Archimedes Academy for Math, Science and Technology Applications

Grades: 6-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

House system assigns students a single adult adviser to guide their progress through graduation.

The Downside

Far from subway

Like the Greek mathematician for whom their school is named, educators at Archimedes Academy for Math, Science and Technology Applications believe that given a solid footing, anyone might move the world. That philosophy has led to a school where a focus on math, science and technology goes hand-in-hand with a commitment to understanding students' needs.

"Every kid's a known quantity, said Miriam Lazar, Archimedes principal and founder. All students join a school "house" (a concept familiar to any Harry Potter fan). Each house has adult advisers who get to know eight to 15 students well, teach them proper behavior, guide them toward graduation, and generally prevent them from falling through the cracks.

Lazar, a 1984 graduate of Stuyvesant High School and a former chemistry, physics and math teacher, designed Archimedes to serve students from grades 6 to 12, but students may transfer in or out before ninth grade.

Classroom instruction favors projects "based on research that kids learn best by doing," Lazar said. Educators work to incorporate math, science and technology into all subjects.

Archimedes shares the Eugene T. Maleska campus with a high schoool, the Women’s Academy of Excellence and a middle school, Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School. The building sits in a leafy but remote area of the Bronx some 20 blocks from the nearest subway. Lazar said some students need three buses to reach campus. (Skip Card, October 2010, updated August 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
65%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
38%
Average daily attendance
 
86%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
38%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
83%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

562
Number of students
611 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
86%
Students with disabilities
 
30%
Multilingual learners
 
11%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
87%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
37%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
15%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
68%
14.2
Years of principal experience at this school
8 Citywide Average
297
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
226 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
91%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

 
15%

Physics

 
16%

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
40%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
35%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
30%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
42%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Archimedes Academy for Math, Science and Technology

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Student science sequence for on track/honors students 9-12 begins with Physics 9, Chemistry 10, followed by College Biology in grade 11 and College Forensic Science in Grade 12. Math Sequence Alg I CC, Alg II CC, Geometry, College Statistics & Probability. There is the potential to earn up to a year or more of College Credit through the SUPA program which has over a 92% acceptance rate at colleges and Universities across the country.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Fencing

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Softball, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Stunt

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

456 White Plains Road
Bronx NY 10473

Trains: N/A

Buses: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5


Contact

Principal: Miriam Lazar

Parent Coordinator: Patricia Appleton

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Eugene T. Maleska Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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