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Port Morris (P.S./M.S. 5)

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-8
564 Jackson Avenue
Bronx NY 10455
Phone: 718-292-2683

Our Insights

What’s Special

Spanish-English dual language instruction

The Downside

Lessons don't always account for students's range of skills

PS/IS 5, also known as the Port Morris School of Community Leadership, offers children music, art, dance, and theater. In 2018 the school introduced a Spanish-English dual language program.

The school’s social media account shows lots of fun events and celebrations for the whole family. Achievements such as good attendance and moving up from pre-k and kindergarten are marked with celebrations too.

The school serves many recent immigrants as well as students living in temporary housing.  Spanish is the predominant home-language among the school’s many English language learners, though some students speak other languages at home including French, Twi, Madingo, French Creole or Soninke, according to the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan. Teachers use computer intervention programs to help English language learners get extra practice in English and math, according to the school’s most recent Quality Review. There is a dedicated bilingual-instruction class in each grade.

Some math and writing lessons were highlighted in the Quality Review for their rigor. First-graders are taught some algebraic concepts and are expected to explain their calculations. They learn how to compose a good story and are tasked with including all the elements, including a “juicy main event” when writing about their family.

Overall, however, teaching is uneven according to the Quality Review. Some teachers do a better job than others in tailoring lessons for a range of students in the classroom; students often work independently and are not being engaged in enough discussions.

SPECIAL EDUCATION. There are self-contained and ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes. There’s also a separate Horizon program for students with an autism who are taught in very small classes that offer intensive support.

ADMISSIONS: District 7 priority to students living in the northern area. (Laura Zingmond, DOE data and reports, November 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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
24%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
77%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
76%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
55%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
50%
78% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
2% 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?
78%
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
18%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
30%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
21%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
30%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School, New Explorers High School, and M.S. 223 The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
1%
32% 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
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
729
Asian
0%
Black
28%
Hispanic
69%
White
2%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
96%
Students with disabilities
24%
English language learners
25%
Pre-K seats
18
3-K seats
14

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
40%
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?
6%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
7%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
15%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
8%
16% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Longwood (District 7)
Trains: 6 Line to East 149th St; 2 Line, 5 Line to Jackson Ave
Buses: Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx46, Bx4A

Contact

Principal
Danielle Keane
Parent Coordinator
Dana Mercedes

Other Details

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

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