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Archimedes Academy for Math, Science and Technology Applications

Grades: 6-12
456 White Plains Road
Bronx NY
Phone: 718-617-5046

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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)

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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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
74%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
72%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
50%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
60%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
65%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
80%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
12.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
23%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
35%
47% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Archimedes Academy for Math, Science and Technology Applications, and Gotham Collaborative High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Spanish,Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
41%
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
65%
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
42%
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
46%
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
52%
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
593
Asian
10%
Black
28%
Hispanic
59%
White
2%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
80%
Students with disabilities
27%
English language learners
10%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
34%
20% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
Yes

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
56%
74% Citywide Average

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
3%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
9%
17% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
10% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
5% Citywide Average


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Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 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.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Sports

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

Clason Point (District 8)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5

Contact

Principal
Miriam Lazar
Parent Coordinator
Patricia Appleton

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Eugene T. Maleska Educational Campus with two other schools
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No

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