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Grand Concourse Charter School

Grades: K-8
925 Hutchinson River Parkway
Bronx NY 10465
Phone: 718-590-1300

Our Insights

What’s Special

Brand new building; lots of support for students needing extra help

The Downside

Attendance needs to improve

Grand Concourse Academy Charter School, serving grades K to 8, offers a lot of support for kids who need extra help. In addition to core subjects, students enjoy instruction in art, music, theater and technology.

Instruction is a mix of textbook and worksheet-based assignments with projects and presentations, according to school’s annual Accountability Plan and Progress Report. In classes, students often work in small groups with teachers checking in to make sure everyone is mastering their skills, according to the school’s 2018 Renewal Recommendation Report (Renewal Report).

Every kindergarten class is led by a fulltime teacher and teaching assistant.

Classes in grades 5 to 8 are departmentalized, meaning students have different teachers for literacy, math, and social studies and science combined, according to the school’s annual Accountability Plan and Progress Report. Literacy and math classes are taught by a teacher and teaching assistant.

State test scores in English and math exceed the citywide average. Attendance, however, is lower than the citywide average. Many students miss at least 18 days of school each year.

City and state data shows that students feel safe and the suspension rate is low.

In 2019 the school relocated to a new building. It plans to expand to 800 students according to its website.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: There is ICT (integrated co-teaching). Teachers also work with students individually and in small groups.  

ADMISSIONS: Students are admitted by lottery with priority to those residing in District 8. (Laura Zingmond, web reports, February 2020; photo from school’s website).

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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?
86%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
94%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
20%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
83%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
88%
78% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
2% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
23%
34% Citywide Average

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?
75%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
71%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
72%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
67%
51% Citywide Average

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
573
Asian
4%
Black
32%
Hispanic
59%
White
2%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
82%
Students with disabilities
11%
English language learners
11%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
37%
23% Citywide Average

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?
47%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
41%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17%
16% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Concourse (District 8)
Buses: Q44-SBS, Q50

Contact

Principal
Ira Victor

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with Bronx Arts and Science Charter School
Metal detectors?
No

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