P.S. 14 Senator John Calandra

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-5
3047 Bruckner Boulevard
Bronx NY 10461
Phone: 718-822-5341

Our Insights

What’s Special

Community school with vision and dental services

The Downside

Limited arts programs

Located in a residential section of the Bronx next to a highway, PS 14 John Calandra is a well-regarded neighborhood school offering an array of services to its families.

On most measures, PS 14 scores near average for the city and for what the Department of Education considers comparable schools. The school offers visual arts but, other than that, arts offerings are very limited, owing, the school says to budget constraints. 

A Department of Education reviewer found that, in most classrooms, students are assigned appropriate yet challenging tasks. They actively participate and take responsibility for their own learning, with self-assessments, checklists and other tools. PS 14 emphasizes reading non-fiction on a range of subjects, both to improve reading and writing skills and to teach the student about the material in the text. 

PS 14 is part of the city’s community school program, where a school offers programs designed to address children’s social and emotional needs as well as those of their family. As a result, the school has been able to provide dental and vision services and some arts programming. Despite this, many parents responding to a DOE survey said they said they would like to see more enrichment programs including afterschool offerings.

After a period of turmoil, Ira Schulman became principal in 2011 and by most indications he has righted the ship. On the DOE survey, he gets high marks from teachers, and parents say the principal and faculty respect them. Virtually all teachers say they would recommend PS 14, both as a school for children and as a place to work. While the school is considered very safe and orderly, attendance has slipped recently, with a quarter of the students showing up less than 90 percent of the time

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school has one team teaching class on each grade, with a mix of general and special education students in one class.

ADMISSIONS: This is a zoned neighborhood school. (Gail Robinson, from Department of Education materials and school website, May 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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
86% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
86% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
50% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners
Pre-K seats
3-K seats

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

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

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

Contact & Location


Throgs Neck (District 8)
Buses: Bx24, Bx40, Bx42, Bx5, Bx8, BxM8, BxM9, Q50


Ira Schulman
Parent Coordinator
Suzette Dicecco

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

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

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