Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders

1116 SHERIDAN AVENUE
BRONX NY 10456 Map
Phone: (718) 538-3411
Principal: LISETTE FEBUS
Neighborhood: Morrisania
District: 9
Grade range: K-5
Parent Coordinator: GILBERTO BRIOSO
Zoned

What's special:

Safe, clean school with high expectations.

The downside:

Like a lot of schools that serve immigrants, test scores are low.

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

 

The Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders is a safe, clean school housed in the PS 90 building. Opened in 2009 with children in kindergarten through 2nd grade, it added a grade each year and now serves kindergarten through 5th grade. The Department of Education decided to replace PS 90, a very large school, with two smaller schools sharing the building. The other school is the Family School which also opened in September 2009.

Students lead a daily Town Hall meeting to help build a sense of community. Studio in a School offers art classes.

Parents say the school is safe, orderly and has high expectations for students, according to the Learning Environment Survey. Teachers agree that order and discipline are maintained at the school. Attendance is good.

About half the students have English as a Second Language or bilingual classes. Test scores are below average, as is often the case in schools serving a large immigrant population.

Special education: About 40 students receive special education services, including some in self-contained classes.

Admissions: Children zoned for PS 90 may choose between the Family School and Sheridan Academy.  For kindergarten, priority will be given to students who live in the PS 90 school zone. (Clara Hemphill, DOE data, February 2012)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with the Family School

Number of Students 618

Average Daily Attendance 92%

Students at this school

Asian

  
2%

Black

  
31%

Hispanic

  
64%

White

  
1%

Free Lunch

  
92%

Special ed

  
20%

English Language Learners

  
26%

Safety & vibe

ARE KIDS
NICE?

How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?

31% 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

58% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average kindergarten class

25 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Number of students in an average fifth grade class

20 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

58% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

64% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Attendance

How many students are chronically absent?

27% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

How many teachers say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep students engaged?

64% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say this school does a good job teaching social-emotional skills?

78% 88% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say this school does a good job teaching organizational and study skills?

82% 91% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam

24% 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state ela exam

9% 29% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 4th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state science exam

76% 86% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Parents

Are parents involved?

How many parents responded to the school survey?

98% 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many parents say they attended at least one pta meeting in the last school year?

75% 72% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Does the school encourage family involvement?

How many parents say they were invited to an event at the school at least 3 times in the last school year?

72% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Do parents like the school?

How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?

94% 94% 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 state math exam:

4% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

4% 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

4% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

9% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

9% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

98% 98% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say students with special needs are educated in the least restrictive environment appropriate?

87% 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many parents of students with ieps say this school offers a wide enough variety of services and activities for their children’s needs?

94% 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

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

0% 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

10% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say this school ensures that ells receive the same curriculum as non-ells with appropriate suppports?

91% 90% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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