Bronx High School for the Visual Arts

2040 ANTIN PL
BRONX NY 10462 Map
Phone: (718) 319-5160
Website: Click here
Admissions: Bronx priority; limited unscreened
Principal: Iris Witherspoon
Neighborhood: Bronxdale
District: 11
Grade range: 9-12
Parent Coordinator: DAPHNE STOKES
Visual Art & Design

Buses: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx21, Bx22, Bx39, BxM10, BxM11

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 500

Average Daily Attendance 85%

Uniforms? No

Metal detectors? No

Students at this school

Asian

  
3%

Black

  
28%

Hispanic

  
60%

White

  
9%

Free Lunch

  
74%

Special ed

  
27%

English Language Learners

  
4%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.21 2.39 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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

45% 74% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

62% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

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

85% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

43% 41% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2015

How many students graduated within 4 years?

52% 69% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

2% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

77% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates dropped out within 4 years?

19% 9% 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?

2%

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

8%

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

5%

Are students ready for college?

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

12% 32% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

428
424 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 495 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

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

47% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT math scores

408
432 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 511 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students graduated within 4 years?

38% 48% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students graduated within 6 years?

57% 57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners graduated within 4 years?

48% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners graduated within 6 years?

56% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Programs and Admissions

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 helps students become prepared for advanced study and work in the visual arts.

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.

Academics

AP COURSES: AP English, AP Environmental Science

Source: High school directory 2015-2016

Sports/Clubs

EXTRACURRICULAR: Art and Career, Art and Literary Journal, Computer Graphics, Digital Media, Drama, Animation, Newspaper, Student Government, Visual Arts, Yearbook, Cheerleading, Fashion Design, Mixed Martial Arts, Track and Field, Robotics, Ballroom and Latin Dance, Korean

BOYS PSAL SPORTS: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

GIRLS PSAL SPORTS: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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

Source: High school directory 2015-2016

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