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Family Life Academy Charter School

Grades: K-5
Noteworthy
14 West 170th Street
Bronx NY 10452
Phone: 718-410-8100

Our Insights

What’s Special

Lots of individualized attention

The Downside

Limited info available on the school’s environment

Family Life Academy Charter School I (FLACS I) is s part of a small network of charter schools founded by the Latino Pastoral Action Center. Like its sister schools, FLACS I offers students a lot of individualized attention. Teachers typically work with children in small groups. The school serves students in grades K to 5, most of whom continue on to the FLACS middle school.

Principal Evelyn Centeno is a seasoned educator.  She joined FLACS 1 in 2014 as head of curriculum and instruction before taking over as principal in 2016, according to the school’s website. Prior to joining FLACS, Centeno taught English as a second language for many years and was also was principal of PS 91 in the Bronx.

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 emphasis on fundamentals such as phonics in the younger grades. 

Math instruction is particularly strong, By third grade students are mastering grade-level concepts such as equivalent fractions and commutative properties for addition and multiplication.

An academic intervention program offers extra support to students in grades 3 through 5 who are at risk at performing below grade level in English or math.

Every student learns music. They may also participate in the school’s Student Government Association and a cooking club.

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 9. (Laura Zingmond via DOE data and web reports; photo from the FLACS 1 website)

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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
71%
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?
50%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
55%
49% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
272
Asian
1%
Black
22%
Hispanic
76%
White
0%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
92%
Students with disabilities
8%
English language learners
21%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
21%
25% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
46%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
50%
17% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Concourse (District 9)
Trains: 4 Line, B Line, D Line to 170th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx2, Bx11, Bx18, Bx35

Contact

Principal
Evelyn Centeno
Parent Coordinator

Other Details

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

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