Ps 125 Ralph Bunche

Public PK, KG-5

 425 W 123rd St
       New York, NY  10027-5099


(212) 666-6400

District: New York City Geographic District # 5

SchoolDigger Rank:
556th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,470 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.0 Help
Number of students:  262

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
34.0%
African American:
28.2%
White:
25.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59.9% Help


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Compare Details Ps 125 Ralph Bunche ranks better than 77.2% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks first among 16 ranked elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 5! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.38. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Ps 125 Ralph Bunche is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (34%), African American (28.2%), White (25.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the New York City Geographic District # 5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ps 125 Ralph Bunche is 14. 14 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 5 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ps 125 Ralph Bunche is $23,470. 13 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 5 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ps 125 Ralph Bunche:

SchoolDigger ranks Ps 125 Ralph Bunche 556th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Ps 125 Ralph Bunche in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District # 5:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District # 5 730th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Ps 125 Ralph Bunche

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Rank History for all students at Ps 125 Ralph Bunche

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 9.11 2093rd 2206 5.1%
2007 7.39 2106th 2219 5.1%
2008 6.49 2138th 2227 4.0%
2009 9.89 2141st 2257 5.1%
2010 3.86 2230th 2263 1.5%
2011 18.03 1963rd 2286 14.1%
2012 12.17 2121st 2320 8.6%
2013 44.96 1257th 2325 45.9%
2014 49.61 1187th 2345 49.4%
2015 64.53 785th 2352 66.6%
2016 62.42 840th 2366 64.5%
2017 72.39 597th 2386 75.0%
2018 47.12 1276th 2395 46.7%
2019 60.21 894th 2413 63.0%
2022 71.98 608th 2434 75.0%
2023 75.38 556th 2439 77.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ps 125 Ralph Bunche

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.42 29th 1941 98.5%
2022 68.48 391st 2031 80.7%
2023 84.01 184th 2016 90.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ps 125 Ralph Bunche

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.92 924th 2045 54.8%
2019 57.72 690th 2032 66.0%
2022 64.72 572nd 2099 72.7%
2023 62.36 608th 2041 70.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Ps 125 Ralph Bunche

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.89 1312th 2338 43.9%
2019 58.93 918th 2357 61.1%
2022 72.99 566th 2401 76.4%
2023 73.14 575th 2403 76.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Ps 125 Ralph Bunche

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.55 1152nd 2340 50.8%
2019 60.97 851st 2358 63.9%
2022 64.28 787th 2400 67.2%
2023 75.47 508th 2400 78.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Ps 125 Ralph Bunche

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.70 218th 948 77.0%
2019 86.91 87th 891 90.2%
2022 71.83 217th 936 76.8%
2023 53.30 347th 857 59.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ps 125 Ralph Bunche

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.03 847th 1392 39.2%
2019 41.23 746th 1315 43.3%
2022 59.27 513th 1503 65.9%
2023 81.44 170th 1429 88.1%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Open Quote My child has been attending this school for 1.5 years. The school is on an upward trajectory thanks to a dedicated principal and parent body that has the students' best interest at heart. The PA is very active and has brought about positive change (discussions about race/inclusion, etc). The programs offered are phenomenal (weekly swimming by Asphalt Green from Pre-k to 5, NYC Ballet, Harlem Grown and many more).

PS125 does share a space with Columbia Secondary School which is a bummer but those kids have their own entrance. It would be ideal if PS125 received more enrollment to force CSS out. Other than that, the school is great and your child will thrive. Unfortunately test scores reflect the demographics of the older kids who reside in the neighborhood but expect that to change due to gentrification in the next few years. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Open Quote This school is an up and coming school with new and dedicated administration. Dedicated staff, strong parental involvement, ethnic diversity , small class size and multiple free extra-curricular activities plays a major role in the progressive improvement of this school. Its a small gem in a big city. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, January 22, 2011

Open Quote Our son started kindergarten in the fall and we are very happy with the school. We can not compare it to anything but we are amazed at how much he has learned in just 4 month and most importantly for us he is enjoying school and feels at home.

The school has a new principal. She started at the beginning of the school year 2009/10. She took over a school with a lot of problems and has made a lot of progress in creating an entirely new school. Active parents are welcomed and appreciated. There is much space for ideas and implementation.

The school has dual language programs in French and Spanish. Enrichment classes are computer, music & movement, science, social studies, library, swimming and soon art. There is a free after school program.
The facility is phenomenal. Big sunny classrooms, science lab, computer lab, library, art room, swimming pool, gym, an auditorium and a cafeteria. The school is across from Morning Side Park.

We find the teachers qualified, class sizes are small and the student body diverse. In our opinion an excellent school option for Upper Manhattan. PS 125, Ralph Bunche School is a choice school, which means it admits student from across the city. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ps 125 Ralph Bunche

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 7 565 6 163 0 n/a n/a 0 741
1990 2 527 2 170 0 n/a n/a 0 701
1991 2 546 3 173 0 n/a n/a 0 724
1992 1 555 3 164 0 n/a n/a 0 723
1993 6 534 8 196 3 n/a n/a 0 747
1994 5 536 8 225 1 n/a n/a 0 775
1995 4 502 10 205 3 n/a n/a 0 724
1996 4 502 10 205 3 n/a n/a 0 724
1997 4 516 6 237 1 n/a n/a 0 764
1998 4 575 16 248 1 n/a n/a 0 844
1999 5 600 12 269 1 n/a n/a 0 887
2000 6 615 7 312 3 n/a n/a 0 943
2001 6 543 11 284 3 n/a n/a 0 847
2002 5 473 7 245 6 n/a n/a 0 736
2003 5 473 7 245 6 n/a n/a 0 736
2004 7 431 9 235 2 n/a n/a 0 684
2005 8 320 4 209 1 n/a n/a 0 542
2006 6 279 8 173 1 n/a n/a 0 467
2007 3 257 9 152 2 n/a n/a 0 423
2008 4 252 12 135 1 n/a n/a 0 404
2009 4 249 8 130 2 n/a n/a 0 393
2010 2 154 11 70 1 n/a n/a 0 238
2011 8 133 9 84 1 0 0 0 235
2012 8 95 13 80 4 0 2 0 202
2013 9 84 10 83 3 0 5 0 194
2014 7 93 9 74 2 0 4 0 189
2015 11 91 17 98 2 0 4 0 223
2016 16 103 13 96 2 0 3 0 233
2017 30 108 10 100 2 0 8 0 258
2018 53 112 22 100 1 0 11 0 299
2019 45 105 12 105 2 0 11 0 280
2020 58 105 17 108 2 0 14 0 304
2021 57 96 14 107 3 0 13 0 290
2022 53 85 14 93 3 0 13 0 261
2023 66 74 19 89 3 0 11 0 262

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 125 Ralph Bunche

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 741 26.0 28.5 n/a
1990 701 40.0 17.5 n/a
1991 724 44.9 16.1 n/a
1992 723 41.9 17.2 n/a
1993 747 45.0 16.6 n/a
1994 775 45.0 17.2 n/a
1995 724 42.0 17.2 n/a
1996 724 42.0 17.2 n/a
1997 764 44.0 17.4 81.4
1998 844 50.0 16.9 73.7
1999 887 54.0 16.4 70.1
2000 943 59.0 16.0 91.2
2001 847 60.0 14.1 85.2
2002 736 n/a n/a n/a
2003 736 n/a n/a n/a
2004 684 n/a n/a n/a
2005 542 48.2 11.2 0
2006 467 47.0 9.9 95.5
2007 423 35.0 12.1 88.4
2008 404 28.3 14.3 96.5
2009 393 35.5 11.1 96.2
2010 238 27.5 8.6 n/a
2011 235 21.5 10.9 81.7
2012 202 21.0 9.6 76.7
2013 194 21.0 9.2 89.7
2014 189 18.0 10.4 73.5
2015 223 17.0 13.1 82.5
2016 233 18.0 12.9 78.5
2017 258 17.7 14.5 71.7
2018 299 21.0 14.2 67.9
2019 280 19.0 14.7 67.5
2020 304 20.9 14.5 64.5
2021 290 21.6 13.4 66.2
2022 261 17.5 14.8 60.2
2023 262 18.6 14.0 59.9

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 125 Ralph Bunche

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 741 26.0 28.5 n/a
1990 701 40.0 17.5 n/a
1991 724 44.9 16.1 n/a
1992 723 41.9 17.2 n/a
1993 747 45.0 16.6 n/a
1994 775 45.0 17.2 n/a
1995 724 42.0 17.2 n/a
1996 724 42.0 17.2 n/a
1997 764 44.0 17.4 81.4
1998 844 50.0 16.9 73.7
1999 887 54.0 16.4 70.1
2000 943 59.0 16.0 91.2
2001 847 60.0 14.1 85.2
2002 736 n/a n/a n/a
2003 736 n/a n/a n/a
2004 684 n/a n/a n/a
2005 542 48.2 11.2 0
2006 467 47.0 9.9 95.5
2007 423 35.0 12.1 88.4
2008 404 28.3 14.3 96.5
2009 393 35.5 11.1 96.2
2010 238 27.5 8.6 n/a
2011 235 21.5 10.9 81.7
2012 202 21.0 9.6 76.7
2013 194 21.0 9.2 89.7
2014 189 18.0 10.4 73.5
2015 223 17.0 13.1 82.5
2016 233 18.0 12.9 78.5
2017 258 17.7 14.5 71.7
2018 299 21.0 14.2 67.9
2019 280 19.0 14.7 67.5
2020 304 20.9 14.5 64.5
2021 290 21.6 13.4 66.2
2022 261 17.5 14.8 60.2
2023 262 18.6 14.0 59.9

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
201597.7%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ps 125 Ralph Bunche

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,439 (6.7%) $19,923 (93.3%) $21,362
2020 $1,522 (7.4%) $18,908 (92.6%) $20,430
2021 $2,697 (12.4%) $19,009 (87.6%) $21,705
2022 $3,868 (16.5%) $19,602 (83.5%) $23,470

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ps 125 Ralph Bunche

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 894th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 556th of 2439 Elementary schools
 14.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ps 125 Ralph Bunche)4866.7
 18.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 5)3633.8
 2.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Ps 125 Ralph Bunche)3183.3
 52.3%
   3rd Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 5)3337.3
 4.3%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ps 125 Ralph Bunche)7965.4
 13.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 5)3034.9
 4.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Ps 125 Ralph Bunche)9281.5
 10.5%
   4th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 5)2733.8
 6.8%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ps 125 Ralph Bunche)4245.8
 3.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 5)2629.8
 3.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Ps 125 Ralph Bunche)6050
 10%
   5th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 5)2529.8
 4.8%
   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 Students280262
 6.4%
African American10574
 29.5%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian1219
 58.3%
Hispanic10589
 15.2%
Pacific Islander00
White4566
 46.7%
Two or More Races1111
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.5%59.9%
 7.6%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 262 students attended Ps 125 Ralph Bunche.

Students at Ps 125 Ralph Bunche are 34% Hispanic, 28% African American, 25% White, 7% Asian, 4% Two or more races, 1% American Indian.

Ps 125 Ralph Bunche ranks 556th of 2439 New York elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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