# Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School

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## 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

## At a glance

Number of Students 516

Average Daily Attendance 93%

Uniforms? NA

### Students at this school

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.46 2.59 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 AVERAGEHow many students say this school offers enough programs to keep them interested?

83% 81% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

23% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many students say students at their school respect one another?

58% 61% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

86% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

92% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

90% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

NA 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many students are chronically absent?

23% 22% CITYWIDE AVERAGE## Academics

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

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

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

## HS Prep

### How many 8th graders pass high school regents exams?

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

0% 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of 8th graders who take and pass a science regents:

5% 16% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### How do graduates do in 9th grade?

Percent who pass all their classes freshman year:

99% 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 state math exam:

0% 3% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent 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% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

4% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:

NA 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

NA 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### How well does this school serve English language learners?

This school does not offer transitional bilingual education

This school does not offer dual language classes

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

NA 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGEPercent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:

NA 17% CITYWIDE AVERAGE## HS InsideStats

## At a glance

Number of Students 516

Average Daily Attendance 93%

Uniforms? NA

Metal detectors? NA

### Students at this school

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.23 2.38 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 28% CITYWIDE AVERAGEMiddle school students doing math at grade level:

NA 29% 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?

92% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

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

88% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

86% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### HOW IS

ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

27% 36% CITYWIDE AVERAGE## Who graduates

### Class of 2015

How many students graduated within 4 years?

NA 69% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many graduates earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

NA 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many students graduated within 6 years?

NA 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many graduates dropped out within 4 years?

NA 10% 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?

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

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

NA### Are students ready for college?

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

NA 32% CITYWIDE AVERAGESAT reading scores

NA423 | CITYWIDE AVERAGE | 495 | NATIONWIDE AVERAGE |

How many students graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

NA 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGESAT math scores

NA431 | CITYWIDE AVERAGE | 511 | 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 graduated within 4 years?

NA 48% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many special ed students graduated within 6 years?

NA 57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGEHow many teachers say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

100% 97% CITYWIDE AVERAGE### How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners graduated within 4 years?

How many English language learners graduated within 6 years?

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