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Bronx Community High School

Grades: 9-12
1980 Lafayette Avenue
Bronx NY 10473
Phone: 718-892-1026

Our Insights

What’s Special

Small class sizes and lots of adult attention; paid internship program.

The Downside

Attendance is a constant struggle.

Vision: This transfer school gives older students a fresh start to earn their diplomas.

Reality: This small school in the Stevenson Complex offers students who are behind in their studies a fast-track to get their high school diploma.

Theres lots of hand-holding and individual attention. Class size is about 20.

Students feel safe and say the adults at the school want them to succeed, according to the Learning Environment Survey.

The school doesnt work for everyone: on our visit, we noticed a few students sleeping in class and others disrespecting their teachers. But we also saw many students engaged in their work and contributing to classroom discussions. Attendance is pooras it is at most transfer schools.

Classes operate on a trimester schedule, so students can earn credits faster than they would at a traditional high school. Academics are focused on Regents prep. Good Shepherd Services provides counselors to help students with any non-academic problems that may have contributed to their lack of success at other schools.

Counselors keep tabs on student attendancea constant struggle. The schools internship coordinator arranges paid internships and the college counselor encourages students near graduation to at least pursue two-year degrees or a vocational program. Principal Flora Greenaway says her goal is to re-engage our students and get them back on track.

Morale is up since Greenaway became principal in 2010: teachers who responded to the 2010-11 Learning Environment Survey reported a new confidence in the school leadership.

Special education: All students receive individual attention and extra help whether or not they are classified as needing special education.

Admissions: Students aged 16 to 20 may apply throughout the year. Younger students may enter without any credits; 20-year-olds must have enough credits to be able to graduate in one year. Applicants must take a reading exam, and score at a 6th grade reading level or above. The student and his or her guardian must meet with a school counselor. All students must participate in counseling sessions either privately or in groups. (Anna Schneider, January 2012)

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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 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
36% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
81% Citywide Average

From 2016-17 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Transfer school graduation rate
54% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
45% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
39% Citywide Average

From 2017 NY State Graduation Outcomes

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
13% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
64% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Castle Hill (District 8)
Buses: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5


Flora Greenaway
Parent Coordinator

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Adlai E. Stevenson Educational Campus with six other schools
Metal detectors?

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