Entrada Academy

Grades 6-8

What’s Special

Workshops for Spanish-speaking immigrants

The Downside

Test scores are low

Our Review

Serving many Spanish-speaking children still learning English, Entrada Academy opened in 2008 with a communications theme, according to the middle school directory. The Spanish word entrada means entry.

Jazmin Rivera-Polanco took them helm in 2013, replacing former principal Socorro Diaz. Polanco was assistant principal of Bronx Haven High School and has a degree from Bank Street College of Education.

Students wear a white shirt with a burgundy logo and gray pants. Children meet in small weekly advisory groups for extra academic, social and emotional support.

According to the schools yearly plan, workshops for families are geared to assist new immigrants, and they include information on housing, family crisis intervention, immigrant services and homelessness prevention.

Transitional bilingual classes on each grade are designed to help children ease into a new language. Lessons are taught in Spanish until they are ready to be learn in English in all subjects. High numbers of children still learning English and who have special needs may account for the schools low test scores.

Entrada shares the building with IS 217 School of Performing Arts and South Bronx Classical Charter. All children must pass through a metal detector each morning.

Special Education: The school offers self-contained classes for children with special needs only, and support services inside and outside of regular classes.

Admissions: Neighborhood school (Lydie Raschka, web reports, October 2013)

About the students

Enrollment
266
Asian
2.3%
Black
14.7%
Hispanic
80.1%
White
2.3%
Other
0.8%
Free or reduced priced lunch
96%
Students with disabilities
19%
English language learners
41%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the School of Performing Arts and the South Bronx Classical Charter School
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
64%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
94%
93% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
20%
20% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
64%
77% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
41%
28% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
79%
82% 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
2.8
6.0 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
88%
88% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
88%
82% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
50%
72% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
97%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
63%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
89%
86% 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?
7%
27% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
5%
30% Citywide Average

Arts offerings

This school has 2 dedicated spaces for Dance and an Auditorium
This school has 3 licensed arts teachers in Visual arts (part-time) and Dance

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
67%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
45%
56% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
54%
72% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

How many 8th graders earn high school credit?
50%
26% Citywide Average
How many graduates of this school pass all their classes in 9th grade?
83%
84% Citywide Average
What high schools do most graduates attend?
Metropolitan HS, The, Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports, and East Bronx Academy for the Future
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
5%
14% 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
1.77
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
1.9
2.1 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.7
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
1.79
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
1.87
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
1.84
2.3 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
57%
67% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
83%
88% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
87%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
88%
90% Citywide Average
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