P.S. 92 Bronx

Grades Pre-K, K-5

What’s Special

Bright building with welcoming couches in the office.

The Downside

Poor attendance and low levels of academic achievement.

Our Review

PS 92 serves a poor student population, including many who live in massive housing projects made of gray poured concrete and about 100 from nearby homeless shelters. The inside of the school, while undistinguished, is bright and spacious and well-decorated with childrens art work. The main office is carpeted and there are three couches for parents and guests to wait.

The neighborhood is far from the nearest subway. There are few stores and many of the buildings are run down. There are hints of the difficulties children face in the titles of their essays posted on the walls, When I went to the hospital, When my grandfather died, and Why I cant play in the park.

Principal Manuel Estrella, a graduate of the Leadership Academy (a fast-track training program for principals), says its difficult to recruit teachers because the neighborhood is isolated. Students are often absent, and Estrella, who became principal in 2009, is working hard to improve attendance by sending family workers to visit childrens homes. Test scores have been consistently low.

While parents are generally happy with the school, many teachers are dissatisfied. Only 42 percent of teachers say order and disciplined are maintained; half mistrust the principal; and 60 percent say he in an ineffective manager, according to the Learning Environment Survey.

Special education: More than 70 children are assigned to self-contained special education classes. The school also offers collaborative team teaching classes and special education teacher support services (SETSS).

Admissions: Neighborhood school. (Clara Hemphill, interviews, February 2012)

About the students

Enrollment
436
Pre-K seats
36
Asian
0.9%
Black
18.4%
Hispanic
77.5%
White
2.1%
Other
1.2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
90%
Students with disabilities
21%
English language learners
22%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
80%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
91%
94% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
37%
21% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
76%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
72%
88% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
0.8
6.6 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
94%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
93%
90% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
89%
82% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
87%
78% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
96%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
87%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
96%
89% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
91%
65% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
88%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
89%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents say their child's teacher helped their child adjust to Pre-K?
100%
98% Citywide Average
How many parents say this Pre-K program helped them consider which elementary schools would meet their childrens' needs?
91%
92% Citywide Average
How many Pre-K parents say their child's teacher gave helpful ideas for how to support their child's learning?
100%
97% 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?
12%
43% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
11%
42% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 3 dedicated spaces for Music, Visual arts, and Media arts
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.
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.
How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
3%
9% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
26%
46% 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
1.65
2.0 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
1.75
2.4 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.72
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
1.78
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
1.54
2.8 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
1.8
2.2 Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
77%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
81%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
79%
89% Citywide Average
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Location

700 East 179 Street
Bronx NY 10457
Tremont (District 12)
Buses: Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, Bx9

Contact

Phone
718-731-7900
Principal
Yasmin Lugo
Parent Coordinator
Mildred Rodriguez

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