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South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures and the Arts

Grades: K-6
164 Bruckner Boulevard
Bronx NY 10454
Phone: 718-401-9216

Our Insights

What’s Special

Dual language program in English and Spanish

The Downside

Location next to the Bruckner Expressway

South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures and the Arts (SBCSICA) in Mott Haven provides a dual language program, with one English-speaking teacher and one-Spanish-speaking for each grade.  Opened as an elementary school in 2005, it is now adding middle school grades.

The school aims to provide students with various hands-on experiences, including class investigations, museum visits and other trips, and make them responsible for their own learning. The school day is eight hours long, as opposed to the standard six, but South Bronx Charter says in its annual report that children move around during much of that time, rather than being limited to their desks. The school also stresses the arts, including dance, theater, music and visual arts. 

Students, especially the large number of English language learners, generally perform well on standardized tests. Teachers see their students as participating in class discussions and respecting each others' ideas

Uniforms are required. Middle school students who show up wearing something else cannot participate in the school day and are assigned after-school detention, according to the school’s website.

Evelyn Hey, a long-time teacher and administrator, has been principal of  the school since it opened. SBCSICA is located in its own building near the Bruckner Expressway. There is heavy truck traffic and pollution around the site, the Daily News has reported.

ADMISSIONS:  Student may apply for grades K through 7 and are selected by lottery with priority going to children who have siblings at the school,  English language learners and residents of District 7. (Gail Robinson, from school and DOE reports, June 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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
92%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
98%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
15%
51% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
91%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
92%
78% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
2% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
35%
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?
46%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
58%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
57%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
73%
51% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
469
Asian
0%
Black
15%
Hispanic
83%
White
1%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
92%
Students with disabilities
4%
English language learners
32%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26%
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?
20%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
22% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
53%
24% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
56%
16% 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 7)

Contact

Principal
Evelyn Hey

Other Details

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

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