#1 Elementary School in NY and #1 in Kings County

P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence

825 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

How Good is P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Located in Brooklyn, New York, P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence, is a Kings County school. An enrollment of 594 students and a student–teacher ratio of 13 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other New York schools. P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. Of elementary schools, P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence ranks 1 in the state and 1 for its county.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


New York standardized test performance, among other data points, are used to determine the academic grade for a school. P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence performs significantly above average compared to other New York elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: NY Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is determined by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence received a grade of A+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in New York.

Students : Teacher
NY Avg. 14
Uncertified Teachers
NY Avg. 1%
New Teachers
NY Avg. 11%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications N/A
Teacher Experience N/A


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety grade. The safety grade was not calculated for this school due a lack of reported data.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


Information about the student body at P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence is listed below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
NY Avg. 8%
Free Lunch
NY Avg. 48%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NY Avg. 52%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 594
Minority Students 520
Diversity Index 28
Students with Disablities N/A
Economically Disadvantaged 84%
Limited English Proficiency N/A
Gifted Students N/A


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Academic Overperformance III - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than half a percent of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.

Compare Nearby Schools

A few of the closest elementary schools to P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence are included below. Scores for each of these schools are listed in the table. For a full directory of Brooklyn schools, go to the Brooklyn, New York schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 P. S. 24 C- C- A+ N/A
2 Hellenic Classical Charter School A A+ B- B+
3 Sunset Park Avenue Elementary School C C- A+ N/A
4 P. S. 53 N/A N/A A+ N/A
5 P. S. 295 A A- A+ N/A

P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence? 594
  • How good of a school is P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence in? The school is located in Kings County.
  • How can I contact P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence? The school's number is (718) 965-4200.
  • Where is P. S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence? 825 4th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11232

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
P. S. 24
427 38th St Brooklyn, NY 11232
Hellenic Classical Charter School
646 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215
Sunset Park Avenue Elementary School
4222 4th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11232
P. S. 53
544 7th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215
P. S. 295
330 18th St Brooklyn, NY 11215