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South Bronx Charter School Inter Cultures And Arts

Charter | K-5 | 380 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $388,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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Posted June 28, 2011

This school has been my worst nightmare. Teachers complain all the time about every kid. They are trying to reach perfection and perfection only "exist in the dictionary". They lower down your kid self-esteem because they always expect more than what the child can give. I have heard from many parents about their children crying out of frustration cause they cant meet the teacher's (school) expectation. My child falls in this category as well. Also their dual language teaching (English and Spanish) backs up the kids which are not Spanish dominant.This school expect the children to perform in Spanish at the same level as in English. Overall very disappointed with this school standards :-(.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2008

My daughter started her elementary education here and they did a great job. With the grades she got from the SBCS; she was able to get in to a catholic school with a 50% discount on her tuition. I want her back in the SBCS but her mother want to keep in the catholic school. Her teacher Ms. Alfonzo was wonderful.
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Posted August 28, 2008

pretty good school. my sons teachers were very thorough and show concerned about their students
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Posted June 28, 2008

My daughter has been attending SBCICA for 3 years now and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. She has learned so much and continues to impress me daily. The teachers and staff are awesome and are very concerned about the children.
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Posted June 9, 2008

Im so greatly that my daughter has the opportunity to attend such a great school. This school has great school ethics and treats every child as individuals. My daughter learned to read at 4 and has grown into her own character. The school is truly concerned about each child and does not tolerate any misbehaviors. My daughter has nothing but good things to say about her teachers. Subject are way more vast than any public school and they even have ceramics available.I highly recommend South Bronx Classical
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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 32% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
52%
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 33% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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 30% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
15%

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

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 2 19% 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
Female 152%N/A49%
Male 148%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 121%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 296%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 22%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 6%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 315 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents29586%
Teachers20100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MS. EVELYN HEY

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577 E 139th St
Bronx, NY 10454
Phone: (718) 292-5737

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