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Bronx Haven High School

Grades: 9-12
333 East 151st Street
Bronx NY 10451
Phone: 718-292-3638

Our Insights

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.

ADMISSIONS: Open to students who are at least 16 and have been enrolled at another high school. Contact Bronx Haven directly to learn more about how to enroll. (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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Transfer school graduation rate
52% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
41% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Mott Haven (District 7)
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


Jazmin Rivera-Polanco
Parent Coordinator
Lynn Sanders Allen

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Alfred E. Smith Educational Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?

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