Irwin Altman Middle School 172

Summary:

Irwin Altman Middle School 172 is a public middle school located in Floral Park, New York, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 789 students. The school is part of the New York City Geographic District #26, which is ranked 175 out of 866 districts in New York and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Irwin Altman Middle School 172 consistently performs well on state assessments, with proficiency rates exceeding the New York City District #26 and state averages across multiple subjects and grade levels. The school's student population is highly diverse, with a significant Asian student population (62.1%) and a relatively even distribution of other racial groups. Irwin Altman Middle School 172 also stands out for its strong performance for English Language Learners (ELL) and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ranking in the top 25% of New York middle schools for these subgroups.

When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Junior High School 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne and Middle School 158 Marie Curie, Irwin Altman Middle School 172 stands out for its consistently high academic performance, ranking in the top 15-20% of New York middle schools and earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several school years. This consistent high ranking, even as the total number of middle schools in New York has increased, is a testament to the school's ability to maintain a high level of academic excellence and adapt to changing educational standards and expectations.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 81-14 257th St
       Floral Park, NY  11004-1499


(718) 831-4000

District: New York City Geographic District #26

SchoolDigger Rank:
206th of 1,500 New York Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,440 Help


Students who attend Irwin Altman Middle School 172 usually attend:

High:    Martin Van Buren High School

Feeder schools for Irwin Altman Middle School 172:

Elementary:    James J Ambrose School (The)
    Ps 133
    Ps 18 Winchester
    Ps 188 Kingsbury
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Student/teacher ratio:  12.7 Help
Number of students:  789

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
62.1%
Hispanic:
16.0%
African American:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.3% Help


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Compare Details Irwin Altman Middle School 172 ranks better than 86.3% of middle schools in New York. It also ranks last among 5 ranked middle schools in the New York City Geographic District #26. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (62.1%), Hispanic (16%), African American (8.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 57.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Irwin Altman Middle School 172 is 12.7, which is the lowest among 5 middle schools in the New York City Geographic District #26! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Irwin Altman Middle School 172 is $16,440, which is the 2nd highest among 5 middle schools in the New York City Geographic District #26.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Irwin Altman Middle School 172:

SchoolDigger ranks Irwin Altman Middle School 172 206th of 1500 New York public middle schools. (See Irwin Altman Middle School 172 in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District #26:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District #26 175th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Irwin Altman Middle School 172

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Rank History for all students at Irwin Altman Middle School 172

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 72.10 324th 1095 70.4%
2007 76.55 259th 1123 76.9%
2008 75.98 289th 1185 75.6%
2009 76.09 268th 1224 78.1%
2010 77.82 269th 1243 78.4%
2011 81.04 221st 1295 82.9%
2012 82.23 194th 1337 85.5%
2013 85.94 150th 1373 89.1%
2014 82.57 167th 1401 88.1%
2015 76.88 239th 1407 83.0%
2016 75.77 259th 1429 81.9%
2017 84.45 174th 1455 88.0%
2018 83.45 189th 1438 86.9%
2019 83.85 194th 1439 86.5%
2021 83.69 146th 1242 88.2%
2022 84.04 181st 1479 87.8%
2023 83.07 206th 1500 86.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Irwin Altman Middle School 172

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.35 91st 503 81.9%
2019 54.77 125th 473 73.6%
2021 56.36 33rd 118 72.0%
2022 74.24 57th 581 90.2%
2023 56.94 141st 591 76.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Irwin Altman Middle School 172

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.11 140th 1170 88.0%
2019 68.68 180th 1139 84.2%
2021 51.37 178th 522 65.9%
2022 75.04 153rd 1283 88.1%
2023 65.74 290th 1307 77.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Irwin Altman Middle School 172

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.09 109th 1245 91.2%
2019 85.81 131st 1241 89.4%
2021 88.41 67th 935 92.8%
2022 84.17 128th 1306 90.2%
2023 86.97 113th 1288 91.2%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Irwin Altman Middle School 172

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.51 117th 457 74.4%
2022 85.01 43rd 487 91.2%
2023 84.06 50th 543 90.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Irwin Altman Middle School 172

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.71 197th 1353 85.4%
2019 83.01 193rd 1370 85.9%
2021 89.46 74th 1066 93.1%
2022 80.11 209th 1454 85.6%
2023 81.57 220th 1463 85.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Irwin Altman Middle School 172

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.69 174th 1352 87.1%
2019 83.34 186th 1366 86.4%
2021 82.25 136th 1071 87.3%
2022 85.44 158th 1455 89.1%
2023 80.91 208th 1464 85.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Irwin Altman Middle School 172

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.70 196th 374 47.6%
2019 56.64 169th 369 54.2%
2021 55.47 121st 236 48.7%
2022 58.81 174th 381 54.3%
2023 60.05 171st 388 55.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Irwin Altman Middle School 172

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.46 65th 663 90.2%
2019 74.36 118th 653 81.9%
2022 81.51 80th 706 88.7%
2023 65.08 199th 696 71.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Irwin Altman Middle School 172

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.38 186th 810 77.0%
2019 58.52 286th 826 65.4%
2021 81.36 55th 449 87.8%
2022 69.37 197th 914 78.4%
2023 69.62 220th 943 76.7%
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Rank History for White students at Irwin Altman Middle School 172

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.17 78th 763 89.8%
2019 81.78 102nd 716 85.8%
2021 69.43 162nd 614 73.6%
2022 54.67 326th 748 56.4%
2023 65.97 254th 772 67.1%
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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 Irwin Altman Middle School 172

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 463 154 94 57 0 n/a n/a 0 768
1990 445 136 131 62 2 n/a n/a 0 776
1991 477 139 139 68 0 n/a n/a 0 823
1992 640 157 215 130 0 n/a n/a 0 1142
1993 630 165 255 136 1 n/a n/a 0 1187
1994 584 160 280 152 0 n/a n/a 0 1176
1995 530 149 384 154 2 n/a n/a 0 1219
1996 530 149 384 154 2 n/a n/a 0 1219
1997 499 178 412 168 2 n/a n/a 0 1259
1998 445 178 434 178 2 n/a n/a 0 1237
1999 408 174 493 204 1 n/a n/a 0 1280
2000 408 192 539 214 1 n/a n/a 0 1354
2001 427 167 590 218 0 n/a n/a 0 1402
2002 391 175 674 209 0 n/a n/a 0 1449
2003 391 175 674 209 0 n/a n/a 0 1449
2004 274 183 624 161 2 n/a n/a 0 1244
2005 234 162 606 148 1 n/a n/a 0 1151
2006 240 145 586 152 2 n/a n/a 0 1125
2007 239 131 562 161 2 n/a n/a 0 1095
2008 240 130 539 172 4 n/a n/a 0 1085
2009 208 139 569 164 2 n/a n/a 0 1082
2010 174 127 564 160 3 n/a n/a 0 1028
2011 148 113 578 159 4 0 0 0 1002
2012 144 101 574 149 6 1 0 0 975
2013 153 105 562 148 3 2 1 0 974
2014 159 121 553 129 3 0 1 0 966
2015 142 115 551 137 4 0 3 0 952
2016 127 97 618 133 9 0 5 0 989
2017 114 91 610 153 10 4 8 0 990
2018 110 87 613 149 10 10 4 0 983
2019 102 80 601 158 16 11 11 0 979
2020 99 87 626 153 17 11 13 0 1006
2021 96 81 622 138 17 7 19 0 980
2022 85 80 563 132 16 3 14 0 893
2023 68 70 490 126 15 4 16 0 789

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 Irwin Altman Middle School 172

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 768 46.9 16.3 n/a
1990 776 48.9 15.8 n/a
1991 823 48.9 16.8 n/a
1992 1142 61.9 18.4 n/a
1993 1187 61.9 19.2 n/a
1994 1176 64.1 18.3 n/a
1995 1219 54.9 22.2 n/a
1996 1219 54.9 22.2 n/a
1997 1259 52.3 24.1 20.7
1998 1237 68.1 18.2 21.7
1999 1280 64.9 19.7 20.3
2000 1354 69.1 19.6 30.9
2001 1402 77.2 18.2 33.2
2002 1449 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1449 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1244 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1151 60.0 19.2 0
2006 1125 59.0 19.1 44.4
2007 1095 59.0 18.6 50.9
2008 1085 61.0 17.8 51.6
2009 1082 59.5 18.2 0
2010 1028 56.3 18.2 n/a
2011 1002 52.0 19.2 54.5
2012 975 54.0 18.0 56.7
2013 974 51.9 18.7 57.6
2014 966 56.9 16.9 60.9
2015 952 58.0 16.4 60
2016 989 54.0 18.3 60.4
2017 990 57.5 17.2 62
2018 983 59.0 16.6 62.3
2019 979 62.0 15.7 59.8
2020 1006 61.0 16.4 59.2
2021 980 67.0 14.6 58.7
2022 893 63.1 14.1 58.6
2023 789 62.0 12.7 57.3

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 Irwin Altman Middle School 172

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 768 46.9 16.3 n/a
1990 776 48.9 15.8 n/a
1991 823 48.9 16.8 n/a
1992 1142 61.9 18.4 n/a
1993 1187 61.9 19.2 n/a
1994 1176 64.1 18.3 n/a
1995 1219 54.9 22.2 n/a
1996 1219 54.9 22.2 n/a
1997 1259 52.3 24.1 20.7
1998 1237 68.1 18.2 21.7
1999 1280 64.9 19.7 20.3
2000 1354 69.1 19.6 30.9
2001 1402 77.2 18.2 33.2
2002 1449 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1449 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1244 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1151 60.0 19.2 0
2006 1125 59.0 19.1 44.4
2007 1095 59.0 18.6 50.9
2008 1085 61.0 17.8 51.6
2009 1082 59.5 18.2 0
2010 1028 56.3 18.2 n/a
2011 1002 52.0 19.2 54.5
2012 975 54.0 18.0 56.7
2013 974 51.9 18.7 57.6
2014 966 56.9 16.9 60.9
2015 952 58.0 16.4 60
2016 989 54.0 18.3 60.4
2017 990 57.5 17.2 62
2018 983 59.0 16.6 62.3
2019 979 62.0 15.7 59.8
2020 1006 61.0 16.4 59.2
2021 980 67.0 14.6 58.7
2022 893 63.1 14.1 58.6
2023 789 62.0 12.7 57.3

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

Irwin Altman Middle School 172

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YearCompletely Immunized
201599.0%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Irwin Altman Middle School 172

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $238 (1.8%) $12,831 (98.2%) $13,069
2020 $290 (2.3%) $12,203 (97.7%) $12,493
2021 $433 (3.3%) $12,774 (96.7%) $13,208
2022 $1,775 (11.4%) $13,763 (88.6%) $15,538
2023 $1,060 (6.4%) $15,380 (93.6%) $16,440

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Irwin Altman Middle School 172

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 194th of 1439 Middle schoolsRanks 206th of 1500 Middle schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Irwin Altman Middle School 172)7368.9
 4.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #26)7673.6
 2.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4745.8
 1.2%
6th Grade Math (Irwin Altman Middle School 172)6565.3
 0.3%
   6th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #26)7677.5
 1.5%
   6th Grade Math (New York)4748.1
 1.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Irwin Altman Middle School 172)6371.9
 8.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #26)6876.7
 8.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4048
 8%
7th Grade Math (Irwin Altman Middle School 172)6176
 15%
   7th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #26)7480.1
 6.1%
   7th Grade Math (New York)4451.9
 7.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Irwin Altman Middle School 172)6980.9
 11.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #26)7482.8
 8.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4855.2
 7.2%
8th Grade Math (Irwin Altman Middle School 172)3847.8
 9.8%
   8th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #26)6067.5
 7.5%
   8th Grade Math (New York)3340.7
 7.7%
End of Course Algebra I (Irwin Altman Middle School 172)99.394.9
 4.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York City Geographic District #26)74.268.9
 5.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%
End of Course Living Environment (Irwin Altman Middle School 172)10094.1
 5.9%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York City Geographic District #26)77.974.6
 3.4%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York)73.265.7
 7.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students979789
 19.4%
African American8070
 12.5%
American Indian1615
 6.3%
Asian601490
 18.5%
Hispanic158126
 20.3%
Pacific Islander114
 63.6%
White10268
 33.3%
Two or More Races1116
 45.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients59.8%57.3%
 2.5%


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Students at Irwin Altman Middle School 172 are 62% Asian, 16% Hispanic, 9% African American, 9% White, 2% Two or more races, 2% American Indian.

Irwin Altman Middle School 172 ranks 206th of 1500 New York middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 789 students attended Irwin Altman Middle School 172.

Students who attend Irwin Altman Middle School 172 usually go on to attend Martin Van Buren High School


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