Ps 138 Samuel Randall

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PS 138 Samuel Randall is an elementary school located in the Bronx, New York, serving 503 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the New York City Geographic District #8, which is ranked 742 out of 866 districts in New York and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

PS 138 Samuel Randall has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (68.99%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 47.01% to 69.23% Hispanic students. The school also consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of New York elementary schools, with a ranking between 1,745 and 2,054 out of over 2,400 schools in recent years. Additionally, 88.27% of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. Despite the relatively high spending per student, ranging from $16,516 to $21,717, and a student-teacher ratio that is lower than some nearby schools, the academic performance at PS 138 Samuel Randall remains poor, suggesting that simply increasing funding or reducing class sizes may not be the sole solution to improving student outcomes.

Interestingly, some of the nearby schools, such as PS 182 and Dr. Emmett W. Bassett School, perform significantly better on state assessments and have higher rankings among New York elementary schools. This suggests that factors beyond just the school's demographics may be contributing to the academic performance. Additionally, the presence of higher-performing nearby charter schools, such as Bronx Charter School for Excellence and Success Academy Charter School - Bronx 4, indicates that there may be opportunities for PS 138 Samuel Randall to learn and improve its practices to better serve its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2060 Lafayette Ave
       Bronx, NY  10473-2009


(718) 822-5325

District: New York City Geographic District # 8

SchoolDigger Rank:
1863rd of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,935 Help


Students who attend Ps 138 Samuel Randall usually attend:

Middle:    Junior High School 131 Albert Einstein

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  503

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
69.0%
African American:
21.7%
Asian:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88.3% Help


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Compare Details Ps 138 Samuel Randall ranks worse than 76.4% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 12th among 22 ranked elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (69%), African American (21.7%), Asian (4.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 88.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ps 138 Samuel Randall is 14.7. 15 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ps 138 Samuel Randall is $19,935. 15 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ps 138 Samuel Randall:

SchoolDigger ranks Ps 138 Samuel Randall 1863rd of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Ps 138 Samuel Randall in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District # 8:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District # 8 742nd of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ps 138 Samuel Randall

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Rank History for all students at Ps 138 Samuel Randall

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 28.18 1756th 2206 20.4%
2007 21.26 1845th 2219 16.9%
2008 24.41 1836th 2227 17.6%
2009 29.05 1833rd 2257 18.8%
2010 24.23 1862nd 2263 17.7%
2011 23.64 1858th 2286 18.7%
2012 24.41 1874th 2320 19.2%
2013 22.17 1919th 2325 17.5%
2014 28.01 1765th 2345 24.7%
2015 22.99 1865th 2352 20.7%
2016 24.86 1863rd 2366 21.3%
2017 27.25 1816th 2386 23.9%
2018 29.49 1767th 2395 26.2%
2019 23.16 1908th 2413 20.9%
2021 25.07 1745th 2201 20.7%
2022 19.72 2054th 2434 15.6%
2023 26.22 1863rd 2439 23.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ps 138 Samuel Randall

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.50 478th 938 49.0%
2019 27.64 727th 860 15.5%
2022 25.12 890th 1027 13.3%
2023 28.28 817th 1001 18.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ps 138 Samuel Randall

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.35 1017th 1941 47.6%
2019 28.94 1395th 1859 25.0%
2022 33.10 1390th 2031 31.6%
2023 38.09 1150th 2016 43.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ps 138 Samuel Randall

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.40 1329th 2045 35.0%
2019 30.70 1463rd 2032 28.0%
2022 25.38 1708th 2099 18.6%
2023 31.22 1434th 2041 29.7%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Ps 138 Samuel Randall

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.27 433rd 730 40.7%
2019 36.67 390th 570 31.6%
2022 22.23 553rd 622 11.1%
2023 48.89 283rd 637 55.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Ps 138 Samuel Randall

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.70 1371st 2338 41.4%
2019 27.20 1786th 2357 24.2%
2021 24.00 1581st 1955 19.1%
2022 19.76 2050th 2401 14.6%
2023 26.81 1838th 2403 23.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Ps 138 Samuel Randall

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.47 2073rd 2340 11.4%
2019 20.94 1948th 2358 17.4%
2021 42.64 1143rd 1961 41.7%
2022 22.23 1984th 2400 17.3%
2023 27.35 1804th 2400 24.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Ps 138 Samuel Randall

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.72 466th 948 50.8%
2019 34.33 580th 891 34.9%
2022 45.72 472nd 936 49.6%
2023 56.56 322nd 857 62.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ps 138 Samuel Randall

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.93 750th 1392 46.1%
2019 39.11 787th 1315 40.2%
2022 29.58 1145th 1503 23.8%
2023 35.71 938th 1429 34.4%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Ps 138 Samuel Randall

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 9 356 7 443 0 n/a n/a 0 815
1990 13 364 14 451 0 n/a n/a 0 842
1991 2 367 12 444 1 n/a n/a 0 826
1992 9 354 8 422 0 n/a n/a 0 793
1993 7 351 7 417 0 n/a n/a 0 782
1994 6 308 4 418 0 n/a n/a 0 736
1995 4 308 5 427 0 n/a n/a 0 744
1996 4 308 5 427 0 n/a n/a 0 744
1997 4 320 5 444 2 n/a n/a 0 775
1998 4 320 5 427 3 n/a n/a 0 759
1999 1 312 3 414 2 n/a n/a 0 732
2000 6 339 5 443 3 n/a n/a 0 796
2001 6 370 8 474 1 n/a n/a 0 859
2002 6 364 15 457 4 n/a n/a 0 846
2003 6 364 15 457 4 n/a n/a 0 846
2004 6 342 19 447 3 n/a n/a 0 817
2005 8 323 17 444 4 n/a n/a 0 796
2006 7 308 17 431 8 n/a n/a 0 771
2007 8 292 18 439 9 n/a n/a 0 766
2008 10 334 26 562 9 n/a n/a 0 941
2009 6 294 24 609 8 n/a n/a 0 941
2010 6 304 18 639 7 n/a n/a 0 974
2011 6 289 18 626 6 0 0 0 945
2012 4 301 16 639 5 2 0 0 967
2013 5 278 16 650 4 2 4 0 959
2014 8 225 14 587 4 0 2 0 840
2015 5 211 16 553 7 0 3 0 795
2016 5 206 19 550 10 0 3 0 793
2017 6 199 17 496 12 6 3 0 739
2018 7 201 10 468 14 6 5 0 711
2019 4 184 18 431 15 1 4 0 657
2020 4 170 16 430 13 0 2 0 635
2021 4 154 12 397 12 0 1 0 580
2022 7 114 16 363 10 2 4 0 516
2023 7 109 24 347 9 3 4 0 503

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 138 Samuel Randall

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 815 38.9 20.9 n/a
1990 842 43.9 19.1 n/a
1991 826 41.9 19.7 n/a
1992 793 40.9 19.3 n/a
1993 782 42.0 18.6 n/a
1994 736 41.2 17.9 n/a
1995 744 37.0 20.1 n/a
1996 744 37.0 20.1 n/a
1997 775 37.2 20.8 95
1998 759 41.2 18.4 83
1999 732 41.2 17.8 86.3
2000 796 50.2 15.9 89.8
2001 859 52.0 16.5 82.4
2002 846 n/a n/a n/a
2003 846 n/a n/a n/a
2004 817 n/a n/a n/a
2005 796 50.0 15.9 0
2006 771 53.0 14.5 81.5
2007 766 50.0 15.3 83.2
2008 941 58.0 16.2 87
2009 941 61.0 15.4 86.7
2010 974 60.0 16.2 n/a
2011 945 63.5 14.8 71.6
2012 967 58.0 16.6 81.7
2013 959 62.5 15.3 86
2014 840 60.0 13.9 83.6
2015 795 49.0 16.2 90.8
2016 793 52.0 15.2 89.2
2017 739 51.6 14.3 89
2018 711 49.0 14.5 89.9
2019 657 45.0 14.5 86.3
2020 635 39.0 16.2 86
2021 580 41.0 14.1 89.1
2022 516 37.0 13.9 85.9
2023 503 34.0 14.7 88.3

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 138 Samuel Randall

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 815 38.9 20.9 n/a
1990 842 43.9 19.1 n/a
1991 826 41.9 19.7 n/a
1992 793 40.9 19.3 n/a
1993 782 42.0 18.6 n/a
1994 736 41.2 17.9 n/a
1995 744 37.0 20.1 n/a
1996 744 37.0 20.1 n/a
1997 775 37.2 20.8 95
1998 759 41.2 18.4 83
1999 732 41.2 17.8 86.3
2000 796 50.2 15.9 89.8
2001 859 52.0 16.5 82.4
2002 846 n/a n/a n/a
2003 846 n/a n/a n/a
2004 817 n/a n/a n/a
2005 796 50.0 15.9 0
2006 771 53.0 14.5 81.5
2007 766 50.0 15.3 83.2
2008 941 58.0 16.2 87
2009 941 61.0 15.4 86.7
2010 974 60.0 16.2 n/a
2011 945 63.5 14.8 71.6
2012 967 58.0 16.6 81.7
2013 959 62.5 15.3 86
2014 840 60.0 13.9 83.6
2015 795 49.0 16.2 90.8
2016 793 52.0 15.2 89.2
2017 739 51.6 14.3 89
2018 711 49.0 14.5 89.9
2019 657 45.0 14.5 86.3
2020 635 39.0 16.2 86
2021 580 41.0 14.1 89.1
2022 516 37.0 13.9 85.9
2023 503 34.0 14.7 88.3

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
201598.9%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ps 138 Samuel Randall

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,324 (7.8%) $15,637 (92.2%) $16,961
2020 $976 (5.9%) $15,540 (94.1%) $16,516
2021 $1,521 (8.4%) $16,496 (91.6%) $18,017
2022 $3,187 (14.7%) $18,529 (85.3%) $21,717
2023 $1,703 (8.5%) $18,233 (91.5%) $19,935

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ps 138 Samuel Randall

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1908th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 1863rd of 2439 Elementary schools
 2.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ps 138 Samuel Randall)3521.5
 13.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 8)4531.1
 13.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Ps 138 Samuel Randall)3529.2
 5.8%
   3rd Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 8)4440.8
 3.2%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ps 138 Samuel Randall)2654.7
 28.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 8)3838.6
 0.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Ps 138 Samuel Randall)3848.5
 10.5%
   4th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 8)3637.1
 1.1%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ps 138 Samuel Randall)2924.7
 4.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 8)3234.7
 2.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Ps 138 Samuel Randall)3026.3
 3.7%
   5th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 8)3835.5
 2.5%
   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 Students657503
 23.4%
African American184109
 40.8%
American Indian159
 40%
Asian1824
 33.3%
Hispanic431347
 19.5%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White47
 75%
Two or More Races44
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.3%88.3%
 2%


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Ps 138 Samuel Randall ranks in the bottom 23.6% of New York elementary schools.

Students who attend Ps 138 Samuel Randall usually go on to attend:

Middle : Junior High School 131 Albert Einstein

In the 2022-23 school year, 503 students attended Ps 138 Samuel Randall.

Students at Ps 138 Samuel Randall are 69% Hispanic, 22% African American, 5% Asian, 2% American Indian, 1% White.


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