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Soundview Academy for Culture and Scholarship

Grades: 6-8
885 Bolton Avenue
Bronx NY 10473
Phone: 718-991-4027

Our Insights

What’s Special

Spanish dual language; lots of arts and sports

The Downside

Poor attendance

Soundview Academy for Culture and Scholarship has stable leadership, a Spanish dual language program and lots of arts and sports. All students have iPads, and the school has a video music production studio and a 3-D printer.

High-achieving students may take three Regents-level (high school courses) in algebra, Living Environment and US History, said William Frackelton, principal since the school's founding in 2009.

The dual language program is designed to make students into fluent readers, writers and speakers of English and Spanish.

Soundview has a strong arts program, offering musical theater, visual arts, and dance. Sports include basketball, baseball, step dancing, Double Dutch and hip hop.  

Soundview is part of the Bronx Plan, a 2019 city initiative designed to encourage teachers to work in hard-to-staff schools by giving them bonuses and decision-making power.

A downside: Attendance is poor. Frackelton said in a telephone interview that many students missed 40 or 50 days a year in elementary school; reducing absences to, say, 20 a year represents progress. Staff at Soundview go the extra mile to get children to come to school—sometimes even going to their homes to wake them up—but attendance remains a struggle.  

The school shares a building with IS 131.

Admissions: Neighborhood school open to students from District 8. Preference is given to those who visit the school or attend a middle school fair. (Clara Hemphill, phone interview, May 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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
77%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
57%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
48%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
77%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
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?
58%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
10.1

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?
27%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
29%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
The Metropolitan Soundview High School, Westchester Square Academy, and Gotham Collaborative High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I,Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
39%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
374
Asian
3%
Black
29%
Hispanic
67%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
82%
Students with disabilities
25%
English language learners
9%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
27%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
Yes
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
14%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
24%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
17%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
6% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Soundview (District 8)
Buses: Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5, BxM8

Contact

Principal
William Frackelton
Parent Coordinator
Diana Ramirez

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with JHS 131 and the Success Academy Bronx 4 Charter School
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
No

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

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