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Family Life Academy Charter School II

Grades: K-5
Noteworthy
296 East 140th Street
Bronx NY 10454
Phone: 718-410-8100

Our Insights

What’s Special

Lots of individualized attention; nice variety of music instruction

The Downside

Limited info available on the school’s environment

Family Life Academy Charter II (FLACS II) is s part of a small network of charter schools founded by the Latino Pastoral Action Center. Like its sister schools, FLACS II offers students a lot of individualized attention with two instructors in each classroom.  The school serves students in grades k to 5, most of whom continue on to the FLACS middle school.

Principal Kathy Ortiz is a seasoned educator with over 20 years of experience. She is a founding member of FLACS II, having served as its assistant principal before becoming the school’s leader.

Instruction in all FLACs schools follows a similar model. Reading instruction is a mix of children reading books and other texts together as a class as well as independent selections with a lot of emphasis on fundamentals such as phonics in the younger grades. 

Math instruction is particularly strong and overall the school outperforms the citywide average on state English and math exams, By third grade students are mastering grade-level concepts such as equivalent fractions and commutative properties for addition and multiplication.

The school has a hydroponics garden that teachers use to incorporate hands-on activities into science, math and social studies lessons.

There’s a big emphasis on music at the school. Students learn to play the violin using the Suzuki Method; older students participate in chorus several times a week.  Through a partnership with the Little Kids Rock organization, students also learn to play additional instruments such as the ukulele, guiro, rhythm sticks and the keyboard, according to the school’s website.  

There is limited data on the school’s environment, the kind that most schools make available via parent and teacher responses to the annual NYC School Survey.

ADMISSIONS: Lottery with priority to students residing in District 7. (Laura Zingmond, via DOE data and web reports, July 2020)

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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 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
1% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
29%
35% 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%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
71%
49% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
57%
67% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
53%
64% Citywide Average

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
17% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
580
Asian
1%
Black
23%
Hispanic
75%
White
0%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
91%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
9%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
24%
25% 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?
32%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
23%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
5%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
17% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Mott Haven (District 8)
Trains: 4 Line, 5 Line to 138th St-Grand Concourse; 6 Line to 3rd Ave-138th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx2, Bx15, Bx21, Bx32, Bx33

Contact

Principal
Kathy Ortiz
Parent Coordinator

Other Details

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

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