Ella Baker School

Public PK, KG-8

 317 E 67th St
       New York, NY  10021


 (212) 717-8809

 School Website

District: New York City Geographic District # 2

SchoolDigger Rank:
481st of 2,395 New York Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.0
Number of students:  337

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
37.1%
White:
35.3%
African American:
18.4%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.5%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Ella Baker School ranked better than 79.9% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranked 30th 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 76.6. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Ella Baker School ranked better than 83% of middle schools in New York. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.5. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Ella Baker School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (37.1%), White (35.3%), African American (18.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 39.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ella Baker School is 14, which is the 11th best among 36 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Ella Baker School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ella Baker School 481st of 2395 New York public elementary schools. (See Ella Baker School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Ella Baker School 244th of 1438 New York public middle schools. (See Ella Baker School 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.)

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Rank History for Ella Baker School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 23.45 1836th 2206 16.8%
2007 18.78 1889th 2219 14.9%
2008 22.90 1857th 2227 16.6%
2009 32.19 1777th 2257 21.3%
2010 30.88 1731st 2263 23.5%
2011 52.80 1208th 2286 47.2%
2012 66.87 809th 2320 65.1%
2013 65.28 716th 2325 69.2%
2014 73.78 546th 2345 76.7%
2015 47.97 1212th 2352 48.5%
2016 46.58 1269th 2366 46.4%
2017 58.65 955th 2386 60.0%
2018 76.60 481st 2395 79.9%

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

Rank History for Ella Baker School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 27.57 844th 1095 22.9%
2007 30.91 837th 1123 25.5%
2008 28.28 915th 1185 22.8%
2009 35.36 912th 1224 25.5%
2010 42.14 817th 1243 34.3%
2011 53.66 684th 1295 47.2%
2012 59.03 601st 1337 55.0%
2013 40.67 808th 1373 41.2%
2014 66.47 382nd 1401 72.7%
2015 69.66 347th 1407 75.3%
2016 52.11 622nd 1429 56.5%
2017 67.11 407th 1455 72.0%
2018 79.50 244th 1438 83.0%

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

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by a parent
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Open Quote I am grateful for Ella Baker's creative and cooperative approach to learning and the generosity and perceptiveness of its teachers. Also the ample active outdoor time and the many field trips that mine all the city has to offer! My kindergartner has absolutely thrived in his first year at this wonderful school. He looks forward to going to school - that, to me, says it all. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Open Quote Love love love this school! So many amazing teachers. The school is diverse, inclusive, and has created a very nurturing environment for learning. My kids have never had any issues. Like many parents here, I am excited that the school goes pre-k-8! Being here has allowed my family to finally feel like we are able to settle into our life here in NYC. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Open Quote Warm, nurturing school with a focus on student centered, hands on learning. Students have the same teacher for two years in a row and grades are combined, ex. 3rd and 4th grade together. A small gem of a school that is that rare school that is truly diverse, you will notice a happy feeling here, difference is celebrated as is creativity. My child has loved this school for years, always has a great day. If you are focused on test scores this is not the school for you. The school needs to improve math and science instruction and is working on doing this now. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, July 7, 2013

Open Quote Safety is great. Most teachers are open and friendly. Principal and assistant principal need to be more tolerant to views that are different than theirs. One teacher should know that she can not go to teach with her pants falling down like a teenager (bad example for children). Extra curricular activities are acceptable. Bad sides: the academic curriculum is too light and childish. Lessons are not challenging at all. Lots of times, homeworks are assigned, while teachers did not really explore the subject. Too much play. The school needs to be serious. The school seems to prepare the kids to fail socially and academically. a) Socially: because staff urges children's to call them by their first names, whereas in the real world, one has to refer to your superior by "Mr." or "Ms". 2) Academically: the school is anti textbook, anti testing. In the real world, one has to use textbooks and be tested for almost everything.
The teaching of science is a disaster. This subject is being taught by teachers not versed in this subject. They only teach what ever aspect of science that they feel comfortable in, while they ignore the curriculum to be taught.

Moreover, the English instructors teach no grammar (maybe they do not grammar themselves). Geography is completely ignored. Social studies are not taught properly, not even American history.

The state has not yet closed this school for failure because the parents are excellent. They assign extra work to their children to cover the school's weaknesses. Most parents are educated working class who can't afford to pay private institutions but want the best for their children. Hence, they have placed their kids at Ella Baker to avoid the zone schools' violence (because Ella Baker is very safe). However, these brave parents have to endure the school inefficiency...some of them have cried as they became aware of staff's incompetence. Therefore, Ella baker's ranking with 4 stars do not reflect the school academic standing. It is a testimony of poor but educated parents' efforts to enhance their kids' education. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Open Quote The Ella Baker School is damaging children for life. They are creating underachievers. No text books, No quizes, No studying outside of school necessary, projects only done in school they say its so they no its the childs work. This is a complete farce. A parent would look an essay or report over and tell the child what they need to expand on what they should do better or just straight out do this mess over its unacceptable. Oh but not at this school parents never see these reports you find out about it at parent teacher conference. Then when you see it your horrified and ask why did you accept this? The child should have done more research or there are words spelled incorrectly. Ugly just ugly. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Ella Baker School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 4 46 3 36 1 n/a n/a 0 90
2000 12 115 5 74 0 n/a n/a 0 206
2001 13 135 6 74 4 n/a n/a 0 232
2002 9 153 5 93 4 n/a n/a 0 264
2003 9 153 5 93 4 n/a n/a 0 264
2004 8 150 9 95 4 n/a n/a 0 266
2005 12 140 9 100 5 n/a n/a 0 266
2006 12 129 8 106 2 n/a n/a 0 257
2007 23 120 13 112 4 n/a n/a 0 272
2008 31 106 11 133 4 n/a n/a 0 285
2009 32 115 16 133 2 n/a n/a 0 298
2010 53 105 21 145 3 n/a n/a 0 327
2011 62 80 15 169 1 0 0 0 327
2012 50 92 19 155 4 1 0 0 321
2013 68 91 12 137 3 2 3 0 316
2014 70 79 17 141 5 0 11 0 323
2015 88 71 12 132 7 n/a 11 0 321
2016 119 62 12 125 8 n/a 11 0 337

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 Ella Baker School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 90 0.0 0.0 94.4
2000 206 7.0 29.4 78.2
2001 232 15.0 15.5 53.9
2002 264 n/a n/a n/a
2003 264 n/a n/a n/a
2004 266 n/a n/a n/a
2005 266 n/a n/a 0.0
2006 257 19.0 13.5 51.8
2007 272 21.0 13.0 54.8
2008 285 13.5 21.1 59.3
2009 298 19.0 15.7 59.7
2010 327 21.0 15.5 n/a
2011 327 22.0 14.8 45.3
2012 321 20.0 16.0 46.7
2013 316 21.0 15.0 44.6
2014 323 21.0 15.3 40.2
2015 321 22.0 14.5 43.6
2016 337 24.0 14.0 39.5

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 Ella Baker School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 90 0.0 0.0 94.4
2000 206 7.0 29.4 78.2
2001 232 15.0 15.5 53.9
2002 264 n/a n/a n/a
2003 264 n/a n/a n/a
2004 266 n/a n/a n/a
2005 266 n/a n/a 0.0
2006 257 19.0 13.5 51.8
2007 272 21.0 13.0 54.8
2008 285 13.5 21.1 59.3
2009 298 19.0 15.7 59.7
2010 327 21.0 15.5 n/a
2011 327 22.0 14.8 45.3
2012 321 20.0 16.0 46.7
2013 316 21.0 15.0 44.6
2014 323 21.0 15.3 40.2
2015 321 22.0 14.5 43.6
2016 337 24.0 14.0 39.5

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.




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

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