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What’s Special

Individualized attention from staff and advisors

The Downside

Most graduates require remedial help in college

Bronx Haven High School, in partnership with New Visions for Public Schools and East Side Settlement House, provides a supportive environment for older students who have been unsuccessful at other schools and want to obtain credits quickly so they can graduate.

Bronx Haven, which is housed in Alfred E. Smith High School (along with Bronx Design and Construction Academy), runs on a trimester schedule, allowing students to accrue up to 18 credits a year, compared to the typical 11 at traditional high schools.

The most recent Quality Review gives the school high marks for maintaining a culture that supports students' academic and personal growth. Through Bronx Haven's partnership with East Side Settlement House, each student is paired with an advisor who provides individualized academic guidance, college and career prep, and help developing life skills. Students also have opportunities for paid internships.

Acccording to the School Survey, more than three-quarters of Bronx Haven staff say they are happy with the leadership of principal Jazmin Rivera-Polanco, and 95 percent of students say they feel safe in the school.

Extracurricular activities include spoken word and digital media courses, as well as student leadership programs. Female students may participate in the Girls Empowered Motivated and Strong (GEMS) program, which works with them on self-esteem and academic and social-emotional goals. Males may take part in the Building Better Men (BBM) program to develop leadership skills; many who take part in BBM are chosen for leadership roles within the school or as mentors for new students. 

Bronx Haven's graduation rate is slightly above the citywide average for transfer schools. Yet, despite the supportive and safe environment and a curriculum that is focused helping students pass Regents exams, few students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll in CUNY schools without needing remedial help.

(Elizabeth Herr, school statistics and DOE reports, July 2018)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average


Transfer school graduation rate
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
Citywide Average is 615


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report, and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more


Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20


Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science



Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Contact & Location


333 East 151st Street
Bronx NY 10451

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 3rd Ave-149th St; 4 Line to 149th St-Grand Concourse

Buses: Bx1, Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx4A, Bx6, Bx6-SBS


Principal: Jazmin Rivera Polanco

Parent Coordinator: Lynn Sanders Allen


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Alfred E. Smith Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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