Ps 261 Philip Livingston

Public PK, KG-5

 314 Pacific St
       Brooklyn, NY  11201


 (718) 330-9275

District: New York City Geographic District #15

SchoolDigger Rank:
776th of 2,413 New York Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.0
Number of students:  803

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
96.4%


Racial breakdown:

White:
45.2%
African American:
22.8%
Hispanic:
18.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.2%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 22, 2019.


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Compare Details In 2019, Ps 261 Philip Livingston ranked better than 67.8% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranked 16th among 25 ranked elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #15. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65.44. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Ps 261 Philip Livingston is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (45.2%), African American (22.8%), Hispanic (18.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 36.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ps 261 Philip Livingston is 14, which is the 11th best among 25 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #15. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Ps 261 Philip Livingston:

SchoolDigger ranks Ps 261 Philip Livingston 776th of 2413 New York public elementary schools. (See Ps 261 Philip Livingston in the ranking list.)

New York City Geographic District #15:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District #15 440th of 810 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ps 261 Philip Livingston

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 37.72 1602nd 2206 27.4%
2007 48.02 1392nd 2219 37.3%
2008 41.84 1539th 2227 30.9%
2009 56.37 1210th 2257 46.4%
2010 59.68 1031st 2263 54.4%
2011 55.61 1125th 2286 50.8%
2012 49.65 1331st 2320 42.6%
2013 56.17 944th 2325 59.4%
2014 67.51 696th 2345 70.3%
2015 76.13 501st 2352 78.7%
2016 70.07 650th 2366 72.5%
2017 62.38 855th 2386 64.2%
2018 62.12 890th 2395 62.8%
2019 65.44 776th 2413 67.8%

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

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Data source: NY State Education Department

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by a parent
Friday, February 5, 2016

Open Quote Simply put, our family could not be more happy with PS261. We transferred to the school in 1st grade and it's been a great experience. Office staff is organized and efficient, her teachers have been great and are inspiring her as a reader, mathematician and scientist, linguist and artist. PTA is super welcoming and there are so many ways to get involved with the school. We're super thankful to have gotten our daughter into this school, outside our school zone and district. Close Quote


by a student
Friday, October 21, 2011

Open Quote I went to this school, it is okay. it's just that the teachers, don't really teach you anything in 4th grade they play around too much. When I say they play around to much I mean they celebrate stuff for nothing, and in 4th grade you have to do a lot of outside work such as buy work books and stuff, to increase your knowledge, because like I said celebrate to much , I know they try to make school fun but sometimes you gotta get real, and REALLY teach But sometimes it just depends on the teacher you have. my 5th grade teacher was good I needed no outside work. But some of my friends say they barely got any homework and if they did it took them about 7 minutes to finish. The Kids there are something else, they say that they don't believe in bullying but when you come to the principal with a problem she doesn't solve it. I don't know maybe it was just the year I was there, but the kids weren't really that nice at least not to me. The Arts that they have in the school are pretty good they, have chorus only availible to 4th and 5th grade they have band only avalible to 4th and 5th grade. But they have other arts besides that your child would go to on a daily basis such as, art, music, dance, gym and more. ps.261 has a very good afterschool program, all the voulenteers are very involved and really put a lot of work into there job. Over All ps.261 is a o.k school I wouldn't say its the greatest, but it is an ok school Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ps 261 Philip Livingston

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 184 160 2 354 0 n/a n/a 0 700
1990 185 146 3 348 3 n/a n/a 0 685
1991 200 146 5 358 2 n/a n/a 35 746
1992 235 146 14 334 1 n/a n/a 0 730
1993 247 136 40 323 2 n/a n/a 0 748
1994 289 172 43 327 2 n/a n/a 0 833
1995 305 146 42 286 3 n/a n/a 0 782
1996 305 146 42 286 3 n/a n/a 0 782
1997 299 175 39 280 2 n/a n/a 0 795
1998 319 221 43 280 1 n/a n/a 0 864
1999 311 218 43 248 5 n/a n/a 0 825
2000 268 249 36 243 7 n/a n/a 0 803
2001 242 286 27 237 5 n/a n/a 0 797
2002 199 283 24 208 5 n/a n/a 0 719
2003 199 283 24 208 5 n/a n/a 0 719
2004 214 315 27 190 4 n/a n/a 0 750
2005 214 347 30 189 5 n/a n/a 0 785
2006 227 332 30 182 3 n/a n/a 0 774
2007 238 334 44 177 3 n/a n/a 0 796
2008 236 330 41 190 3 n/a n/a 0 800
2009 268 313 41 201 1 n/a n/a 0 824
2010 315 269 40 192 0 n/a n/a 0 816
2011 304 260 39 217 1 0 0 0 821
2012 300 242 62 218 0 0 0 0 822
2013 297 239 52 211 1 1 26 0 827
2014 312 214 46 207 2 0 25 0 806
2015 304 212 47 181 1 n/a 33 0 778
2016 307 230 42 175 1 n/a 41 0 796
2017 312 202 47 163 1 5 38 0 768
2018 363 183 56 149 2 6 44 0 803

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 261 Philip Livingston

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 700 41.9 16.7 n/a
1990 685 43.9 15.6 n/a
1991 746 42.9 17.3 n/a
1992 730 39.9 18.2 n/a
1993 748 41.1 18.2 n/a
1994 833 39.0 21.4 n/a
1995 782 43.0 18.2 n/a
1996 782 43.0 18.2 n/a
1997 795 46.0 17.3 53.7
1998 864 47.0 18.4 49.8
1999 825 43.3 19.1 41.5
2000 803 46.0 17.5 52.4
2001 797 n/a 0.0 55.8
2002 719 n/a n/a n/a
2003 719 n/a n/a n/a
2004 750 n/a n/a n/a
2005 785 52.2 15.0 0.0
2006 774 53.0 14.6 48.4
2007 796 59.0 13.5 61.4
2008 800 59.7 13.4 63.2
2009 824 62.0 13.3 62.9
2010 816 62.0 13.1 n/a
2011 821 59.3 13.8 46.5
2012 822 56.0 14.6 43.2
2013 827 53.0 15.6 41.4
2014 806 56.0 14.3 42.4
2015 778 57.0 13.6 40.7
2016 796 52.0 15.3 39.6
2017 768 55.9 13.7 40.0
2018 803 57.0 14.0 36.2

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 Ps 261 Philip Livingston

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 700 41.9 16.7 n/a
1990 685 43.9 15.6 n/a
1991 746 42.9 17.3 n/a
1992 730 39.9 18.2 n/a
1993 748 41.1 18.2 n/a
1994 833 39.0 21.4 n/a
1995 782 43.0 18.2 n/a
1996 782 43.0 18.2 n/a
1997 795 46.0 17.3 53.7
1998 864 47.0 18.4 49.8
1999 825 43.3 19.1 41.5
2000 803 46.0 17.5 52.4
2001 797 n/a 0.0 55.8
2002 719 n/a n/a n/a
2003 719 n/a n/a n/a
2004 750 n/a n/a n/a
2005 785 52.2 15.0 0.0
2006 774 53.0 14.6 48.4
2007 796 59.0 13.5 61.4
2008 800 59.7 13.4 63.2
2009 824 62.0 13.3 62.9
2010 816 62.0 13.1 n/a
2011 821 59.3 13.8 46.5
2012 822 56.0 14.6 43.2
2013 827 53.0 15.6 41.4
2014 806 56.0 14.3 42.4
2015 778 57.0 13.6 40.7
2016 796 52.0 15.3 39.6
2017 768 55.9 13.7 40.0
2018 803 57.0 14.0 36.2

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 261 Philip Livingston

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YearCompletely Immunized
201596.4%

Data source: New York State Department of Health




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