Bronx River High School

3000 EAST TREMONT AVENUE
BRONX NY 10461 Map
Phone: (718) 904-4210
Website: Click here
Admissions: Bronx priority; limited unscreened
Principal: Gregory Fucheck
Neighborhood: Westchester
District:8
Grade range: 9 & 10
Humanities & Interdisciplinary
New School

Buses: BX21, BX31, BX4, BX40, BX4A, BX5, BX8

What's special:

Longer school day; mandatory research projects, college prep focus

The downside:

Too soon to tell

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Bronx River High School is patterned after Metropolitan High School and Metropolitan Soundview which offer a "laser-like college prep focus" for poor students from neighborhoods where low achievement is the norm, its founders say.

Principal Greg Fucheck, who worked in industry for 15 years before becoming a NYC Teaching Fellow, taught at Metropolitan High School for six years and was on the planning team for Metropolitan Soundview. This new school also offers a school day that is longer than the city's norm - from 8:15 am to 3:45 pm.

Students, most of whom come in performing below grade level, get double periods of literacy and of math daily. They are given extensive guidance on applying to college and taken on frequent visits to college campuses.

There is a "strong advisory program," Fucheck said in a telephone interview, with students assigned the same advisor for all four years. Freshmen have advisory class every day; upper classmen a few times a week.  Each student is required to do 20 hours of community service annually  as well as prepare a written research project every semester.

There is a bilingual program for Spanish-speaking students and peer-to-peer tutoring for all after school. Students wear polo shirts and sweaters with the school logo, dark pants and solid black shoes, sneakers or boots.

Bronx River High School shares the Lehman High School building with five other schools, including Lehman.

Admission: Limited unscreened. Priority to Bronx residents who attend an open house, fair or information session.(Pamela Wheaton, March 2013 interview & web report)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

Herbert H. Lehman Educational Campus

Number of Students 101

Average Daily Attendance 85%

Uniforms? Yes

Metal detectors? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
2%

Black

  
32%

Hispanic

  
54%

White

  
4%

Free Lunch

  
100%

Special ed

  
21%

English Language Learners

  
14%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: NA 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 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

61% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

89% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

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

82% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

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

100% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

NA 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of

How many -4 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

NA 70% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many -6 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many -4 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

NA 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many -6 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen dropped out within 4 years?

NA 11% 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?

0%

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 -4 freshmen graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

NA 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

NA
414 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 496 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many 0 freshmen graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

NA

SAT math scores

NA
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?

74% 76% 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?

NA 45% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 53% 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?

NA 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

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

40% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

58% 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

Bronx River High School

Limited Unscreened

Academics

AP COURSES: N/A

Online: N/A

Language classes: Spanish Native Language Arts

Source: High school directory

Sports/Clubs

EXTRACURRICULAR: Student Government, National Honor Society, Student of the Week Program, One-onone Tutoring, School Newspaper, NYPD Law Enforcement Explorers, Salsa, Step Team, Flag Football, Drama, Choir, Video Production, Hiking Club, Young Runners Club

BOYS PSAL SPORTS: Baseball & JV Baseball, Basketball & JV Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football & JV Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

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

Other schools sports: N/A

Source: High school directory

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