M.S. X101 Edward R. Byrne

Grades: 6-8
Staff Pick
2750 Lafayette Avenue
Bronx NY 10465
Phone: 718-829-6372

Our Insights

What’s Special

Advanced classes for top students; extra help for kids who need it

The Downside

No lockers; early lunch for 6th graders

Located in a pleasant residential neighborhood in Throgs Neck, MS 101 attracts children from across District 8. It offers accelerated academics for children in the gifted program as well as intensive reading help for children who need it.

One parent praised the “challenging but appropriate curriculum” and “incredible musical theater production” but complained that there are no lockers—so students must carry their books and coats from class to class—and that lunch for 6th graders is early at 10:30 a.m.

For top students, the school offers a demanding curriculum that includes Regents-level Earth Science and algebra in the 8th grade; some students also take English and Spanish Regents. MS 101 has joined the Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) designed to offer struggling readers special instruction in small groups. Jared Rosoff, former assistant principal of the citywide gifted school, NEST+m, in Manhattan, has been principal since 2012. 

The school shares a building with PS 304 and PS 10, a school for children with severe disabilities. There seems to be a nice rapport among the schools: MS 101’s Twitter feed shows middle school students reading with children in the other schools and helping them make paper flowers and valentines.

MS 101 has a good record of sending graduates to top high schools, including Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics and Bronx High School of Science.

Special education: The school offers a range of special education services including self-contained and team-teaching classes. A few students from the District 75 school in the building, PS 10, are integrated into regular classes.

Admissions: The “gifted and talented” program is open to students from anywhere in District 8; admission is based on a child’s 4th grade report card, test scores and attendance. Students for the academic program are chosen at random from those who live in the attendance zones for PS 14, PS 71, PS 72, and PS 304. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, 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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
27% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
88% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% 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?
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
44% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
34% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

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

Uniforms required?

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?
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15% 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: Bx40, Bx42, Bx5, Bx8, BxM8, BxM9, Q44-SBS, Q50


Jared Rosoff
Parent Coordinator
Teresa Wong

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the building with PS 304 and a District 75 program, PS X010
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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