FOREST HILLS — P.S. 303 distinguished itself as the school with the highest state exam scores in its Queens district this year, according to anaylsis from DNAinfo New York.
Records show that 89.7 percent of students at P.S. 303 The Academy for Excellence Through the Arts passed the state's English Language Arts and math exams this year, topping the list of schools in District 28, which includes 38 schools in Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens and Briarwood as well as a portion of Jamaica and South Jamaica.
Currently, the school, at 108-55 69th Ave., has about 178 students enrolled in pre-K through third grade, according to its website. But a $61 million addition, which is now under construction at the school, will bring 484 new seats to P.S. 303 by September 2019, according to the Department of Education.
Several other Forest Hills schools also made their way to the top five in the district, including P.S. 196 Grand Central Parkway, at 71-25 113th St., where 82.7 percent of students tested as proficient on the ELA exam and 83.8 percent on the math exam, records show. At P.S. 101 School in the Gardens, at 2 Russell Place, 67.6 percent of students passed the ELA and 74 percent were proficient in math.
At nearby P.S. 144 Col. Jeromus Remsen, at 93-02 69th Ave., 64 percent of students met Common Core standards on their ELA exam and 65.3 percent passed math.
The schools, which have a history of good performance, are traditionally among the most sought after in the borough.
Two schools in Jamaica also scored very high in the district — Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School, at 160-20 Goethals Ave., with 88 percent of students passing the ELA and 80.9 percent passing the math, and Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens, at 150-91 87th Road, where 78.6 percent of students passed ELA and 59.5 percent passed math, according to Department of Education data.
Citywide, about 38 percent of students scored at a proficient level on the ELA exam and 36.4 percent on the math exam.
J.H.S. 8 Richard S. Grossley, at 108-35 167th St. in Jamaica, where only 11.9 percent of students passed the ELA and 7.6 percent passed the math, came in last place in District 28, records show.
DNAinfo New York mapped out the test results below, coloring each school based on the percent of students in third through eighth grade that passed the ELA or math exam. Click on your school to see how it scored on each exam and where it ranked among schools in its district.