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E.S.M.T - I.S.190

Grades: 6-8
1550 Crotona Park East
Bronx NY 10460
Phone: 718-620-9423

Our Insights

What’s Special

Many students earn high school credit

The Downside

Overall achievement needs to improve

The Environmental Science, Mathematics and Technology School, also known as E.S.M.T., or IS 190, is a small, neighborhood middle school located in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. Nearly all teachers say order and discipline are maintained at the school, according to the New York City School Survey, and teacher attendance is excellent.

Students study Spanish and take elective classes in theater and visual arts. In addition to a few sports teams, teens may participate in activities such as cheerleading, yearbook and community service.

State test scores fall below the citywide average, though by 8th grade roughly half of the students earn high school credit taking global history, algebra or living environment. Nearly 95 percent of students pass all their classes in 9th grade, which exceeds the citywide rate.

To boost student achievement, teachers work to improve students analytical skills in reading and discussion according to the schools 2016-17 Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). The school also introduced the Leader in Me program, which is based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, by Sean Covey. In classrooms and throughout the school teachers and staff encourage students to develop skills such as self-reliance, goal setting, prioritizing work, managing emotions and being considerate of others.

The school shares a building with PS 61, a small elementary school.

ADMISSIONS: Priority to zoned students. The school typically has space for other students and residents of District 12. (Laura Zingmond, based on web reports and DOE data, August 2017)

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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?
65%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
84%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
56%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
64%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
70%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
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?
87%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.9

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?
15%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
26%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Harry S Truman High School and Eximius College Preparatory Academy: A College Board School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Global History, Living Environment, US History

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
41%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
276
Asian
1%
Black
30%
Hispanic
67%
White
0%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
94%
Students with disabilities
22%
English language learners
12%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
34%
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?
0%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
4%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
5%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Morrisania (District 12)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 174th St
Buses: Bx11, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx36, Bx41

Contact

Principal
Castella Mckenzie
Parent Coordinator
Deborah Torres

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with PS 61
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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

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