Bronx River High School

Grades 9-12

What’s Special

Longer school day; mandatory research projects, college prep focus

The Downside

Too soon to tell

Our Review

Bronx River High School is patterned after Metropolitan High School and Metropolitan Soundview which offer a "laser-like college prep focus" for poor students from neighborhoods where low achievement is the norm, its founders say.

Principal Greg Fucheck, who worked in industry for 15 years before becoming a NYC Teaching Fellow, taught at Metropolitan High School for six years and was on the planning team for Metropolitan Soundview. This new school also offers a school day that is longer than the city's norm - from 8:15 am to 3:45 pm.

Students, most of whom come in performing below grade level, get double periods of literacy and of math daily. They are given extensive guidance on applying to college and taken on frequent visits to college campuses.

There is a "strong advisory program," Fucheck said in a telephone interview, with students assigned the same advisor for all four years. Freshmen have advisory class every day; upper classmen a few times a week. Each student is required to do 20 hours of community service annually as well as prepare a written research project every semester.

There is a bilingual program for Spanish-speaking students and peer-to-peer tutoring for all after school. Students wear polo shirts and sweaters with the school logo, dark pants and solid black shoes, sneakers or boots.

Bronx River High School shares the Lehman High School building with five other schools, including Lehman.

Admission: Limited unscreened. Priority to Bronx residents who attend an open house, fair or information session.(Pamela Wheaton, March 2013 interview & web report)

About the students

Enrollment
409
Asian
4.7%
Black
25.2%
Hispanic
62.1%
White
4.9%
Other
3.2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
100%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
17%
Male
54%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Herbert H. Lehman Educational Campus with five other schools
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
Yes
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
59%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
86%
85% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
45%
42% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
82%
77% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
48%
37% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78%
85% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
45%
57% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
3.0
5.3 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
85%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
89%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
89%
80% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
52%
73% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
97%
97% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
82%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
93%
86% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Arts offerings

This school has 5 dedicated spaces for Dance, Music, Visual arts, and Media arts
This school has 1 licensed art teacher in Music

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
63%
72% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
45%
54% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
64%
71% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

Are students prepared for college?

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
81%
68% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
81%
87% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
87%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
88%
90% Citywide Average
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data

Programs and Admissions

Bronx River High School
Admissions Method: Limited Unscreened
Program Description

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, 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

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Location

3000 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx NY 10461
Unionport (District 8)
Trains: 6 to Westchester Sq-East Tremont Ave
Buses: Bx21, Bx24, Bx31, Bx4, Bx40, Bx42, Bx4A, Bx8

Contact

Phone
718-904-4210
Principal
Gregory Fucheck
Parent Coordinator
Gisela Marrero Agosto