Bronx Collaborative High School

100 WEST MOSHOLU PARKWAY SOUTH
BRONX NY 10468 Map
Phone: (718) 543-1023
Website: Click here
Admissions: Limited unscreened; priority to Bronx
Principal: Brett Schneider
Neighborhood: Kingsbridge
District: 10
Grade range: 9-12
Parent Coordinator: ROSA HENAO
Humanities & Interdisciplinary
New School

Buses: Bx1, Bx10, Bx16, Bx2, Bx22, Bx26, Bx28, Bx30, Bx34, Bx38, BxM3, BxM4

What's special:

Based on ICE, a trusted, popular progressive Manhattan school

The downside:

No track record

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

At the Bronx Collaborative High School students may make soap to learn about science and marketing skills, debate current events such as the controversy surrounding New York City Police Department's "stop-and-frisk" program and share their political views via Twitter. Doctors, designers, scientists and even lifeguards provide real-world expertise.

A racially diverse group of educators created the school, opening in September 2013, based on their work at the popular Institute for Collaborative Education (ICE), a small progressive school in Manhattan. [The principal and some staff members are shown in the photo at right.]

"We're bringing a slice of ICE to the Bronx," said Principal Brett Schneider, former ICE assistant principal. "In every subject there are real-world applications."

Like ICE, BCHS is a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, a national network of schools founded by education professor Theodore Sizer, which believes that small schools that concentrate on teaching a few subjects well are more effective than large schools that attempt to teach a wide array of subjects. 

According to Bronx native Schneider, Bronx Collaborative's location, at DeWitt Clinton High School, is ideal for walking trips to the Bronx River, the Botanical Gardens and Van Cortland Park for problem-based learning. It is an easy trip to Wave Hill or Riverdale to study history or math through architecture. Trips to Albany and Washington D.C. will enable students to link local concerns to global concerns and to engage in advocacy. "I see the Bronx as all about opportunity," said Schneider.

Plans are to offer Spanish for beginners and native speakers, and eventually French.

Staffers plan to collaborate with ICE teachers and they envision one big field day in the Bronx for students. Schneider, a former social worker, hopes to work in partnership with New York University, where he supervises social work interns. Many clubs and sports are available on the DeWitt Clinton campus.

Admissions: Limited unscreened; priority to Bronx students who attend an information session, fair or open house. (Lydie Raschka, interviews at the high school fair, April 2013)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the DeWitt Clinton Educational Campus with two other high schools

Number of Students 353

Average Daily Attendance 83%

Uniforms? Yes

Metal detectors? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
2%

Black

  
30%

Hispanic

  
63%

White

  
3%

Free Lunch

  
90%

Special ed

  
20%

English Language Learners

  
17%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.22 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?

91% 74% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

86% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

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

90% 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?

46% 41% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2015

How many students graduated within 4 years?

NA 69% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

NA 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates dropped out within 4 years?

NA 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?

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?

NA 32% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

NA
424 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 495 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT math scores

NA
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?

NA 48% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students graduated within 6 years?

NA 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

Bronx Collaborative High School

Limited Unscreened

Academics

Sports/Clubs

EXTRACURRICULAR: Comic Book/Superhero, Japanese Culture & Anime, Outdoors Club, Student Government, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Youth Voice Activist Team, Secret Circle Restorative Justice Leadership Program, Gardening Club, Latin Dance Club, Book Club, Meditation, Rock Band, Chorus, Debate, Drama

BOYS PSAL SPORTS: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

GIRLS PSAL SPORTS: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

Other schools sports: Step Team, Cheerleading

Source: High school directory 2015-2016

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