P.S. 583 Bronx Lab School

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-5
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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
86% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0% 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?
86% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

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 the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners
Pre-K seats
3-K seats

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

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

From the 2020 School Directories

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

Contact & Location


Parkchester (District 8)


Glorimer Lopez
Parent Coordinator
Nina Reovan

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

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

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