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PS 38 M – Roberto Clemente

Our Executive Director, Gary Bagley; board member Keith Grossman, and Chief Development Officer Jennifer Beirne at PS 38 M on Cares Day for Schools in 2018.

PS 38 M in East Harlem has a strong focus on family engagement, providing ESL classes for parents in addition to a weekly parent breakfast and an active PTA. 


  •  A diverse student body that speaks more than six different languages.

  • A strong focus on family engagement including ESL classes for parents, a weekly parent breakfast, and an active PTA.

Meet the Principal

"PS 38's goal is to become a pillar of support for the community, and that we are grateful for the volunteer’s help improving the school's physical environment so we can focus on our academic and family engagement goals!" 

— Carlina Santos-Barton

School Facts

  • Economic Need Index (reflects the likelihood that students are experiencing poverty) of 94%, higher than the citywide average of 70%.
  • East Harlem’s elementary school absenteeism rate is higher than the rate for NYC overall.
  • Two-thirds of high school students in East Harlem graduate in four years, lower than the citywide rate.

Meet the Students

A student from PS 38 M at Field Day. 


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