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P.S. 7 Milton Fein School

Grades: K-5
3201 Kingsbridge Avenue
Bronx NY 10463
Phone: 718-796-8695

Our Insights

What’s Special

Arts program and partnerships

The Downside


Located in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, PS 7 Milton Fein is a well-functioning school, with excellent attendance, that stresses writing and the arts and seeks to build strong ties with parents.

The school emphasizes small group work and requires all students in grades k to 5 to compile portfolios with writing and samples of work in academic subjects. The portfolios are used to assess student progress and also are celebrated at three “publishing parties” over the course of the year. The parties are among many special events Milton Fein offers children and their families.

Arts are key as students sample dance, music, visual art and drama. The school has a dance teacher and a visual arts teacher. Partnerships with arts organizations, including the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, supplement the classes. The emphasis on arts goes back to the man for whom the school is named—Milton Fein—who attended PS 7, served as principal for 27 years and was an advocate for arts education.

School administrators and teachers believe arts play a role in creating a good school environment. But PS 7 also has ramped up efforts to help students manage their emotions, be empathetic and make good decisions. Whatever the approach, it seems to be working. Although the school is far over capacity, teachers responding to a Department of Education survey say the children are well behaved and see the school and its surroundings as exceptionally safe. 

Academic achievement, though, has remained fairly flat. Test scores are about average, even though PS 7 is home to a gifted and talented program whose students are likely to score well on standardized tests. 

Admissions: Milton Fein hosts one of two gifted and talented programs in District 10. Students from throughout the district are eligible for admission, based on their score on a standardized test. Otherwise, the school is open to students who live in its zone. (Gail Robinson, from DOE and press reports, September 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?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
83% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1% 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?
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
49% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
25% Citywide Average

From 2020 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Kingsbridge (District 10)
Trains: 1 Line to 231st St
Buses: Bx1, Bx10, Bx20, Bx3, Bx7, Bx9, BxM1, BxM18, BxM3


Miosotis Ramos
Parent Coordinator
Laurie Rodriguez

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

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

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