P.S. 109 Sedgwick

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-5
1771 Popham Avenue
Bronx NY 10453
Phone: 718-583-8878

Our Insights

What’s Special

School garden

The Downside

Attendance, order and discipline could be better

Perched on a hill along a leafy, secluded street in Morris Heights, PS 109 offers a gardening program in partnership with Edible Schoolyard NYC. Children plant seeds, harvest edible plants and enjoy a sensory garden. Other partnerships include one with Alvin Ailey Theater Program, and another with Broadway Bound, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). 

Teachers say they would like more coherence and consistency in instruction, school surveys show. Additionally, fewer than half the teachers say discipline and order are maintained. And, attendance could be stronger; more than 40 percent of students miss at least a month of school. 

Many PS 109 students require English as a Second Language services. The school has a Spanish dual language program, in which students learn half of their lessons in English and half in Spanish.

Special education: There are small “self-contained” classes, as well as integrated co-teaching classrooms that mix children with special needs into general education classrooms with two teachers, one trained in special education. 

Admissions: Neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and school data, February 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 2020-21 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 Dual Language classes 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


Morris Heights (District 9)
Trains: 4 Line to 176th St
Buses: Bx18, Bx3, Bx32, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42


Josette Claudio
Parent Coordinator
Lashonna Cooper

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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