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Bronx River High School

Grades: 9-12
3000 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx NY 10461
Phone: 718-904-4210

Our Insights

What’s Special

High graduation rates for special ed, English language learners

The Downside

Poor attendance

A small school housed in the Lehman Educational Campus, Bronx River High School offers students an unusual level of attention, thanks to a non-profit organization called Blue Engine that recruits recent college graduates to work as teaching assistants. The 16 teaching assistants work with students in small groups, at lunch and after school.

The school seems to do a good job with students with special needs, as well as those learning English. While most begin 9th grade with weak academic skills, their graduation rates are well above the citywide average.

In addition to offering lots of individual attention, Bronx River has made a special effort to improve students’ writing skills by training teachers in the Hockman Method, which focuses on sentence and paragraph structure.

Unfortunately, attendance is poor, with more than half the students missing at least a month of school. While most students feel safe, there are some behavior problems. The school is working on reducing the suspension rate by offering alternatives to suspension, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan.

Bronx River High School, founded in 2013, is patterned after two other small Bronx schools, Metropolitan High School and Metropolitan Soundview.  Founding Principal Greg Fucheck, who worked in industry for 15 years before becoming a NYC Teaching Fellow, taught at Metropolitan High School and was on the planning team for Metropolitan Soundview.

Admission: In recent years the school has had room for any student who wants to attend. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, December 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?
60%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
76%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
44%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
82%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
86%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
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?
71%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
6.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
80%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
41%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
20%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
61%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
425
Asian
5%
Black
23%
Hispanic
63%
White
5%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
81%
Students with disabilities
25%
English language learners
16%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
82%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
56%
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?
65%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
58%
68% Citywide Average


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

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Bronx River High School
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Geographic Proximity

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Computer Science Principles, AP United States History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket, Stunt

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

Contact & Location

Location

Unionport (District 8)
Trains: 6 Line to Westchester Square-East Tremont Ave
Buses: Bx21, Bx24, Bx31, Bx4, Bx40, Bx42, Bx4A, Bx8

Contact

Principal
Gregory Fucheck
Parent Coordinator
Gisela Marrero Agosto

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Herbert H. Lehman Educational Campus with five other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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