Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

Summary:

PS 527 East Side School For Social Action is an exceptional elementary school in New York City's District 2, serving 407 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. This diverse school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in New York state, outperforming nearby schools like PS 6 Lillie D Blake and Yorkville Community School.

PS 527 students excel academically, with 78.79% of 3rd graders, 83.08% of 4th graders, and 77.42% of 5th graders scoring proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the New York state averages of 44.89%, 48.79%, and 45.09%, respectively. In Math, the school's proficiency rates are even higher, with 95.52% of 3rd graders, 90.91% of 4th graders, and 76.19% of 5th graders scoring proficient or better, far surpassing the state averages. The school's strong performance extends across various student subgroups, with rankings in the top 300 in the state, and many in the top 100.

The consistent high performance of PS 527 suggests that the school has effective teaching practices, curriculum, and support systems in place to ensure student success, even with its diverse student population. The school's ability to outperform nearby schools in the same district is a testament to its exceptional educational approach, and its model of success could provide valuable insights for other schools looking to improve academic achievement, particularly for diverse student populations.


Detail:

Public K-5

 323 E 91st St
       New York, NY  10128


(212) 828-2710

District: New York City Geographic District # 2

SchoolDigger Rank:
119th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,437 Help


Students who attend Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action usually attend:

Middle:    Junior High School 167 Robert F Wagner

Student/teacher ratio:  13.1 Help
Number of students:  407

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.6%
Asian:
17.0%
Hispanic:
13.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.4% Help


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Compare Details Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action ranks better than 95.1% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 15th 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 94.25. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (50.6%), Asian (17%), Hispanic (13.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action is 13.1, which is the 15th best 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 527 East Side School For Social Action is $17,437. 22 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action:

SchoolDigger ranks Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action 119th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action 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 527 East Side School For Social Action

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Rank History for all students at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 92.57 95th 2386 96.0%
2018 94.69 47th 2395 98.0%
2019 94.45 95th 2413 96.1%
2021 89.70 126th 2201 94.3%
2022 94.34 85th 2434 96.5%
2023 94.25 119th 2439 95.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 81.22 33rd 143 76.9%
2022 89.74 27th 289 90.7%
2023 88.00 34th 223 84.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.64 25th 1941 98.7%
2019 98.47 36th 1859 98.1%
2021 89.57 43rd 1044 95.9%
2022 98.43 14th 2031 99.3%
2023 98.03 27th 2016 98.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.26 126th 2045 93.8%
2019 90.04 139th 2032 93.2%
2021 48.83 814th 1678 51.5%
2022 80.07 266th 2099 87.3%
2023 79.77 300th 2041 85.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.29 53rd 2338 97.7%
2019 93.69 93rd 2357 96.1%
2021 89.61 91st 1955 95.3%
2022 93.52 81st 2401 96.6%
2023 92.66 135th 2403 94.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.54 42nd 2340 98.2%
2019 92.49 119th 2358 95.0%
2021 85.91 177th 1961 91.0%
2022 93.21 90th 2400 96.3%
2023 93.20 107th 2400 95.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 77.66 94th 548 82.8%
2021 65.86 149th 430 65.3%
2022 76.55 133rd 671 80.2%
2023 82.18 70th 605 88.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 81.59 122nd 936 87.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.84 66th 1392 95.3%
2019 85.49 135th 1315 89.7%
2021 81.20 99th 818 87.9%
2022 84.60 141st 1503 90.6%
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Rank History for White students at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.42 17th 1408 98.8%
2019 92.73 44th 1338 96.7%
2021 83.55 119th 1224 90.3%
2022 91.52 32nd 1399 97.7%
2023 90.72 71st 1337 94.7%
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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 527 East Side School For Social Action Test Scores
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Data source: NY State Education Department

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Reviews:
by a parent
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Open Quote I am very happy with the school since my son started in 1st Grade. Excellent teachers. My son looks forward each day to go to school to learn more. The school helps them not only to grow on academic knowledge but also as a human person so they are ready for that next level in life. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 24 3 10 5 1 0 3 0 46
2014 57 2 18 11 1 0 3 0 92
2015 102 3 27 21 1 0 3 0 157
2016 137 4 35 44 2 0 9 0 231
2017 185 14 31 52 2 1 8 0 293
2018 214 15 39 68 0 3 45 0 384
2019 250 17 51 61 1 1 48 0 429
2020 261 30 59 70 1 2 56 0 479
2021 239 24 63 64 1 1 66 0 458
2022 218 24 73 61 1 1 57 0 435
2023 206 23 69 56 1 1 51 0 407

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 527 East Side School For Social Action

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 46 3.0 15.3 28.3
2014 92 7.0 13.1 18.5
2015 157 12.0 13.0 16.6
2016 231 16.0 14.4 10.4
2017 293 21.9 13.3 15.7
2018 384 28.0 13.7 16.1
2019 429 29.0 14.7 17
2020 479 33.0 14.5 19.8
2021 458 34.0 13.4 16.4
2022 435 34.0 12.7 18.6
2023 407 31.0 13.1 18.4

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 527 East Side School For Social Action

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 46 3.0 15.3 28.3
2014 92 7.0 13.1 18.5
2015 157 12.0 13.0 16.6
2016 231 16.0 14.4 10.4
2017 293 21.9 13.3 15.7
2018 384 28.0 13.7 16.1
2019 429 29.0 14.7 17
2020 479 33.0 14.5 19.8
2021 458 34.0 13.4 16.4
2022 435 34.0 12.7 18.6
2023 407 31.0 13.1 18.4

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 527 East Side School For Social Action

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YearCompletely Immunized
201594.4%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $261 (1.9%) $13,138 (98.1%) $13,399
2020 $03 (0.0%) $13,723 (100.0%) $13,726
2021 $1,195 (7.9%) $13,859 (92.1%) $15,054
2022 $2,135 (12.3%) $15,189 (87.7%) $17,324
2023 $1,557 (8.9%) $15,881 (91.1%) $17,437

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 95th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 119th of 2439 Elementary schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action)7878.8
 0.8%
   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 527 East Side School For Social Action)8695.5
 9.5%
   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 527 East Side School For Social Action)8583.1
 1.9%
   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 527 East Side School For Social Action)8590.9
 5.9%
   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 527 East Side School For Social Action)8877.4
 10.6%
   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 527 East Side School For Social Action)8576.2
 8.8%
   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 Students429407
 5.1%
African American1723
 35.3%
American Indian11
Asian5169
 35.3%
Hispanic6156
 8.2%
Pacific Islander11
White250206
 17.6%
Two or More Races4851
 6.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients17%18.4%
 1.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action

Students who attend Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action usually go on to attend:

Middle : Junior High School 167 Robert F Wagner

Yes! Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 119th of 2439 New York elementary schools.

Students at Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action are 51% White, 17% Asian, 14% Hispanic, 13% Two or more races, 6% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 407 students attended Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action.


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