Bronx River High School

Grades: 9-12

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)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
85%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
73%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
81%
Average daily attendance
 
86%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
41%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
70%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
76%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

438
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
79%
Students with disabilities
 
25%
Multilingual learners
 
11%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
89%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
24%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
17%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
94%
8.2
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
115
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?
 
80%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 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

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

 
4%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
8%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
4%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year 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?
 
34%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
63%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
52%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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 River High School

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Computer Science Principles, AP United States History

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

3000 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx NY 10461

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

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Herbert H. Lehman Educational Campus with five other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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