Pugsley Preparatory Academy

Grades: 6-8
1111 Pugsley Avenue
Bronx NY 10472
Phone: 718-822-2780

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students say teachers help them improve their work

The Downside

Teachers working to challenge students more

Blueprint Middle School (MS 562) is located in the Parkchester area of the Bronx. Founded in 2012 inside JHS 125, the two schools combined into one middle school in 2018.  The name Blueprint reflects the school’s vision to provide a unique academic blueprint for each student, according to the middle school directory.

The school gets high marks on the Quality Review for its safe, inclusive atmosphere and high expectations for students. On school surveys, an unusual number of students say teachers notice if they are having trouble learning something, and give them specific suggestions about how they can improve their work. 

Test scores are below the citywide average but moving in the right direction. Most teachers have less than three years experience and some want more consistent help on instruction, according to the School Quality Guide. 

Teachers work with Teacher’s College Reading & Writing Project to support their literacy work, according to the yearly plan. They get coaching from Metamorphosis to promote hands-on activities and discussions in math classes. The NY Historical Society supports social studies instruction. Teachers also work with the Yale Center for Emotional intelligence, and use Restorative Practice, a program in which students follow steps to work out conflicts before they escalate. 

Admission: Open to students and residents of District 8. There have been five applicants per seat in recent years. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, 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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
89%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
34%
27% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
90%
88% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
85%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.9

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
34%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
33%
44% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
30%
34% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
529
Asian
28%
Black
12%
Hispanic
52%
White
5%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
88%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
23%

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
96%
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
13%
26% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
10%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
16%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
2%
6% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

Unionport (District 8)
Trains: 6 Line to Parkchester
Buses: Bx22, Bx36, Bx39, Bx4, Bx4A, Bx5, BxM6, BxM8, Q44-SBS

Contact

Principal
Jean Jeanty
Parent Coordinator
Jasmine Morera

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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