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Fairmont Neighborhood School PS 314

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-5
1550 Vyse Avenue
Bronx NY 10460
Phone: 718-860-5210

Our Insights

What’s Special

Musical theater; renovated library

The Downside

Working to build a safe and orderly tone

Fairmont Neighborhood School has music, visual arts and musical theater classes. A partnership with Children’s Aid Society offers children a chance to try cooking and archery, and students may participate in math and science activities during and after school. Children’s Aid also hosts activities during holiday breaks and over the summer, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). 

Unfortunately, the school has struggled from the start to instill a safe and orderly environment, school surveys show. Founded in 2013, it had three principals in its first seven years. Principal Monique Hibbert took the helm in 2018. At the end of her first year, there were promising signs; most teachers said she communicated a clear vision and set high expectations for student learning, according to the NYC School Quality Guide.  

The school brings children and families together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and Black History months, and invites them to a spring art show and a multi-cultural celebration.  

The building is shared with Samara Community School and boasts a beautiful renovated library. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers team teaching classes on each grade, in addition to mixed-age K-2 and 3-5 “self-contained” classrooms.  Each grade also has a classroom designed to help children learning English. Fairmont has a musical theatre program through Arts Connection, which allows students with special needs and those learning English to tap into visual, auditory, physical and musical talents, according to the CEP. Fairmont has speech and physical therapists on staff, among other specialists. 

ADMISSIONS:  Zoned neighborhood school. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, August 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?
38%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
71%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
43%
83% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
1% 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?
73%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
0.9

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%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
18%
49% 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
309
Asian
0%
Black
38%
Hispanic
61%
White
1%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
95%
Students with disabilities
30%
English language learners
14%
Pre-K seats
29

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
33%
25% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

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?
9%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
5%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
13%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
17% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Morrisania (District 12)
Trains: 6 Line to Whitlock Ave; 2 Line, 5 Line to 174th St
Buses: Bx11, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx27, Bx36, Bx4

Contact

Principal
Monique Hibbert
Parent Coordinator
Anthony Arias

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with Samara Community School

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

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