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P.S. 37 Multiple Intelligence School

Grades: K-8
360 West 230th Street
Bronx NY 10463
Phone: 718-796-0360

Our Insights

What’s Special

Arts woven into lessons; discussion and debate in class

The Downside

Attendance is a work-in-progress

PS/MS 37 Multiple Intelligence is a K-8 school in Kingsbridge near where the Harlem River separates the top of Manhattan from the Bronx. The school strives to integrate the arts into lessons, both during and after school, as well as offer field trips to outside performances to give students an appreciation for the arts, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). 

The school’s name comes from a theory developed by Howard Gardner, a Harvard Graduate School of Education professor, who believes that people are intelligent in different ways; some are sensitive to sounds, rhythms and music, for example, while other lean towards logic and math, or physical activities such as sports, dance, acting and making things. Gardner identified eight areas of intelligence.

PS/MS 37 partners with Children's Arts and Science Workshop, and the Marble Hill community center. They have a strong partnership with Community Word Group to work on poetry and dramatic writing. Visual arts and drama are offered in most grades, and the school recently added dance, according to the Arts in Schools Report. 

“We dance and sing in our classrooms and at assemblies, performances and our dance festival,” it says in the Report.

The Quality Review praises the school for its focus on conversation and discussion in classes. Students meet in small literature circles, which are like book groups, in which each participant takes on a role to explore a book in depth. Classes also meet in Socratic Seminars, a type of debate using formal rules, in which one half of the class observes and takes notes as the other half speaks. To stay consistent across the school, teachers use common strategies, for example, students use the same checklists to edit and reflect on their writing. 

Test scores are moving in the right direction but have a ways to go and are impacted by very poor attendance; many children miss at least a month of school. Some middle school students say safety in hallways and bathrooms is a concern, but teachers overwhelmingly say discipline and order are maintained in classes, and almost all recommend the school to other families. 

PS/MS 37 offers high school-level classes to 8th-graders in math and science. 

The school has and outdoor play area with a track, basketball courts, climbing equipment, chess tables and bleachers.

ADMISSIONS: Zoned neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, April 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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?
79%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
58%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
98%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
98%
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
12.1

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?
28%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
29%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
41%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
34%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Bronx Theatre High School and International Leadership Charter High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
30%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
630
Asian
2%
Black
21%
Hispanic
74%
White
2%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
86%
Students with disabilities
28%
English language learners
15%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
41%
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?
6%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
13%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
13%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
16% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Kingsbridge (District 10)
Trains: 1 Line to 231st St
Buses: Bx1, Bx10, Bx2, Bx20, Bx7, Bx9, BxM1, BxM18, BxM2

Contact

Principal
Kenneth Petriccione
Parent Coordinator
Elizabeth Coca

Other Details

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

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

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