District Summary Ratings

Many of the schools in this district are rated average in school quality.

Top Rated Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in New York City Geographic District # 3 based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

District Academic Progress

This district has a mixed record of helping students improve over time. Look below to see what percentage of schools in this district are making more, less, or about the same progress as other schools in the state.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


District Calendar


District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.


Reviews From Schools in New York City Geographic District # 3

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Parent / Guardian
July 12, 2024
I went to private school in NYC in the 1980s and when we were looking for a elementary school for our son I did not know what to expect from the UWS (District 3) educational system. We thought we... More
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
June 23, 2024
It was wonderful to work with the students at P.S. 242 for a great in-residency program through music and theatre. Administration, teachers and staff were simply great. The children loved to be on... More
Parent / Guardian
March 31, 2024
This is wonderful school. Well-known for its dual language program in Spanish.
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