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P186X Walter J. Damrosch School

Grades: K-12
750 Jennings Street
Bronx NY 10459
Phone: 718-378-0006

Our Insights

What’s Special

Staff overwhelmingly like principal of this school for kids with special needs.

The Downside

Little information available

Teachers at P186X, Walter J. Damrosch School, a school for children with special needs, agree that Principal Eva Kaplan is an effective manager who has a clear vision for the school, surveys report.

The school, which serves over 600 students grades 1-12, is located in the Bronx, southeast of Crotona Park. The attendance rate for the 2015-2016 year was 80.2 percent according to the Comprehensive Education Plan. Also, the quality of teaching is good based on the 2015 Quality Review. [photo from school website]

ADMISSIONS: Citywide. P186X is part of District 75, a network of 69 schools dedicated to New York Citys students with disabilities who require increased attention. District 75 provides educational, vocational, and behavioral support programs for students who are on the autism spectrum, have significant cognitive delays, are significantly emotionally challenged, have a sensory impairment or have multiple disabilities. (Katie Safter & Hugo Segal, web reports, 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?
58%
86% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
74%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
82%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
74%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
58%
85% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
0% 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?
78%
0% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
10.8

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
764
Asian
2%
Black
40%
Hispanic
54%
White
2%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
94%
Students with disabilities
100%
English language learners
29%

From 2018 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.


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

Contact & Location

Location

Longwood (District 12)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Freeman St, 6 Line to Whitlock Ave
Buses: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx19, and Bx27

Contact

Principal
Sarah Templeman
Parent Coordinator
Maria Arias

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No

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