Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

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Brooklyn School Of Inquiry is a highly-rated public elementary school serving 474 students in grades K-8 in Brooklyn, New York. The school has consistently ranked among the top elementary schools in New York state, maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and exceptional academic performance.

Brooklyn School Of Inquiry's students consistently outperform their peers in the surrounding New York City Geographic District #20 and the state on standardized tests, with proficiency rates significantly higher than district and state averages across all grade levels. The school's performance extends across different student subgroups, ranking among the top schools in the state for Asian, White, and low-socioeconomic status students. With a relatively low student-teacher ratio ranging from 15.2 to 17.5, the school provides a more personalized learning environment compared to some of the larger nearby schools, such as PS 205 Clarion, PS 177 Marlboro (The), and PS 101 Verrazano (The).

Brooklyn School Of Inquiry's exceptional performance is consistent, with high rankings and test scores maintained over the past decade. This suggests a well-established and effective educational model that is consistently delivering strong results to a diverse student population, including a significant percentage of non-White and low-socioeconomic status students. The school's higher per-student spending, ranging from $11,209 to $13,996 per student over the past four years, may contribute to its exceptional academic outcomes compared to the New York City Geographic District #20 and New York City Geographic District #21 averages.


Detail:

Public K-8

 50 Ave P
       Brooklyn, NY  11204


(718) 621-5730

District: New York City Geographic District #20

SchoolDigger Rank:
30th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,602 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  474

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.7%
Asian:
30.8%
African American:
7.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.4% Help


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Compare Details Brooklyn School Of Inquiry ranks better than 98.8% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks first among 31 ranked elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #20! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.31. (See more...)
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Compare Details Brooklyn School Of Inquiry ranks better than 98.9% of middle schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.3. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (52.7%), Asian (30.8%), African American (7.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the New York City Geographic District #20. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry is 15.8. 26 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #20 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry is $13,602, which is the lowest among 32 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District #20!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

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SchoolDigger ranks Brooklyn School Of Inquiry 30th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Brooklyn School Of Inquiry in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Brooklyn School Of Inquiry 16th of 1500 New York public middle schools. (See Brooklyn School Of Inquiry in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District #20:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District #20 226th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 95.93 22nd 2325 99.1%
2014 97.00 8th 2345 99.7%
2015 96.81 6th 2352 99.7%
2016 97.09 6th 2366 99.7%
2017 96.68 14th 2386 99.4%
2018 96.49 16th 2395 99.3%
2019 97.65 38th 2413 98.4%
2021 93.72 36th 2201 98.4%
2022 96.20 37th 2434 98.5%
2023 97.31 30th 2439 98.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.50 5th 2045 99.8%
2019 95.96 57th 2032 97.2%
2021 98.02 9th 1678 99.5%
2022 95.48 55th 2099 97.4%
2023 98.05 33rd 2041 98.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.32 20th 2338 99.1%
2019 96.78 42nd 2357 98.2%
2021 88.86 110th 1955 94.4%
2022 92.71 101st 2401 95.8%
2023 95.78 47th 2403 98.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.40 16th 2340 99.3%
2019 97.47 32nd 2358 98.6%
2021 94.44 10th 1961 99.5%
2022 97.05 15th 2400 99.4%
2023 97.15 23rd 2400 99.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.43 1st 601 99.8%
2019 89.19 16th 548 97.1%
2022 85.86 40th 671 94.0%
2023 88.69 16th 605 97.4%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.56 15th 1408 98.9%
2019 93.63 33rd 1338 97.5%
2021 86.66 68th 1224 94.4%
2022 88.73 69th 1399 95.1%
2023 90.75 68th 1337 94.9%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Rank History for all middle school students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2016 99.34 8th 1429 99.4%
2017 99.37 11th 1455 99.2%
2018 98.92 12th 1438 99.2%
2019 98.77 23rd 1439 98.4%
2021 98.21 15th 1242 98.8%
2022 98.75 15th 1479 99.0%
2023 98.30 16th 1500 98.9%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.42 15th 1245 98.8%
2019 99.32 24th 1241 98.1%
2021 98.39 16th 935 98.3%
2022 96.15 43rd 1306 96.7%
2023 97.11 34th 1288 97.4%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.51 28th 1353 97.9%
2019 98.12 23rd 1370 98.3%
2021 98.20 2nd 1066 99.8%
2022 98.14 13th 1454 99.1%
2023 96.74 27th 1463 98.2%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.28 7th 1352 99.5%
2019 98.71 20th 1366 98.5%
2021 98.10 14th 1071 98.7%
2022 98.40 18th 1455 98.8%
2023 98.54 12th 1464 99.2%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.52 28th 374 92.5%
2019 93.39 2nd 369 99.5%
2022 85.18 35th 381 90.8%
2023 84.90 31st 388 92.0%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.83 10th 763 98.7%
2019 96.44 18th 716 97.5%
2021 96.02 11th 614 98.2%
2022 97.13 12th 748 98.4%
2023 95.39 15th 772 98.1%
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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 Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 81 10 13 4 0 n/a n/a 0 108
2011 151 16 21 8 0 0 0 0 196
2012 194 20 30 11 0 0 0 0 255
2013 235 19 43 16 0 0 1 0 314
2014 272 20 62 19 0 0 1 0 374
2015 323 22 69 19 1 0 4 0 438
2016 363 25 91 23 1 0 10 0 513
2017 407 27 104 24 1 3 16 0 582
2018 381 28 111 28 1 2 15 0 566
2019 356 28 107 25 1 2 15 0 534
2020 344 29 116 20 1 2 19 0 531
2021 330 27 128 20 1 1 19 0 526
2022 272 33 124 20 1 1 18 0 469
2023 250 36 146 18 1 1 22 0 474

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

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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 Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 108 5.0 21.6 n/a
2011 196 10.0 19.6 21.9
2012 255 11.0 23.1 20
2013 314 14.0 22.4 19.1
2014 374 16.9 22.0 19.5
2015 438 23.0 19.0 19.2
2016 513 28.0 18.3 21.6
2017 582 28.7 20.2 21
2018 566 25.0 22.6 22.4
2019 534 28.0 19.0 26.6
2020 531 31.7 16.7 27.9
2021 526 29.9 17.5 30.8
2022 469 30.7 15.2 30.9
2023 474 29.8 15.8 34.4

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 Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 108 5.0 21.6 n/a
2011 196 10.0 19.6 21.9
2012 255 11.0 23.1 20
2013 314 14.0 22.4 19.1
2014 374 16.9 22.0 19.5
2015 438 23.0 19.0 19.2
2016 513 28.0 18.3 21.6
2017 582 28.7 20.2 21
2018 566 25.0 22.6 22.4
2019 534 28.0 19.0 26.6
2020 531 31.7 16.7 27.9
2021 526 29.9 17.5 30.8
2022 469 30.7 15.2 30.9
2023 474 29.8 15.8 34.4

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.

Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely Immunized
201597.0%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $202 (1.8%) $11,128 (98.2%) $11,330
2020 $203 (1.7%) $11,581 (98.3%) $11,784
2021 $309 (2.8%) $10,901 (97.3%) $11,209
2022 $1,156 (8.3%) $12,839 (91.7%) $13,996
2023 $485 (3.6%) $13,117 (96.4%) $13,602

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Brooklyn School Of Inquiry

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 38th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 30th of 2439 Elementary schools
 0.3%
Ranks 23rd of 1439 Middle schoolsRanks 16th of 1500 Middle schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)9076.8
 13.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #20)6357.9
 5.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)9396.4
 3.4%
   3rd Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #20)6868.9
 0.8%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)8991.3
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #20)6065.5
 5.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)9191.5
 0.5%
   4th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #20)6869.3
 1.3%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)8594.3
 9.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #20)5063.8
 13.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)9390.6
 2.4%
   5th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #20)6467.7
 3.7%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4649.7
 3.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)9098.2
 8.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #20)6262.1
 0.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4745.8
 1.2%
6th Grade Math (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)9094.4
 4.4%
   6th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #20)6166
 5%
   6th Grade Math (New York)4748.1
 1.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)9688.6
 7.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #20)5666.7
 10.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4048
 8%
7th Grade Math (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)9188.6
 2.4%
   7th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #20)6371.2
 8.2%
   7th Grade Math (New York)4451.9
 7.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)9897.6
 0.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #20)6473.7
 9.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4855.2
 7.2%
End of Course Algebra I (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)10097.7
 2.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York City Geographic District #20)76.569.9
 6.5%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%
End of Course Living Environment (Brooklyn School Of Inquiry)100100
   End of Course Living Environment (New York City Geographic District #20)74.372.6
 1.7%
   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 Students534474
 11.2%
African American2836
 28.6%
American Indian11
Asian107146
 36.4%
Hispanic2518
 28%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White356250
 29.8%
Two or More Races1522
 46.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients26.6%34.4%
 7.8%


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Students at Brooklyn School Of Inquiry are 53% White, 31% Asian, 8% African American, 5% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic.

Yes! Brooklyn School Of Inquiry is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 30th of 2439 New York elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 474 students attended Brooklyn School Of Inquiry.


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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.

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