Discover your best options

Elementary School Middle School High School

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)

 

Read more

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?
33%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
45%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
59%
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?
77%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
9.1

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?
27%
49% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
646
Asian
4%
Black
15%
Hispanic
78%
White
2%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
96%
Students with disabilities
21%
English language learners
40%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
35%
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?
10%
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?
12%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
17% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

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

Contact

Principal
Meridith Struhl Nasjlett
Parent Coordinator
Geormari Cruz

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.

You may also like …

P.S. 204 Morris Heights

1780 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Bronx, NY 10453

P.S. 109 Sedgwick

1771 Popham Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453

Comments

  • Is this your school? Please post any news, updates, events, changes, or other information!
  • We welcome questions, open discussions, and disagreements but comments with personal attacks, rude language, or those with seemingly malicious intent will be deleted.
  • Very long comments, those that contain links, or repeat comments may be blocked by our spam filter.
  • Problems? email us at [email protected].
  • Users must comply with our Terms of Use.