P.S. 68 Bronx

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
4011 Monticello Avenue
Bronx NY 10466
Phone: 718-324-2854

Our Insights

What’s Special

Strong academic and non-academic offerings after school

The Downside

Trust amongst adults is below city average

Located in the Wakefield section of the Bronx, P.S. 68 is a neighborhood elementary school with pre-kindergarten, an instrumental program with a string orchestra and a small NEST program for children with autism. 

The school gets an “excellent” rating on student achievement from the city, although some parents and teachers believe teaching is not rigorous enough, NYC school surveys show.

Trust is often an important indicator at schools, which the city measures annually. Teachers at this school reported trusting both the principal and each other less than other schools in the city. And some teachers say that order and discipline is not maintained, school surveys show. We did not observe in the school’s yearly plan a way to address mistrust. 

Finally, the school participates in academic programs like Algebra for All and Universal Literacy, a program in which reading coaches work with teachers to help bring students up to grade level by the end of 2nd grade. Beyond academics, the school has after school programs in partnership with COMPASS, homework clinics for parents and students, and support sessions for English Language Learners. 

ADMISSIONS: Zoned neighborhood school (Tom Liam Lynch, web reports, March 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

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners
Pre-K seats

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

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

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

Contact & Location


Eastchester (District 11)
Trains: 5 Line to Eastchester - Dyre Ave
Buses: Bx16, Bx31


Aidimaris Soler
Parent Coordinator
Nicole Robinson

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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