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Monday, November 16, 2015

2015 NYC Class Size still increasing, says DOE

For immediate release
November 16, 2015
For more information, contact Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329


NYC Class Size data released; average class sizes still increasing according to DOE
Number of K-3 students in classes of 30 or more risen sharply since 2011

On Friday, DOE released the latest class size data as of Oct. 31, 2015, citywide, by borough, district and by school.  According to the DOE’s summary, “Average class size grew by 0.1 from 26.4 students per class in 2015.” They calculated that elementary and middle school class sizes remained flat, and high school class sizes increased slightly: http://tinyurl.com/ppxy8m8
Most worrisome, according to our analysis, the number of students in classes of 30 or more increased, especially in grades K-3, continuing the trend of the last few years. (In 2011, the DOE stopped complying with a side agreement to cap class sizes at 28 in grades 1-3, leading to sharp increases in these grades to 30 or more.)




According to our calculations, average class size in grades K-3 (GenEd, ICT and G&T) dropped slightly from the year before, but at this rate, it would take 47 years to reach the DOE’s original Contracts for Excellence goal of 19.9 students per class.  (During his campaign, the Mayor promised to reduce class sizes to C4E levels and if necessary, raise revenue to fund this.  See the filled out forms from a Mayoral forum at Murry Bergtraum HS in June 2013 and the NYC KidsPAC candidate survey from July 2013.)



In grades 4-8, average class size remained at 26.7, the same on average as the year before.



In high school core classes, we found that average class size dropped slightly by one tenth of a student per class, from Oct. 31, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2015, but at a rate that it would take 23 years to reach the C4E goal of 24.5 students per class.



By borough, the largest average class sizes for grades K-3 are in Queens (25.7), and in Staten Island for grades 4-8 (28.7) and high school (29.7).






We also took a look at which schools have the largest class sizes.

The largest Kindergarten classes, all averaging 30 students per class or more,  far above the UFT cap of 25, are at PS 308 Clara Cardwell in D16 Brooklyn (ICT at 33);  PS 181 (ICT at 33) and PS 191 Paul Robeson (GenEd at 31) both in D17 Brooklyn; PS 43 in D27 in Queens (ICT at 31); PS 73 in D9 Bronx (GenEd at 30); PS 57 Crescent in D12 Bronx (ICT at 30); PS 006 in D17 Brooklyn (ICT at 30); and PS 116 in D32 Brooklyn (ICT at 30).

K
16
K308
P.S. 308 CLARA CARDWELL
0K
ICT
33.00
K
17
K181
P.S. 181 BROOKLYN
0K
ICT
33.00
K
17
K191
P.S. 191 PAUL ROBESON
0K
GEN ED
31.00
Q
27
Q043
P.S. 043
0K
ICT
31.00
X
09
X073
P.S. 073 BRONX
0K
GEN ED
30.00
X
12
X057
P.S. 057 CRESCENT
0K
ICT
30.00
K
17
K006
P.S. 006
0K
ICT
30.00
K
32
K116
P.S. 116 ELIZABETH L FARRELL
0K
ICT
30.00

The largest 1st grade classes, all averaging above 32 students per class  (the UFT cap in this grade), are at PS 305 Dr. Peter Ray in D13 Brooklyn (ICT at 34); PS 193 Alfred J. Kennedy in D25 Queens (GenEd at 34); PS 48 William C. Wilcox (ICT at 33 and GenEd at 32.5) in D 31 Staten Island; Staten Island School of Civic Leadership, D31 Staten Island (ICT at33); PS 19 Judith K. Weiss in D11 Bronx (GenEd at 32.50);  PS 238 Anne Sullivan in D 21 Brooklyn (GenEd at 32.5); PS 54 Charles W. Leng in D31 Staten Island (GenEd at 32.5); PS 100 The Coney Island School in D21 Brooklyn (GenEd at 32.33) and PS 22 Graniteville in D31 Staten Island (GenEd at 32.25).

K
13
K305
P.S. 305 DR. PETER RAY
01
ICT
34.00
Q
25
Q193
P.S. 193 ALFRED J. KENNEDY
01
GEN ED
34.00
R
31
R048
P.S. 048 WILLIAM C. WILCOX
01
ICT
33.00
R
31
R861
Staten Island School of Civic Leadership
01
ICT
33.00
X
11
X019
P.S. 019 JUDITH K. WEISS
01
GEN ED
32.50
K
21
K238
P.S. 238 ANNE SULLIVAN
01
GEN ED
32.50
R
31
R048
P.S. 048 WILLIAM C. WILCOX
01
GEN ED
32.50
R
31
R054
P.S. 054 CHARLES W. LENG
01
GEN ED
32.50
K
21
K100
P.S. 100 THE CONEY ISLAND SCHOOL
01
GEN ED
32.33
R
31
R022
P.S. 022 GRANITEVILLE
01
GEN ED
32.25

The largest average 2nd grade classesall above the union contractual cap of 32 students per class, are at:  PS 156 Waverly in D23 Brooklyn; (ICT at 35);  PS 100 The Coney Island School in D21 Brooklyn (ICT at 34); IS 119 The Glendale in D24 Queens (ICT at 34); PS 21 Margaret Emery-Elm Park in D31 Staten Island (ICT at 34); PS 2013 The School for Future Leaders in D22 Brooklyn (GenEd at 33.33);  PS 84 Lillian Weber in D3 Manhattan (ICT at 33); PS 282 Park Slope in D13 Brooklyn (ICT at 33); PS 193 Alfred J. Kennedy in D25 Queens (GenEd at 33); PS 46 Alley Pond in D26 Queens (GenDd And ICT at 33); PS 99 Kew Gardens in D28 Queens (ICT at 33); PS 52 D29 Queens (ICT, 33); PS 48 William Wilcox D31 Staten Island (ICT, 33 and GenEd 32.5); PS 53 Bay Terrace, D31 Staten Island (ICT, 33);  Staten Island School of Civic Leadership, Brooklyn (GenEd, 32.33).


K
23
K156
P.S. 156 WAVERLY
02
ICT
35.00
K
21
K100
P.S. 100 THE CONEY ISLAND SCHOOL
02
ICT
34.00
Q
24
Q119
I.S. 119 THE GLENDALE
02
ICT
34.00
R
31
R021
P.S. 21 MARGARET EMERY-ELM PARK
02
ICT
34.00
K
22
K203
P.S. 203 The School for Future Leaders
02
GEN ED
33.33
M
03
M084
P.S. 084 LILLIAN WEBER
02
ICT
33.00
K
13
K282
P.S. 282 PARK SLOPE
02
ICT
33.00
Q
25
Q193
P.S. 193 ALFRED J. KENNEDY
02
GEN ED
33.00
Q
26
Q046
P.S. 046 ALLEY POND
02
GEN ED
33.00
Q
26
Q046
P.S. 046 ALLEY POND
02
ICT
33.00
Q
28
Q099
P.S. 099 KEW GARDENS
02
ICT
33.00
Q
29
Q052
P.S. 052 QUEENS
02
ICT
33.00
R
31
R048
P.S. 048 WILLIAM C. WILCOX
02
ICT
33.00
R
31
R053
P.S. 053 BAY TERRACE
02
G&T
33.00
R
31
R861
Staten Island School of Civic Leadership
02
ICT
33.00
K
22
K255
P.S. 255 BARBARA REING SCHOOL
02
GEN ED
32.67
K
23
K156
P.S. 156 WAVERLY
02
GEN ED
32.67
Q
26
Q162
P.S. 162 JOHN GOLDEN
02
GEN ED
32.67
Q
26
Q188
P.S. 188 KINGSBURY
02
G&T
32.50
R
31
R048
P.S. 048 WILLIAM C. WILCOX
02
GEN ED
32.50
R
31
R861
Staten Island School of Civic Leadership
02
GEN ED
32.50
X
10
X032
P.S. 032 BELMONT
02
GEN ED
32.33
K
20
K229
P.S. 229 DYKER
02
GEN ED
32.33

The largest average 3rd grade classes, all above the union contractual cap of 32, are at PS 21 Philip H. Sheridan in D11 Bronx (GenEd ,34.67); PS 176 Cambria Heights in D29 Queens (G&T at 34.5); The Bellaire School in D29 Queens (GenEd at 33.75); PS 140 Nathan Straus in D1 Manhattan (GenEd at 33); PS 212 Midtown West in D2 Manhattan (ICT at 33); PS 20 P.O. George J. Werdan III in D10 Bronx (GenEd and ICT, 33); Luisa Piñeiro Fuentes School of Science and Discovery in D10 Bronx (GenEd, 33); PS 115 Glen Oaks in D26 in Queens (G&T, 33); and Staten Island School of Civic Leadership, D31 Staten Island (GenEd, 33).


X
11
X021
P.S. 021 Philip H. Sheridan
03
GEN ED
34.67
Q
29
Q176
P.S. 176 CAMBRIA HEIGHTS
03
G&T
34.50
Q
29
Q135
THE BELLAIRE SCHOOL
03
GEN ED
33.75
M
01
M140
P.S. 140 NATHAN STRAUS
03
GEN ED
33.00
M
02
M212
P.S. 212 MIDTOWN WEST
03
ICT
33.00
X
10
X020
P.S. 20 P.O.GEORGE J. WERDAN III
03
GEN ED
33.00
X
10
X020
P.S. 20 P.O.GEORGE J. WERDAN III
03
ICT
33.00
X
10
X307
Luisa Piñeiro Fuentes School of Science and Discovery
03
GEN ED
33.00
Q
26
Q115
P.S. 115 GLEN OAKS
03
G&T
33.00
R
31
R861
Staten Island School of Civic Leadership
03
GEN ED
33.00


The largest average 4th grade classes, all far above the UFT cap of 32, are at: PS 221 Toussaint L'Ouverture, in D17 Brooklyn (ICT, 39 and GenEd, 37); PS 96 in D27 Queens (GenEd, 37); PS 195 Manhattan Beach in D22 Brooklyn  (G&T, 36); PS 21 Philip H. Sheridan in D11 Bronx (GenEd, 35.5); PS 9 Teunis Gl Bergen in D13 Brooklyn (ICT, 35); PS 195 Manhattan Beach in D22 Brooklyn (GenEd, 35), and PS 86 in D28 Queens (ICT, 35).

K
17
K221
P.S. 221 Toussaint L'Ouverture
04
ICT
39.00
K
17
K221
P.S. 221 Toussaint L'Ouverture
04
GEN ED
37.00
Q
27
Q096
P.S. 096
04
GEN ED
37.00
K
22
K195
P.S. 195 MANHATTAN BEACH
04
G&T
36.00
X
11
X021
P.S. 021 Philip H. Sheridan
04
GEN ED
35.50
K
13
K009
P.S. 009 TEUNIS G. BERGEN
04
ICT
35.00
K
22
K195
P.S. 195 MANHATTAN BEACH
04
GEN ED
35.00
Q
28
Q086
P.S. Q086
04
ICT
35.00

The largest 5th grade classes, all far above the union cap of 32, are at PS 269 Nostrand in D22 Brooklyn (ICT, 37); PS 20 Port Richmond in D31 Staten Island (GenEd and ICT, 35); PS 133 Fred R. Moore in D5 Manhattan (ICT , 34); PS 20 P.O. George J. Werdan III in D10 Bronx (GenEd 34); PS 26 in D16 Brooklyn, GenEd 34); PS 56 Harry Eichler in D27 Queens (GenEd, 34); PS 144 Col. Jeromus Remsen (GenEd, 34); PS/MS 147 Ronald McNair in D29 Queens ( ICT, 34).

K
22
K269
P.S. 269 NOSTRAND
05
ICT
37.00
R
31
R020
P.S. 020 PORT RICHMOND
05
GEN ED
35.00
R
31
R020
P.S. 020 PORT RICHMOND
05
ICT
35.00
M
05
M133
P.S. 133 FRED R MOORE
05
ICT
34.00
X
10
X020
P.S. 20 P.O.GEORGE J. WERDAN III
05
GEN ED
34.00
K
16
K026
P.S. 026 JESSE OWENS
05
GEN ED
34.00
Q
27
Q056
P.S. 056 HARRY EICHLER
05
GEN ED
34.00
Q
28
Q144
P.S. 144 COL JEROMUS REMSEN
05
GEN ED
34.00
Q
29
Q147
PS/MS 147 Ronald McNair
05
ICT
34.00

According to DOE data, the largest 6th grade classes, all far above the union cap of 33 for non-Title I schools (30 in Title I), are all in the Bronx: the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in D9 (ICT at 85); Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School in D11 (ICT, 57); Pelham Academy Of Academics And Community Engagement in D11 (GenEd, 37.5);  and MS 180 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams in D11 (ICT, 35).

X
09
X241
Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, The
06
ICT
-
85.00
X
08
X376
Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School
06
ICT
-
57.00
X
11
X468
PELHAM ACADEMY OF ACADEMICS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
06
GEN ED
-
37.50
X
11
X180
M.S. 180 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
06
ICT
-
35.00

The largest 7th grade classes, all far above the UFT cap of 33 for non-Title I schools (30 in Title I) are:  Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School (D8 Bronx (ICT, 73); Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in D9 Bronx (ICT, 69); Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology in D24 Queens (GenEd, 42); Mark Twain I.S. 239 For The Gifted & Talented in D21 Brooklyn (ICT, 39.5); Creston Academy in D10 Bronx (ICT, 35.5); Conselyea Preparatory School in D14 Brooklyn (GenEd, 35.25); and PS 171 Patrick Henry in D4 Manhattan (GenEd,35).


X
08
X376
Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School
07
ICT
73.00
X
09
X241
Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, The
07
ICT
69.00
Q
24
Q560
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology
07
GEN ED
42.00
K
21
K239
MARK TWAIN I.S. 239 FOR THE GIFTED & TALENTED
07
ICT
39.50
X
10
X447
CRESTON ACADEMY
07
ICT
35.50
K
14
K577
CONSELYEA PREPARATORY SCHOOL
07
GEN ED
35.25
M
04
M171
P.S. 171 PATRICK HENRY
07
GEN ED
35.00

The schools with the largest 8th grade class sizes, according to DOE data, are Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School (ICT, 72); Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology in D24 Queens (GenEd, 54); MS 301 Paul L. Dunbar in D8 Bronx (GenEd, 36); Conselyea Preparatory School in D14 Brooklyn (ICT, 36); and MS 180 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams in D11 Bronx (ICT, 35).

X
08
X376
Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School
08
ICT
72.00
Q
24
Q560
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology
08
GEN ED
54.00
X
08
X301
M.S. 301 PAUL L. DUNBAR
08
GEN ED
36.00
K
14
K577
CONSELYEA PREPARATORY SCHOOL
08
ICT
36.00
X
11
X180
M.S. 180 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
08
ICT
35.00

There are 73 NYC high schools, according to DOE data, that have programs/courses that average above the UFT cap of 34.  

The ones with the largest average class sizes of 40 or more in various courses include the NYC iSchool in Manhattan, Sheepshead Bay HS in Brooklyn; Curtis HS in Staten Island; Crotona International High School in the Bronx; and Bayside HS in Queens.

M
02
M376
NYC iSchool
09-12
ICT
United States History Accelerated
-
70.00
M
02
M376
NYC iSchool
09-12
ICT
MS English Core
-
62.50
M
02
M376
NYC iSchool
09-12
GEN ED
Algebra 2/Trig
-
59.50
M
02
M376
NYC iSchool
09-12
ICT
Other Science
-
59.00
M
02
M376
NYC iSchool
09-12
GEN ED
Integrated Algebra
-
58.00
M
02
M376
NYC iSchool
09-12
GEN ED
Chemistry
-
56.00
K
22
K495
SHEEPSHEAD BAY HIGH SCHOOL
09-12
GEN ED
Integrated Algebra
-
55.00
M
02
M376
NYC iSchool
09-12
GEN ED
Geometry
-
53.50
R
31
R450
CURTIS HIGH SCHOOL
09-12
ICT
MS English Core
-
50.00
M
02
M376
NYC iSchool
09-12
GEN ED
Other Science
-
48.00
M
02
M376
NYC iSchool
09-12
GEN ED
Global History
-
47.50
X
10
X524
Crotona International High School
09-12
GEN ED
Other Science
-
46.50
M
02
M376
NYC iSchool
09-12
GEN ED
Economics
-
43.00
M
02
M376
NYC iSchool
09-12
ICT
Global History
-
42.00
Q
26
Q495
BAYSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
09-12
ICT
Other Social Studies
-
41.79
K
22
K495
SHEEPSHEAD BAY HIGH SCHOOL
09-12
GEN ED
English 9
-
40.00


Smaller classes are the top priority of NYC parents to improve their schools according to the DOE’s Learning Environment Survey every year 2007-2014; until 2015, when this question was omitted from the DOE Survey.

This year’s class size data, by school, district, borough, and citywide, are posted at http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/schools/data/classsize/classsize.htm.  All our calculations are done by comparing the reported October 31 class size data, released each year by the DOE on November 15, from year to year. The original Contract for Excellence goals adopted by the city and approved by the state in 2007 are posted here: http://tinyurl.com/kbyv4pm


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How about physical education class size? So many are over the mandated number.