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MAP: P.S. 321 Tops District 15 in ELA Scores, P.S. 172 is First in Math

By Leslie Albrecht | October 13, 2015 8:50am

PARK SLOPE — One of the neighborhood's most sought-after schools had the highest percentage of fourth graders pass this year's state English test in District 15, but a Sunset Park school was a citywide standout on math performance, according to a DNAinfo New York analysis of 2015 test scores.

Park Slope's P.S. 321 saw 85.9 percent of its fourth graders pass the 2015 state English Language Arts test, putting the school eighth in the entire city for ELA passing rate.

In math, Sunset Park's P.S. 172 ranked first in District 15 and first in the entire city — all of its fourth graders passed the test. P.S. 321 ranked second in math in the district after P.S. 172, and was 26th in the city, with 84.5 percent of its fourth graders passing the math exam.

Other top ELA exam performers in District 15 included Windsor Terrace's P.S. 154, which ranked second in the district and 10th in the city, and P.S. 172, which ranked third in District 15 and 12th citywide.

The third-ranked school in District 15 for math scores was Park Slope's P.S. 107.

Almost all of the 23 elementary schools in District 15 did better than the citywide average on the fourth grade ELA and math tests. The sprawling district covers parts of Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Red Hook and Sunset Park.

Across the city, an average of 31.3 percent of fourth graders passed the English Language Arts exam and an average of 39.1 percent passed the math exam.

DNAinfo New York looked at performance for fourth grade test results, which often factor heavily into students' middle school admissions.

Click on District 15 on the map below to see how fourth graders performed on state ELA and math tests.