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P.S. X811 The Academy for Career and Living Skills

Grades: 6-12
1434 Longfellow Avenue
Bronx NY 10459
Phone: 718-589-3060

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What’s Special

Vocational training and gardening for children with disabilities

The Downside

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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)

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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?
90% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
18% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
90% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
78% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

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

Contact & Location


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


Rosa Nieves Greene
Parent Coordinator
Miriam Luciano

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

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