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Bronx Leadership Academy II High School

Grades: 9-12
730 Concourse Village West
Bronx NY 10451
Phone: 718-292-7171

Our Insights

What’s Special

Spacious building and lots of sports

The Downside

Poor attendance

Bronx Leadership Academy II has a spacious building with a football field and lots of sports teams. Teachers trust one another and work well together, according to the NYC School Survey, and parents say the staff is always available by e-mail, text and phone, according to the school's Quality Review.

Although most students enter BLA II reading well below grade level, the majority graduate on time. Students get lots of extra attention from Blue Engine Teaching Apprentices, or BETAs, recent college graduates who work with teachers in English and math classes. The school’s yearly Comprehensive Educational Plan says assistants, who reduce the ratio of adults to students to 7 to 1, have helped increase the number of students who pass Regents exams in English and algebra.

Students give the college office high marks, with 90 percent saying the school gives good advice on how to apply to and pay for college, according to the School Survey.

However, attendance is a challenge, and nearly half the students miss more than a month of school.

The school was founded in 2002 in the old Morris High School building and moved in 2010 to the Mott Haven Educational Campus, which it shares with other schools. It is an offshoot of the original Bronx Leadership Academy, founded in 1993 with the support of South Bronx Churches.

ADMISSIONS: Educational option formula, designed to ensure a mix of students of different abilities. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, June 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

How many students graduate in 4 years?
82% 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
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

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

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Bronx Leadership Academy II High School
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Our school offers a full college pathway where students participate in rigorous curriculum, including college courses and electives in order to obtain the highest diploma option and to be best equipped with college and career ready skills. Our many partnerships afford students with individualized educational experiences in their exploration of abounding college, career, internship and community service opportunities. Students can participate in a full extended day and Saturday program.

Bronx Leadership Academy II High School D75 Inclusion Program
Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services


Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Language and Composition, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus AB


Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Golf, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams


Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


Concourse (District 7)
Trains: 2 Line, 4 Line, 5 Line to 149th St-Grand Concourse; B Line, D Line to Yankee Stadium-161st St
Buses: Bx1, Bx13, Bx15, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, Bx6-SBS, BxM4


R Lobianco
Parent Coordinator
Betty Robinson

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Mott Haven Educational Campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?

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