Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science

Grades 6-12
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Location

600 Saint Ann's Avenue
Bronx NY 10455
Longwood (District 7)
Trains: 2, 5 to Jackson Ave ; 6 to East 149th St
Buses: Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx4A

Contact

Phone
718-402-5640
Principal
Nicholas Paarlberg
Parent Coordinator
Xiomara Rodriguez

What’s Special

Students take free college courses; by graduation many earn an associate's degree.

The Downside

Some concerns about discipline and order

Our Review

Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science is a small school serving grades 6-12 where students tackle demanding work early on and make good progress in just a few years. Though most students arrive with weak skills, roughly half of them earn high school credit by the 8th grade. High school students take college courses at Hostos Community College and by graduation nearly half earn an associate’s degree, according to the 2016-17 School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP).

Hostos-Lincoln participates in the Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI), the city’s program designed to boost reading levels with a longer school day. Students also get small-group instruction in math and reading, according to the SCEP.

High school students interested in science can do research with college professors. The school’s science team has won awards at DNA barcoding competitions, which supports teens doing biological research.

There are high school elective classes and activities in poetry, playwriting, screen writing, law, music and drama; many high students write pieces for the school’s award-winning literary magazine.

Most teachers would recommend the school and all of them agree that the school encourages students to work towards a college degree, according to the 2015-16 NYC School Survey. However, one-third of teachers say discipline and order are not maintained and 42 percent of students say they feel unsafe around the outside of the school, according to the Survey.

Hostos-Lincoln shares a building with University Prep Charter.

Most students stay for high school. After graduation, many attend a variety of CUNY colleges and some attend SUNY and private institutions.

ADMISSIONS: Middle school is open to District 7 students and residents. The high school is open to students citywide but gives priority to continuing 8th-graders. Admission for both middle and high school is based on a review of students’ ELA and math scores, grades and attendance record. (Laura Zingmond, web reports July, 2017)

 

About the students

Enrollment
527
Asian
3.0%
Black
19.9%
Hispanic
74.4%
White
1.1%
Other
1.5%
Free or reduced priced lunch
79%
Students with disabilities
20%
English language learners
5%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with I.S. 584 and University Prep Charter HS
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
107%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
92%
90% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
20%
27% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
79%
75% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
29%
45% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
87%
84% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
57%
49% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
11.9
5.8 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
76%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
91%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
68%
78% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
80%
70% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
97%
97% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
88%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
84%
84% 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?
19%
29% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
33%
38% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 2 dedicated spaces for Visual and Media arts
This school has 2 licensed arts teacher in Music and Theater

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
56%
68% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
51%
56% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
61%
69% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Spanish, US History, Living Environment
How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
54%
38% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
85%
87% Citywide Average
What high schools do most graduates attend?
Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

How many students graduate in 4 years?
86%
83% Citywide Average
How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
17%
13% Citywide Average
How many students drop out?
4%
4% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for college?

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
58%
38% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
77%
48% Citywide Average
How many graduate and enter college within 18 months?
64%
71% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
10%
3% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
28%
43% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
60%
65% 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
1.93
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
1.94
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.96
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.17
2.2 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
65%
67% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
85%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
93%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
92%
89% Citywide Average
How many special ed students graduate in 4 years?
64%
67% Citywide Average
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data

Programs and Admissions

Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science
Admissions Method: Screened
Program Description

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Outdoor Track

Girls PSAL teams

Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Volleyball

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