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P.S. 30 Wilton

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-5
510 East 141 Street
Bronx NY 10454
Phone: 718-292-8817

Our Insights

What’s Special

English-Spanish dual language; music program

The Downside

Extremely low math scores

PS 30 Wilton in Mott Haven offers music and dance, and has one class per grade offering a dual-language program, designed to make children fluent in both English and Spanish. The program begins in pre-K where teachers ask children questions, invite back-and-forth conversation, and make use of books, puppets and blocks to build language skills. 

The arts program centers around world music to make children aware of different cultures. It includes a glee club, a dance group, African drumming and a Latin jazz ensemble. In addition to two music teachers on staff, several teachers volunteer their time to conduct arts program before and after school, according to the Arts in Schools Report. 

The school has partnerships with social service organizations, such as New York Food Bank, to provide families with food and academic supplies. An organization called Empire offers an after-school program which includes arts, science and technology.  Lunch-time clubs focus on such activities as  photography, cheerleading, step, percussion, basketball and science, 

Despite such efforts, the school struggles with low academic performance, particularly in math and among English language learners. A Saturday academy provides academic help to children who need it. Attendance is also a problem with well over a third of children missing 18 or more school days a year.

Debra Michaux has been principal since 2010. PS 30 shares its building with the American Dream Charter School, which also features a dual-language program. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION: PS 30 has self-contained classes for children with special needs, as well as team-teaching classes with a mix of general and special education students.

ADMISSIONS: The school accepts students from throughout the city with priority going to those who live in District 7 or who have siblings in the school. There is a separate application for the  dual language program. (Gail Robinson, from DOE reports, June 2020)

 

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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?
77%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
85%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
81%
83% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
1% 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?
76%
80% 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 elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
17%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
27%
49% 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
536
Asian
1%
Black
23%
Hispanic
74%
White
2%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
93%
Students with disabilities
22%
English language learners
21%
Pre-K seats
53
3-K seats
15

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
39%
25% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

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?
18%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
11%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
8%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
2%
17% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Mott Haven (District 7)
Trains: 6 Line to Brook Ave; 2 Line, 5 Line to 3rd Ave-149th St
Buses: Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx33, Bx4

Contact

Principal
Debra Michaux
Parent Coordinator
Ana Vazquez Roman

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the American Dream Charter School
Metal detectors?
No

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