Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

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Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) is an elementary school located in the Bronx, New York, serving around 500 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the New York City Geographic District #8, which is ranked 742 out of 866 districts in New York and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) consistently ranks among the lowest-performing elementary schools in New York state, with a statewide ranking between 2,000 and 2,400 out of around 2,400 schools. The school's performance on state assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math is significantly below the district and state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 12.07% of 3rd-grade students, 13.16% of 4th-grade students, and 22.22% of 5th-grade students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the district averages of 31.13%, 38.61%, and 34.7%, respectively. The school has a predominantly Hispanic student population (73.2%) and a very high percentage of students from low-income families (96.6%), which is significantly higher than the state average.

The nearby schools in the same district, such as PS 75 School Of Research And Discovery and PS 140 Eagle School (The), also perform poorly on state assessments, with proficiency rates in ELA and Math that are below the district and state averages. This suggests that the challenges faced by Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) are not unique and may be indicative of broader issues within the New York City Geographic District #8. However, the school's relatively stronger performance in serving its English Language Learner (ELL) and special education populations indicates that it may have some effective strategies that could be leveraged to improve outcomes for all students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 888 Rev J A Polite Ave
       Bronx, NY  10459


(718) 860-3313

District: New York City Geographic District # 8

SchoolDigger Rank:
2374th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,855 Help


Students who attend Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) usually attend:

Middle:    Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

Student/teacher ratio:  11.3 Help
Number of students:  500

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
73.2%
African American:
23.2%
White:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  96.6% Help


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Compare Details Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) ranks worse than 97.3% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks last among 22 ranked elementary 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 6.92. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (73.2%), African American (23.2%), two or more races (1.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 96.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) is 11.3, which is the 6th best among 22 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8. (See more...)
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Compare Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) employs 43.8 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) is $23,855, which is the 6th highest among 22 elementary schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The):

SchoolDigger ranks Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) 2374th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) 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 Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

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Rank History for all students at Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 15.00 2037th 2286 10.9%
2012 11.59 2131st 2320 8.1%
2013 11.90 2188th 2325 5.9%
2014 12.32 2161st 2345 7.8%
2015 15.12 2089th 2352 11.2%
2016 19.04 2020th 2366 14.6%
2017 18.49 2040th 2386 14.5%
2018 14.72 2149th 2395 10.3%
2019 10.60 2274th 2413 5.8%
2021 7.37 2102nd 2201 4.5%
2022 6.53 2388th 2434 1.9%
2023 6.92 2374th 2439 2.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.29 748th 938 20.3%
2019 18.46 846th 860 1.6%
2022 27.43 850th 1027 17.2%
2023 36.94 623rd 1001 37.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.43 1392nd 1941 28.3%
2019 30.05 1341st 1859 27.9%
2022 18.99 1959th 2031 3.5%
2023 29.28 1487th 2016 26.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 13.86 1582nd 1678 5.7%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.62 607th 730 16.8%
2019 22.16 527th 570 7.5%
2022 23.68 542nd 622 12.9%
2023 34.18 419th 637 34.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.11 2146th 2338 8.2%
2019 10.12 2253rd 2357 4.4%
2021 12.41 1805th 1955 7.7%
2022 9.77 2306th 2401 4.0%
2023 9.05 2319th 2403 3.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.21 2050th 2340 12.4%
2019 13.07 2183rd 2358 7.4%
2021 4.76 1926th 1961 1.8%
2022 6.67 2367th 2400 1.4%
2023 7.74 2337th 2400 2.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.85 1124th 1392 19.3%
2019 18.34 1183rd 1315 10.0%
2022 13.64 1421st 1503 5.5%
2023 15.68 1323rd 1429 7.4%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Open Quote Poor behavior management with NO consequences imposed. Inexperienced staff hired who cannot speak English well enough to communicate with the children Close Quote



Enrollment information for Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 3 96 1 407 0 n/a n/a 0 507
2006 2 85 1 376 1 n/a n/a 0 465
2007 1 78 3 368 4 n/a n/a 0 454
2008 1 89 3 344 2 n/a n/a 0 439
2009 2 95 3 338 2 n/a n/a 0 440
2010 6 113 1 354 2 n/a n/a 0 476
2011 4 109 1 340 3 0 0 0 457
2012 4 99 1 341 0 0 0 0 445
2013 7 111 1 319 9 0 1 0 448
2014 8 99 0 308 6 0 2 0 423
2015 10 85 1 332 1 0 2 0 431
2016 8 83 1 321 2 0 0 0 415
2017 6 79 1 318 4 0 1 0 409
2018 15 131 3 482 4 0 0 0 635
2019 17 124 3 473 4 0 0 0 621
2020 14 122 4 439 3 0 0 0 582
2021 15 113 2 377 1 0 0 0 508
2022 12 131 2 394 2 0 5 0 546
2023 7 116 3 366 1 0 7 0 500

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 Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 507 n/a n/a 0
2006 465 35.0 13.3 95.3
2007 454 41.5 10.9 96.3
2008 439 33.0 13.3 97.3
2009 440 39.0 11.3 87
2010 476 39.0 12.2 n/a
2011 457 36.0 12.6 79
2012 445 30.0 14.8 79.3
2013 448 27.0 16.5 81.3
2014 423 33.0 12.8 96
2015 431 32.0 13.4 86.1
2016 415 31.0 13.3 85.8
2017 409 31.8 12.8 85.1
2018 635 54.0 11.7 96.7
2019 621 50.0 12.4 96
2020 582 52.8 11.0 95.7
2021 508 50.4 10.0 96.1
2022 546 43.0 12.6 93.8
2023 500 43.8 11.3 96.6

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 Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 507 n/a n/a 0
2006 465 35.0 13.3 95.3
2007 454 41.5 10.9 96.3
2008 439 33.0 13.3 97.3
2009 440 39.0 11.3 87
2010 476 39.0 12.2 n/a
2011 457 36.0 12.6 79
2012 445 30.0 14.8 79.3
2013 448 27.0 16.5 81.3
2014 423 33.0 12.8 96
2015 431 32.0 13.4 86.1
2016 415 31.0 13.3 85.8
2017 409 31.8 12.8 85.1
2018 635 54.0 11.7 96.7
2019 621 50.0 12.4 96
2020 582 52.8 11.0 95.7
2021 508 50.4 10.0 96.1
2022 546 43.0 12.6 93.8
2023 500 43.8 11.3 96.6

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,552 (8.6%) $16,549 (91.4%) $18,101
2020 $1,495 (8.1%) $16,978 (91.9%) $18,473
2021 $2,413 (11.2%) $19,069 (88.8%) $21,481
2022 $3,000 (14.4%) $17,898 (85.6%) $20,898
2023 $3,619 (15.2%) $20,236 (84.8%) $23,855

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2274th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 2374th of 2439 Elementary schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The))1612.1
 3.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 8)4531.1
 13.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The))1910.3
 8.7%
   3rd Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 8)4440.8
 3.2%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The))2013.2
 6.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 8)3838.6
 0.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The))1714.1
 2.9%
   4th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 8)3637.1
 1.1%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The))1222.2
 10.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District # 8)3234.7
 2.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The))3019.1
 11%
   5th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District # 8)3835.5
 2.5%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4649.7
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students621500
 19.5%
African American124116
 6.5%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian33
Hispanic473366
 22.6%
Pacific Islander00
White177
 58.8%
Two or More Races07
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients96%96.6%
 0.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The)

In the 2022-23 school year, 500 students attended Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The).

Students at Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) are 73% Hispanic, 23% African American, 1% White, 1% Two or more races.

Students who attend Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) usually go on to attend:

Middle : Middle School 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

Longwood Academy Of Discovery (The) ranks in the bottom 2.7% of New York elementary schools.


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