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Icahn Charter School 3

Grades: K-8
1500 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx NY 10461
Phone: 718-828-0034

Our Insights

What’s Special

A good track record

The Downside

Long school day may not be for everyone

Feburary 2015 update: In September 2014, founding principal Migda Agosto was succeeded by Marcy Glattstein. Glattstein was principal of PS 204 Morris Heights in the Bronx before she moved to Icahn Charter School 3.

May 2013 review: Opened in 2008, Icahn Charter School 3 offers small classes, a longer school day and lots of lessons in history, geography and science starting in the youngest grades. The school 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. Children who struggle spend 45 minutes every 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.

In class, children work hard, but they get an opportunity to move around as they engage in hands-on lessons, particularly in history, geography and science, areas in which the school excels, following 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.

Founding Principal Migda Agosto was principal of Community School 134 and principal of the Charter School of Educational Excellence in Westchester County. She has many years experience as an educator in the New York City public schools and has a masters degree in Elementary Bilingual Education from Adelphi University.

Special education: Teachers are 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. The waiting list is long. Priority is given to District 11 residents. (Lydie Raschka, May 2013; updated by Ella Colley, February 2015).

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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 2019-20 NY State Report Card

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

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

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

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
25% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
22% Citywide Average

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Contact & Location


Morris Park (District 11)
Trains: 5 Line to Pelham Pkwy; 6 Line to Pelham Bay Park
Buses: Bx5, Bx8, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx23, Bx24, Bx29, Bx31, Q50


Marcy Glattstein

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with Icahn Charter Schools 4 and 5
Metal detectors?

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