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I.S. 313 School of Leadership Development

Grades: 6-8
1600 Webster Avenue
Bronx NY 10457
Phone: 718-583-1736

Our Insights

What’s Special

Art, band and chorus

The Downside

Metal detectors

Housed on the fourth floor of a plain four-story red brick building, IS 313 has a free after school program in partnership with Phipps Neighborhood, which provides tutoring, homework help and social support.

IS 313 has long struggled with uneven attendance, order and discipline, and low levels of academic achievement. The building, shared with MS 339, is one of the few middle schools in the city with metal detectors. The school is located in one of the poorest neighborhoods of New York City; one in six adults is unemployed, according to city data. 

On the bright side, the middle school directory says the school offers art, band, chorus and drama. It has a newspaper and a poetry program. 

Constructed in 1973, the building formerly housed Diana Sands Intermediate School 147, named after a famous alumna, the actress best known for her portrayal in A Raisin in the Sun. IS 147 was split into the two small middle schools in 2001 and renamed the Diana Sands Educational Complex. 

Admissions: Open to students and residents of the Bronx. (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?
42%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
74%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
68%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
43%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
52%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
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?
69%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
5.0

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?
21%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
18%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Bronx Leadership Academy High School and Fordham High School for the Arts
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Spanish

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
1%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
302
Asian
0%
Black
26%
Hispanic
72%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
90%
Students with disabilities
24%
English language learners
37%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
29%
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?
2%
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?
5%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
1%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Claremont Village (District 9)
Trains: B Line, D Line to 170th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx11, Bx15, Bx17, Bx18, Bx2, Bx32, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, BxM4

Contact

Principal
Earl Brathwaite
Parent Coordinator
Nersy Urena

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with IS 339
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
Yes

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

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