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Accion Academy

Grades: 6-8
977 Fox St
Bronx NY 10459
Phone: 718-294-0514

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ACCION Academy partners with East Side Settlement, which provides students with extra academic and social support. PHIPPS Neighborhoods runs a free after school program, during which teens role play and learn how to solve problems, according to the middle school directory. Robotics, comic book illustration, dance and drama are other options. 

The school works with Reportorio Espaniol, the directory says. Reportorio has playwrights and actors who present workshops in English and Spanish, according to the Reportorio website. 

The school faces many challenges. More than half the students are at least two years behind grade level in reading and math. Many live in temporary housing and some are in foster care. Some are Spanish speakers who are still learning English. Attendance is poor and many children miss more than a month of school. Students may get extra help during summer sessions and on Saturday.

ACCION Academy merged with Entrada Academy in 2018, another small middle school in the building, more than doubling the school’s size. The combined school is under the leadership of Rajendra Jimenez Jailall, who took the helm in 2018. Jailall has worked as a literacy coach, and was assistant principal at PS 154 in Mott Haven for eight years, according to his LinkedIn page.

Founded in 2006, Accion Academy shares a building with IS 217, New York Center for Autism Charter School Bronx and the South Bronx Classical Charter School. The building originally held IS 116, a big struggling middle school that closed in September 2002. 

Admissions: District 12. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, May 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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
58% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
84% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
4% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
79% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From the New York State 2022-2023 Assessment Database

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
51% Citywide Average

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
39% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?

How does this school serve special populations?

From the New York State 2022-2023 Assessment Database

How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
15% Citywide Average

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Contact & Location


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


Yasmin Lugo
Parent Coordinator
Massiel Rodriguez

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares its building with School of Performing arts and South Bronx Classical Charter Scool
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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