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South Bronx Classical Charter School II

Grades: K-7
333 East 135th Street
Bronx NY 10454
Phone: 718-292-9526

Our Insights

What’s Special

Based on high-performing charter school

The Downside

Children are expected to work very hard

Opened in 2013, South Bronx Classical Charter School II is modeled after a school of the same name also located in the South Bronx. Hallmarks include extra hours of math and reading, Latin instruction and character education. Children wear uniforms and are expected to meet strict codes of conduct.

The original South Bronx Classical Charter was founded in 2004 by Lester Long, a former investment banker and elementary school teacher. It has received high marks on the city’s report card.

Like its sister school, South Bronx Classical II has a longer school year and day than regular New York City public schools, and after-school tutoring and activities are mandatory. According to a letter sent by Long to the network’s supporters, children enjoy double the amount of art, music and gym classes; Latin instruction beginning in 3rd grade; and a debate program in grades 4-5.

The school will grow into a K-5 school with about 400 students. It is housed in PS 154 Jonathan D Hyatt. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged.

Admissions: A lottery is held in April. Priority is given to District 7 residents. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, October 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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
100%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
100%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
47%
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?
76%
79% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
9%
2% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
42%
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?
93%
53% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
86%
50% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
100%
46% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
357
Asian
0%
Black
47%
Hispanic
50%
White
2%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
90%
Students with disabilities
13%
English language learners
14%

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?
81%
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
75%
22% 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)
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
Leena Gyftopoulos

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with PS 154
Metal detectors?
No

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