Urban Institute of Mathematics

Grades: 6-8
650 Hollywood Avenue
Bronx NY 10465
Phone: 718-823-6042

Our Insights

What’s Special

Emphasis on STEM; onsite dental clinic

The Downside

Working to improve attendance

At the Urban Institute of Mathematics (UIM) students are exposed to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) through courses and activities such as web-design, digital arts, math club and computer coding.

The school participates in the Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI), the city’s program designed to boost reading levels with a longer school day and special activities courses such as a debate team and a class dedicated to reading strategies.

Test scores in English exceed the citywide average. In math, they run average for the city, but exceed the district-wide average.

The Department of Education gave UIM its highest rating of “well-developed” for setting high standards, the quality of its curriculum and how teachers work together, according to the school’s 2015-16 Quality Review. 

Longtime principal, Jennifer Joynt gets some high marks from teachers based on the 2016-17 NYC School Survey. Among the teachers who responded to the survey, 100 percent said Joynt sets high standards for student learning; 96 percent said she communicates a clear vision for their school.

To improve student attendance, UIM has a partnership with East Side House, a community organization that provides additional staffing such as a social worker and advisors to bolster social-emotional support and monitoring of students, according the 2016-17 School Comprehensive Education Plan.

After-school programs are provided onsite by two organizations: Beacon, which provides a range of activities and School’s Out NYC (SONYC), which focuses on STEAM instruction. In addition, the staff offer a range of clubs at the end of the school day such as car modeling, DJ spin, visual arts, robotics, track, musical theater, comedy, cartooning and debate, according the school’s website.

UIM shares a building with Mott Hall Community, a middle school and Bronx Delta, an elementary school. All three schools have access to an onsite dental clinic.

ADMISSIONS: Zoned program. Students residing in the zone who apply are randomly selected. (Laura Zingmond, web reports, July 2017, photo from school website)


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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?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
82% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3% 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?
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
42% Citywide Average

From 2021 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Bronx River High School, and Westchester Square Academy
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
US History,Algebra I,Living Environment

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
23% Citywide Average

From 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?

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?
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6% 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, Bx8, BxM9


Joshua Partridge
Parent Coordinator
Deborah Acevedo Claudio

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the building with Mott Hall Community School and Bronx Delta School
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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