Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

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Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz is a public middle school located in the Bronx, New York, serving 360 students in grades 6-8 with a diverse student population that is predominantly Hispanic.

The school faces significant academic challenges, consistently ranking in the bottom quartile of New York middle schools on state assessments. Proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Math range from 20% to 38%, well below the state averages of 45% to 55%. Performance varies greatly across student subgroups, with English Language Learners and African American students performing relatively better, while female students, male students, special education students, and low-income students struggle significantly. The school's high poverty rate, with 95-98% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, and relatively high per-student spending of $17,922 to $25,008 suggest that the school may require additional resources and targeted interventions to address these disparities.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Middle School 301 Paul L Dunbar, University Prep Charter Middle School, and IS 584, Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz generally performs worse on state assessments and has a lower statewide ranking. However, some of these nearby schools also struggle with low academic performance, suggesting that the challenges facing Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz may be reflective of broader issues within the New York City Geographic District #8.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 681 Kelly St
       Bronx, NY  10455


(718) 901-3520

District: New York City Geographic District # 8

SchoolDigger Rank:
1298th of 1,500 New York Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $24,218 Help


Feeder schools for Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz:

Elementary:    Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)
    Ps 130 Abram Stevens Hewitt
    Ps 62 Inocensio Casanova

Student/teacher ratio:  9.4 Help
Number of students:  360

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
76.7%
African American:
20.3%
White:
1.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  95.3% Help


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Compare Details Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz ranks worse than 86.5% of middle schools in New York. It also ranks 10th among 12 ranked middle schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.76. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (76.7%), African American (20.3%), White (1.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 95.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz is 9.4, which is the 5th best among 12 middle schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz is $24,218, which is the 5th highest among 12 middle schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz:

SchoolDigger ranks Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz 1298th of 1500 New York public middle schools. (See Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District # 8:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District # 8 742nd of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

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Rank History for all students at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 10.54 983rd 1095 10.2%
2007 7.66 1046th 1123 6.9%
2008 11.61 1060th 1185 10.5%
2009 14.24 1075th 1224 12.2%
2010 14.61 1061st 1243 14.6%
2011 22.50 1031st 1295 20.4%
2012 14.95 1156th 1337 13.5%
2013 17.10 1159th 1373 15.6%
2014 19.27 1161st 1401 17.1%
2015 16.98 1217th 1407 13.5%
2016 20.73 1186th 1429 17.0%
2017 18.48 1258th 1455 13.5%
2018 19.40 1223rd 1438 15.0%
2019 26.84 1082nd 1439 24.8%
2021 11.69 1176th 1242 5.3%
2022 16.37 1324th 1479 10.5%
2023 19.76 1298th 1500 13.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.37 192nd 503 61.8%
2019 53.74 135th 473 71.5%
2022 30.81 458th 581 21.2%
2023 43.16 275th 591 53.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.43 877th 1170 25.0%
2019 40.93 591st 1139 48.1%
2021 21.47 460th 522 11.9%
2022 28.10 1047th 1283 18.4%
2023 24.69 1122nd 1307 14.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.22 1009th 1245 19.0%
2021 18.47 853rd 935 8.8%
2022 19.57 1168th 1306 10.6%
2023 18.41 1172nd 1288 9.0%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.90 293rd 457 35.9%
2019 41.16 223rd 392 43.1%
2021 36.28 34th 49 30.6%
2022 24.52 419th 487 14.0%
2023 24.21 463rd 543 14.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.89 1148th 1353 15.2%
2019 26.01 1067th 1370 22.1%
2021 13.04 1002nd 1066 6.0%
2022 16.44 1312th 1454 9.8%
2023 21.52 1243rd 1463 15.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.17 1197th 1352 11.5%
2019 29.27 971st 1366 28.9%
2021 13.08 1008th 1071 5.9%
2022 18.03 1296th 1455 10.9%
2023 19.99 1274th 1464 13.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.14 461st 663 30.5%
2019 34.67 419th 653 35.8%
2021 35.12 172nd 253 32.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.14 602nd 810 25.7%
2019 39.73 476th 826 42.4%
2021 15.33 425th 449 5.3%
2022 24.22 754th 914 17.5%
2023 29.83 700th 943 25.8%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 4 248 3 754 5 n/a n/a 0 1014
2003 4 248 3 754 5 n/a n/a 0 1014
2004 3 270 3 946 5 n/a n/a 0 1227
2005 7 270 2 959 6 n/a n/a 0 1244
2006 7 239 2 921 3 n/a n/a 0 1172
2007 11 189 4 712 2 n/a n/a 0 918
2008 6 189 5 640 2 n/a n/a 0 842
2009 3 180 4 608 1 n/a n/a 0 796
2010 3 160 1 616 1 n/a n/a 0 781
2011 5 157 1 560 1 0 0 0 724
2012 4 137 3 525 0 0 0 0 669
2013 5 139 2 477 0 1 0 0 624
2014 6 142 3 448 1 0 0 0 600
2015 9 115 5 416 1 0 0 0 546
2016 6 99 5 385 0 0 0 0 495
2017 8 94 3 377 0 1 1 0 484
2018 6 104 2 365 2 0 2 0 481
2019 7 98 2 361 2 0 3 0 473
2020 4 88 1 383 3 0 1 0 480
2021 4 90 1 354 2 0 1 0 452
2022 2 74 0 319 2 0 1 0 398
2023 6 73 1 276 1 1 2 0 360

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1014 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1014 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1227 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1244 n/a n/a 0
2006 1172 77.0 15.2 97.4
2007 918 67.9 13.5 n/a
2008 842 72.0 11.7 95.7
2009 796 70.0 11.4 95.9
2010 781 63.0 12.3 n/a
2011 724 58.7 12.3 99.6
2012 669 50.0 13.3 89.4
2013 624 47.0 13.2 95
2014 600 40.0 15.0 92.3
2015 546 41.0 13.3 94.1
2016 495 38.0 13.0 90.9
2017 484 36.8 13.1 94.2
2018 481 36.0 13.3 94.4
2019 473 42.0 11.2 96.8
2020 480 41.0 11.7 96.7
2021 452 40.2 11.2 98.5
2022 398 41.7 9.5 95.5
2023 360 38.0 9.4 95.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1014 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1014 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1227 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1244 n/a n/a 0
2006 1172 77.0 15.2 97.4
2007 918 67.9 13.5 n/a
2008 842 72.0 11.7 95.7
2009 796 70.0 11.4 95.9
2010 781 63.0 12.3 n/a
2011 724 58.7 12.3 99.6
2012 669 50.0 13.3 89.4
2013 624 47.0 13.2 95
2014 600 40.0 15.0 92.3
2015 546 41.0 13.3 94.1
2016 495 38.0 13.0 90.9
2017 484 36.8 13.1 94.2
2018 481 36.0 13.3 94.4
2019 473 42.0 11.2 96.8
2020 480 41.0 11.7 96.7
2021 452 40.2 11.2 98.5
2022 398 41.7 9.5 95.5
2023 360 38.0 9.4 95.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

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YearCompletely Immunized
201596.3%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,901 (10.2%) $16,772 (89.8%) $18,673
2020 $1,353 (7.5%) $16,569 (92.5%) $17,922
2021 $2,419 (12.2%) $17,342 (87.8%) $19,761
2022 $5,375 (21.5%) $19,633 (78.5%) $25,008
2023 $3,384 (14.0%) $20,834 (86.0%) $24,218

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1082nd of 1439 Middle schoolsRanks 1298th of 1500 Middle schools
 11.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz)3536.1
 1.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 8)3733.9
 3.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4745.8
 1.2%
6th Grade Math (Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz)3034.4
 4.4%
   6th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 8)3435.4
 1.4%
   6th Grade Math (New York)4748.1
 1.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz)2233.3
 11.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 8)2737.4
 10.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4048
 8%
7th Grade Math (Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz)2720.6
 6.4%
   7th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 8)2935.3
 6.3%
   7th Grade Math (New York)4451.9
 7.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz)2532.8
 7.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 8)3848.7
 10.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4855.2
 7.2%
8th Grade Math (Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz)2620.3
 5.7%
   8th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 8)3230.7
 1.3%
   8th Grade Math (New York)3340.7
 7.7%
End of Course Algebra I (Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz)7031
 39%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York City Geographic District # 8)49.543.9
 5.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students473360
 23.9%
African American9873
 25.5%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic361276
 23.5%
Pacific Islander01
White76
 14.3%
Two or More Races32
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients96.8%95.3%
 1.6%


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Students at Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz are 77% Hispanic, 20% African American, 2% White.

Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz ranks in the bottom 13.5% of New York middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 360 students attended Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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