P.S. 62 Inocensio Casanova

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-5
660 Fox Street
Bronx NY 10455
Phone: 718-585-1617

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students often work in small groups to get the help they need

The Downside

Many students miss at least a month of school

PS 62 is a well-run neighborhood school that sets high expectations for students, many of whom need extra help and get it in small group work with a teacher. Parents are welcome here and regularly receive reports on their children’s math and reading levels, as well as tips for how to help them at home, according to the Quality Review. 

Children are placed in classrooms and small groups based on the skills they need to improve, according to a set of yearly goals called the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). For instance, the entire 1st and 2nd grade classrooms are split into small groups for phonics work depending on their reading level. In another example, a group of English-as-a-New-Language students may be placed together in one classroom so that a second teacher, with special training, can give them extra guidance.

The school has put much effort into the social and emotional health of its students in recent years. Working with Yale University’s RULER program, teachers help kids identify and manage intense feelings such as anger, fear or disappointment. 

Attendance is a challenge. The student population comes and goes, because a number of children come from a network of homeless shelters around the school. A large percentage of students live in foster homes as well, and still others are in transition from shelters and foster homes. 

Marquis Studios provides visual arts, dance, drumming and theater, according to the Arts in Schools report. Dance and visual arts take place in partnership with the 92nd Street Y. 

ADMISSIONS: Neighborhood school (Lydie Raschka, web reports, 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 2019-20 NYC School Survey

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

From 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 2019-20 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 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

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 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

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

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

From 2020 School Directories

How does this school serve special populations?

From 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


Longwood (District 8)
Trains: 6 Line to East 149th St; 2 Line, 5 Line to Prospect Ave
Buses: Bx17, Bx19, Bx4, Bx46, Bx6


Lisa Manfredonia
Parent Coordinator
Yudis Chavez

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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