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

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

Our Insights

What’s Special

Safe, orderly; solid academics

The Downside

Large classes, limited arts

PS 19 is a safe, small K-8 school with lots of parental involvement, strong leadership and contented teachers, according to school surveys. Test scores range from average to above average. Class size is large and the arts are thin compared to some schoolsbut academics are solid and the administration does a good job of keeping parents informed.

The school website is up-to-date and very informative, with links to Common Core State Standards, class pages, homework expectations and even staff emails. Parents may attend many workshops on academics and other topics to stay informed. Regents-level coursework for 8th-graders is not offered.

Former assistant principal Timothy Sullivan took the helm in 2008 and gets high marks from teachers on school surveys. Teachers say he is a good manager and the school is safe and orderly. The school hires gym, science and computer teachersand offers chess and theater but lacks the wider range of art and extras that can be found in larger schools. The school is overcrowded so some specials are held in classrooms.

Middle school students take trips to places like Washington D.C., and Lake Compounce, a water park in Connecticut. They may participate in dances held around certain holidays such as Valentine's Day and Christmas. Students also participate in a number of community outreach programs like Jump Rope for Heart. There are Irish Heritage Performances and Bronx Arts Ensemble presentations.

Admissions: Neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and school data, August 2014)

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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 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
86%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
47%
50% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
89%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
100%
81% Citywide Average

From 2016-17 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
88%
78% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
10.0

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?
58%
50% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
52%
49% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
56%
43% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
59%
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 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
35%
33% 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 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
16%
22% Citywide Average

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?
35%
22% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
23%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
16% Citywide Average


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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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