30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Summary:

30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) is a highly successful public elementary school serving grades K-8 in the diverse Astoria neighborhood of New York City. With a student population of over 800, the school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, thanks to its exceptional academic performance and equitable outcomes for students of all backgrounds.

30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) is designated as a Citywide Gifted and Talented (G&T) school, which means it serves as a specialized program for high-achieving students from across the New York City Geographic District #30. The school's students perform exceptionally well on state assessments, with proficiency rates significantly higher than the district and state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. Interestingly, the school's rankings for various student subgroups, such as Asian, White, and low-socioeconomic status students, are also among the top in the state, indicating that the school is able to provide an equitable education for students of all backgrounds.

When compared to the nearby schools in the same district, such as PS 85 Judge Charles Vallone, PS 70, and Our World Neighborhood Charter School, 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) stands out as a significantly higher-performing institution. The school's designation as a Citywide Gifted and Talented program, its low student-teacher ratio, and its focus on academic rigor and excellence likely contribute to the exceptional performance of its students.


Detail:

Public K-8

 28-37 29th St
       Astoria, NY  11102


(718) 726-0501

District: New York City Geographic District #30

SchoolDigger Rank:
5th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,650 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  17.9 Help
Number of students:  485

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
51.5%
White:
26.0%
Hispanic:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.4% Help


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Compare Details 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) ranks better than 99.8% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks first 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 98.64. (See more...)
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Compare Details 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) ranks better than 99.3% of middle schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.7. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (51.5%), White (26%), Hispanic (10.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) is 17.9, which is the highest among 31 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #30! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) is $12,650. 29 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #30 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide):

SchoolDigger ranks 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) 5th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) 10th of 1500 New York public middle schools. (See 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) 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 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

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Rank History for all elementary school students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 99.49 1st 2386 100.0%
2018 96.57 15th 2395 99.4%
2019 98.80 10th 2413 99.6%
2021 95.68 12th 2201 99.5%
2022 98.06 9th 2434 99.6%
2023 98.64 5th 2439 99.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.14 12th 202 94.1%
2022 91.62 18th 289 93.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.16 11th 2045 99.5%
2019 99.36 22nd 2032 98.9%
2021 97.22 16th 1678 99.0%
2022 98.82 11th 2099 99.5%
2023 98.14 30th 2041 98.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.81 15th 2338 99.4%
2019 98.24 8th 2357 99.7%
2021 94.44 17th 1955 99.1%
2022 97.36 10th 2401 99.6%
2023 98.21 5th 2403 99.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.30 20th 2340 99.1%
2019 98.51 14th 2358 99.4%
2021 95.16 8th 1961 99.6%
2022 97.89 6th 2400 99.8%
2023 98.23 7th 2400 99.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.05 9th 601 98.5%
2019 90.78 10th 548 98.2%
2021 85.37 11th 430 97.4%
2022 90.49 8th 671 98.8%
2023 89.97 9th 605 98.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 99.17 15th 1315 98.9%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.35 12th 1408 99.1%
2019 97.09 8th 1338 99.4%
2021 91.32 17th 1224 98.6%
2022 95.13 12th 1399 99.1%
2023 96.68 5th 1337 99.6%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

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Rank History for all middle school students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 99.57 9th 1455 99.4%
2018 99.44 3rd 1438 99.8%
2019 99.37 10th 1439 99.3%
2021 98.52 11th 1242 99.1%
2022 99.56 1st 1479 99.9%
2023 98.70 10th 1500 99.3%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.83 3rd 1245 99.8%
2019 99.81 12th 1241 99.0%
2021 98.42 14th 935 98.5%
2022 99.79 2nd 1306 99.8%
2023 96.61 40th 1288 96.9%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.01 1st 1353 99.9%
2019 99.20 2nd 1370 99.9%
2021 97.68 10th 1066 99.1%
2022 98.73 6th 1454 99.6%
2023 97.74 10th 1463 99.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.36 4th 1352 99.7%
2019 99.59 5th 1366 99.6%
2021 98.51 8th 1071 99.3%
2022 99.65 1st 1455 99.9%
2023 98.74 9th 1464 99.4%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.88 7th 374 98.1%
2019 92.53 6th 369 98.4%
2021 89.99 3rd 236 98.7%
2022 93.09 2nd 381 99.5%
2023 90.58 5th 388 98.7%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.91 15th 826 98.2%
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Rank History for middle school White students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.34 5th 763 99.3%
2019 98.97 2nd 716 99.7%
2021 97.84 1st 614 99.8%
2022 98.41 5th 748 99.3%
2023 97.02 5th 772 99.4%
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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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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Open Quote All Honors Gifted and Talented School. The curriculum is heavy on group discussions and in class projects. It is very light on homework, with emphasis on giving the individual student, time to study what they need to without the busy work. There is plenty of extra help at lunch, or other regular teacher hours posted. It is possible to enroll for grade 6. My son has enjoyed his time there. He especially likes the personalized attention. It's a small school, but it has plenty of electives and activities. There's even a great after school program, through Global Kids. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Open Quote Our experience with our daughter who was in K last year was exceptional! Her teacher was above and beyond accessible, engaged/engaging, and highly trained! We couldn't have imagined our daughter's progress, especially in reading. The reading curriculum is comprehensive at the 30th Avenue School. Above all, the philosophy of the school of teaching the whole child was evident. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Open Quote We have a first grader who has been at Q300 for two years and our experience has been extremely positive thus far. What I value most about the school is that the academics are rigorous but the approach is creative and individualized--instead of learning by rote or doing worksheets and drills, the kids are given open-ended and imaginative assignments, with lots of team and project-based work. There's also a serious emphasis on social emotional development and we have noticed a real difference in our daughter's confidence and problem-solving skills. Her teacher sends thorough emails at least weekly describing what the kids are learning and we have many opportunities to visit the classroom and get more involved. The PTA also does a lot to build community (always a challenge for a citywide school) and raises money for TAs and enrichments like music and architecture. All in all, we've been very pleased. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Open Quote Q300 has been a great school for my child in K. The K teacher we have this year is very committed and responsive to parents' concerns. The school is diverse racially and socioeconomically. Good balance between academics and socioemotional well being. Parental involvement at class workshops/events and in the PTA is high. Enrichments for K include mindfulness residency, music, visual arts, Spanish, and computer technology. Principal Bill is a strong, committed leader who will further improve and strengthen the school. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, April 14, 2017

Open Quote The 30th Avenue school has been amazing thus far. It will be a full K-8 program in 2 years. The principal and teachers are wonderful, welcoming, and always willing to listen and help our children with any concerns we may have. They are prompt with responding to emails as well. The PTA has very strong involvement and we are grateful for their hard work to ensure our kids have amazing special classes, such as mindfulness, art, music, and dance. The kindergarten classes each have a teaching assistant as well, which is provided via PTA funds. The kids get to know each other across the grades and overall the school feels like a family. It's a gem and we feel so lucky to be a part of it. Close Quote



Enrollment information for 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 37 8 51 6 1 0 14 0 117
2016 73 13 107 21 4 0 20 0 238
2017 117 25 155 33 4 4 31 0 369
2018 143 27 187 39 6 4 38 0 444
2019 153 22 230 51 6 6 44 0 512
2020 166 24 255 47 6 5 39 0 542
2021 157 25 260 46 5 5 36 0 534
2022 131 21 251 42 2 4 37 0 488
2023 126 16 250 49 4 3 37 0 485

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 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 117 8.0 14.6 25.6
2016 238 13.0 18.3 25.6
2017 369 15.7 23.3 24.4
2018 444 24.0 18.4 26.8
2019 512 30.0 17.0 24.8
2020 542 29.8 18.1 24.9
2021 534 29.0 18.4 26
2022 488 29.0 16.8 25.6
2023 485 27.0 17.9 26.4

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 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 117 8.0 14.6 25.6
2016 238 13.0 18.3 25.6
2017 369 15.7 23.3 24.4
2018 444 24.0 18.4 26.8
2019 512 30.0 17.0 24.8
2020 542 29.8 18.1 24.9
2021 534 29.0 18.4 26
2022 488 29.0 16.8 25.6
2023 485 27.0 17.9 26.4

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 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $107 (1.0%) $10,137 (99.0%) $10,244
2020 $318 (3.0%) $10,181 (97.0%) $10,499
2021 $697 (6.1%) $10,767 (93.9%) $11,464
2022 $1,718 (13.2%) $11,308 (86.8%) $13,026
2023 $681 (5.4%) $11,969 (94.6%) $12,650

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

Impact of COVID-19 on 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 10th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 5th of 2439 Elementary schools
 0.2%
Ranks 10th of 1439 Middle schoolsRanks 10th of 1500 Middle schools
 0%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))9893.2
 4.8%
   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 (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))9998.3
 0.7%
   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 (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))91100
 9%
   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 (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))96100
 4%
   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 (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))97100
 3%
   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 (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))9998.1
 0.9%
   5th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #30)5355.3
 2.3%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4649.7
 3.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))9890.4
 7.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #30)5656.3
 0.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4745.8
 1.2%
6th Grade Math (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))9792.3
 4.7%
   6th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #30)5452.2
 1.8%
   6th Grade Math (New York)4748.1
 1.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))97100
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #30)5259.4
 7.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4048
 8%
7th Grade Math (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))9797.7
 0.7%
   7th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #30)5256.7
 4.7%
   7th Grade Math (New York)4451.9
 7.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))9895.2
 2.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #30)6165.2
 4.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4855.2
 7.2%
End of Course Algebra I (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))10097.6
 2.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York City Geographic District #30)70.554.1
 16.5%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%
End of Course Living Environment (30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide))10097.6
 2.4%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York City Geographic District #30)75.861.6
 14.2%
   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 Students512485
 5.3%
African American2216
 27.3%
American Indian64
 33.3%
Asian230250
 8.7%
Hispanic5149
 3.9%
Pacific Islander63
 50%
White153126
 17.6%
Two or More Races4437
 15.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.8%26.4%
 1.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide)

In the 2022-23 school year, 485 students attended 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide).

Yes! 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 5th of 2439 New York elementary schools.

Students at 30th Avenue School (The) (G & T Citywide) are 52% Asian, 26% White, 10% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 3% African American.


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