P.S. 91 Bronx

Grades: K-5
2200 Aqueduct Avenue
Bronx NY 10453
Phone: 718-584-5805

Our Insights

What’s Special

String orchestra and choir

The Downside

Lack of trust among staff; low attendance

PS 91 has a robust music program that includes a large after-school string orchestra and a choir. During the school day, students receive music and art lessons at least once week and younger children study dance. Students see Broadway shows about twice a year, and jazz performances through Jazz for Young People on Tour. Parents are invited to assemblies to see their children perform, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). 

Most students live in the neighborhood and walk to the school's pale brick, 1920's building. A mini-school takes up some space in the yard, but has left ample room for students to play during lunch. Two gym teachers, and after school basketball games, help keep kids active.

The school website has information in several languages. The majority of the students come from Spanish-speaking families, but the school also serves children from Bengali, Chinese, French-Haitian and other backgrounds. It offers a number of bilingual classes throughout the grades, as well as English as a New Language classes for adults. 

Many children lack reading skills starting in kindergarten, according to the CEP. The school launched a partnership with Early Reading Matters, to strengthen reading instruction for the youngest. In grades 1-4, staffers from Materials for the Arts work with classroom teachers and students to create hands-on projects, reusing art materials to bring lessons to life. 

Despite a mostly effective and experienced staff, the culture and tone here is poor. Most teachers would not recommend the school as a place to work. Teachers say they have little influence over standards for student behavior and only about half say they feel respected by or trust the principal. 

Attendance is also an on-going challenge. School data shows more than one-third of the students miss at least a month of school. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school has several small “self-contained” classrooms for children with special needs, as well as ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes that combine special needs and general education students in one room with two teachers. 

ADMISSIONS: Neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, June 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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
86% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
86% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
50% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

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

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

Contact & Location


University Heights (District 10)
Trains: B Line, D Line to 182nd-183rd Sts; 4 Line to 183rd St
Buses: Bx1, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx2, Bx3, Bx32, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, BxM3, BxM4


Meridith Struhl Nasjlett
Parent Coordinator
Francis Marine

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

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

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