Bronx Haven High School

333 EAST 151 STREET
BRONX NY 10451 Map
Phone: (718) 292-3638
Website: Click here
Admissions: Citywide, ages 16-20
Principal: Lucinda Mendez
Neighborhood: South Bronx
District: 7
Grade range: 9-12
Transfer Alternative
Citywide

What's special:

Intensive intervention from staff and advisors

The downside:

Attendance is a constant struggle

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Older students who have been unsuccessful at other schools come to Bronx Haven hoping to make up lost ground quickly so they can graduate. “If you’re messing up and you hate your school, you should come here,a girl said.

Students say they like the small environment and intensive help from teachers. "If you need help after school, they'll stay," another girl said. "I feel like everyone is here to help each other."

Housed in Alfred E. Smith High School [along with Bronx Design and Construction Academy], Bronx Haven allows students to accrue up to 18 credits a year, compared to the typical 11 credits a year at a traditional high school. The school runs on a trimester schedule, so students who complete the required number of credits and Regents exams to graduate may graduate at three points during the year.

Every student has an advisor from East Side Settlement House. Advisors welcome students to school in the morning, call students at home when they are more than half an hour late, and perform home visits when a student has been absent two days in a row. Students meet in advisory groups once a week, and compete for prizes based on attendance, including trips and going out to eat.

East Side Settlement House also coordinates “Learning to Work” internships, which provide students with paid jobs at a variety of local employers, such as day care, offices and home health care organizations. One student attends Bronx Haven in the mornings, and then travels to the Co-Op Tech in Manhattan to learn welding. (Students must attend school in order to go to work in the evenings.)

Students are encouraged to attend college. Students told us they received help writing a personal essay and getting recommendations from teachers for their college applications. The school also participates in CUNY's At Home in College program, which offers CUNY's math and English classes so that students can avoid remediation their freshman year.

Attendance is a constant struggle, but the students we observed were attentive and engaged.  Most classes are designed focused on help students pass Regents examinations needed to graduate. However, some classes are offered at students' request, such as pre-calculus and a popular cooking class. In 2009, three students wrote a song that won first place in the Good to Go contest, a college and career readiness campaign run by New Visions for Public Schools.

Special education: The school offers Collaborative Team Teaching (CTT) classes.

Admissions: Open to students ages 16 to 21. (Tom Jacobs, October 2010)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

Alfred E. Smith Educational Campus

Number of Students 172

Average Daily Attendance 66%

Uniforms? NA

Metal detectors? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
3%

Black

  
30%

Hispanic

  
66%

White

  
1%

Free Lunch

  
75%

Special ed

  
26%

English Language Learners

  
5%

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

13 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

86% 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?

97% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

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

67% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

85% 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2013

How many students graduated within 4 years?

8% 73% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

32% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many students graduated within 4 years?

7% 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?

36% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates dropped out within 4 years?

17% 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?

0% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

NA
418 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 497 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

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

32% 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?

93% 76% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students graduated within 4 years?

0% 47% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students graduated within 6 years?

20% 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?

100% 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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