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Bedford Park Elementary School

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
3177 Webster Avenue
Bronx NY 10467
Phone: 718-696-6400

Our Insights

What’s Special

Spanish-English dual language program

The Downside

Low math scores

Opened in 2014 to relieve overcrowding in the Norwood area, PS 77 Bedford Park Elementary offers a supportive environment to children in grades pre-Kindergarten through 5, as well as an English and Spanish dual language program. 

More than a quarter of all children are English language learners. The dual language program, starting in pre-K, aims for half English and half Spanish speakers in one classroom. It is designed to teach children to be fluent in both languages. Students at Bedford Park speak a number of other languages, as well, including Albanian, Arabic and Bulgarian. In its curriculum, the school emphasizes global connections and seeks to celebrate various heritages and backgrounds.

A Department of Education reviewer praised Bedford Park’s environment, saying, “A highly supportive and extended family culture is evident throughout the school that promotes students’ personal growth and academic development.” Teachers and parents echoed these positive comments in their responses to the NYC school survey, with teachers saying the principal has a clear vision for the school and sets high standards.

Performance on state test scores show uneven results. Bedford Park students do better than average for their area on the English language arts exam but fall short of the average on the math test. 

Bedford Park has a full-time music teacher and provides additional arts instruction through partnerships with DreamYard and Studio in a School. It also offers afterschool arts programs and a family arts program for English language learners on Saturdays. [school photo from social media]

 SPECIAL EDUCATION: Bedford Park has team teaching classes with a mix of general and special education students, and self-contained classes for students with disabilities. It shares its building with Bronx School for Continuous Learners, a district 75 program for children with severe disabilities. The two schools  participate in building-wide events and a buddy program. Students with serious disabilities spend most of their day in a general education classroom while also getting the special services they need. 

ADMISSIONS: Zoned neighborhood school (Gail Robinson, from web reports, March 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?
73%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
92%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
85%
83% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
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?
55%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
5.1

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?
29%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
42%
49% 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
423
Asian
13%
Black
6%
Hispanic
67%
White
12%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
87%
Students with disabilities
15%
English language learners
28%
Pre-K seats
32

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
31%
25% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.

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?
4%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
8%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
18%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
9%
17% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Norwood (District 10)
Trains: D Line to 205th St - Norwood; 2 Line, 5 Line to Burke Ave
Buses: Bx10, Bx16, Bx26, Bx28, Bx30, Bx34, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41

Contact

Principal
Carolyn Heredia
Parent Coordinator
Dorca Alvarez

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with a District 75 program, P469
Metal detectors?
No

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

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