A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 27, 2017
Zoo School (Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation)

The Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation is a high school located at 2024 Mohegan Avenue in the Bronx. It’s been called the “Zoo School” because of the school’s location near the Bronx Zoo.

The “Zoo School” made newspaper headlines in September 2017, when one student fatally stabbed another student.


NYC Department of Education
URBAN ASSEMBLY SCHOOL FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
ASTRID JACOBO, PRINCIPAL
2024 MOHEGAN AVENUE, BRONX, NY 10460
PHONE: 718-823-4130

Daily News (New York, NY)
Bronx high school where teen killed bully is dubbed ‘zoo school’ and has violent past
BY BEN CHAPMAN
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 9:36 PM
It’s a jungle in there.

The Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, one of more than 200 small-themed high schools largely created under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, is nicknamed the “Zoo School.”

Its academic alias is tied to an animal-focused curriculum and a close proximity to the Bronx Zoo. But the 545-student school has struggled with disciplinary problems that give its nickname a darker meaning.

Daily News (New York, NY)
Principal post at Bronx high school where fatal stabbing unfolded has seen high turnover
BY BEN CHAPMAN
Friday, September 29, 2017, 6:57 PM
There’s been a crisis in leadership at the Bronx high school where a student was stabbed to death during a fight in history class.

City Education Department employment data shows a case of musical chairs in the principal’s office at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation — and teachers say it’s left the place a mess.
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Education Department officials said that none of the leaders at Urban Assembly — nicknamed the “Zoo School” for its focus on wildlife — have any disciplinary history.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 • Permalink