P.S. X811 The Academy for Career and Living Skills
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Vocational training and gardening for children with disabilities
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PS X811is a safe and orderly school where teachers trust the principal and students agree there is little bullying, surveys report.
The school, which serves over 600 students grades 6-12, is located in the Bronx. Mainly, the school supports students with autism, learning disabilities and multiple disabilities. The attendance rate for the 2013-2014 school year was 83.1 percent according to the Comprehensive Education Plan.
According to the Quality Review, the quality of teaching at PS X811 is good and the school has an emphasis on vocational training. Students are given the opportunity to participate in work programs at the New York Public Library, the Bainbridge and Pelham Parkway Nursing Homes, the Gap Outlet, CVS, Staples and Lehman College.
More than 200 students participate in a horticulture program. The Quality Review writes, the school developed an indoor/outdoor facility to educate students about healthy eating habits, issues concerning the environment, and developing essential work skills.
ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS X811 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)Read more
Is this school safe and well-run?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey
From this school's most recent Quality Review Report
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
Who does this school serve?
From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot
Contact & Location
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Bronx, NY 10459