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J.H.S. 098 Herman Ridder

Grades: 6-8
1619 Boston Road
Bronx NY 10460
Phone: 718-589-8200

Our Insights

Located in a century-old building that looks a bit like a castle and occupies an entire city block, MS 98 is a zoned neighborhood middle school that shares a building with two high schools, Explorations Academy and Bronx Envison Academy.

The school has long strugggled with poor academic performance. 

[photo from New York Big Apple Images]

Admissions: Neighborhood school, District 12 choice.

 

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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 order and discipline are maintained at this school?
45%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
61%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
71%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
76%
82% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
3% 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?
65%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
4.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
13%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17%
42% Citywide Average

From 2021 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Explorations Academy H.S.
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
16%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
185
Asian
3%
Black
23%
Hispanic
70%
White
2%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
96%
Students with disabilities
24%
English language learners
38%

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
85%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
56%
23% Citywide Average

From 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

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?
4%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
7%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
7%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
3%
6% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Morrisania (District 12)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 174th St
Buses: Bx11, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx36

Contact

Principal
Debra Johnson

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Herman Ridder Educational Campus with two other schools
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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