Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School

800 HOME STREET
BRONX NY 10456 Map
Phone: (718) 378-0490
Website: Click here
Admissions: Lottery/Priority District 12
Principal: Anthony Lopez
Neighborhood: Morrisania
District:12
Grade range: 6-10
Charter School

What's special:

Students train to be EMTs

The downside:

Significant problems with order and discipline

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School promises to train students to be certified as Emergency Medical Technicians. However, the school has significant problems with order and discipline.

A teacher was arrested in 2012 and charged with hitting a 12-year-old girl and sitting on her, according to news reports. Students complain of gang activity and fights in the school, and 20 percent say they don’t feel safe in class, according to the Learning Environment Survey. Some 70 percent of teachers say order and discipline are a problem. A review by the state found that students talked out of turn and did not complete assigned tasks.

There is friction between the principal and the staff: 60 percent of teachers responding to the survey said they mistrust the principal and called him a bad manager, according to the survey.

Founded with a 6th grade in 2010, the school will expand by one grade each year until it serves students in grades 6 through 12. The school is the brainchild of Dr. Richard Izquierdo, a pediatrician for over 40 years and founder of Urban Health Plan (UHP), a network of health centers providing medical services to the South Bronx and Queens.

The school shares a large building (the former home of IS 158, which was closed in 2007) Bronx Career and College Preparatory High School and Bronx Latin.

Admissions:  By lottery. Check the school's website for more information. (Clara Hemphill, news reports and DOE statistics, September 2012)

Middle InsideStats

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with Bronx Latin and the Bronx Career and College Prep HS

Number of Students 418

Average Daily Attendance 95%

Uniforms? NA

Students at this school

Asian

  
0%

Black

  
34%

Hispanic

  
66%

White

  
1%

Free Lunch

  
92%

Special ed

  
11%

English Language Learners

  
11%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.68 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?

71% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

67% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

65% 71% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

62% 57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

89% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

86% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

75% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

NA 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students are chronically absent?

NA 24% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

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

14% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

10% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

81% 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:

0% 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:

NA 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:

NA 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

4% 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:

17% 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:

NA 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS InsideStats

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with Bronx Latin and the Bronx Career and College Prep HS

Number of Students 418

Average Daily Attendance 95%

Uniforms? NA

Metal detectors? NA

Students at this school

Asian

  
0%

Black

  
34%

Hispanic

  
66%

White

  
1%

Free Lunch

  
92%

Special ed

  
11%

English Language Learners

  
11%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: NA 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


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

Middle school students reading at grade level:

NA 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Middle school students doing math at grade level:

NA 24% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Safety & vibe

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

NA 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

71% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

86% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

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

81% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

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

89% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

NA 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of

How many -4 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

NA 70% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many -6 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many -4 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

NA 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many -6 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen dropped out within 4 years?

NA 11% 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?

NA

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

NA

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

NA

Are students ready for college?

How many -4 freshmen graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

NA 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

NA
414 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 496 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many 0 freshmen graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

NA

SAT math scores

NA
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?

74% 76% 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?

NA 45% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

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

40% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

58% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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