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P.S. X015 Institute for Environmental Learning

Grades: K-8
2195 Andrews Avenue
Bronx NY 10453
Phone: 718-563-0473

Our Insights

What’s Special

Suppprtive school environment

The Downside

No high-school credit classes

PS/MS 15 The Institute for Environmental Learning is a combined elementary and middle school with two classes per grade that strives to provide personal support for its students and give them leadership roles.

Academics are fairly strong. Test scores are average for the city, but far exceed the average for its area, and the state Department of Education has recognized the school for high achievement. Teachers responding to a Department of Education survey gave the school high marks, although they said classes can be a bit unruly at times. A professional educator who evaluated the school for DOE thought students could be given a greater role in classroom discussions.

A number of programs focus on creating a good school environment. Middle school students in a “service squad” monitor the cafeteria during breakfast and then walk younger elementary school children to class. This, along with a student council, makes students feel they have a voice in the school.

Parents were impressed with the “personal interest”  the guidance counselor takes in all students, according to a Department of Education survey, with particular attention going to those who need extra help. The school has focused on attendance, reaching out to parents whose children are often absent and trying to address the issue. A substantial number of children whose families are in temporary housing attend PS/MS 15, and all of these children receive welcome packages with school uniforms, backpacks and school supplies.

PS/MS 15 has several middle school athletic teams and extracurricular activities. It has a visual arts teacher, with arts organizations providing programs in music, theater and dance. 

PS/MS 15 shares a building with PS 91, a neighborhood elementary school, and P 10, which is part of D75, the citywide district for students with severe disabilities. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION: Students in P10 participate in PS/MS 15’s middle school programs. The school also has a self-contained class for students with disabilities and team teaching classes with a mix of general and special education students. Test scores for students with disabilities lag far behind the results for other PS/MS 51 students.

ADMISSIONS: The elementary school is unzoned with priority going to children living in District 10 or who have siblings at the school. The school’s 5th graders get priority for middle school seats, as do siblings of other students. (Gail Robinson, web reports, October 2019; photo from YouTube)

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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?
81%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
81%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
54%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
85%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
89%
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?
91%
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
9.5

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?
57%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
50%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
55%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
53%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
475
Asian
1%
Black
11%
Hispanic
86%
White
0%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
78%
Students with disabilities
20%
English language learners
11%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
20%
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?
17%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
10%
22% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

University Heights (District 10)
Trains: B Line, D Line to 182nd-183rd Sts; 4 Line to 183rd St
Buses: Bx1, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx2, Bx3, Bx32, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, BxM3

Contact

Principal
Tara Edmonds
Parent Coordinator
Aida Abreu

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with PS 291
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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