J.H.S. 13 Jackie Robinson

1573 MADISON AVENUE
MANHATTAN NY 10029 Map
Phone: (212) 860-8935
Admissions: No new admits
Principal: JACOB MICHELMAN
Neighborhood: East Harlem
District: 4
Grade range: 07 and 08
Parent Coordinator: KAREN SMITH

What's special:

Close to subway and Central Park.

The downside:

Closing because of poor performance.

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

JUNE 2013 UPDATE: JHS 13 is being phased out and replaced after years of poor performance. No new students were admitted in September 2013, and the phase-out will be completed in June 2015. The DOE has proposed to extend the co-location of the East Harlem Scholars Academy I and to co-locate East Harlem Scholars Academy II in the building.

MAY 2012 REVIEW: This small middle school has gone through three name changes since Jacob Michelman became principal in January 2004—Central Park Prep, Central Park East Middle School and now JHS 13 Jackie Robinson. It shares the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex with two well-known alternative schools, Central Park East I, (an elementary school) and Central Park East High School. It is centrally located between Central Park and the Lexington Avenue subway.

While the elementary school has long been popular among an eclectic, multi-racial mix of families committed to progressive education and the high school has good attendance and a high graduation rate, the middle school suffers from poor attendance and very low levels of academic achievement. Its enrollment shrank from more than 400 students in 2007 to fewer than 250 in 2012. The school has a large proportion of children with special needs. About 10 percent are still learning English.

There is some friction between the administration and staff. About half of the teachers who responded to the Learning Environment Survey said the principal is a poor manager. Only 38 percent said order and discipline are maintained. Nearly 30 percent of students said they did not feel safe in hallways, bathrooms or locker-rooms.

Special education: Nearly one-third of the children receive special education services. There is one self-contained special education class for students with special needs only.

Admissions: Students may apply through the District 4 choice application. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, May 2012)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares its building

Number of Students 107

Average Daily Attendance 92%

Uniforms? NA

Students at this school

Asian

  
1%

Black

  
37%

Hispanic

  
58%

White

  
2%

Free Lunch

  
93%

Special ed

  
38%

English Language Learners

  
14%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.55 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?

NA 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

NA 71% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 56% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

35% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

26% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

25% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

23 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students are chronically absent?

23% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam

5% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ela exam

4% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 science exam

NA 51% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS Prep

How many 8th graders pass high school regents exams?

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

0% 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

0% 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How do graduates do in 9th grade?

Percent who pass all their classes freshman year:

70% 84% 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 2013 math exam:

0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

0% 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:

0% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

0% 4% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:

0% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 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 2013 ELA exam:

0% 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

10% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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