Yalow’s diverse population comes from all over the Bronx, some students traveling almost 9 miles one way to get to the school. They come from the far north, far east, far south, and a concentration around the school area—forming a triangle from the school northwest to Coop City and then south to Hunts Point. All this and we maintain a 94.3% attendance rate. That rate demonstrates motivated students and loyal parents.
The year 2020 brings us 524 students from 431 families. Of these, 69 families include siblings, accounting for 29% of Yalow students.
We currently have 93 students (18%) with Individual Education Plans (IEPs). We also provide speech, counseling, and physical therapy services to our students.
We have 72 students (13.9%) who live in non-traditional housing, such as shelters or shared apartments.
94.7% of our students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.
29.9% are English Language Learners. Our diverse student makeup includes 63.6% Hispanic and 35.4% African or African American.
55% of our students come from households that speak languages other than English at home. 38% speak Spanish; others speak Soninke (7%), Mandinka (3%), Fulani (2%), French (1%), Hausa (1%), and Twi (1%). These languages are spoken by less than 1%: Arabic, Bambari, Bengali, Russian, and Yoruba. All these cultures give our students and staff a wonderful opportunity to learn from one another.
Yalow is committed to providing a quality educational experience, one that will inspire our students to reach for their goals