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P.S. 86 Kingsbridge Heights

Grades: Pre-K, K-6
Noteworthy
2756 Reservoir Avenue
Bronx NY 10468
Phone: 718-584-5585

Our Insights

What’s Special

Respectful, safe environment

The Downside

Size could be intimidating for some

With 1,600 students, PS 86 Kingsbridge Heights is one of the city’s largest elementary schools and, unlike most, it includes a 6th grade. Despite the size, those in the school community say the school is an extremely safe and orderly place where administrators, teachers, students and parents respect one another, according to NYC School Surveys. 

Responding to a Department of Education survey, teachers said they have the resources they need, that their colleagues support one another and strive to improve the schools and that students participate in class and have to work hard. Parents and teacher give high marks to Fiona Tyson, who has been principal since 2012.

Test scores are above average for District 10, with PS 86 students performing better in math than in English language arts. Test scores for students with disabilities are low.

The school is overwhelmingly Hispanic, with as many as a third of the children still learning to speak English. Perhaps because of that, school leaders saw vocabulary as a challenge for many of their students and have focused on ways to get students not only to know more words but to use them in conversation and writing. The school has several arts partnerships as well as its own music and visual art teachers.

ADMISSIONS: PS 86 is a zoned school. (Gail Robinson, from DOE 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?
99%
79% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
93%
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37%
48% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
97%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
98%
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?
71%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
7.6

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?
48%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
41%
49% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
41%
67% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
36%
64% 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
1625
Asian
4%
Black
6%
Hispanic
89%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
87%
Students with disabilities
20%
English language learners
31%
Pre-K seats
36

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26%
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?
14%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
7%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
22%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
11%
17% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Kingsbridge (District 10)
Trains: 4 Line, B Line, D Line to Kingsbridge Rd
Buses: Bx1, Bx2, Bx22, Bx26, Bx28, Bx3, Bx32, Bx34, Bx9

Contact

Principal
Fiona Tyson
Parent Coordinator
Alberto Velez

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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