Ps 503 School of Discovery (the)



Ps 503 School of Discovery (the) Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ps 503 School of Discovery (the) Students by Grade
PK 0
K 195
1 194
2 179
3 210
4 176
5 160
6 1
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 14

Ps 503 School of Discovery (the) is a public elementary school located in Brooklyn, NY in the New York City Geographic District #20 School District. It enrolls 1,129 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ps 503 School of Discovery (the) is the 74th largest public school in New York and the 681st largest nationally. It has 11.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,129
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 99.65
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 681st out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in New York: 74th out of 2,782
Student/Teacher Rank in New York: 430th out of 2,753
Full Time Teacher Rank in New York: 24th out of 2,753

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Ps 503 School of Discovery (the) Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 582
(52%)
18,859
(51%)
 Female 547
(48%)
18,139
(49%)

Ps 503 School of Discovery (the) Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 845
(75%)
9,101
(25%)
 Asian 212
(19%)
17,114
(46%)
 White 51
(5%)
9,699
(26%)
 Black 16
(1%)
805
(2%)
 Two or More 3
(0%)
178
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
101
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Ps 503 School of Discovery (the) Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,039
(92%)
24,708
(67%)
 Not Eligible 57
(5%)
10,282
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(3%)
2,008
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,554 ranked schools in New York, Ps 503 School of Discovery (the) is ranked 23rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ps 503 School of Discovery (the) students on free and reduced lunch assistance (95.0%) is significantly 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 503 School of Discovery (the) Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2006 763
2007 768
2008 806
2009 844
2010 891
2011 944
2012 990
2013 1028
2014 1065
2015 1129

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2006 12.9
2007 11.6
2008 10.7
2009 10.8
2010 10.9
2011 11.7
2012 10.7
2013 12
2014 12.7
2015 11.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2006
2007 N/A
2008 0.91563275434243
2009
2010 0.9652076318743
2011 0.95762711864407
2012 0.95555555555556
2013 0.96108949416342
2014 0.96431924882629
2015 0.94951284322409

Compare Ps 503 School of Discovery (the) to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,130.0% 11.3:1
 
1,278.3% 12.8:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 95.0%
 

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Public KG - 06 1,129 11.3:1  
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Public KG - 05 452 13.8:1 1 miles
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Private PK - 08 202 12:1 1 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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