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Bronx Dance Academy School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 266 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

My school has high standards for their kids. They never give up or let us down. Also our teachers and principles teach us how to be responsible for our actions. They spend a good amount of time teaching us different ways to do everything


Posted October 20, 2012

its a excellent school there are excellent teachers. they have a strong principal and school leadership, and what i love most is that they have challenging academic programs i wold say that because i am a student who goes there trust you wont regret going there. this is my third its going to be sad leaving its a excellent school there is no other place or middle school i would've gone to!!!!!!


Posted April 9, 2012

I am a parent and I know the assistant principas and do a great job with the parents and care for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2012

The school has amazing potential! Great things are happening at BDA. As a teacher, I am learning a lot by attending PD meetings that help me learn from other teachers and connect with them. A great community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 22, 2011

i was a student at this school (class of o8) and i reallly enjoyed my 3 years here it was the best experince ever my teachers where great the staff as well. My academic experince was the best.


Posted February 21, 2010

Well, im a student that goes there i think im school is above average all schools have there own difficults but my school is a schol for kids that enjoy dance or arts . The teahcers are not bad , they are all unique and have there different style of teaching so if you havent vist my school you should judge it or course it can do better its not perfect but its also not as bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2009

it a very good school but it just aint right for everyone ps. teaches arent the best
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

i think this school iz great it really teaches a lot and has many phisical activities ithink its extraordinary
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

This school is creative but i don't think that they are putting their eyes on the way the children act but when they do they can be ok this is not the best shcool but they are trying their best but is it their all??
—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.

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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 29% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
77%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 29% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
37%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 36% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the middle school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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 67% 23%
Black 2 30% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 19%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 279%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 0%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
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 431 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.0
 
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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents18281%
Students22899%
Teachers21100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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3617 Bainbridge Ave
Bronx, NY 10467
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