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The Judith K. Weiss Woodlawn School (P.S. 19)

Grades: Pre-K, K-8
4318 Katonah Avenue
Bronx NY 10470
Phone: 718-324-1924

Our Insights

What’s Special

Academic performance is improving

The Downside

Overcrowded

PS 19 is a small K-8 school with two classrooms per grade. The school is overcrowded so some specials are held in classrooms. However, a new addition is under construction and it will have a gymnasium, auditorium, library, art studio and music room. The school has a partnership with Bronx Arts Ensemble to deliver art, music and dance instruction to all students. 

Academic performance is moving in the right direction in both math and reading. Middle school students perform above the citywide average on state tests in math. The school website shows PS 19’s math team won second place at a math league competition. However, writing instruction is a focus area in need of improvement, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).  

Some students are still learning to speak English. The largest group speaks Albanian at home, followed closely by Spanish speakers and Arabic speakers, according to the CEP. Additionally, the school serves students whose home languages are Portuguese, Ukrainian and Greek. The school has two specialists who help children learn English, according to the budget summary.

The CASA after-school program for students in grades 3-5 takes place on Thursdays and Fridays. An after-school program for grades 6-8 is held in partnership with Mosholu Montefiore Community Center. Activities include sports, art, yoga, dance, science lab, interactive gaming, leadership activities, interactive video and LEGO robotics.

Parents are invited to attend workshops on topics ranging from how to help your child with reading to the dangers of vaping. 

Former assistant principal Ellen O’Brien took the helm in 2019. 

ADMISSIONS: Neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, Dec. 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?
68%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
84%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
51%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
88%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
88%
78% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
2% 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?
94%
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
11.1

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?
61%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
58%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
63%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
60%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
37%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
520
Asian
3%
Black
6%
Hispanic
27%
White
61%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
52%
Students with disabilities
16%
English language learners
9%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
17%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

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?
37%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
26%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
29%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
14%
16% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Wakefield (District 11)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Bx16, Bx31, Bx34, BxM4

Contact

Principal
Timothy Sullivan
Parent Coordinator
Theresa Reginella

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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