P.S. 28 Mount Hope

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-5
1861 Anthony Avenue
Bronx NY 10457
Phone: 718-583-6444

Our Insights

What’s Special

Partnership arts, community and other organizations

The Downside

Low attendance

Located in the Tremont section of the Bronx in a four-story building constructed in 1897, PS 28 Mount Hope is a neighborhood elementary school that has long struggled with administrative issues, low test scores and other problems.

PS 28 faces some tough issues, with up to a quarter of its student in temporary housing, which may partially explain the high rate of student absenteeism. Teachers express concern about the safety of the surrounding neighborhood. 

The school offers extra academic help for students who need it. A large percentage of students are learning to speak English and many have special needs. To engage its children, PS 28 has partnerships with a wide array of organizations and individuals, including the local City Councilmember, Montefiore Hospital, a theater group and a club that promotes running. The school also offers extracurricular activities, such as student council, basketball and chess. 

Responses to a Department of Education survey, though, indicate that PS 28 could be doing more to meet its challenges. A large percentage of teachers said they do not think long-time principal Stephen Beckles is an effective manager and don’t trust him. Many do not trust their fellow teachers either. 

Scores on the state standardized tests are about average for the community school district but well below the city average. Scores for English language learners and students with disabilities are particularly low.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: A quarter of students at PS 28 have Individualized Educational Plans. More than half of these children spend most of their week in small self-contained classes, although the school also has team teaching classes with a mix of general and special education students.

ADMISSIONS: Zoned school. (Gail Robinson, from DOE records, June 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?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
50% Citywide Average

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

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

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?
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Tremont (District 9)
Trains: B Line, D Line to Tremont Ave; 4 Line to Burnside Ave
Buses: Bx1, Bx15, Bx2, Bx32, Bx36, Bx40, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx42


Stephen Beckles
Parent Coordinator
Sabrina Hall

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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