.9
2012 520 38.0 13.6 16.2
2013 598 37.5 15.9 14.0
2014 596 39.9 14.9 11.9
2015 592 41.0 14.4 10.8
2016 581 40.0 14.5 11.2
2017 571 38.9 14.6 9.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Ps 59 Beekman Hill International

Compare
YearCompletely Immunized
201598.1%

Data source: New York State Department of Health




Rate Ps 59 Beekman Hill International!

Homes for sale near Ps 59 Beekman Hill International:







Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Ps 59 Beekman Hill International!





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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics