P.S. 76 The Bennington School

Grades: K-5
900 Adee Avenue
Bronx NY 10469
Phone: 718-882-8865

Our Insights

What’s Special

Band, chorus, theater, dance

The Downside

Some children miss at least a month of school

A large peach brick building with tall windows, PS 76 commands a street corner in the working-class neighborhood of Allerton. A few staff members attended the school as children and it has served generations of local residents—who work as nurse's aides, teachers, city workers, and more—as well as children from several homeless shelters in the area. 

One of the perks of this large school is its fine music program including a band, rare in elementary school, and the staging of musical theater productions. Students receive art instruction, and younger children learn dance through a partnership with Alvin Ailey. 

State test scores in reading and math are well below the citywide average. Teachers here are less experienced than at most city schools and one challenge they face is ensuring that all students are reading on or above grade level before moving onto the next grade, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). 

To boost skills, there are two periods of reading and two periods of math daily, plus an extra period of phonics and word work using a structured reading program. Students compile portfolios with samples of their work in reading and math, to show how they’ve grown and improved. Teachers are looking more closely at tests to see where students need the most help, the CEP shows.

Students learning to speak English and students with disabilities have not made real progress in recent years. And attendance has been a struggle; some children miss at least a month of school. The school hosts an after school program to assist children who need more help.

To meet the needs of high-achievers, the administration added a "top" class in each grade in 2016 for children who scored 3 or 4 (out of 4) on state tests. 

The school’s bilingual parent coordinator, Gloribel Rivera Peralta, translates for Spanish-speaking parents and enlists the help of English-speaking Arabic parents. She is a bridge to the community, helping parents check out books, write a resume or use computers at the local library. 

"They know we're in it with our hearts," Rivera Peralta said.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school has three "self-contained" classrooms for students with special needs, plus team-taught classes that mix general education students and those with special needs in one classroom.

ADMISSIONS: Neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, 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

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

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

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
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Allerton (District 11)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Burke Ave
Buses: Bx26, Bx28, Bx39, Bx8, BxM11


Darlene Teron
Parent Coordinator
Gloribel Rivera Peralta

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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