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Fannie Lou Hamer Middle School

Grades: 6-8
1001 Jennings Street
Bronx NY 10460
Phone: 718-860-2707

Our Insights

What’s Special

After school arts and sports (including archery)

The Downside

Low test scores

Named after a leading figure of the civil rights movement, Fannie Lou Hamer Middle School is located on the brightly colored fifth floor of a building shared with PS 66. In its extended learning time program, the middle school offers visual and performing arts, chorus, dance, sports (including archery) and academic help until 6 pm.

Unfortunately, test scores are among the lowest in the city. Most incoming 6th grade students are at least two years behind grade level in reading and math (although, like many schools, about half a dozen students are top-scorers on state exams). A school-wide effort is underway to give students opportunities to read, write and speak in every class, according to a yearly report of goals called the Comprehensive Educational Plan. Teachers work together and are mostly consistent in this practice, the Quality Review shows.

Once a day, 15-17 students are paired with one adult during advisory time. This adult is a bridge between home and school, and teens from families who speak Spanish are paired with an adviser who also speaks Spanish. Advisory groups may also visit colleges together and take an overnight trip to an environmental education center. The groups plan performances for talent shows, as well as activities for Fannie Lou Hamer Day and black/women’s history month.

The school is located in one of the poorest urban areas in the country. “Students enter the school with many factors that can create trauma and, thus, make it difficult to learn,” according to the yearly plan. Teachers receive strategies from Turnaround for Children on how to assist students impacted by poverty, drug abuse, violence and homelessness. The school has a mental health clinic and a full-time nurse.

Admissions: District 12 choice.  (Lydie Raschka, web reports, June 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?
45%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
65%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
75%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
59%
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?
54%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.9

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?
16%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
25%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
280
Asian
1%
Black
25%
Hispanic
71%
White
3%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
83%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
16%

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?
6%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15%
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?
0%
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: 6 Line to Whitlock Ave; 2 Line, 5 Line to Freeman St
Buses: Bx11, Bx19, Bx21, Bx27, Bx35, Bx36, Bx4, Bx4A

Contact

Principal
Abbey Wilson
Parent Coordinator
Milka Garrido Lecca

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with PS 66
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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