P.S. 75 School of Research and Discovery

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-5
984 Faile Street
Bronx NY 10459
Phone: 718-860-1630

Our Insights

What’s Special

After-school program; medical and dental clinics on site

The Downside

Some children miss many days of school

A stone’s throw from the Bronx River, PS 75 dominates a block across from Lyons Square Playground, where the schoolchildren play. The five-story red brick building houses two gyms, two indoor play areas used for recess during bad weather, a cafeteria and a library, in addition to computer labs.

The school still has a ways to go to improve achievement on state test scores but it gets high marks from the city in many areas, including for its consistency, culture and instruction, according to the Quality Review.

Principal Marines Arrieta-Cruz has more than a dozen years of experience at the school. She and her staff have seen test scores rise in recent years, particularly in math. They follow a rigorous program called Math in Focus. They also follow the writing approach from Teachers College, Columbia University, in which children learn to edit and improve their own work from an early age. Most teachers say the school is safe and orderly on school surveys.

Parents are welcome. They participate in art classes and trips to local museums, skating and other venues, according to the yearly plan. Every year, the school is open on Thanksgiving Day and staff members volunteer their time and donate meals to feed members of the community. Families celebrate spring in Pelham Bay Park, where the school hosts an annual Family Field Day.

Many children live below the poverty line and a large percentage of students live in temporary housing, according to the school’s yearly plan. Some children miss more than 18 days of school, which interrupts their education.

There is a medical office in the building, a dental clinic and an after-school program run by Sheltering Arms.

ADMISSIONS: Neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, DOE data, January 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

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 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


Longwood (District 8)
Trains: 6 Line to Hunts Point Ave; 2 Line, 5 Line to Simpson St
Buses: Bx11, Bx19, Bx27, Bx35, Bx4, Bx4A, Bx5, Bx6


Marines Arrieta Cruz

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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