Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon

Public PK, KG-5

 126-28 150th St
       South Ozone Park, NY  11436


(718) 480-2500

District: New York City Geographic District #27

SchoolDigger Rank:
1395th of 2,201 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,046 Help

Students who attend Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon usually attend:

Middle:    Hawtree Creek Middle School
    Junior High School 226 Virgil I Grisson

Student/teacher ratio:  11.2
Number of students:  303

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
96.4%


Racial breakdown:

African American:
66.7%
Hispanic:
15.5%
Asian:
9.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  79.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

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Compare Details Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon ranks worse than 63.4% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 24th among 32 ranked elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #27. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 39.12. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (66.7%), Hispanic (15.5%), Asian (9.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 79.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon is 11.2, which is the 4th best among 32 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #27. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon is $23,046, which is the 4th highest among 32 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #27.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon:

SchoolDigger ranks Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon 1395th of 2201 New York public elementary schools. (See Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon in the ranking list.)

New York City Geographic District #27:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District #27 336th of 720 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 22.44 1850th 2206 16.1%
2007 24.97 1783rd 2219 19.6%
2008 43.17 1510th 2227 32.2%
2009 44.34 1540th 2257 31.8%
2010 51.49 1253rd 2263 44.6%
2011 51.31 1244th 2286 45.6%
2012 45.78 1416th 2320 39.0%
2013 44.21 1279th 2325 45.0%
2014 27.54 1778th 2345 24.2%
2015 30.06 1711th 2352 27.3%
2016 19.10 2017th 2366 14.8%
2017 16.12 2112th 2386 11.5%
2018 23.31 1954th 2395 18.4%
2019 23.80 1890th 2413 21.7%
2021 39.12 1395th 2201 36.6%

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

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Enrollment information for Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 0 464 0 22 0 n/a n/a 0 486
1990 0 426 7 21 1 n/a n/a 0 455
1991 1 461 2 22 0 n/a n/a 0 486
1992 3 467 2 27 1 n/a n/a 0 500
1993 9 492 3 39 2 n/a n/a 0 545
1994 7 441 7 90 2 n/a n/a 0 547
1995 9 425 4 106 5 n/a n/a 0 549
1996 9 425 4 106 5 n/a n/a 0 549
1997 10 381 5 106 11 n/a n/a 0 513
1998 7 370 32 110 17 n/a n/a 0 536
1999 10 396 37 123 4 n/a n/a 0 570
2000 12 398 31 109 9 n/a n/a 0 559
2001 10 395 24 84 7 n/a n/a 0 520
2002 12 345 9 77 8 n/a n/a 0 451
2003 12 345 9 77 8 n/a n/a 0 451
2004 6 329 16 72 8 n/a n/a 0 431
2005 5 315 7 54 5 n/a n/a 0 386
2006 9 357 11 66 4 n/a n/a 0 447
2007 9 371 18 59 2 n/a n/a 0 459
2008 6 345 19 45 2 n/a n/a 0 417
2009 3 342 16 48 2 n/a n/a 0 411
2010 4 366 24 50 1 n/a n/a 0 445
2011 7 367 26 49 3 0 0 0 452
2012 10 334 24 52 6 1 0 0 427
2013 7 317 18 58 10 1 1 0 412
2014 3 338 20 59 9 0 1 0 430
2015 2 291 21 60 15 0 1 0 390
2016 7 275 30 63 15 0 0 0 390
2017 4 250 17 69 10 5 0 0 355
2018 7 218 15 66 13 4 1 0 324
2019 9 205 18 65 12 7 4 0 320
2020 7 220 18 63 10 5 4 0 327
2021 6 202 29 47 9 5 5 0 303

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 45 Clarence Witherspoon

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 486 28.9 16.8 n/a
1990 455 27.0 16.8 n/a
1991 486 30.0 16.2 n/a
1992 500 34.9 14.3 n/a
1993 545 33.1 16.5 n/a
1994 547 38.1 14.4 n/a
1995 549 34.0 16.1 n/a
1996 549 34.0 16.1 n/a
1997 513 38.0 13.5 85.8
1998 536 37.0 14.5 85.8
1999 570 42.0 13.6 83.2
2000 559 45.0 12.4 95.2
2001 520 44.0 11.8 90
2002 451 n/a n/a n/a
2003 451 n/a n/a n/a
2004 431 n/a n/a n/a
2005 386 n/a n/a 0
2006 447 42.0 10.6 86.6
2007 459 38.1 12.0 82.8
2008 417 39.0 10.7 83.5
2009 411 32.0 12.8 83.9
2010 445 33.0 13.4 n/a
2011 452 28.0 16.1 80.8
2012 427 31.0 13.7 79.2
2013 412 26.5 15.5 77.9
2014 430 28.0 15.3 79.5
2015 390 28.0 13.9 82.1
2016 390 29.0 13.4 89.5
2017 355 27.2 13.0 91.3
2018 324 27.0 11.9 90.7
2019 320 22.0 14.5 84.4
2020 327 27.0 12.1 88.4
2021 303 27.0 11.2 79.2

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 45 Clarence Witherspoon

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 486 28.9 16.8 n/a
1990 455 27.0 16.8 n/a
1991 486 30.0 16.2 n/a
1992 500 34.9 14.3 n/a
1993 545 33.1 16.5 n/a
1994 547 38.1 14.4 n/a
1995 549 34.0 16.1 n/a
1996 549 34.0 16.1 n/a
1997 513 38.0 13.5 85.8
1998 536 37.0 14.5 85.8
1999 570 42.0 13.6 83.2
2000 559 45.0 12.4 95.2
2001 520 44.0 11.8 90
2002 451 n/a n/a n/a
2003 451 n/a n/a n/a
2004 431 n/a n/a n/a
2005 386 n/a n/a 0
2006 447 42.0 10.6 86.6
2007 459 38.1 12.0 82.8
2008 417 39.0 10.7 83.5
2009 411 32.0 12.8 83.9
2010 445 33.0 13.4 n/a
2011 452 28.0 16.1 80.8
2012 427 31.0 13.7 79.2
2013 412 26.5 15.5 77.9
2014 430 28.0 15.3 79.5
2015 390 28.0 13.9 82.1
2016 390 29.0 13.4 89.5
2017 355 27.2 13.0 91.3
2018 324 27.0 11.9 90.7
2019 320 22.0 14.5 84.4
2020 327 27.0 12.1 88.4
2021 303 27.0 11.2 79.2

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

Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon

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YearCompletely Immunized
201596.4%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,114 (5.2%) $20,212 (94.8%) $21,325
2020 $1,110 (5.0%) $21,194 (95.0%) $22,304
2021 $1,574 (6.8%) $21,472 (93.2%) $23,046

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon

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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1890th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 1395th of 2201 Elementary schools
 14.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon)2557.1
 32.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #27)5461.9
 7.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5260.4
 8.4%
3rd Grade Math (Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon)2816.7
 11.3%
   3rd Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #27)5555.6
 0.6%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5452.9
 1.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon)4650
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #27)4765.2
 18.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4861.8
 13.8%
4th Grade Math (Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon)4722.2
 24.8%
   4th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #27)5146
 5%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5047.3
 2.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon)1960
 41%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #27)4045.8
 5.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3847.1
 9.1%
5th Grade Math (Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon)3055.6
 25.6%
   5th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #27)4637.3
 8.7%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4642.2
 3.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students320303
 5.3%
African American205202
 1.5%
American Indian129
 25%
Asian1829
 61.1%
Hispanic6547
 27.7%
Pacific Islander75
 28.6%
Two or More Races45
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.4%79.2%
 5.2%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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