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  Public Elementary Schools  
  These are among the city’s best public elementary schools, according to the most recent test information available, and independent schools. (Information regarding public middle schools was not available.) Math and reading (English-language arts) scores listed below represent the percentage of students who passed those exams in 2002. Listings are in order of the average of those two scores. Call individual schools for application procedures and deadlines.  
     
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P.S. 188: Kingsbury School
218-12 Hartland Ave., Bayside; 718-464-5768
K–5; Enrollment: 490 Math: 94%; reading: 92.7%

P.S. 234: Independence School
292 Greenwich St., near Chambers St.; 212-233-6034
Pre-K–5; Enrollment: 594 Math: 89.2%; reading: 95.2% )

Lower Lab School
1700 Third Ave., at 96th St.; 212-427-2798
K–5; Enrollment: 336 Math: 90.1%; reading: 93.5%

P.S. 184: Shuang Wen School
293 E. Broadway, near Reade St.; 212-529-5025
Pre-K–5; Enrollment: 201 Math: 94.3%; reading: 85.7%

P.S. 94: David Porter School
41-77 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck; 718-423-8491
K–5; Enrollment: 406 Math: 91.7%; reading: 86.8%

P.S. 98: Douglaston School
40-20 235th St., Douglaston; 718-423-8535
K–5; Enrollment: 300 Math: 87.7%; reading: 90.6%

P.S. 196: Grand Central Parkway School
71-25 113th St., Forest Hills; 718-263-9770
Pre-K–5; Enrollment: 600 Math: 87.6%; reading: 90.6%

P.S. 6: Lillie Devereaux Blake School
45 E. 81st St., at Madison Ave.; 212-737-9774
K–5; Enrollment: 837 Math: 87.1%; reading: 89.7%

P.S. 290: Manhattan New School
311 E. 82nd St., at Second Ave.; 212-734-7127
K–5; Enrollment: 619 Math: 87.1%; reading: 89.2%

P.S. 89
201 Warren St., at West St.; 212-571-5659
Pre-K–5; Enrollment: 240 Math: 82.3%; reading: 94.8%

P.S. 46: Alley Pond School
64-45 218th St., Bayside; 718-423-8395
K–5; Enrollment: 440 Math: 87.6%; reading: 87.6%

P.S. 113: Isaac Chauncey School
87-21 79th Ave., Glendale; 718-847-0724
K–5; Enrollment: 525 Math: 86%; reading: 88.6%

 
     
     
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From the Fall 2003 edition of the New York Family Guide