Leadership Institute

1701 FULTON AVENUE
BRONX NY 10457 Map
Phone: (718) 299-7490
Website: Click here
Admissions: Educational option
Principal: MARTA COLON
Neighborhood: Tremont/ East Tremont
District: 9
Grade range: 09 thru 12
Parent Coordinator: LUZ MILANES

Buses: BX11, BX15, BX17, BX21, BX36, BX40, BX41

What's special:

Safe, cohesive community

The downside:

Poor attendance and low graduation rate

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Housed in the PS/MS 4 building, the Leadership Institute is a tiny high school that offers a safe environment and a sense of community. Social activism is part of the curriculum and students are expected to complete “community action projects” before they graduate.

The school serves a very needy population, including many overage students and students with very poor academic skills. Many students have strained family lives and little support at home, which translates into poor attendance. Unfortunately, only about half the students graduate on time.

The school was founded in 2005 at the urging of Sistas and Brothas United, a youth-led group of former New York City public school students who were discontented with the shoddy resources and impersonal education they said they encountered in their large, comprehensive high schools. Sistas and Brothas United is part of the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition. Students from Sistas and Brothas take part in demonstrations to protest school closings and lobby at City Hall in favor of legislation to report abusive behavior by school security guards.

Although students at the Leadership Institute come from different backgrounds and have different personalities, they form “a cohesive community where everyone steps up,” according to the Department of Education’s Quality Review. The report also said the school is safe. However, it said the quality of instruction is uneven.

Marta Colon, a graduate of the city's Leadership Academy, has been principal since 2007. (Laura Zingmond, April 2006, updated with DOE statistics and news reports, September 2012)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the PS/MS 4 building

Number of Students 227

Average Daily Attendance 77%

Uniforms? No

Metal detectors? No

Students at this school

Asian

  
0%

Black

  
33%

Hispanic

  
65%

White

  
1%

Free Lunch

  
95%

Special ed

  
25%

English Language Learners

  
24%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.40 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Safety & vibe

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

18 24 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

74% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

36% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?

81% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

54% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

53% 34% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2013

How many 2009 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

56% 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2007 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

61% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many 2008 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

45% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

2% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2006 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

68% 73% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen dropped out within 4 years?

28% 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

College prep

Does this school offer a college preparatory curriculum?

How many students took an AP or IB class and scored at least a "3" on the AP exam or a "4" on the IB exam?

0%

How Many Students took a College Course and Got a "C" or Higher?

0%

How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?

0%

Are students ready for college?

How many 2009 freshmen graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

4% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

357
414 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 496 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2009 freshmen graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

47%

SAT math scores

361
425 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 514 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?

67% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

38% 44% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

67% 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students with disabilities spend most of the day with non-disabled peers?

32% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

72% 88% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Programs and Admissions

School admission priorities:

  1. Priority to Bronx students or residents who attend an information session
  2. Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
  3. Then to Bronx students or residents
  4. Then to New York City residents

Source: High school directory

Leadership Institute

Limited Unscreened

Academics

AP COURCES: N/A

Online: N/A

Language classes: N/A

Source: High school directory

Sports/Clubs

EXTRACURRICULAR: Mentoring, Tutoring; Clubs will be based on student interest

BOYS PSAL SPORTS: N/A

GIRLS PSAL SPORTS: N/A

Other schools sports: Will be based on student interest

Source: High school directory

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