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P.S./M.S. 89

Grades: Pre-K, K-8
980 Mace Avenue
Bronx NY 10469
Phone: 718-653-0835

Our Insights

What’s Special

Partnership with Albert Einstein College and others

The Downside

Some students miss at least a month of school

PS 89 is a large ethnically diverse pre-K to 8th grade school that has forged unique partnerships in the area, including one in which students study important people buried in Woodlawn Cemetery and the legacies they've left behind. In another partnership called Project Start, medical students from Albert Einstein volunteer in grades K, 1 and 2 and lead hands-on exploratory science activities. Einstein students also volunteer to help maintain the PS 89 Garden. 

The school serves students from as far away as Yemen, Croatia and Kosovo who arrive year-round. Students who are behind in skills work in small groups or participate in tutoring after school or on Saturdays. 

PS/MS 89 provides classes for English Language Learners (ELLs) as well as individual and small group support. The school created the Saturday ELL Explorations Program with this group in mind. In this program students participate in theatrical performances to express themselves and practice speaking English, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).

High-achievers may choose from among several high school-level Regents classes. Select students have access to the DREAM program to prepare for the Specialized High School Admissions exam. 

After school clubs include debate, robotics, band, fashion, art and cooking. The school website has photos of all these activities and more. 

The school is housed in a century-old brick building with a renovated library and science lab. The school has grown steadily and attendance has improved under the leadership of Ralph Martinez who took the helm in 2010. The atmosphere has also improved, but test scores have a ways to go and some children still miss at least a month of school. 

ADMISSIONS: Neighborhood school (Lydie Raschka, web reports, December 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?
79%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
94%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
18%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
86%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
79%
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?
75%
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
8.9

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?
35%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
33%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
34%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
33%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Astor Collegiate Academy, Harry S Truman High School, and Collegiate Institute for Math and Science
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment, US History

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
19%
32% 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 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1550
Asian
10%
Black
20%
Hispanic
54%
White
15%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
77%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
20%
Pre-K seats
50

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

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?
12%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
14%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
3%
16% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Allerton (District 11)
Trains: 5 Line to Pelham Parkway; 2 Line to Allerton Ave
Buses: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx26, Bx39, Bx8, BxM11

Contact

Principal
Ralph Martinez
Parent Coordinator
Kathy Burgos

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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