J.H.S. 143 Eleanor Roosevelt

Grades 6-8

Location

511 West 182nd Street
Manhattan NY 10033
Washington Heights (District 6)
Trains: 1, A to 181st St
Buses: Bx11, Bx13, Bx18, Bx3, Bx35, Bx36, Bx7, M100

Contact

Phone
212-927-7739
Principal
Lakisha Mcdaniel Luke
Parent Coordinator
Cecilia Anglero

Zone for the 2017-2018 school year. Call school to confirm.

What’s Special

Kids say teachers care about them

The Downside

Parents complain of fights and bullying

Our Review

A large percentage of children at IS 143 speak English as a Second Language. Many come from the Dominican Republic, and some have had a spotty record of school attendance in their home country.

The enrollment of IS 143 decreased dramatically from 1,500 in 2006 to fewer than 500 in 2013. The decline in enrollment is caused by two factors: gentrification, which has forced many families to move to cheaper neighborhoods in the Bronx, and the growth of school choice, which has allowed parents to enroll their children in other schools in the district.

IS 143 shares a building with the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, a popular and successful school serving grades 6-12.

IS 143 parents complain about fights and bullying and 30 percent say there is gang activity in the school, according to the Learning Environment Survey.

On the positive side, students overwhelming say their teachers care about them and three-quarters say their teachers make them excited about learning, the survey said.

The school is part of the Middle School Quality Initiative, an extended day program designed to boost childrens reading skills.

Admissions: Neighborhood school. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics and web reports , November 2013)

About the students

Enrollment
316
Asian
0.0%
Black
1.0%
Hispanic
94.6%
White
4.1%
Other
0.3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
67%
Students with disabilities
26%
English language learners
55%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
57%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
23%
20% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
71%
78% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
64%
50% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
76%
83% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
31%
43% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
3.9
6.0 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
93%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
93%
89% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
97%
83% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
80%
72% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
95%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
86%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
90%
87% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Test scores

How many students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
6%
27% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
16%
35% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 3 dedicated spaces for Dance, Music, and Visual arts
This school has 1 licensed art teacher in Music

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
73%
76% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
58%
61% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
61%
72% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
12%
26% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
79%
84% Citywide Average
What high schools do most graduates attend?
HS for Law and Public Service, A. Philip Randolph Campus HS, and The College Academy
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.
How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
2%
3% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
41%
42% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
Average math score for ICT students
1.69
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
1.87
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.77
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.09
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
1.79
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.02
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
72%
68% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
90%
87% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
86%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
85%
89% Citywide Average
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