Public School 79 – A Hub of Creativity and Curiosity
A century old building in the heart of Whitestone, Queens, P.S. 79 is a thriving and vibrant community of 1016 students. The school is a hub of creativity and curiosity with a shared commitment to excellence.
The school ranks in the top 20% of schools in New York in math proficiency and in the top 30% for reading. The student-teacher ratio is 16:1.
The school offers numerous extracurricular activities and field trips to enhance the learning experience. Parents actively serve on the School Leadership Team and consult on policy for the school. Parent volunteers work tirelessly in a myriad of daily capacities, from monitoring arrival procedures to operating the school store. Through various fundraisers, parents help to finance extras such as state of the art technology i.e. SMART Boards, and other educational enhancements.
Built in 1927, PS 78 is listed on the state and national registers of historic places. Its students learn about the nearby East River through group projects, artistic activities and trips to the school’s own oyster bed. The school is located on the first two floors of the CityLights apartment complex in the rapidly developing Hunters Point neighborhood.
The school serves 594 students in grades Prekindergarten-5. It ranks in the bottom 50% of schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is lower than reading proficiency). Its teacher population has remained relatively stable over five years, and its student-teacher ratio is 11:1. The school’s diversity score is 0.61. It is in a school district that serves primarily students of color. Its teachers have had 244 projects funded on DonorsChoose.
Ps 77 Lower Lab School is a highly rated, public school located in NEW YORK, NY. It has 345 students in grades K-5 and a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
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Schools in districts that serve primarily students of color tend to receive less state and local funding than similar districts that serve largely white students. DonorsChoose is working to close this gap by giving teachers the resources they need to provide all students with an excellent education. Sign up to support this school today. This school year will be full of opportunities for growth and exploration. Let’s make it a success!