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M.S. 219

Grades: 6-8
3630 Third Avenue
Bronx NY 10456
Phone: 718-681-7093

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MS 219 New Venture School, a neighborhood middle school in Claremont Village that also admits children from other parts of the Bronx, offers music, musical theater and visual arts. A new leader has ambitious plans to strengthen the school’s math, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) focus, to prepare students for high-paying jobs that typically lack minorities, such as in the field of computer science. 

In 2018, Kelleyann Royce-Giron replaced a long-time principal who had served 14 years. She stocked rooms with new laptop carts. The school received a grant in 2019 to participate in the Mentoring in Medicine Program with Montefiore Hospital.

Some offerings to boost skills in math and science include computer application development and aeronautics, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). 

Despite these positive changes, MS 219 has challenges that have persisted for a long time: many students miss at least a month of school. Some students are over-age and behind in credits, some are learning English, some are homeless. The numbers of students with special needs has grown, while enrollment has declined.

The Children’s Aid Society helps run Saturday programs and after school tutoring. GED and English classes are available to adults on weekends. The school sends home bilingual flyers to all families, and makes announcements in Spanish and English.

Special classes are held on Fridays to encourage students to come to school, such as dance, comic book club and cooking.

The community is one of extreme poverty and low levels of educational achievement; only seven percent of community residents have a college degree, according to the CEP. Students visit colleges every year and choose some classes from a brochure to give them a college-like experience. 

This school shares the building with Frederick Douglass Academy III and Kappa MS 215. All students must pass through a metal detector. 

Admissions: Open. (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?
56%
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?
69%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
88%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
60%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
73%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
14.0

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?
7%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
12%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Eximius College Preparatory Academy: A College Board School, Harry S Truman High School, and New World High School

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
31% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
344
Asian
1%
Black
39%
Hispanic
59%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
94%
Students with disabilities
35%
English language learners
24%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
36%
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?
1%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
3%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
5%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
6% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Claremont Village (District 9)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Bx11, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS

Contact

Principal
Kelleyann Royce Giron

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with Frederick Douglass Academy III Secondary School and Kappa
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
Yes

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

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