Yalow’s students come from all over the Bronx, some traveling almost 9 miles one way to get to the school. They come from the far north, the far east, far south, and a concentration around the school area—forming a triangle from the school up to Coop City and then down to Hunts Point.
Among our 249 students, 70% of our students are self-reported as Hispanic, with 28% as African or African-American. Of particular note, 107 students (43%) come from households that speak languages other than English at home, primarily Spanish (38%), although others speak Mandinka, Twi, French, Russian, etc. at home. Despite the large number of non-English-speaking families, only 23% of our K-2 students are English-language learners. In fact, after extensive work with our Response to Intervention (RTI) team, 14 students successfully passed the 2016 NYSESLAT (New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test) exam and no longer require intensive English support services.
Additionally, 12% of our K-2 students have individualized education plans (IEPs), and 10 students have been referred to the committee on special education for evaluation to determine eligibility for services.
Over 95% (237) are eligible for free- or reduced-price lunches, while 15% of student families live in non-traditional housing.
We are committed to providing a quality educational experience for all our scholars that will prepare them for college and careers.