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I.S. 528 Bea Fuller Rodgers School

Grades: 6-8
180 Wadsworth Avenue
Manhattan NY 10033
Phone: 212-740-4900

Our Insights

The Bea Fuller Rodgers, also called IS 528, is a tiny middle school dedicated to the arts opened in Washington Heights in 2002. Children have lessons in dance and visual arts during the day as well as after school instruction with Alvin Ailey, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP).

Nearly all the students are Latino and many are still learning English. The school offers dual-language instruction designed to make students fluent in English and Spanish.

“Our school is housed in a well-kept building where pride in the school's accomplishments is evident in the prominently displayed student work,” the CEP says.

Admissions: Neighborhood school also admits children from anywhere in Manhattan.

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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?
67%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
91%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
41%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
89%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
78%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
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?
67%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
4.1

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?
39%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
29%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
High School for Health Careers and Sciences, The Facing History School, and Inwood Early College for Health and Information Technologies
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
16%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
233
Asian
1%
Black
1%
Hispanic
97%
White
1%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
97%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
27%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
97%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
6%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
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?
15%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
15%
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: 1 Line, A Line to 181st St
Buses: Bx11, Bx13, Bx3, Bx35, Bx36, Bx7, M100, M101, M3, M4, M5, M98

Contact

Principal
Carlos Pichardo
Parent Coordinator
Noemi Brito

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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