Ps 253



Ps 253 Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ps 253 Students by Grade
PK 35
K 148
1 159
2 152
3 143
4 123
5 109
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 1

Ps 253 is a public elementary school located in Brooklyn, NY in the New York City Geographic District #21 School District. It enrolls 870 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ps 253 is the 219th largest public school in New York and the 2,859th largest nationally. It has 13.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 870
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13:1
Full Time Teachers: 66.82
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,859th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in New York: 219th out of 2,782
Student/Teacher Rank in New York: 1,035th out of 2,753
Full Time Teacher Rank in New York: 175th out of 2,753

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Ps 253 Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 442
(51%)
12,000
(51%)
 Female 428
(49%)
11,749
(49%)

Ps 253 Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 356
(41%)
6,402
(27%)
 Asian 332
(38%)
6,175
(26%)
 White 168
(19%)
8,773
(37%)
 American Indian 6
(1%)
122
(1%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
218
(1%)
 Black 3
(0%)
2,059
(9%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Ps 253 Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 600
(69%)
14,775
(62%)
 Not Eligible 263
(30%)
7,766
(33%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 7
(1%)
1,208
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,554 ranked schools in New York, Ps 253 is ranked 205th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ps 253 students on free and reduced lunch assistance (69.8%) is higher than the state average of 53.2%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Ps 253 Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 598
2006 581
2007 566
2008 603
2009 663
2010 703
2011 737
2012 752
2013 801
2014 867
2015 870

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.7
2006 12.1
2007 11.5
2008 12.1
2009 13.2
2010 14.5
2011 14.2
2012 13
2013 14.6
2014 14.5
2015 13

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.94983277591973
2006 0.93459552495697
2007 0.89752650176678
2008 0.90049751243781
2009
2010 0.90896159317212
2011 0.91180461329715
2012 0.94547872340426
2013 0.70411985018727
2014 0.70588235294118
2015 0.69770114942529

Compare Ps 253 to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,278.3% 12.8:1
 
1,300.0% 13.0:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 69.8%
 

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