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Archimedes Academy for Math, Science and Technology Applications

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Posted February 2, 2010

In my interaction with the staff, it seems that the administration does not comunicate with each other or the teachers or the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

i like this school it has a lot of extra activeties like robotics and boxing
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

As a new school in district 8 this school has great potential if only the administration would get its act together. The teachers are very focused on education and would fare better with more support. It's a pity that parents are not more involved in putting their childrens' education first. Remembering that the question must always be how can I help to improve my child and not on playing the blame game.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
15%

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 36% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
n/a
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
n/a
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
70%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students17%
Female10%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant17%

Chemistry

All Students6%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
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 English6%
Non-migrant6%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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-migrantn/a

English

All Students68%
Female66%
Male71%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Geometry

All Students65%
Female73%
Male63%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Global History and Geography

All Students43%
Female33%
Male49%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities12%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Integrated Algebra

All Students52%
Female59%
Male48%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities23%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Living Environment

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities35%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass 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 "C" 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 60% 23%
Black 2 35% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
White 2 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 177%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 28%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 25%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 5%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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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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This school
6.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

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

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This school
6.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.0
 

City average

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

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This school
6.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.5
 

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
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents10419%
Students41474%
Teachers1939%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. MIRIAM A. LAZAR

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX22, BX27, BX36, BX39, BX5. Subways - 6 to Castle Hill Av
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball;
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track;
  • Volleyball;
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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456 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10473
Phone: (718) 617-5046

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