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Middle School High School

Academy of Applied Mathematics and Technology

Grades: 6-8
Noteworthy
345 Brook Ave
Bronx NY 10454
Phone: 718-292-3883

Our Insights

What’s Special

Thriving debate team; safe and supportive environment

The Downside

Working to improve writing skills of English language learners

The Academy of Applied Mathematics and Technology (AAMT) is an orderly middle school where students feel engaged and challenged in their classes and teachers enjoy coming to work each day. There are a range of clubs and activities such as debate, robotics and yearbook, as well as several sports teams. Students have the chance to see Broadway shows for free.

Test scores run average for the city, but exceed district-wide performance. The school has a good record of challenging stronger students while raising the achievement of those arriving with weak skills, according to the school’s most recent Quality Snapshot. By the end of 8th grade, roughly one-third of students earn high school credits taking Living Environment or algebra, though some graduates struggle to pass all their classes in 9th grade

AAMT boasts the only competitive debate team in the South Bronx, which has ranked among the top three teams in the city’s novice league. One team member says in this video that debate teaches them “how to form, defend and express intelligent opinions to make sure we are heard,” and gives them important skills using technology like Google Docs. Other creative outlets include art, music, and dance classes taught by professional artists through a partnership with Creative Connections, according to their Arts in Schools Report.

Parents and teachers who responded to the NYC School Survey give top marks to the school and principal Vincent Gassetto: almost all agreed the principal is an effective manager and works to create a sense of community in the school. Teacher retention is much higher than other District 7 schools, according to their most recent Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).

Teaching Matters awarded AAMT with their Elizabeth Rohatyn Award in 2017 for their unique system of teacher and student self-reflection and improvement. AAMT teachers are focused on improving the writing skills of their English language learners, according to the CEP.

Teachers of core subjects get to know their students’ strengths and challenges well because they stay with them for all three years they are at AAMT, according to the Middle School Directory. Students say they feel safe and supported at the school, according to their responses in the school survey.

The school shares a building with PS/IS 224 and the International Community High School.

Graduates attend a variety of high schools including the Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High SchoolMS 223 The Laboratory School Of Finance And Technology and the Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science.

ADMISSIONS: Open to District 7. Students admitted by lottery. (Nicole Mader, web reports, April 2019; photo from school’s Instagram account)

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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?
88%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
89%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
47%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
96%
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 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
83%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
8.4

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?
41%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
34%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
M.S. 223 The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
37%
31% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
307
Asian
2%
Black
28%
Hispanic
68%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
93%
Students with disabilities
27%
English language learners
12%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

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?
9%
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?
15%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Mott Haven (District 7)
Trains: 6 Line to Brook Ave; 2 Line, 5 Line to 3rd Ave-149th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx33, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx4A

Contact

Principal
Vincent Gassetto
Parent Coordinator
Angela Cunningham

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with PS/IS 224 and the International Community HS
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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