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Crowding Persists, New Education Dept. Data Show

Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - 01:15 PM

5:00 p.m. | Updated It is still very crowded out there.

The School Construction Authority has posted its annual Blue Book, a report that assigns to each school structure a capacity and actual enrollment. And as has been the case recently, many buildings had more students attending than the building was supposed to be able to hold.

While there are many ways to crunch these numbers, our initial take on what is happening in schools and facilities that existed in 2010 and 2011 is that the utilization rate — seats taken versus seats available — rose to 83 percent from 81 percent.

That figure includes only general academic schools with the exact same school/building configurations in 2009 and 2010; if you include all schools, the utilization rate is higher but the change is smaller -- from 91.7 percent to 92.4 percent.

Even so, those overall figures are not really meaningful to the thousands of students who attend schools that are way over capacity.

Earlier Tuesday, we posted a list of the most crowded schools. To make the data easier to digest, we combined all of the data for schools that span more than one building into school totals, creating a new list of the 100 schools with the highest utilization rates.

We have also added two more tables: a breakdown by district and a breakdown by borough and school type.

Late Tuesday, we added the new data for each public school to SchoolBook's individual school pages. You can visit your school's page and find it among an extensive collection of other data that we have compiled from the city and state. (While you are on your school's page, ask a question or post about an event or issue related to your school.)

Meanwhile, respond to our query below and tell us: Is your school or classroom overcrowded?

By District

District Total Enrollment Total Capacity Utilization
1 13,966 16,691 84%
2 61,877 66,359 93%
3 24,538 26,406 93%
4 15,410 18,275 84%
5 17,691 21,508 82%
6 25,871 27,992 92%
7 22,882 28,286 81%
8 33,373 36,774 91%
9 34,734 40,097 87%
10 56,685 55,993 101%
11 40,694 43,219 94%
12 24,977 28,674 87%
13 24,605 30,196 81%
14 22,374 30,507 73%
15 28,524 31,413 91%
16 10,928 18,396 59%
17 28,509 37,926 75%
18 18,724 27,666 68%
19 28,220 35,438 80%
20 44,274 39,387 112%
21 35,318 38,911 91%
22 36,839 35,938 103%
23 13,817 18,821 73%
24 53,362 49,670 107%
25 34,210 32,369 106%
26 34,415 29,323 117%
27 46,385 47,297 98%
28 37,963 37,674 101%
29 27,268 30,074 91%
30 40,507 37,833 107%
31 60,912 60,485 101%
32 16,133 20,489 79%
1,015,985 1,100,087 92.4%

By Borough and School Type

Borough School Type Total Enrollment Total Capacity Utilization
Bronx Early Childhood 6,273 5,663 111%
Elementary 83,115 84,206 99%
High School 51,030 55,437 92%
Middle School 51,943 73,575 71%
Secondary School 14,986 19,765 76%
Special Education 5,866 6,367 92%
Transfer High School 3,501 5,539 63%
216,714 250,552 86%
Brooklyn Early Childhood 5,826 7,252 80%
Elementary 116,086 129,589 90%
High School 76,030 81,290 94%
K8 34,027 41,711 82%
Middle School 18,459 24,591 75%
Secondary School 14,121 15,907 89%
Special Education 2,560 3,186 80%
Transfer High School 5,376 5,800 93%
266,659 302,074 88%
Manhattan Early Childhood 3,166 3,432 92%
Elementary 46,900 49,771 94%
High School 50,987 54,136 94%
K8 17,784 20,408 87%
Middle School 45,156 52,057 87%
Secondary School 9,384 10,908 86%
Special Education 4,756 5,681 84%
Transfer High School 1,112 1,414 79%
176,079 194,375 91%
Queens Early Childhood 7,558 6,345 119%
Elementary 109,429 100,850 109%
High School 73,267 62,447 117%
K8 23,448 24,538 96%
Middle School 12,841 14,647 88%
Secondary School 1,315 1,530 86%
Special Education 1,461 1,496 98%
Transfer High School 168 249 67%
221,929 205,757 108%
Staten Island Early Childhood 381 567 67%
Elementary 27,871 25,491 109%
High School 16,875 16,505 102%
K8 17,768 18,419 96%
Middle School 35,310 47,537 74%
Secondary School 12,676 14,058 90%
Special Education 5,336 5,492 97%
Transfer High School 1,837 2,231 82%
117,673 129,733 91%

Most Crowded Schools

School Dis. # Facilities Enrolled Capacity Utilization
P.S. 319 14 1 193 78 247
P.S. 264 Bay Ridge Elementary School For The Arts 20 1 74 32 231
P.S. 770 New American Academy 17 1 120 52 231
Hamilton Heights School 6 1 247 108 229
The Equity Project Charter School (TEP) 6 1 247 112 221
Challenge Preparatory Charter School 27 1 138 64 216
Democracy Preparatory Charter School 5 1 494 241 205
VOICE Charter School of New York 30 1 213 104 205
High School M560 - City As School 2 2 681 336 203
P.S. X307 - Eames Place 10 1 328 167 196
PAVE Academy Charter School 15 1 177 91 195
Forest Hills High School 28 1 3,897 2,023 193
Girls Preparatory Charter School of New York 1 1 386 205 188
P.S. 399 Stanley Eugene Clark 17 1 527 282 187
South Bronx Charter School For Int’L Culture & The Arts 7 2 372 200 186
P.S. 51 27 1 278 155 179
Francis Lewis High School 26 2 4,211 2,358 179
Bronx Success Academy Charter School 1 7 1 191 107 179
P.S. 20 Port Richmond 31 1 514 289 178
The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS) 14 1 159 91 175
P.S. 51 Bronx New School 10 1 270 156 173
Ampark Neighborhood 10 1 151 88 172
Muscota 6 1 258 151 171
Academic Leadership Charter School 7 1 205 121 169
Spruce Street School 2 1 108 64 169
KIPP Infinity Charter School 5 1 508 305 167
Long Island City High School 30 1 3,508 2,110 166
Midwood High School 22 2 3,986 2,409 165
P.S. 209 10 1 254 154 165
International High School at LaGuardia Community College 30 1 475 289 164
DREAM Charter School 4 1 200 123 163
Bayside High School 26 2 3,628 2,235 162
Grant Avenue Elementary School 9 1 227 143 159
P.S. 127 Mckinley Park 20 1 482 304 159
Fort Hamilton High School 20 2 4,353 2,752 158
P.S. 48 William C. Wilcox 31 1 505 321 157
The Academy for Excellence through the Arts 28 1 176 112 157
P.S. 228 Early Childhood Magnet School of the Arts 30 1 386 247 156
P.S. 96 27 2 340 218 156
The SEEALL Academy 20 1 1,201 772 156
P.S. 138 Samuel Randall 8 2 945 608 155
Yorkville Community School 2 1 177 115 154
P.S. 105 The Blythebourne 20 1 1,732 1,131 153
Leadership Preparatory Brownsville Charter School 23 1 210 138 152
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School 26 2 4,063 2,674 152
Robert H. Goddard High School of Communication Arts and Technology 27 1 436 287 152
Curtis High School 31 2 2,565 1,698 151
High School for Health Professions and Human Services 2 1 1,721 1,140 151
P.S. 19 Judith K. Weiss 11 1 525 348 151
P.S. 12 James B. Colgate 24 1 1,274 845 151
Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School 7 1 199 132 151
Flushing High School 25 1 3,041 2,020 151
Academy of American Studies 30 2 684 458 149
P.S. 64 Joseph P. Addabbo 27 1 647 434 149
P.S. 160 William T. Sampson 20 1 898 603 149
P.S. 8 Issac Varian 10 2 1,208 812 149
P.S. 290 Manhattan New School 2 1 637 433 147
Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology 10 1 463 315 147
P.S. 66 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 27 2 488 333 147
P.S. 101 The Verrazano 21 1 886 605 146
P.S. 59 Beekman Hill International 2 1 502 343 146
P.S. 8 Robert Fulton 13 2 552 378 146
P.S. Q177 26 6 502 345 146
P.S. 131 Abigail Adams 29 2 807 557 145
New Utrecht High School 20 1 3,218 2,225 145
P.S. 47 John Randolph 12 1 1,129 782 144
P.S. 162 John Golden 26 1 687 478 144
P.S. 183 Robert L. Stevenson 2 2 646 450 144
P.S. 35 The Clove Valley School 31 1 353 246 143
Robert F. Kennedy Community High School 25 1 739 515 143
P.S. 107 John W. Kimball 15 1 519 362 143
Beacon High School 3 1 1,159 809 143
P.S. 185 Walter Kassenbrock 20 2 822 574 143
Harlem Village Academies Leadership Charter School 4 1 359 251 143
P.S. 176 Cambria Heights 29 2 780 547 143
P.S. 21 Philip H. Sheridan 11 1 901 632 143
The Children’s Workshop School 1 1 252 177 142
P.S. 196 Grand Central Parkway 28 2 642 451 142
P.S. 28 - The Thomas Emanuel Early Childhood Center 24 1 528 371 142
P.S. 56 Norwood Heights 10 3 661 466 142
P.S. 69 Vincent D. Grippo School 20 1 887 626 142
Icahn Charter School 4 12 1 147 104 141
P.S. 33 Timothy Dwight 10 2 1,043 738 141
P.S. 198 Isador E. Ida Straus 2 1 569 404 141
The East Village Community School 1 1 212 151 140
P.S. 31 Bayside 26 1 543 388 140
High School for Violin and Dance 9 1 256 183 140
P.S. 6 Lillie D. Blake 2 1 809 580 139
Explore Empower Charter School 17 1 223 160 139
P.S. 124 Osmond A Church 27 1 1,216 874 139
Paula Hedbavny School 6 1 509 366 139
Harlem Village Academy Charter School 5 1 389 280 139
P.S. 32 State Street 25 2 808 582 139
P.S. 29 Bardwell 31 1 740 534 139
Institute for Collaborative Education 2 1 493 357 138
Bronx Success Academy Charter School 2 8 1 193 140 138
James Madison High School 22 1 3,144 2,288 137
P.S. Q222 - Fire Fighter Christopher A. Santora School 30 1 342 249 137
P.S. 133 William A. Butler 13 1 280 204 137
High School for Environmental Studies 2 1 1,429 1,044 137

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