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P.S. 126 - Jacob August Riis is a highly rated, public school located in New York, NY. It has 759 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
80 Catherine St
New York, NY 10038
Telephone
(212) 962-2188

P.S. 126 - Jacob August Riis Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$79,781
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,615
National
$949
Median Home Value
$915,300
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
759
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
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Preschool

Annual Cost
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Starting Age
4
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
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This was a great middle school! I didn't attend the elementary school, but as for middle schools, I'm very thankful for it. It was pretty small (120 students per grade) and the entire middle school was on the top floor. There were great teachers and classes, and I especially loved the focus on math that began in 7th grade. We even learned how to do rudimentary coding. I was also able to have an art major and construct a portfolio. We had about 3 classes a week in our major. Overall, I had a great time, definitely recommend!
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The school brought me to face many challenges, with life and education. The classes were definitely taught by dedicated teachers, and the regents teachers specifically were very helpful outside of the classroom with anything you needed help on in the class. I personally was bullied by some of the kids when I entered the eighth grade, but that most likely will happen at many middle schools. Although I bit a bit of a rough patch in the eighth grade, my education was amazing. Thanks to this school I became very much advanced in High School now, and am about to graduate a year ahead of time. This school is amazing.
This school offers a wide range of sport teams, music, and art. There are around 52 sports teams that win awards such as City Championships, Downtown Championships, and more. The music program has advanced band where students learn and perform more challenging pieces than what is offered in regular band class. Also, in jazz band, talented musicians choose jazz songs to perform at concerts. The art program includes an after school and weekend class for portfolio building.