Bronx Leadership Academy II High School

Grades: 9-12

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)

 

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
74%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
71%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
72%
Average daily attendance
 
84%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
53%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

499
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
90%
Students with disabilities
 
30%
Multilingual learners
 
12%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
53%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
93%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
39%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
33%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
58%
5.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
71
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
74%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 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

Calculus

 
13%

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
5%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
22%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
18%

Music

 
8%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
41%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
30%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
59%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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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

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

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

Golf

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

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Contact & Location

Location

730 Concourse Village West
Bronx NY 10451

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


Contact

Principal: R Lobianco

Parent Coordinator: Betty Robinson

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Mott Haven Educational Campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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