J.H.S. 080 The Mosholu Parkway

Grades: 6-8
149 East Mosholu Pkwy
Bronx NY 10467
Phone: 718-405-6300

Our Insights

What’s Special

Dual language instruction; student are given a laptop to use during the school day

The Downside

Most teachers have less than three years experience.

At JHS 80, students enjoy a a range of visual and performing arts classes as well as robotics and coding. The school offers dual language instruction in Spanish and English.

The school serves many newcomers to the country and among the student body nearly 20 different languages are spoken, according to the school’s annual Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). To ease their transition to a new language and culture, the school provides some dedicated classes for recent immigrants only.

There are advanced courses that allow some 8th-graders to tackle high school level work as well as classes that support students who are learning English. All students are given a laptop computer to use to during the school day.

Students in the school’s accelerated track may take high school level courses in math, science, English and history. They also may take a free prep course to help them prepare to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT).

A large majority of the teaching staff has less than three years experience, though city data shows that ovreall the school does a good job of helping students gain ground, regardless of their skills when they arrive.

In addition to sports, students may participate in a wide array of after-school activities such as music, gardening, arts and crafts, chess and academic help.

An onsite clinic run by Astor Services for Children and Families is staffed by a fulltime social work who provides counseling and other services to MS 80 students and families. 

ADMISSIONS: The school admits students from across the Bronx with top priority to those zoned for the middle school. Admission to the dual language program is screened. In addition to considering students’ home language, the school looks at students’ grades, test scores as well as records of attendance and lateness. (Laura Zingmond, DOE reports, August 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 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
83% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
82% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
42% Citywide Average

From 2021 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Harry S Truman High School, Marble Hill High School for International Studies, and DeWitt Clinton High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I,Geometry,Earth Science,Living Environment

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

From 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.
This school offers Dual Language classes 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?
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Norwood (District 10)
Trains: D Line to 205th St - Norwood; B Line to Bedford Park Blvd; 4 Line to Mosholu Parkway
Buses: Bx1, Bx10, Bx16, Bx2, Bx22, Bx26, Bx28, Bx30, Bx34, Bx38, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, BxM4


Emmanuel Polanco

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with PS/MS 280
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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

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