Ps 148

Summary:

PS 148 is an elementary school located in East Elmhurst, New York, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 678 students. The school is part of the New York City Geographic District #30, which is ranked 389 out of 866 districts in New York and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

PS 148 faces significant challenges compared to nearby schools. The school has a much higher percentage of Hispanic students (80.09%) than the surrounding schools, which range from 40.18% to 97.47% Hispanic. Academically, PS 148's performance on New York State Assessments is consistently lower than the district and state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 3rd-grade English Language Arts proficiency rate was 20.48%, compared to the district's 51.66% and the state's 44.89%. Additionally, PS 148 has consistently ranked in the bottom 25-30% of elementary schools in New York, with a ranking between 1,443 and 1,783 out of around 2,400 schools.

The school also has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 70.07% to 79.35% over the past three school years, which is significantly higher than the surrounding schools. Despite the relatively high per-student spending at PS 148, the school's academic challenges suggest that the effective allocation and utilization of resources may need to be addressed. Exploring opportunities for collaboration with higher-performing nearby schools, such as PS 69 Jackson Heights and PS 212, could be valuable in identifying and implementing effective instructional strategies and support systems to improve student outcomes at PS 148.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 89-02 32nd Ave
       East Elmhurst, NY  11369


(718) 898-8181

District: New York City Geographic District #30

SchoolDigger Rank:
1783rd of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,662 Help


Students who attend Ps 148 usually attend:

Middle:    Is 145 Joseph Pulitzer

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  678

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
80.1%
Asian:
15.3%
White:
2.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  79.4% Help


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Compare Details Ps 148 ranks worse than 73.1% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 24th among 28 ranked elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #30. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.95. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (80.1%), Asian (15.3%), White (2.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 79.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ps 148 is 14.6. 18 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #30 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ps 148 is $21,662, which is the 8th highest among 28 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #30.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ps 148:

SchoolDigger ranks Ps 148 1783rd of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Ps 148 in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District #30:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District #30 389th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Ps 148

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Rank History for all students at Ps 148

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 49.05 1371st 2206 37.9%
2007 40.68 1539th 2219 30.6%
2008 40.03 1577th 2227 29.2%
2009 41.42 1604th 2257 28.9%
2010 28.26 1777th 2263 21.5%
2011 23.10 1871st 2286 18.2%
2012 30.65 1756th 2320 24.3%
2013 26.54 1815th 2325 21.9%
2014 28.11 1762nd 2345 24.9%
2015 37.59 1515th 2352 35.6%
2016 25.67 1833rd 2366 22.5%
2017 28.13 1794th 2386 24.8%
2018 31.66 1705th 2395 28.8%
2019 32.94 1632nd 2413 32.4%
2021 25.12 1742nd 2201 20.9%
2022 40.52 1443rd 2434 40.7%
2023 28.95 1783rd 2439 26.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ps 148

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.34 647th 938 31.0%
2019 38.22 495th 860 42.4%
2021 29.62 338th 454 25.6%
2022 42.85 493rd 1027 52.0%
2023 38.37 589th 1001 41.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ps 148

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.45 725th 1941 62.6%
2019 56.32 539th 1859 71.0%
2021 29.94 781st 1044 25.2%
2022 55.70 638th 2031 68.6%
2023 52.52 705th 2016 65.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ps 148

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.06 1116th 2045 45.4%
2019 43.74 1057th 2032 48.0%
2021 38.95 1053rd 1678 37.2%
2022 46.38 1015th 2099 51.6%
2023 38.21 1223rd 2041 40.1%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Ps 148

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.17 321st 730 56.0%
2019 58.91 172nd 570 69.8%
2021 31.00 52nd 70 25.7%
2022 50.42 257th 622 58.7%
2023 26.35 510th 637 19.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Ps 148

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.40 1748th 2338 25.2%
2019 33.42 1615th 2357 31.5%
2021 22.97 1603rd 1955 18.0%
2022 42.62 1368th 2401 43.0%
2023 29.63 1748th 2403 27.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Ps 148

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.74 1600th 2340 31.6%
2019 32.76 1627th 2358 31.0%
2021 27.33 1504th 1961 23.3%
2022 38.87 1483rd 2400 38.2%
2023 30.52 1716th 2400 28.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ps 148

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.78 792nd 1392 43.1%
2019 41.29 745th 1315 43.3%
2021 38.34 515th 818 37.0%
2022 46.54 754th 1503 49.8%
2023 34.69 948th 1429 33.7%
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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.

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Open Quote The teachers dont care. They are not invested in the children. The teachers leave before the school day is over. The school is poorly run. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ps 148

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 114 97 124 569 3 n/a n/a 0 907
1990 96 85 135 669 1 n/a n/a 0 986
1991 93 87 135 720 4 n/a n/a 0 1039
1992 107 92 148 717 12 n/a n/a 0 1076
1993 108 69 145 785 8 n/a n/a 0 1115
1994 92 67 174 891 6 n/a n/a 0 1230
1995 74 57 216 996 5 n/a n/a 0 1348
1996 74 57 216 996 5 n/a n/a 0 1348
1997 51 58 195 938 2 n/a n/a 0 1244
1998 58 66 223 1083 2 n/a n/a 0 1432
1999 52 57 244 1111 3 n/a n/a 0 1467
2000 45 61 226 1192 2 n/a n/a 0 1526
2001 39 51 193 1127 0 n/a n/a 0 1410
2002 31 50 175 912 0 n/a n/a 0 1168
2003 31 50 175 912 0 n/a n/a 0 1168
2004 31 41 152 892 1 n/a n/a 0 1117
2005 40 40 175 900 0 n/a n/a 0 1155
2006 50 34 180 862 0 n/a n/a 0 1126
2007 43 32 163 883 0 n/a n/a 0 1121
2008 49 31 148 912 0 n/a n/a 0 1140
2009 55 27 134 926 0 n/a n/a 0 1142
2010 43 32 129 943 0 n/a n/a 0 1147
2011 36 26 132 959 0 0 0 0 1153
2012 36 20 124 909 0 1 1 0 1091
2013 27 15 133 888 0 1 3 0 1067
2014 37 15 132 856 2 0 0 0 1042
2015 30 6 138 867 3 0 0 0 1044
2016 36 3 140 851 2 0 0 0 1032
2017 35 2 135 800 2 1 2 0 977
2018 28 4 142 738 2 1 0 0 915
2019 22 7 117 654 1 1 1 0 803
2020 22 6 111 631 2 1 1 0 774
2021 24 6 122 565 1 1 3 0 722
2022 23 5 98 544 1 1 3 0 675
2023 19 7 104 543 0 1 4 0 678

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 148

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 907 46.9 19.3 n/a
1990 986 50.9 19.3 n/a
1991 1039 49.5 20.9 n/a
1992 1076 55.3 19.4 n/a
1993 1115 50.5 22.1 n/a
1994 1230 60.0 20.5 n/a
1995 1348 64.0 21.1 n/a
1996 1348 64.0 21.1 n/a
1997 1244 68.2 18.2 82.9
1998 1432 74.2 19.3 80.4
1999 1467 79.0 18.6 82.5
2000 1526 72.0 21.2 91.2
2001 1410 87.0 16.2 89.6
2002 1168 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1168 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1117 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1155 76.0 15.2 0
2006 1126 78.0 14.4 87.2
2007 1121 78.0 14.4 81.5
2008 1140 81.0 14.1 81.4
2009 1142 81.0 14.1 81.3
2010 1147 76.0 15.0 n/a
2011 1153 72.2 15.9 81.4
2012 1091 68.0 16.0 81.3
2013 1067 62.0 17.2 80.8
2014 1042 57.0 18.2 93.4
2015 1044 59.0 17.6 60.8
2016 1032 61.0 16.9 58.9
2017 977 54.1 18.0 60.3
2018 915 60.0 15.2 78.9
2019 803 63.0 12.7 74.7
2020 774 53.0 14.6 75.7
2021 722 54.0 13.3 76.3
2022 675 52.0 12.9 70.1
2023 678 46.2 14.6 79.4

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 148

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 907 46.9 19.3 n/a
1990 986 50.9 19.3 n/a
1991 1039 49.5 20.9 n/a
1992 1076 55.3 19.4 n/a
1993 1115 50.5 22.1 n/a
1994 1230 60.0 20.5 n/a
1995 1348 64.0 21.1 n/a
1996 1348 64.0 21.1 n/a
1997 1244 68.2 18.2 82.9
1998 1432 74.2 19.3 80.4
1999 1467 79.0 18.6 82.5
2000 1526 72.0 21.2 91.2
2001 1410 87.0 16.2 89.6
2002 1168 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1168 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1117 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1155 76.0 15.2 0
2006 1126 78.0 14.4 87.2
2007 1121 78.0 14.4 81.5
2008 1140 81.0 14.1 81.4
2009 1142 81.0 14.1 81.3
2010 1147 76.0 15.0 n/a
2011 1153 72.2 15.9 81.4
2012 1091 68.0 16.0 81.3
2013 1067 62.0 17.2 80.8
2014 1042 57.0 18.2 93.4
2015 1044 59.0 17.6 60.8
2016 1032 61.0 16.9 58.9
2017 977 54.1 18.0 60.3
2018 915 60.0 15.2 78.9
2019 803 63.0 12.7 74.7
2020 774 53.0 14.6 75.7
2021 722 54.0 13.3 76.3
2022 675 52.0 12.9 70.1
2023 678 46.2 14.6 79.4

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ps 148

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,373 (7.5%) $16,838 (92.5%) $18,211
2020 $1,309 (7.1%) $17,226 (92.9%) $18,535
2021 $1,843 (9.5%) $17,633 (90.5%) $19,476
2022 $2,893 (12.3%) $20,671 (87.7%) $23,564
2023 $2,035 (9.4%) $19,626 (90.6%) $21,662

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ps 148

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1632nd of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 1783rd of 2439 Elementary schools
 5.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ps 148)4620.5
 25.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #30)5851.7
 6.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Ps 148)4840.7
 7.3%
   3rd Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #30)5859.7
 1.7%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ps 148)3934.7
 4.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #30)5461.8
 7.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Ps 148)2852
 24%
   4th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #30)5456.3
 2.3%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ps 148)3138.1
 7.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #30)4658.3
 12.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Ps 148)3826.9
 11.1%
   5th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #30)5355.3
 2.3%
   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 Students803678
 15.6%
African American77
American Indian10
 100%
Asian117104
 11.1%
Hispanic654543
 17%
Pacific Islander11
White2219
 13.6%
Two or More Races14
 300%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients74.7%79.4%
 4.6%


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Students at Ps 148 are 80% Hispanic, 15% Asian, 3% White, 1% African American.

Ps 148 ranks 1783rd of 2439 New York elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students who attend Ps 148 usually go on to attend:

Middle : Is 145 Joseph Pulitzer

In the 2022-23 school year, 678 students attended Ps 148.


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