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P.S. 3 Raul Julia Micro Society

Grades: Pre-K, K-8
Noteworthy
2100 Lafontaine Avenue
Bronx NY 10457
Phone: 718-584-1899

Our Insights

What’s Special

Climbing test scores

The Downside

Limited arts offerings.

P.S. 3 Raul Julia Micro Society is a small k-8 school that has worked to improve academic performance and is trying to do more to meet the needs of higher achieving students. It has begun offering the algebra Regents to 8th graders and, according to a Department of Education report, offers other high-level courses and trips to nearby colleges. Teachers think discipline is good and  the school environment seems pleasant. Teachers overwhelmingly would recommend the school to other families.

Scores on the state standardized tests for elementary and middle school students have climbed steadily and considerably over the past several years. Despite these and other favorable signs, though, enrollment has dropped by about 25 percent in the last decade.

Raul Julia occupies a fairly new building with an attractive library, but the surrounding area has presented some challenges. Although an overwhelming percentage of students and teachers think the building itself is safe, more than a third of middle school children in a Department of Education survey say they do not feel safe outside the school.

Raul Julia, according to another Department of Education report, makes a concerted effort to involve its families; most are low-income and many are not native English speakers. It offers Family Nights and workshops and frequently sends parents progress reports to alert them of any particular academic or behavior concern.

The school offers visual art to students in grade 4 through 8. Its community partner, SoBRO, provides instruction and programs in dance, music and theater but there is not a full sequence of classes. 

Admissions: Raul Julia is an unzoned elementary school. Students in the district, siblings of students and children who attend pre-k there have priority although other students may apply. For middle school, Raul Julia gives top priority to continuing 5th graders and to other residents of Districts 9 and 10 who are randomly selected for admission. (Gail Robinson, September 2019, from DOE reports.)

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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?
92%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
49%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
88%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
88%
78% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
2% 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?
82%
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
16.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
31%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
36%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
44%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
58%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
H.E.R.O. High (Health, Education, and Research Occupations High School)

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
66%
32% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
321
Asian
0%
Black
28%
Hispanic
71%
White
0%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
98%
Students with disabilities
21%
English language learners
15%
Pre-K seats
26

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
32%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

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?
14%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
12%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
29%
16% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Tremont (District 10)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Bx12, Bx17, Bx19, Bx36, Bx40, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx42, Bx9

Contact

Principal
Denise Brown
Parent Coordinator
Miriam Ortiz

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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