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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.

(Clara Hemphill, web reports, June 2018)



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School Stats


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
599 Citywide Average


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?
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
7 Citywide Average
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

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

Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



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?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
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
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 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


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


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Contact & 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


Principal: Rose Lobianco

Parent Coordinator: Betty Robinson


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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