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Baychester Academy, P.S. 169

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
3500 Edison Avenue
Bronx NY 10466
Phone: 718-325-1138

Our Insights

Baychester Academy, also called PS 169, is a safe school where children learn to read music and eventually play in an orchestra. A robotics club is open to 5th grade students. 

Opened in a new building in 2009, on a commercial stretch along Boston Road, the school has grown to serve pre-K to 5th grade students. Parents and teachers agree the school sets high expectations, and teachers work well together, according to NYC school surveys. The school is working to create a clear list of goals based on data to improve student performance, which has dipped in recent years, according to the Quality Review. 

Admissions: Neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, DOE data, 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?
75%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
85%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80%
83% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
1% 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?
79%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
0.4

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?
48%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
51%
49% 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
424
Asian
3%
Black
70%
Hispanic
24%
White
2%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
81%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
6%
Pre-K seats
36

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
28%
25% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

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?
29%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
14%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
17% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Eastchester (District 11)
Trains: 5 Line to Baychester Ave
Buses: Bx16, Bx23, Bx28, Bx30, Bx31

Contact

Principal
Kendra Gardner
Parent Coordinator
Sharon Johnson

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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