Ps 253



Ps 253 Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ps 253 Students by Grade
PK 31
K 103
1 87
2 86
3 104
4 89
5 71
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 Far Rockaway, NY in the New York City Geographic District #27 School District. It enrolls 572 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ps 253 is the 842nd largest public school in New York and the 15,660th largest nationally. It has 14.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 572
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14:1
Full Time Teachers: 40.82
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 15,660th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in New York: 842nd out of 2,782
Student/Teacher Rank in New York: 1,484th out of 2,753
Full Time Teacher Rank in New York: 900th out of 2,753

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Ps 253 Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 292
(51%)
18,203
(51%)
 Female 280
(49%)
17,457
(49%)

Ps 253 Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 329
(58%)
13,555
(38%)
 Black 199
(35%)
8,438
(24%)
 White 26
(5%)
4,037
(11%)
 Asian 11
(2%)
8,043
(23%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
1,371
(4%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
216
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Ps 253 Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 504
(88%)
24,028
(67%)
 Not Eligible 46
(8%)
8,878
(25%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 22
(4%)
2,754
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,554 ranked schools in New York, Ps 253 is ranked 328th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ps 253 students on free and reduced lunch assistance (92.0%) 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 253 Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 341
2006 451
2007 497
2008 525
2009 552
2010 523
2011 491
2012 482
2013 512
2014 530
2015 572

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.6
2006 12.9
2007 10.1
2008 11.4
2009 12.7
2010 12.4
2011 12.6
2012 18.5
2013 14.6
2014 13.9
2015 14

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.96480938416422
2006 0.90465631929047
2007 0.8953722334004
2008 0.9447619047619
2009
2010 0.97131931166348
2011 0.87983706720978
2012 0.9896265560166
2013 0.880859375
2014 0.95849056603774
2015 0.91958041958042

Compare Ps 253 to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,278.3% 12.8:1
 
1,400.0% 14.0:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 92.0%
 

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Public PK - 05 572 14:1  
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Private PK - 03 160 12:1 1 miles
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