Bronx Regional High School

1010 REV. J. A. POLITE AVENUE
BRONX NY 10459 Map
Phone: (718) 991-2020
Website: Click here
Admissions: 16+
Principal: Colin Thomas
Neighborhood: Morrisania
District: 12
Grade range: 10-12
Transfer Alternative

What's special:

Free health and dental clinic

The downside:

Spotty attendance, dangerous neighborhood

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Founded in 1980, Bronx Regional High School serves students, mostly from the Bronx, who are looking for a path to graduation after experiencing setbacks in a traditional high school. Many students are intimately familiar with the troubles of living in a high crime, low-income neighborhood: gangs, teen-pregnancies, homelessness, and domestic violence. The school aims to increase self-esteem and instill an enthusiasm for learning that will empower its students to go on to college or the work force. 

The school shares a building with two other alternative schools, Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy and Roads Charter High School 2. A GED program and a LYFE center that offers daycare for the children of students are also housed in the building. Security was stepped up after a student was shot in December 2012. A school administrator said that since the incident, "There are many many more police in the building, and we have cameras everywhere." The Department of Education planned to install metal detectors, long eschewed by long-time Principal Colin Thomas who has long taken pride in the level of trust in the building. 

The school day runs from 7 am to 4 pm and consists of a mostly no-frills education, with just enough courses to allow students to graduate. All classes have SMART boards, laptops and calculators that are regularly used to support student learning. North Central Bronx Hospital works with the school to tell students about the medical field, while the Cornell University Cooperative Extension conducts nutrition workshops to prevent obesity. Montefiore Medical Center offers free medical and dental services, and students receive birth control, teeth cleanings, and psychological treatment in the building. The center also serves students' children.

Students can stay late for after-school tutoring and extended day creative arts programming. PSAL Alternative League sports includes boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball, co-ed bowling and softball.

Low attendance continues to be an issue at the school. Awards programs for good attendance and financial incentives are some of the ways the administration is attempting to address the problem, according to the Department of Education's Quality Review Report.

Special education: The school offers SETSS.

Admissions: Students must be 16 years of age or older. The admissions process includes an application, a school visit and an interview with a parent or guardian. (Aimee Sabo, online reports and interviews, November 2013)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

Bronx Regional Educational Campus

Number of Students 255

Average Daily Attendance 67%

Uniforms? NA

Metal detectors? No

Students at this school

Asian

  
1%

Black

  
37%

Hispanic

  
61%

White

  
0%

Free Lunch

  
84%

Special ed

  
12%

English Language Learners

  
10%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: NA 2.40 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Safety & vibe

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

24 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

62% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

83% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?

84% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

83% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

81% 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2013

How many students graduated within 4 years?

12% 73% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

35% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many students graduated within 4 years?

17% 65% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

0% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

40% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates dropped out within 4 years?

28% 10% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

College prep

Does this school offer a college preparatory curriculum?

How many students took an AP or IB class and scored at least a "3" on the AP exam or a "4" on the IB exam?

NA

How Many Students took a College Course and Got a "C" or Higher?

NA

How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?

NA

Are students ready for college?

How many students graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

2% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

NA
418 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 497 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

27% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT math scores

NA
426 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 513 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?

73% 76% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students graduated within 4 years?

6% 47% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students graduated within 6 years?

35% 54% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students with disabilities spend most of the day with non-disabled peers?

0% 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

93% 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners graduated within 4 years?

37% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners graduated within 6 years?

56% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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