P.S. 106 Parkchester

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
1514 Olmstead Avenue
Bronx NY 10462
Phone: 718-892-1006

Our Insights

What’s Special

Spacious building renovation and positive tone

The Downside

Classroom management is uneven

PS 106 is a large, ethnically diverse school in Parkchester with solid academics and a positive tone. Teachers are experienced; on school surveys, most say they would recommend the school to new families. 

The most common home languages of students, besides English, are Spanish and Bangla. Chinese, Arabic and a smattering of other languages are in the mix to a lesser extent. To assist new English speakers, the school hosts a Saturday Academy providing academic help, test prep, and English language assistance. Parents may take English as a Second Language classes while their children learn English. There is a Bangla School program after school hours, the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) shows.

The school addresses reading and writing with the help of a literacy Coach, to boost skills in the youngest students. 

Students study music and visual arts; they take part in Dancing Classrooms and study guitar, according to the school website.

The school is housed in a large building with a newer extension that includes a science lab, a modernized library and music and art classrooms, according to the CEP.

Teachers communicate with families regarding student progress and behavior regularly via Class Dojo, an online program, as well as through newsletters for each grade level, and on the school website.

Despite the positive tone, the school has had high numbers of reported incidents regarding student behavior in recent years. The school has addressed this by bringing more consistency to behavior management across the school. However, uniformity in classroom management is a work-in-progress, the CEP shows. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school has "self-contained" classrooms, that is, small classes for students with special needs only. It also has ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes that mix students with disabilities in classes with general education students. 

ADMISSIONS:  Neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, July 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 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
86% Citywide Average

From 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 2019-20 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 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 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

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

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26% Citywide Average

From 2020 School Directories

How does this school serve special populations?

From 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


Parkchester (District 11)
Trains: 6 Line to Castle Hill Ave
Buses: Bx22, Bx39, Bx4, Bx40, Bx42, Bx4A, Q44


Eugenia Montalvo
Parent Coordinator
Lisa Cedeno

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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