Bronx High School for the Visual Arts

Grades 9-12

What’s Special

Rich arts curriculum

The Downside

Some issues with discipline

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)

About the students

Enrollment
471
Asian
2.8%
Black
29.3%
Hispanic
56.9%
White
10.4%
Other
0.6%
Free or reduced priced lunch
75%
Students with disabilities
30%
English language learners
4%
Male
51%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
101%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
86%
85% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
42%
42% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
34%
76% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
18%
18% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85%
84% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
47%
56% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
1.0
5.3 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
62%
77% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
66%
83% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
55%
78% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
90%
73% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
97%
97% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
45%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
59%
84% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
42%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
35%
49% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
53%
70% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

How many students graduate in 4 years?
61%
77% Citywide Average
How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
2%
11% Citywide Average
How many students drop out?
19%
10% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for college?

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
18%
32% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
16%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduate and enter college within 18 months?
50%
63% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
0%
0% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
60%
65% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
63%
64% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
88%
87% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
88%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
83%
89% Citywide Average
How many special ed students graduate in 4 years?
41%
60% Citywide Average
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data

Programs and Admissions

Visual Art
Admissions Method: Limited Unscreened
Program Description

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
Admissions Method: Limited Unscreened
Program Description

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

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English, AP Environmental Science

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Golf

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