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P.S. 85 Great Expectations

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
2400 Marion Avenue
Bronx NY 10458
Phone: 718-584-5275

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P.S. 85 Great Expectations in Fordham is a neighborhood school serving grades Pre-K through 5. The school is in its own building.

The Pre-K has lots of activities for children to explore art, nature, music, dramatic play and more, which are meant to develop a range of skills and promote a child's acceptance of diversity. Teachers ask children questions, invite back-and-forth conversation to develop language skills, mutual respect and promote positive social interactions. Children are encouraged to communicate and learn language skills through books, puppets or blocks. The principal has been leading this school since 2018.

This school prioritizes children who live in the school zone, but anyone is welcome to apply. To see if your address is zoned for this school please use our school search. For more information about zoned school enrollment and advice on how to find a program, please visit our New to NYC page and see the "Zoned Schools and other options" section.

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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?
45%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
75%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
60%
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?
84%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
0.4

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?
24%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
23%
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
922
Asian
1%
Black
26%
Hispanic
71%
White
0%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
95%
Students with disabilities
21%
English language learners
26%
Pre-K seats
75

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
27%
25% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education 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?
8%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
8%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
3%
17% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Fordham (District 10)
Trains: 4 Line, B Line, D Line to Fordham Rd
Buses: Bx1, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx15, Bx17, Bx2, Bx22, Bx28, Bx32, Bx34, Bx36, Bx41, Bx9

Contact

Principal
Sara Medina
Parent Coordinator
Aracelis Lopez

Other Details

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

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

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