P.S. 146 Edward Collins

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-5
968 Cauldwell Avenue
Bronx NY 10456
Phone: 718-378-9664

Our Insights

What’s Special

Strong emphasis on student leadership and character building

The Downside

Poor attendance

PS 146 is a zoned neighborhood school in a large three-story building in a mixed commercial and residential area. Classrooms are cheerfully decorated, students seem well-behaved, and parents help out in the cafeteria and by the front desk, welcoming visitors. 

Videos and photos posted online show a community full of spirit, with students working through problems together in classrooms and enjoying fun activities with parents and staff throughout the year.

Test scores in reading and math have risen in recent years, but are still below the citywide and District 8 averages. Students with disabilities do earn scores that are closer to average, and a higher than average number of graduates go on to pass all their classes in middle school. 

In addition to core subjects, all students get instruction in art and gym. A full-time visual arts teacher instructs all grades, and the CUNY Creative Arts Team provides theater instruction. Students may also take elective programs in poetry, technology, music and Lego robotics. 

Students are rewarded with prizes when they exhibit positive behaviors like citizenship, respect and effort. Fifth graders are paired with “Kinder Buddies” to build their leadership skills and model good behavior. Selected 4th and 5th graders are trained in conflict resolution and anti-bullying awareness to serve as peer mediators along with the school’s social worker and counselor. 

Principal Ronald Laurent works hard to create a sense of community, according to survey results, but gets low ratings as an effective manager. The school struggles with poor attendance.

The school offers electives, test prep and academic support after school. It shares a building with Success Academy Charter School Bronx 3.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS), self-contained classes for student with special needs only and Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classes, where two teachers work with a group of special and general education students.

ADMISSIONS: Zoned neighborhood school. (Nicole Mader, 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 order and discipline are maintained at this school?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
81% 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?
80% 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?
49% 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

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
25% 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: 2 Line, 5 Line to Prospect Ave
Buses: Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx35, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx46, Bx6


Ronald Laurent
Parent Coordinator
Yvette Johnson

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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