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Bronx Alliance Middle School

Grades: 6-8
3750 Baychester Avenue
Bronx NY 10466
Phone: 718-652-2060

Our Insights

What’s Special

Band and music theory

The Downside

Poor attendance

Bronx Alliance Middle School has a band and offers music theory and visual arts, according to the school website. Opened in 2013, it is one of three small middle schools that replaced the John Philip Sousa Middle School, which closed due to poor performance in 2015. 

The school has struggled to maintain a positive and safe school culture and good attendance ,but is beginning to improve. Students are randomly assigned to one of three small “houses” within the school to build a better sense of community. Each house is named after a famous social justice leader. 

Teens meet in small advisory groups with an adult every day. They use Restorative Justice practices, a program to help them talk through conflicts before they escalate. Two full-time social workers provide individual or group counseling and art therapy, according to a city report called the Quality Review.

Bronx Alliance faces challenges; many students are already a year or more behind in reading and math when they arrive in 6th grade. Teachers follow the Middle School Quality Initiative, a city program designed to ensure all students learn to read on or above grade level by the time they enter high school. Teachers work with a coach and students do intensive work to boost their academic vocabulary in all classes. They practice debate using the words they've learned.  

To improve attendance, staff members are assigned to individual students and make phone calls home or meet with the family to make a plan. Additionally, students learn to keep track of their own attendance, according to the Quality Review. 

The school building is located in the northeast section of the Bronx, across from Baychester Houses, and Edenwald Houses, the largest public housing development in the Bronx. 

Admissions: Neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, July 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?
68%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
74%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
67%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
96%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
64%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
3% 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?
64%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.5

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
9%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship: A College Board School, Harry S Truman High School, and Bronx Academy of Health Careers
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
19%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
300
Asian
3%
Black
61%
Hispanic
35%
White
0%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
87%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
6%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26%
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?
5%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
3%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
8%
6% 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 Eastchester - Dyre Ave; 5 Line to Baychester Ave
Buses: Bx16, Bx30, Bx31

Contact

Principal
Steven Cobb
Parent Coordinator
Marilyn Cattouse

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with MS 529 and MS 532
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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