Gateway School for Environmental Research and Technology

1980 LAFAYETTE AVENUE
BRONX NY 10473 Map
Phone: (718) 824-9327
Admissions: Bronx priority
Principal: LUCILLE DIMEGLIO
Neighborhood: Soundview / Hunts Point
District: 8
Grade range: 9-12
Parent Coordinator: GLENDALYS MELENDEZ

What's special:

Top students go to West Point, Cornell

The downside:

School is closing because of poor performance

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

The vision: Help prepare low-income kids for careers in environmental science.

The reality: Some kids do well here, and teachers are proud to tell their success stories: the severely disabled boy who got a job as a Mercedes Benz mechanic, or the bright girl who spent a semester hiking, climbing and whitewater rafting at the Outdoor Academy in North Carolina. A few kids have been admitted to top colleges like Cornell and West Point. The students seem to like their teachers. Teachers are imaginative about how they match kids to help one another--for example, a Vietnamese boy taught another boy about computers while the other boy taught him English.

But the school, which serves many homeless children, children with special education needs, and students whose education has been interrupted, has a poor attendance rate and hasn't been able to help enough kids graduate on time. The Department of Education decided to phase it out for poor performance. The school admitted its last 9th graders in the fall of 2011 and will close in 2015. "We're all frustrated and disappointed," said Principal Clifford Siegel, who founded the school in 2003 after a long career as a teacher in the Bronx. "The teachers put a lot of effort into what they teach." Siegel was succeeded by the school's assistant principal Lucille DiMeglio. (Clara Hemphill, January 2012/updated November 2014)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

Adlai E. Stevenson Educational Campus

Number of Students 167

Average Daily Attendance 76%

Uniforms? No

Metal detectors? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
6%

Black

  
32%

Hispanic

  
60%

White

  
2%

Free Lunch

  
100%

Special ed

  
33%

English Language Learners

  
13%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.40 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


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

Safety & vibe

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

10 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

55% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

83% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

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

73% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

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

100% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

57% 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2013

How many students graduated within 4 years?

38% 70% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

61% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many students graduated within 4 years?

35% 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

2% 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

59% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates dropped out within 4 years?

23% 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?

2%

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

6%

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

5%

Are students ready for college?

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

9% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

426
414 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 496 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

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

40% 62% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT math scores

409
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?

69% 76% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students graduated within 4 years?

16% 45% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students graduated within 6 years?

39% 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

61% 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

82% 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners graduated within 4 years?

40% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners graduated within 6 years?

58% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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