M.S. 324 - Patria Mirabal

Grades: 6-8
21 Jumel Place
Manhattan NY 10032
Phone: 212-923-4057

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students learn to repair bicycles

The Downside

Below-average test scores in reading

MS 324 shares a bright and colorful building with KIPP Academy Washington Heights and MS 319.  Carlos Guzman, a former assistant prinicipal at MS 322, became principal in January 2018 after MS 324's longtime and founding principal, Janet Heller, retired.

Sixth grade classrooms have an elementary school feel, with colorful rugs and comfortable chairs that create cozy spaces for reading and socializing. The 7th and 8th grade classrooms are more traditional.  “The purpose is to provide a smooth transition for incoming students, but at the same time, providing a mature environment to prepare students for high school and beyond,” Guzman said in an email.

In the Recycle a Bike program, students learn how to repair and design bicycles. Columbia University provides math tutors and support for a debate team. The New York Road Runners supports the track team, according to the school's Comprehensive Educational Plan.

The school serves a wide range of children, including many Spanish-speaking immigrants and children who receive special education services. Test scores are below average in reading, partly because so many children are learning English.

Special education: MS 324 offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive physical education, counseling, vision and hearing services, assistive technology supports, team teaching and self-contained classes as well as a program for students with cognitive disabilities.

Admissions: District 6 choice. (Clara Hemphill, web reports and email with principal, June 2019)

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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 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
83% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
82% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
42% Citywide Average

From 2021 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
High School for Environmental Studies, and A. Philip Randolph Campus High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I,Living Environment

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
23% Citywide Average

From 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Washington Heights (District 6)
Trains: 1 Line, A Line, C Line to 168th St - Washington Hts
Buses: Bx13, Bx7, M100, M101, M2, M3, M4, M5, M98


Carlos Guzman
Parent Coordinator
Judy Ortega

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with KIPP Washington Heights Middle School and MS 319
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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

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