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J.H.S. 151 Lou Gehrig

Grades: 6-8
250 East 156th Street
Bronx NY 10451
Phone: 718-292-0260

Our Insights

What’s Special

Flamenco dance lessons

The Downside

Low academic performance

IS 151 is a small middle school that shares a building with PS/IS 31 and the well-regarded KIPP Academy Charter School. Students come from Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Honduras, Gambia, Nigeria and Yemen. Languages spoken include Spanish, Swahili, Arabic, Ibo, and Malay.

The school takes part in Flamenco Vivo, which offers dance and movement lessons especially for children with disabilities and children who are still learning English, according to according to the Comprehensive Education Plan. Students take part in trips to see theatrical productions.

In some respects, IS 151 represents the downside of school choice: successful charter schools and higher performing district schools have attracted the most motivated and successful students, and IS 151 has disproportionate numbers of kids who struggle both academically and socially.

Special education:  The school offers self-contained classes and team-taught classes.

Admissions:  District 7 choice. (Clara Hemphill, February 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?
87%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
70%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
91%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
74%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
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?
74%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
0.2

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?
10%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
International Community High School, DeWitt Clinton High School, and South Bronx Community Charter 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
230
Asian
0%
Black
25%
Hispanic
72%
White
3%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
97%
Students with disabilities
27%
English language learners
32%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
89%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
41%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education 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?
5%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
5%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
6% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Concourse (District 7)
Trains: 4 Line, B Line, D Line to 161st St-Yankee Stadium; 2 Line, 5 Line to 149th St-Grand Concourse
Buses: Bx1, Bx13, Bx15, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, BxM4

Contact

Principal
Diedra Thomas
Parent Coordinator
Carmen Rosario

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with KIPP Academy Charter Middle School and PS/MS 31
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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