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Jonas Bronck Academy

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Posted November 28, 2010

The Principal Ms. D is second to none, the teachers are commited and the friendly atmosphere in the school is the best. As a parent of two teenagers that when to different middle schools, I can attest to the exellence of JBA. My third boy is a student at this school and he is in the honor roll. Kudos to all at JBA... A concern parent...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

Jonas Bronck is a school with alot of potential, primarily because most of the teachers and parents want their children to succeed. However, the one problem area the school has at this point is the administration of the school. The principal and vice-principals of the school put on a facade of wanting teachers to grow and professionally develop, yet many senior teachers have been targeted and harrrassed. This year alone, the teacher turnover rate was large for a school so small. Unfortunately, their is a problem when certain teachers are given preferential treatment over others. This creates a huge divide among the staff and as a teacher I can say it effects morale in a huge way. This is a good school that truly needs new leadership to reach it's full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2010

In my experience, JBA is a thriving school that has blossomed in the past several years. Teachers and administrators work tirelessly to provide each scholar with an excellent education and positive middle school experience. Leadership and professional opportunities are abundant at our school, and thankfully, we are moving in an extremely positive direction. Much of our success comes from the support of parents, whose voices are highly valued in school decision-making.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2009

This school is very neat. They changed into a another building which i think is fantastic!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2009

this school is very nice and you can learn in a safe environment
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2009

i always get a call when my child needs help or is in trouble and i love the uniform
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

Awsomee school! im writing this in here right now. we get treated like family and EVERYBODY is very friendly. :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

MS 228 is a great school. You'll find family, friendship, and most importantly the gift of wanting to learn new things ever single day. We may have up's and down's but we care about each other for good or bad. When one is down we all are, but our job then is to make that person feel better. I LOVE JBA! =]
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

The old principal was great and the new principal is terrific also. This school really cares about every single scholar. Scholars receive lots of opportunities like the Gear Up program that get them ready to succeed in high school. JBA is a school that has a family feeling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

Jonas Bronck Academy has a friendly place. its a great learning environment. and education, fun, and manners are very important. and respect, integrity, and dignity are what they are determined to teach the scholars throughout their years at this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2008

i love this school. teachers are great and we are all treated as family.
—Submitted by a student


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 30% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
67%
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 Students24%
Female21%
Male28%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Math

All Students32%
Female26%
Male41%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities25%
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
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%
Female37%
Male11%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities0%
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students22%
Female23%
Male19%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities6%
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
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 Students26%
Female17%
Male36%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities20%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students24%
Female17%
Male31%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities10%
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Science

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 69% 23%
Black 1 21% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
White 2 4% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 16%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 16%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

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
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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 430 responses

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

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

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents16969%
Students24496%
Teachers1781%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. BRENDA GONZALEZ
Fax number
  • (718) 884-6775

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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400 E Fordham Rd
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