Archer Elementary School, PS 531
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Archer Elementary School, PS 531
Opened in 2011, Archer Elementary School seems to be off to a good start: Parents and teachers agree the school is a welcoming place with high expectations for children, according to the Learning Environment Survey. The school's lively website lists events and performances such as concerts and afterschool enrichment programs such as chess and cooking classes.
Principal Zak Haviland, a graduate of Williams College who previously taught special education in District 9, has assembled a faculty that includes teachers with many years teaching in the Bronx, graduates of Williams and Bank Street College of Education, and a staffer who brings his skills as a French chef to the classroom.
Archer Elementary, also known as PS 531, shares a building with PS 536 and Bronx Little School. It is housed in the PS 102 building. The Department of Education decided to close PS 102 for poor performance.
Admissions: Zoned neighborhood school. (Clara Hemphill, school website and DOE data, August 2013)
At a glance
Number of Students 427
Average Daily Attendance 92%
Safety & vibe
How many teachers say bullying is a problem at school?5% 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 class25 23 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Number of students in an average fifth grade classNA 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?84% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?89% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many students are chronically absent?31% 23% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam
Percent of 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state ela exam
Percent of 4th graders who scored 3 or 4 on the state science exam
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?77% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Do parents like the school?
How many parents would recommend this school to other parents?99% 94% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Special ed & ELL
How well does this school serve students with disabilities?
This school offers self-contained classes.
Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:5% 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
This school does not offer team teaching (ict).
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:NA 18% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:NA 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
This school offers SETSS.
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state math exam:10% 16% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the state ELA exam:0% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many parents say students with disabilities are included in all activities?
How many teachers say students with special needs are educated in the least restrictive environment appropriate?
How many parents of students with ieps say this school offers a wide enough variety of services and activities for their children’s needs?