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P.S. 211

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-8
1919 Prospect Avenue
Bronx NY 10457
Phone: 718-901-0436

Our Insights

What’s Special

Close relationships between students and staff

The Downside

Low teacher morale

P.S. 211 in Tremont is a school serving grades 3-K through 8. It shares a building with The School of Mathematics, Science and Technology through the Arts (I.S. 318), a tiny middle school, and Children's Aid College Prep Charter School Middle School.

P.S. 211 is a community school, meaning that an organization, in this case Children’s Aid, joins with the school to offer a number of services and supports beyond academics to children and their families. The school offers English as a New Language and Transitional Bilingual Education for Spanish speaking children.

The school offers visual arts to all students, with two teachers and arts organizations providing instruction in all grades. Music is available only in grades 2 and 3. Middle school students can choose from a number of activities, such as creative writing, gardening, leadership, music, peer mediation, and technology, as well as basketball.

The school’s Pre-K has lots of activities so children can explore art, nature, music, dramatic play and more, which are meant to develop a range of skills. Teachers ask children questions and invite conversation to develop language skills, mutual respect and promote positive social interactions. Children are encouraged to communicate and learn language skills through books, puppets or blocks.

A Department of Education review of P.S. 211 found students feel comfortable going to adults in the building and that teachers and others seem to care about them and value their opinion. For instance, students said, they were able to persuade the principal to change the color of the school uniform and to provide more activities during recess. Perhaps partly because of this, attendance has improved in recent years.

Teachers, responding to a DOE survey though, were far less satisfied. Only a small percentage said they would recommend P.S. 211, with many faulting the principal’s leadership and saying they have little influence in the school.

Test scores in both English language arts and math have remained persistently low for the past several years.

ADMISSIONS: P.S. 211 is not zoned and gives priority to children who live in District 12, but anyone is welcome to apply to the elementary or middle school. For more information about school enrollment and advice on how to find a program, please visit our New to NYC page . If you are a parent or staff member, tell us more about the school in our Comments Section. (Gail Robinson, from web reports, June 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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
11%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
73%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
62%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
14%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
14%
78% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
2% 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?
63%
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
4.9

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?
17%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
16%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
23%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
24%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Pan American International High School at Monroe and Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High School (Kappa)
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
32% 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
571
Asian
0%
Black
13%
Hispanic
85%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
91%
Students with disabilities
22%
English language learners
19%
Pre-K seats
26

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
95%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
12%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

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

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%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
2%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
8%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
16% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Tremont (District 12)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 174th St
Buses: Bx12, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, Bx9

Contact

Principal
Tanya Drummond
Parent Coordinator
Virginia Menendez

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with IS 318 and Children's Aid College Prep Charter School
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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