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P.S. 583 Bronx Lab School

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-3
1028 White Plains Road
Bronx NY 10472
Phone: 929-348-4960

Our Insights

What’s Special

Focus on history; new building; trusting tone

The Downside

Attendance is low

PS 583 Bronx Lab School for Historical Discovery aims to get students interested in history. The New York Historical Society provides hands-on learning activities for parents, students and staff, and Marquis Studio works with kindergarten and 1st grade students to explore history through visual arts projects. Education Through Music provides music lessons to students. 

The school opened in 2017 with pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes and will add a grade each year until it is a full pre-k to 5th grade school with about 460 students. It was built to ease overcrowding at PS 119 and PS 152, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). 

PS 583 seems to be off to a good start. NYC School surveys show trust is high among staff and family ties are strong. Principal Glorimer Lopez is a respected leader. One area in need of improvement is attendance, which is below the city average. An attendance team meets regularly and good attendance is rewarded with recognition, according to the CEP.  

The CEP shows a commitment to reading and writing from the earliest grades. PS 583 works with a reading coach assigned by the Department of Education as part of a push to have all 2nd grade students reading on grade level. The coach provides additional assistance to teachers in the areas of phonics, small group instruction (guided reading), regular check-ins on children’s reading levels, plus daily reading and writing practice.  Teachers also train with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, which teachers say can help develop a life-long love of reading and writing in children.

The airy, modern building boasts art, music and science rooms, in addition to a gymatorium and cafeteria.  Special features include a roof garden and gated play yards split between an early childhood playground, with a climbing structure, and a half basketball court. The school building won an honorable mention in an education design showcase. Shared community space was an important consideration in the design, according to Spaces4Learning website [see more photos here]. 

ADMISSIONS: Zoned neighborhood school (Lydie Raschka, web reports, May 2020)

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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?
100%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
100%
83% Citywide Average

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
64%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.1

How do students perform academically?

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
265
Asian
43%
Black
6%
Hispanic
44%
White
4%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
80%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
11%
Pre-K seats
68

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories



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

Contact & Location

Location

Parkchester (District 8)

Contact

Principal
Glorimer Lopez

Other Details

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

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

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