Ps 159

Public PK, KG-5

 20501 33rd Ave
       Bayside, NY  11361-1099


 (718) 423-8553

District: New York City Geographic District #26

SchoolDigger Rank:
141st of 2,361 New York Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  19.2
Number of students:  627

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
43.9%
White:
31.9%
Hispanic:
20.7%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  45.1%

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Updated Friday, July 29, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

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Compare Details In 2016, Ps 159 ranked better than 94% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranked 10th among 21 ranked elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #26. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.02. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Ps 159 is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (43.9%), White (31.9%), Hispanic (20.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 45.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ps 159 is 19.2. 17 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #26 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Ps 159:

SchoolDigger Ranks Ps 159 141st of 2361 New York public elementary schools. (See Ps 159 in the ranking list.)

New York City Geographic District #26:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District #26 99th of 752 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Ps 159

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 86.06 89th 2173 95.9% 5 star ranking
2007 85.19 116th 2184 94.7% 5 star ranking
2008 85.15 99th 2192 95.5% 5 star ranking
2009 83.94 91st 2221 95.9% 5 star ranking
2010 90.57 37th 2227 98.3% 5 star ranking
2011 92.03 45th 2249 98.0% 5 star ranking
2012 91.27 58th 2282 97.5% 5 star ranking
2013 91.17 124th 2285 94.6% 5 star ranking
2014 92.82 83rd 2305 96.4% 5 star ranking
2015 91.31 117th 2311 94.9% 5 star ranking
2016 92.02 141st 2361 94.0% 5 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Test score data source: NY State Education Department

About the NY State Assessments: For more information about the NY State Assessments, visit the NYSED Office of State Assessment website.

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Enrollment information for Ps 159

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 361 39 121 50 0 n/a n/a 0 571
1990 375 34 146 45 0 n/a n/a 0 600
1991 375 27 142 51 1 n/a n/a 0 596
1992 366 12 153 53 0 n/a n/a 0 584
1993 382 20 167 50 1 n/a n/a 0 620
1994 346 21 170 60 0 n/a n/a 0 597
1995 347 25 167 69 1 n/a n/a 0 609
1996 347 25 167 69 1 n/a n/a 0 609
1997 326 29 173 68 3 n/a n/a 0 599
1998 337 29 172 67 3 n/a n/a 0 608
1999 365 25 208 73 2 n/a n/a 0 673
2000 369 18 211 95 4 n/a n/a 0 697
2001 348 13 211 108 3 n/a n/a 0 683
2002 348 13 188 104 1 n/a n/a 0 654
2003 348 13 188 104 1 n/a n/a 0 654
2004 326 11 191 98 1 n/a n/a 0 627
2005 292 9 204 89 0 n/a n/a 0 594
2006 254 7 218 99 0 n/a n/a 0 578
2007 248 8 219 78 0 n/a n/a 0 553
2008 216 8 222 76 0 n/a n/a 0 522
2009 210 11 249 67 1 n/a n/a 0 538
2010 202 9 266 66 1 n/a n/a 0 544
2011 191 12 243 100 0 0 0 0 546
2012 175 17 242 94 2 4 1 0 535
2013 198 19 248 109 4 6 6 0 590
2014 200 14 275 130 3 0 5 0 627

Test score 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 159

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 571 30.9 18.4 n/a
1990 600 31.9 18.8 n/a
1991 596 30.9 19.2 n/a
1992 584 24.0 24.3 n/a
1993 620 29.1 21.3 n/a
1994 597 31.0 19.3 n/a
1995 609 26.2 23.2 n/a
1996 609 26.2 23.2 n/a
1997 599 31.4 19.1 27.2
1998 608 34.0 17.9 23.4
1999 673 36.0 18.7 24.1
2000 697 39.0 17.9 40.2
2001 683 39.0 17.5 40.7
2002 654 n/a n/a n/a
2003 654 n/a n/a n/a
2004 627 n/a n/a n/a
2005 594 35.0 17.0 0
2006 578 39.0 14.8 43.8
2007 553 38.0 14.6 46.3
2008 522 40.0 13.1 42.5
2009 538 41.0 13.1 0
2010 544 38.0 14.3 n/a
2011 546 35.3 15.4 43.2
2012 535 33.0 16.2 47.9
2013 590 30.0 19.6 42.5
2014 627 32.5 19.2 45.1

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Ps 159

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 571 30.9 18.4 n/a
1990 600 31.9 18.8 n/a
1991 596 30.9 19.2 n/a
1992 584 24.0 24.3 n/a
1993 620 29.1 21.3 n/a
1994 597 31.0 19.3 n/a
1995 609 26.2 23.2 n/a
1996 609 26.2 23.2 n/a
1997 599 31.4 19.1 27.2
1998 608 34.0 17.9 23.4
1999 673 36.0 18.7 24.1
2000 697 39.0 17.9 40.2
2001 683 39.0 17.5 40.7
2002 654 n/a n/a n/a
2003 654 n/a n/a n/a
2004 627 n/a n/a n/a
2005 594 35.0 17.0 0
2006 578 39.0 14.8 43.8
2007 553 38.0 14.6 46.3
2008 522 40.0 13.1 42.5
2009 538 41.0 13.1 0
2010 544 38.0 14.3 n/a
2011 546 35.3 15.4 43.2
2012 535 33.0 16.2 47.9
2013 590 30.0 19.6 42.5
2014 627 32.5 19.2 45.1

Test score 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.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the NY State Education Department.

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