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Community Math & Science Prep

Grades: 6-8
401 West 164th Street
Manhattan NY 10032
Phone: 917-521-2508

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A small school in Washington Heights, Community Math and Science Prep, also known as MS 328, serves many children who are still learning English, including newcomers from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Haiti, Guyana, and Yemen.

The school has a dual language program designed to make students fluent in both Spanish and English. Children who speak other languages, including Arabic, receive instruction in English as a New Language, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). Students come from Harlem and the Bronx as well as from the immediate neighborhood.

The school offers a wide range special education services, including team-taught classes, small “self-contained” classes,” counseling, assistive technology, adaptive physical education and occupational and physical therapy, according to the CEP.

MS 328, opened in 2004, was one of two small schools that replaced IS 164, which was closed for poor performance. In 2016, MS 328 merged with the other mini school, MS 326, and was renamed Community Math and Science Prep. [photo of students growing lettuce in science from the school's Facebook page]

Admissions: District 6 choice.

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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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
71%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
87%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
42%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
81%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
81%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
4%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
68%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
7.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
16%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
18%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Life Sciences Secondary School and Manhattan Bridges High School

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
210
Asian
3%
Black
9%
Hispanic
84%
White
4%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
98%
Students with disabilities
36%
English language learners
51%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
89%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
37%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
11%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
12%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
4%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
2%
6% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Washington Heights (District 6)
Trains: C Line to 163rd St - Amsterdam Ave; B Line, D Line to 155th St; 1 Line, A Line to 168th St - Washington Hts
Buses: Bx13, Bx6, Bx7, M10, M100, M101, M2, M3, M4, M5

Contact

Principal
Olga Quiles
Parent Coordinator
Herminia Saldana

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the WHIN Music Community
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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