P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-8
301 West 140th Street
Manhattan NY 10030
Phone: 212-342-6200

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85%
91% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
38%
32% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
42%
84% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
1% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
79%
83% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
8.4

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
20%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
20%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
11%
45% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
24%
50% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
35% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
430
Asian
2%
Black
49%
Hispanic
44%
White
3%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
94%
Students with disabilities
30%
English language learners
14%
Pre-K seats
31
3-K seats
23

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
78%
91% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
58%
27% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
4%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
12%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
9%
16% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Harlem (District 5)
Trains: 3 Line, A Line, D Line to 145th St; 2 Line, B Line, C Line to 135th St; 1 Line to 137th St - City College
Buses: Bx19, Bx33, M1, M10, M100, M101, M102, M11, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7

Contact

Principal
Melitina Hernandez
Parent Coordinator
Tanya Olivo

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with Success Academy Harlem 5 Charter Elementary School
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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