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I.S. 117 Joseph H. Wade

Grades: 6-8
1865 Morris Avenue
Bronx NY 10453
Phone: 718-583-7750

Our Insights

What’s Special

Dance, theater and art classes

The Downside

Concerns about safety and order

IS 117 Joseph H. Wade offers lots of support for children and their families, including free vision screening and glasses, dental services, immigration advice, and mental health counseling in partnership the Community Association for Progressive Dominicans.

Most students have already fallen below grade level in reading and math when they enter IS 117, and few are ready for high school by the time they leave. Many miss at least a month of school. The school has been on and off lists of the city’s most struggling schools for a long time; enrollment has declined from about 800 in 2010 to 488 in 2019. 

School surveys show safety and order are a concern. A 6th grader posted a comment on our website saying, “Fights are sometimes unstoppable and some get injured during a fight.” But he also said some teachers are nice and caring.

The school is divided into four academies: New Horizons, World Culture, Social Justice, and College and Career Explorations. This enables teachers to keep a closer eye on students in case they're falling behind or experiencing some kind of trouble. The themes manifest themselves mostly in the academies' choice of field trips and special events rather than academics. 

A few bright spots: MS 117 offers dance and visual arts for all grades and students may participate in theater performances on and off site, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). One 8th grader’s script was performed live and three 7th grade classes had their art displayed in Claremont Park in the Bronx. 

The building is shared with The Young Women's Leadership School of the Bronx

Admissions: Open boroughwide (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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
61%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
76%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
58%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
76%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
71%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
89%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
15.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
15%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Bronx Leadership Academy High School, DeWitt Clinton High School, and Discovery High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
16%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
488
Asian
1%
Black
18%
Hispanic
79%
White
1%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
95%
Students with disabilities
24%
English language learners
36%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
27%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
3%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
9%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
3%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Tremont (District 9)
Trains: B Line, D Line to 174th-175th Sts; 4 Line to 176th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx18, Bx2, Bx3, Bx32, Bx36, Bx40, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx42, BxM4

Contact

Principal
Delise Jones
Parent Coordinator
Madeline Santana

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with the Young Womens Leadership School of the Bronx
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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