New Millennium Bronx Academy of the Arts

Grades: 6-8
1000 Teller Avenue
Bronx NY 10456
Phone: 718-588-8308

Our Insights

What’s Special

Architecture, dance, ceramics

The Downside

Metal detectors

New Millennium Business Academy is a safe and orderly middle school with an effective leader who has energized his staff, bought laptops for all students, and hired two full-time social workers, according to school surveys, news reports and the annual plan. 

The school, down the street from neat residential brick buildings on Teller Avenue, has its own black box theater where students create set designs, write their own plays, and perform them. Other electives include dance, architecture and ceramics. 

Although test scores and attendance remain low, safety, order and the quality of teaching have improved dramatically under the leadership of Principal Dorald Bastian. The school is a happier place and enrollment is beginning to grow.

When Bastian first arrived in 2006, students used to punch out glass panels in classroom doors and set fire to bulletin boards, according to The New York Times.  

Bastian spent his first several years letting go of ineffective teachers and worked to gain the trust of more promising teachers. He offered teachers more training and gave strong teachers leadership positions within the school. Teachers are overwhelming in support of his leadership, school surveys show. 

Teachers are setting much higher goals for writing than in the past. Students must write at least 25 papers, including science lab reports, research papers, essays, and math response papers, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). Millennium now offers honors classes in reading and math after school and on Saturday. 

Many students are learning English, and roughly 20 percent of the student population lives in temporary housing, according to the CEP. The school has an onsite health clinic that offers vaccinations and visual, dental and mental health services.

Millennium shares a building with Success Academy Bronx 3 Charter Middle and Upper School. All students must pass through metal detectors.

Admissions: Neighborhood school, also open Bronx-wide, priority to districts 9 and 10. (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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
27% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
88% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% 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?
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
44% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
34% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

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

Uniforms required?

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

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

Contact & Location


Concourse (District 9)
Trains: B Line, D Line to 167th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx13, Bx15, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, BxM4


Dorald Bastian
Parent Coordinator
Ana Cortes Nieves

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with four other schools
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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

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