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TEAM 254

Grades: 6-8
2452 Washington Avenue
Bronx NY 10458
Phone: 718-220-8700

Our Insights

TEAM 254, a neighborhood middle school in Belmont that also admits children from outside the attendance zone, has a black box theater for drama classes, two well-equipped science labs and a large outdoor track. 

Principal Javier Ocampo, who took the helm in March 2018, quickly won the trust of both parents and teachers. Parents and teachers overwhelmingly say he is an effective manager, according to school surveys. A former field support liaison for district 10, Ocampo has two degrees in psychology.

Most children enter the school a year or more behind in reading. Non-English speakers make up about 40 percent of the student body, and roughly one-third has special needs. 

The school, founded in 1999, uses the Middle School Quality Initiative to boost reading by placing focus on vocabulary and debate. Teachers also visit each other to share ideas and work with teachers at other schools, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). 

Admissions: Students who live in the attendance zone are guaranteed a seat. Students from district 9 and 10 may also apply, but there are many more applicants than seats. (May 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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
59%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
79%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
63%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
86%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
72%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
5%
3% 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?
58%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
0.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
21%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
21%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
DeWitt Clinton High School, New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities, and Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
14%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
493
Asian
2%
Black
16%
Hispanic
81%
White
1%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
88%
Students with disabilities
28%
English language learners
37%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
30%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
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?
5%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
5%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
9%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Belmont (District 10)
Trains: B Line, D Line to Fordham Rd
Buses: Bx1, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx22, Bx28, Bx34, Bx38, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx9, BxM4

Contact

Principal
Javier Ocampo
Parent Coordinator
Gilda Acevedo

Other Details

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

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

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