I.S. 313 School of Leadership Development
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Art, band and chorus
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)