Entrada Academy

977 FOX STREET
BRONX NY 10459 Map
Phone: (718) 378-1649
Admissions: Neighborhood school
Principal: JAZMIN RIVERA POLANCO
Neighborhood: South Bronx
District:12
Grade range: 6-8
Parent Coordinator: YIZENIA RIVERA
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What's special:

Workshops for Spanish-speaking immigrants

The downside:

Test scores are low

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Serving many Spanish-speaking children still learning English, Entrada Academy opened in 2008 with a “communications” theme, according to the middle school directory. The Spanish word “entrada” means “entry.”

Jazmin Rivera-Polanco took them helm in 2013, replacing former principal Socorro Diaz. Polanco was assistant principal of Bronx Haven High School and has a degree from Bank Street College of Education.

Students wear a white shirt with a burgundy logo and gray pants. Children meet in small weekly “advisory” groups for extra academic, social and emotional support.

According to the school’s yearly plan, workshops for families are geared to assist new immigrants, and they include information on housing, family crisis intervention, immigrant services and homelessness prevention.

Transitional bilingual classes on each grade are designed to help children ease into a new language. Lessons are taught in Spanish until they are ready to be learn in English in all subjects. High numbers of children still learning English and who have special needs may account for the school’s low test scores.

Entrada shares the building with IS 217 School of Performing Arts and South Bronx Classical Charter. All children must pass through a metal detector each morning.

Special Education: The school offers “self-contained” classes for children with special needs only, and support services inside and outside of regular classes.

Admissions: Neighborhood school (Lydie Raschka, web reports, October 2013)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with the School of Performing Arts and the South Bronx Classical Charter School

Number of Students 312

Average Daily Attendance 94%

Uniforms? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
0%

Black

  
11%

Hispanic

  
87%

White

  
1%

Free Lunch

  
95%

Special ed

  
22%

English Language Learners

  
38%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.53 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


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

Safety & vibe

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

67% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say this school offers enough programs to keep them interested?

79% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

79% 71% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say students at their school respect one another?

47% 57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

31% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

79% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

31% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

22 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students are chronically absent?

21% 24% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam

4% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ela exam

7% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 science exam

17% 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS Prep

How many 8th graders pass high school regents exams?

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass the algebra regents:

1% 21% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass a science regents:

0% 14% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How do graduates do in 9th grade?

Percent who pass all their classes freshman year:

84% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam:

0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

0% 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam:

0% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

0% 4% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 math exam:

0% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

0% 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

Percent of ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2014 ELA exam:

0% 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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