Ps 77 Lower Lab School

Summary:

Ps 77 Lower Lab School is an exceptional elementary school located in New York City's District 2, serving 373 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. With a diverse student population, the school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in New York state, delivering exceptional academic performance and equitable outcomes for all students.

Ps 77 Lower Lab School's academic excellence is undeniable, with proficiency rates that far surpass the New York City District 2 and statewide averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school ranked 4th out of 2,439 New York elementary schools and received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Its students demonstrate exceptional performance, with proficiency rates of 96.83% in 3rd grade ELA, 100% in 4th grade ELA, and 98.15% in 5th grade ELA. In math, the school had proficiency rates of 98.41% in 3rd grade, 100% in 4th grade, and 98.15% in 5th grade. This level of academic achievement is truly remarkable, especially when compared to nearby schools like Yorkville Community School, Ps 171 Patrick Henry, and Amber Charter School East Harlem, which have significantly lower proficiency rates.

What sets Ps 77 Lower Lab School apart is its ability to provide an equitable education that supports the diverse needs of its student population. The school ranks among the top 2-11 New York elementary schools for female, male, Asian, and white students, as well as the top 1-4 for special education students and low socioeconomic status students. This exceptional performance across various subgroups is a testament to the school's commitment to ensuring that all students, regardless of their background, have the opportunity to thrive academically. With a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, Ps 77 Lower Lab School stands out as a shining example of educational excellence in New York City.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1700 3rd Ave
       New York, NY  10128


(212) 427-2798

District: New York City Geographic District # 2

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,531 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  20.7 Help
Number of students:  373

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
44.0%
White:
37.5%
Two or more races:
12.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.6% Help


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Compare Details Ps 77 Lower Lab School ranks better than 99.8% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks first among 36 ranked elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.71. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Ps 77 Lower Lab School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (44%), White (37.5%), two or more races (12.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ps 77 Lower Lab School is 20.7, which is the highest among 36 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ps 77 Lower Lab School is $11,531, which is the lowest among 36 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ps 77 Lower Lab School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ps 77 Lower Lab School 4th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Ps 77 Lower Lab School in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District # 2:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District # 2 306th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ps 77 Lower Lab School

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Rank History for all students at Ps 77 Lower Lab School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 83.07 208th 2206 90.6%
2007 83.05 207th 2219 90.7%
2008 78.35 389th 2227 82.5%
2009 79.46 309th 2257 86.3%
2010 92.02 19th 2263 99.2%
2011 91.64 54th 2286 97.6%
2012 93.05 19th 2320 99.2%
2013 96.15 14th 2325 99.4%
2014 97.18 6th 2345 99.7%
2015 96.77 7th 2352 99.7%
2016 96.94 8th 2366 99.7%
2017 97.31 7th 2386 99.7%
2018 96.64 14th 2395 99.4%
2019 98.94 3rd 2413 99.9%
2021 96.19 6th 2201 99.7%
2022 97.74 12th 2434 99.5%
2023 98.71 4th 2439 99.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ps 77 Lower Lab School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.87 20th 1941 99.0%
2019 99.99 1st 1859 99.9%
2021 98.34 4th 1044 99.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ps 77 Lower Lab School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 99.82 1st 2032 100.0%
2022 98.58 15th 2099 99.3%
2023 99.76 1st 2041 100.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Ps 77 Lower Lab School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.68 18th 2338 99.2%
2019 98.52 1st 2357 100.0%
2021 95.07 10th 1955 99.5%
2022 97.28 11th 2401 99.5%
2023 98.35 4th 2403 99.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Ps 77 Lower Lab School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.64 11th 2340 99.5%
2019 98.66 9th 2358 99.6%
2021 95.92 4th 1961 99.8%
2022 97.51 10th 2400 99.6%
2023 98.23 6th 2400 99.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ps 77 Lower Lab School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.71 3rd 601 99.5%
2019 91.17 7th 548 98.7%
2021 87.47 2nd 430 99.5%
2022 90.22 11th 671 98.4%
2023 90.77 2nd 605 99.7%
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Rank History for White students at Ps 77 Lower Lab School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.75 10th 1408 99.3%
2019 97.54 7th 1338 99.5%
2021 93.52 5th 1224 99.6%
2022 94.86 14th 1399 99.0%
2023 96.02 7th 1337 99.5%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Ps 77 Lower Lab School Test Scores
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Data source: NY State Education Department

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 4.1)
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by a parent
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Open Quote Lower Lab is an outstanding school. I thank my lucky stars everyday that two of my children have gone to school at Lab. Astute principal, caring staff, outstanding teaching ... doesn't get much better! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, October 28, 2019

Open Quote There are kids with behavioral issues in this school. Principal is only interested in covering up. The guidance counselor is rude and dishonest. He is the one to discuss with every child about middle school application. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, April 23, 2018

Open Quote Fantastic school Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Open Quote We love the school. It has a great community. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Open Quote Great faculty and administration. Amazing teachers and active parents that care to fundraise, improve and participate in their children's education. Lower Lab has been a warm and welcoming community for my child. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, February 19, 2016

Open Quote This is a great school. Pros: Excellent, well led and well-funded Parents Teachers Association that provides teaching assistants in every classroom. The Parent Coordinator Gina is amazing. Great staff with very strong art and science teachers. Music program and math team. Cons: Almost no diversity. Only two classes per grade which can limit available pool of friends. Sibling policy that permits qualified siblings to attend with scores of 90 (district score) as opposed to 97 (citywide G & T minimum application score) as this is a "district" G & T program. Shares facilities with local elementary school PS 198. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Open Quote We love the Lab! Kids get a great education in a diverse environment. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ps 77 Lower Lab School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 220 40 43 38 4 n/a n/a 0 345
2001 212 38 42 42 3 n/a n/a 0 337
2002 194 43 52 55 2 n/a n/a 0 346
2003 194 43 52 55 2 n/a n/a 0 346
2004 199 31 62 52 1 n/a n/a 0 345
2005 208 30 62 54 3 n/a n/a 0 357
2006 215 27 56 55 2 n/a n/a 0 355
2007 229 22 46 53 1 n/a n/a 0 351
2008 233 15 56 51 1 n/a n/a 0 356
2009 238 11 52 38 1 n/a n/a 0 340
2010 256 11 51 36 0 n/a n/a 0 354
2011 254 11 56 31 0 0 0 0 352
2012 241 13 65 29 1 0 2 0 351
2013 233 4 61 26 0 0 26 0 350
2014 218 3 72 26 0 0 26 0 345
2015 217 3 80 21 0 0 26 0 347
2016 204 1 93 18 0 0 32 0 348
2017 194 1 107 17 0 0 39 0 358
2018 181 1 112 21 0 0 42 0 357
2019 182 1 117 17 0 1 42 0 360
2020 152 1 137 22 0 1 49 0 362
2021 126 0 156 17 0 1 49 0 349
2022 121 0 158 19 0 2 45 0 345
2023 140 0 164 19 1 2 47 0 373

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 77 Lower Lab School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 345 17.0 20.3 10.7
2001 337 18.0 18.7 11
2002 346 n/a n/a n/a
2003 346 n/a n/a n/a
2004 345 n/a n/a n/a
2005 357 21.0 17.0 0
2006 355 22.0 16.1 11.5
2007 351 20.0 17.6 10.3
2008 356 20.0 17.8 9
2009 340 20.0 17.0 7.9
2010 354 22.0 16.0 n/a
2011 352 19.0 18.5 7.4
2012 351 21.0 16.7 5.7
2013 350 21.0 16.6 5.4
2014 345 18.0 19.1 6.7
2015 347 19.0 18.2 4.9
2016 348 17.0 20.4 4.3
2017 358 16.8 21.2 4.2
2018 357 16.0 22.3 5.6
2019 360 18.0 20.0 10.8
2020 362 17.0 21.2 10.8
2021 349 17.0 20.5 10.3
2022 345 16.0 21.5 11.6
2023 373 18.0 20.7 8.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Ps 77 Lower Lab School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 345 17.0 20.3 10.7
2001 337 18.0 18.7 11
2002 346 n/a n/a n/a
2003 346 n/a n/a n/a
2004 345 n/a n/a n/a
2005 357 21.0 17.0 0
2006 355 22.0 16.1 11.5
2007 351 20.0 17.6 10.3
2008 356 20.0 17.8 9
2009 340 20.0 17.0 7.9
2010 354 22.0 16.0 n/a
2011 352 19.0 18.5 7.4
2012 351 21.0 16.7 5.7
2013 350 21.0 16.6 5.4
2014 345 18.0 19.1 6.7
2015 347 19.0 18.2 4.9
2016 348 17.0 20.4 4.3
2017 358 16.8 21.2 4.2
2018 357 16.0 22.3 5.6
2019 360 18.0 20.0 10.8
2020 362 17.0 21.2 10.8
2021 349 17.0 20.5 10.3
2022 345 16.0 21.5 11.6
2023 373 18.0 20.7 8.6

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

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YearCompletely Immunized
201599.1%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Ps 77 Lower Lab School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $139 (1.2%) $11,630 (98.8%) $11,769
2020 $26 (0.2%) $11,679 (99.8%) $11,704
2021 $210 (1.8%) $11,153 (98.2%) $11,363
2022 $567 (4.6%) $11,833 (95.4%) $12,400
2023 $135 (1.2%) $11,396 (98.8%) $11,531

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ps 77 Lower Lab School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3rd of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 4th of 2439 Elementary schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ps 77 Lower Lab School)9796.8
 0.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 2)7775.2
 1.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Ps 77 Lower Lab School)9998.4
 0.6%
   3rd Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 2)8179.7
 1.3%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ps 77 Lower Lab School)100100
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 2)7980.7
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Ps 77 Lower Lab School)100100
   4th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 2)7880.2
 2.2%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ps 77 Lower Lab School)9798.2
 1.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 2)7078.4
 8.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Ps 77 Lower Lab School)9898.2
 0.2%
   5th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 2)7578.6
 3.6%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4649.7
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students360373
 3.6%
African American10
 100%
American Indian01
Asian117164
 40.2%
Hispanic1719
 11.8%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White182140
 23.1%
Two or More Races4247
 11.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.8%8.6%
 2.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 373 students attended Ps 77 Lower Lab School.

Students at Ps 77 Lower Lab School are 44% Asian, 38% White, 13% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.

Yes! Ps 77 Lower Lab School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 4th of 2439 New York elementary schools.


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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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