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Family Life Academy Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 460 students

FLACS excels in English Language Learlning (ELL) and character education

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $195,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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Based on 4 ratings
2013:
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Posted June 10, 2014

FLACS IS AN AMAZING SCHOOL. As a Parent of an Eight Grade Graduate Student who attended FLACS since Kindergarden, I am honored to say that she attended and received the best elementrary education a child can get. Thanks to the amazing staff, faculty, teachers and guidance counselor not only did my daughter remain with an honor roll academic grade but she was also accepted to one of the best NYC High Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

FLACS is unique in that it is family focused and addresses the needs of the child in all aspects.The school excels in addressing the needs of children whose first language is not English (ELLS). In addition to a rigorous curriculum that includes wellness, music, and art along with language arts, math, science, there is also a focus on nutrition. FLACS has a Chef who prepares well-balanced meals daily. There is an after school and Saturday program to support academics. Character development is at the core of FLACS. The Parents' Association is active and parents are offered fitness and English classes. Parents have a voice in the school's governance with active representation on the Board of Trustees. Graduates have traditionally been accepted into some of the best High Schools in the City. Teachers participate in weekly Professional Development sessions where they also have an opportunity to share best practices. Each class also has a teacher's assistant (TA).
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2014

I absolutely love this school because they push the children to do their absolute best. They not only care about our children's education but also their values, health, and well being. They have a great healthy meal program that I am very grateful for because I know my child is not only getting quality education but also healthy meals to stimulate his mind and better prepare him for the task he has ahead of him everyday. This place is really like a family and I am sure my child is in good hands when he's there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

I am the parent of two children at Family Life Academy Charter Schools, or as we affectionately call it FLACS. my first child graduated a few years ago and even though the program at the HS is challenging her experience at FLACS has prepared her to meet those challenges. My younger child will be graduating this year and I know that he will also meet the challenges at his new HS. I know that as a parent we know the strengths, challenges and character of our children and how important it is to help them mature in all areas. I believe this is what students and parents receive at FLACS. It is not just about preparing children for exams but preparing them for life. Also FLACS has helped me as a parent to be a part of their education even when a subject like math may be a challenge to me. I am grateful for the years that my children spent at FLACS, a place they felt safe at, were part of a community - not a community a family and one they will have wondeful memories to cherish. Thank you to all the faculty and staff that poured a little dash of something to their lives and mine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

My child school embrace children with individual learning beacuse they get help and extra help by another teacher that is with them at their class for they can observe and check children with what they need help like reading math science writing e.c. Power words.. They also have children help for the ones that have special e.d. For children w disabilities. For now i am very happy with my son school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

I am an intern at FLACS & i hands down to recommend this school to anyone because it gives everyone that 5 star education we all need to change our today and improve our tomorrow.


Posted October 14, 2009

My child attends this great school since last year. He is now in first grade. I thank the lord he was taken out in the lottery. This school is great. The teachers are caring and treat parents and students like family. This school couldnt have a better principal then Mrs. Marilyn Calo. She has really high expectation for her students and school. I wouldn't give this school up for nothing in the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

My children have been attending FLACS since Kindergarten and both she and he are doing excellent academically and personally. As a father I am comfortable with the Teachers and Staff at the school and how involved they are with the children and parents. Ms. Calo, the Principal is very hands on and also has great expectations and goals for our entire FLACS families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

FLAC's has all the qualities all parents would desire for their children to succeed. The principal, staff and atmosphere are superb. Academically they are way above avearge and continuously strive for above average grades from the pupils.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

My son is one of the top student in this school. I am very thankful for the effort and the work the teachers are doing with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

This is a wonderful school! My son have been attending this school since he was on Kindergarden. Thank you so much to all the staff at the Family Life Academy Charter School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

The School is great. I couldn't ask for a better school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

My son has been atteding FLACS since he was in Kindergarten and I couldn't be happier. Now he is in third grade and hopefully he will be there for another three more years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

My son has been attending FLACS for 2 years now and I couldn't be happier with the School. The staff is wonderful,the teachers are very professional, open to parents, caring and in touch with each individual child's specific needs. This is very hard when you have 25 other children in your class. I think the principal Ms. Calo is a great leader and has every child's best interest at heart. Overall I couldn't feel better that my son is attending FLACS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2006

I think Family Life Academy is a great charter school. The attention to the children, the student to teacher ratio is great. The availability of extracurricular activities is also great. I recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2006

Both of my daughters attend this school and they have excelled in all areas. The teachers are excellent with the students. My daughters feel a sense of peace when they enter the school. I was amazed to see that my youngest daughter is reading so quickly and her math skills are excellent. This is all due to the quality of teaching at the school. Parents if your looking for an excellent charter school, I recommend Family Life Academy...you will not be disappointed. -Mary T
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

Family Life Academy is an excellent school. I am very happy with my son's progress. The curriculum is well-rounded and the teachers are trained. For the most part the school uses the workshop model teaching balanced literacy and hands-on math. Various art and music programs are being implemented throughout the school and across the grades. In addition Spanish classes are taught to all children as part of the regular curriculum. There is a sense of community and warmth all around the school, but at the same time discipline and respect are one of its highest priorities. There is an after school program that runs independently from the school but it's in the same building. I will recommend This school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students15%
Female18%
Male13%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population18%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students12%
Female5%
Male16%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population13%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant12%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students19%
Female31%
Male4%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population22%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students12%
Female14%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population13%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students21%
Female13%
Male33%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%

Math

All Students19%
Female10%
Male34%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students20%
Female26%
Male10%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students34%
Female36%
Male32%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Female34%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Math

All Students21%
Female17%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students28%
Female26%
Male29%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students28%
Female31%
Male24%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Science

All Students88%
Female100%
Male76%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 80% 23%
Black 1 18% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 28%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A43%
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 33%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 11%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening
School leaders can update this information here.
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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
9.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

Students

This school

 
9.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
9.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

Students

This school

 
8.9
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.7
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
9.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

Students

This school

 
9.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents33599%
Students137100%
Teachers2890%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. ANGEL RODRIGUEZ
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • In person
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Common Core State Standards
  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Wellness and gardening
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3 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
165
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
600
Students typically come from these schools
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14 W 170th St
Bronx, NY 10452
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Phone: (718) 410-8100

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