Top 10 Public Schools in Manhattan

Below are the top ten Public Schools in Manhattan proper based on school environment, performance and the progress grades.  We wanted to come up with a simple list that would help parents compare and contrast schools strengths and weaknesses. For me figuring out the public school system in the city was very cumbersome and I wanted to create an easier way to introduce other parents to this very large and somewhat convoluted school system.  We compiled the most important statistics taken from different surveys and papers published by the DOE.

 

1 – P.S.  006 Lillie D. Blake (UES)

Environment Grade A

Performance Grade A

Progress Grade A

Overall Grade A

Reading scores 85.9% Math scores: 93.4%

 

 2 – P.S. 290 The New School (UES)

Performance Grade B

Environment Grade A

Progress Grade A

Overall Grade A

Reading scores 88.9% Math scores 92.9%

 

3 – P.S. 158 Bayard Taylor (UES)

Performance Grade A

Environment Grade D

Progress Grade A

Overall Grade A

Reading scores: 91.5% Math scores: 91.5%

 

4 – P.S. 199 Jessie Isador Straus  (UWS)

Performance Grade B

Environment Grade B

Progress Grade A

Overall Grade A

Reading score: 88.4% Math scores 91.7%

 

5- P.S. 040 Augustus St. Gaudens School (Gramercy Park)

Environment Grade A

Performance Grade B

Progress Grade A

Overall Grade A

Reading scores: 81.7% Math scores: 88.3%

 

6 – P.S. 234 The Independent School (Tribeca)

Performance Grade B

Environment Grade A

Progress Grade B

Overall Grade B

Reading score: 85.9% Math scores 91.2%

 

7 – P.S. 009 Sarah Anderson (UWS)

Environment Grade A

Performance Grade A

Progress Grade B

Overall Grade B

Reading scores: 85.5% Math scores: 95%

 

8 – P.S. 041 Greenwich Village (Greenwich Village)

Environment A

Performance Grade B

Progress Grade B

Overall Grade B

Math scores: 87% Reading scores: 88%

 

9 – P.S. 89 Liberty school (Battery Park city)

Environment Grade B

Performance Grade C

Progress Grade B

Overall Grade B

Reading scores: 85.9% Math scores: 90.2%

 

10 – P.S. 150 The Tribeca Learning Center (Tribeca)

Performance Grade C

Environment Grade A

Progress Grade: B

Overall Grade B

Reading scores: 85.7% Math score: 89.6%

 

For more information on these statistics please visit

http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/default.htm

6 Comments for Top 10 Public Schools in Manhattan

  1. UWS- Mom

    Great list – makes a lot more sense now, I think PS 87 should be in there, no?

  2. MomEE

    I agree, great list! Pretty helpful for those like me searching for K schools. How about private schools?

  3. liza

    PS 87 is not the greatest school! For some reason it has a good rep on the uws… Not sure why

  4. working-momma

    Good list. I do think PS 87 was robbed! Didn’t Tatum Oniel send her kids there? If it’s good enough for an oscar winner, it’s good enough for me;). Just kidding, but I do think it’s a good school.

  5. admin

    The Student Performance and School Environment both scored a C grade. Because of that we did not rate it as one of the top PS in Manhattan. I agree that it has a great reputation. I was surprised by the research.

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