Ps 234

Public PK, KG-5

 30-15 29th St
       Astoria, NY  11102


 (718) 956-2760

District: New York City Geographic District #30

SchoolDigger Rank:
622nd of 2,395 New York Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.0
Number of students:  601

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
38.3%
White:
30.9%
Asian:
24.1%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.0%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Ps 234 ranked better than 74% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranked 11th among 26 ranked elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #30. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.55. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Ps 234 is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (38.3%), White (30.9%), Asian (24.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 84% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ps 234 is 15, which is the 14th best among 26 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #30. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Ps 234:

SchoolDigger ranks Ps 234 622nd of 2395 New York public elementary schools. (See Ps 234 in the ranking list.)

New York City Geographic District #30:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District #30 375th of 810 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Ps 234

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 54.93 1236th 2206 44.0%
2007 48.95 1374th 2219 38.1%
2008 42.19 1531st 2227 31.3%
2009 49.47 1410th 2257 37.5%
2010 67.03 784th 2263 65.4%
2011 63.58 897th 2286 60.8%
2012 59.45 1050th 2320 54.7%
2013 51.68 1062nd 2325 54.3%
2014 57.39 967th 2345 58.8%
2015 50.55 1141st 2352 51.5%
2016 47.43 1253rd 2366 47.0%
2017 41.06 1419th 2386 40.5%
2018 71.55 622nd 2395 74.0%

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

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by a parent
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Open Quote This school is an epitome of mediocracy. Great facilities that are underutilized and teachers that strive to do bare minimum when it comes to academic achievements. I was hopeful hearing about the arts program, but so far haven't seen anything impressive, but rather subpar efforts to just register activity for funding. Bright kids are bored, and ultimately forced to go down to the lower expectations and level of achievement that won't make the kids at the bottom feel bad. No after school programs, and overzealous PTA consisting of stay at home self-centered bored moms. Too bad that this school, that is located at the heart of Astoria, where a lot of young families hope to give a strong start to their kids' education, has to disappoint so much. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Open Quote I cannot tell you enough what a wonderful school this is. We have a new Principal (Dora Danner) as of 2014 and she has made such amazing changes and upgrades to our school. The school just became a "Performing Arts & Technology" school which allows the children to have a great balance between academics and creative learning. No bullying issues, the kids are respectful to one another, always smiling and happy. Parents are very involved, because they want to be and school staff welcomes it whole heartily. We have a loving community between parents and school staff and the kids feed off of this positive uplifting behavior, which makes their experience all the better. I know there was some issues with the prior principal (Pallos) which my child was not there for much, but now that it all under the bridge. Between all of the new programs: Dance, cooking classes, theater, art, google classes to teach kids how to do graphics and design, yoga etc., and the FREE workshops offered to the parents, this school is a gem. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Ps 234

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 159 50 204 282 3 n/a n/a 0 698
2005 149 40 199 286 14 n/a n/a 0 688
2006 167 35 199 278 10 n/a n/a 0 689
2007 184 31 192 290 0 n/a n/a 0 697
2008 175 33 181 304 0 n/a n/a 0 693
2009 174 34 178 304 0 n/a n/a 0 690
2010 174 20 187 307 0 n/a n/a 0 688
2011 194 36 162 295 12 0 0 0 699
2012 177 31 139 311 23 1 0 0 682
2013 198 27 173 272 12 1 4 0 687
2014 192 25 158 248 10 0 2 0 635
2015 187 25 153 248 5 n/a 3 0 621
2016 186 33 145 230 5 n/a 2 0 601

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 234

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 698 n/a n/a n/a
2005 688 n/a n/a 0.0
2006 689 52.0 13.3 90.7
2007 697 50.8 13.7 91.0
2008 693 56.0 12.4 88.0
2009 690 55.0 12.5 84.1
2010 688 51.0 13.4 n/a
2011 699 48.2 14.4 84.0
2012 682 44.0 15.4 85.6
2013 687 37.0 18.5 83.8
2014 635 39.0 16.2 79.8
2015 621 36.0 17.2 82.9
2016 601 40.0 15.0 84.0

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Ps 234

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 698 n/a n/a n/a
2005 688 n/a n/a 0.0
2006 689 52.0 13.3 90.7
2007 697 50.8 13.7 91.0
2008 693 56.0 12.4 88.0
2009 690 55.0 12.5 84.1
2010 688 51.0 13.4 n/a
2011 699 48.2 14.4 84.0
2012 682 44.0 15.4 85.6
2013 687 37.0 18.5 83.8
2014 635 39.0 16.2 79.8
2015 621 36.0 17.2 82.9
2016 601 40.0 15.0 84.0

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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