This school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform about average on state tests, ... More are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has about average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
Academics
6/10
Test scores
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Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Subject
% Proficient
Math
42%
State avg: 43%
Details
English
45%
State avg: 39%
Details
10/10
Student progress
This rating measures how much students at this school improved from one year to the next, compared to students with similar proficiency levels at other schools in the state.

Good news!

Students at this school are making far more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and what you can do to support the school's success.

Equity
6/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

Worth a deeper look:

Disadvantaged students at this school are performing about as well as other students in the state, but this school may still have achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps?... More Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What’s the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
Students
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Hispanic
59%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
24%
White
8%
Black
8%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Two or more races
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 13 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
96%
State avg: 92%
% of full time teachers who are certified
100%
State avg: 99%
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Neighborhood
3177 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
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Last modified: October 31, 2017
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