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Icahn Charter School 7

Grades: K-8
1535 Story Avenue
Bronx NY 10473
Phone: 718-328-5480

Our Insights

What’s Special

Follows the successful Icahn model

The Downside

Long school day may not be for everyone

Established in the fall of 2013, Icahn Charter School 7 started with grades K-2 and will add one grade per year until it has reached full capacity as a K-8 school. It offers small class size, a longer school day and extra help for those who need it most. It shares a building with PS 93 Albert G. Oliver.

ICS 7 is modeled on the original school of the same name, which opened in 2003 in the Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx and is supported by billionaire financier Carl Icahn.

The days are long, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and classes run into mid-July. Children with low skills spend 45 minutes a day in small groups and must spend Saturday mornings at school. Classes have only 18 students, much smaller than a typical public school, and attendance and test scores are high.

Principal Laura Longobard is a former Icahn teacher and staff developer who started an after school program featuring dance, cheerleading and Girl Scouts.

The high-performing Icahn schools are based on the work of educator E.D. Hirsch who wrote books outlining a base of Core Knowledge he believes every well-educated person needs to know. Starting young, children have many lessons in geography, history and science.

Special education: Teachers are usually able to give children personal attention because of the small numbers. Icahn staff pride themselves on their low referral rates to special education.

Admissions: Admission is by lottery. Priority is given to District 8 residents. (Lydie Raschka, May 2013)

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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%
2% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
32%
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?
86%
54% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
75%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
75%
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
65%
51% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
306
Asian
3%
Black
45%
Hispanic
49%
White
1%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
77%
Students with disabilities
8%
English language learners
7%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
18%
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?
70%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
40%
22% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Soundview (District 8)
Trains: 6 Line to Elder Ave
Buses: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx11, Bx27, Bx36, Q44-SBS

Contact

Principal
Naudia Bethany

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with PS 93
Metal detectors?
No

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