P.S. 159 Pitkin School

2781 Pitkin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208 | (718) 277-4828
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Student Enrollment: 920
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School Description

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Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Monica Duncan
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 920
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 61.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 463 (50.3%)
  • Females: 457 (49.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
P.S. 159 Pitkin School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian111.2%
Black46550.5%
Asian21823.7%
Hispanic21923.8%
White70.8%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For P.S. 159 Pitkin School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten14015.2%
1st Grade14615.9%
2nd Grade14315.5%
3rd Grade15016.3%
4th Grade13314.5%
5th Grade15116.4%
Ungraded576.2%
Public Assistance (2010)
Estimated Percent of Students From Households That Receive Public Assistance: 81-90%
Attendance & Suspensions (2009)
Attendance Rate
School:
92.0%
State:
93.0%
Percent of Students Suspended
School:
2.0%
District:
5.0%
State:
5.0%
Teacher Certification & Qualifications (2010)
Percent of Teachers Without a Valid Teaching Certificate
School:
5.0%
District:
2.0%
Percent of Teachers Out of Certification
School:
15.0%
District:
8.0%
Percent of Classes Taught by Teachers Without Appropriate Certification
School:
19.0%
District:
9.0%
Percent of Core Classes Not Being Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
School:
18.0%
District:
8.0%
Teacher Experience & Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Less Than 3 Years of Experience
School:
3.0%
District:
8.0%
Percent of Teachers with Master's or Ph.D.
School:
32.0%
District:
40.0%
Teacher Turnover Rates (2010)
Turnover Rate For All Teachers
School:
9.0%
District:
20.0%
Turnover Rate For Teachers with Less Than 5 Years of Experience
School:
13.0%
District:
28.0%
Source: NY Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that P.S. 159 Pitkin School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on NYSTP state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

NYSTP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201039.4%39.3%54.7%
200959.4%62.5%75.8%
200855.2%50.6%70.1%
 
Math Test
201040.9%44.5%59.1%
200991.3%90.2%92.9%
200884.3%81.3%89.9%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201028.4%32.1%56.7%
200960.9%59.4%76.9%
200849.1%52.2%71.1%
 
Math Test
201042.0%47.7%63.8%
200975.5%78.8%87.2%
200877.8%72.9%83.8%
 
Science Test
201073.0%76.0%89.0%
200971.0%74.0%88.0%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201038.6%33.9%52.5%
200966.9%65.2%82.2%
200872.9%58.8%77.6%
 
Math Test
201047.5%44.7%64.6%
200986.9%78.8%88.1%
200884.5%71.3%83.2%
 
Social Studies Test
201069.0%71.0%86.0%
200972.0%72.0%86.0%
 
Source: NY Department of Education 2009-2010

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