Bronx High School for the Visual Arts

2040 ANTIN PL
BRONX NY 10462 Map
Phone: (718) 319-5160
Website: Click here
Wheelchair accessible
Principal: G Jones
Neighborhood: Norwood
District: 11
Grade range: 09 thru 12
Parent Coordinator: DAPHNE STOKES

Buses: BX12, BX12-SBS, BX21, BX22, BX39

What's special:

Rich arts curriculum.

The downside:

Some issues with discipline.

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Founded in 2002, the Bronx High School for Visual Arts offers a rich arts curriculum. Some students have internships at organizations such the Bronx Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The school, which shares a building with a District 75 school for severely disabled students, has a new library and a new computer lab.

All students take four years of art which may include studio art, graphic design, photography, ceramics and sculpture. The school has a partnership with Lehman College Art Gallery. The school offers a regular Regents-prep curriculum.

Most students say they feel safe in school, although some complain that there are physical fights from time to time, according to the Learning Environment Survey. Nearly half the teachers say there are issues with order and discipline, according to the survey.

There are no sports offered. However, students may participate in the Christopher Columbus High School Sports team.

Admissions: Students who attend an open house get preference. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, March 2012)

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At a glance

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building

Number of Students 509

Average Daily Attendance 87%

Uniforms? No

Metal detectors? No

Students at this school

Asian

  
3%

Black

  
27%

Hispanic

  
62%

White

  
8%

Free Lunch

  
71%

Special ed

  
23%

English Language Learners

  
5%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.70 2.80 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

23 24 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

64% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

72% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

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

91% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

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

64% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

31% 34% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2013

How many 2009 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

58% 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2007 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

73% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many 2008 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

62% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

3% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2006 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

69% 73% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen dropped out within 4 years?

10% 12% 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?

3%

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

4%

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

6%

Are students ready for college?

How many 2009 freshmen graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

15% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

423
414 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 496 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2009 freshmen graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

58%

SAT math scores

426
425 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 514 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

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

79% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

38% 44% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

43% 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

77% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

100% 88% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Programs and Admissions

School admission priorities:

  1. Priority to Bronx students or residents who attend an information session
  2. Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
  3. Then to Bronx students or residents
  4. Then to New York City residents

Source: High school directory

Graphic Design

Limited Unscreened

A program of study focused on learning the elements, principles and process of design and developing digital media and business skills. Students participate in internships and are prepared for advanced study and work in the field of graphic design.

Visual Art

Limited Unscreened

A program of study focused on the visual arts, including art history, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and mixed media. This curriculum will help a student become prepared for advanced study and work in the visual arts.

Academics

AP COURCES: English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, United States History

Online: N/A

Language classes: Spanish

Source: High school directory

Sports/Clubs

EXTRACURRICULAR: Art and Career, Art and Literary Journal; Career Visions Institute: Dance, Computer Graphics, Digital Media, Drama; Animation, Newspaper, Student Government, Student Leadership Council, Visual Arts, Yearbook

BOYS PSAL SPORTS: N/A

GIRLS PSAL SPORTS: N/A

Other schools sports: Intramural Seasonal Athletic Program; students participate in the Christopher Columbus PSAL Sports Teams

Source: High school directory

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