Gotham Collaborative High School

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students raise chickens and vegetables on a school farm

The Downside

Poor attendance

Gotham Collaborative, a small, progressive school in the Adlai Stevenson Educational Campus, has an outdoor farm with 250 fruit trees, organic vegetables, rabbits and chickens. An award-winning environmental science teacher runs an internship program for students on the school farm.

“I want my students to think back on high school about crazy, instructive moments that they can carry with them and potentially use to their own betterment,” the teacher, William Lynam, told the Bronx Times after he won the 2017 Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Math and Science.

In addition to working on the farm, students may have internships at working at a pet store, learning about automobiles, or preparing food, according the school website. Juniors and seniors have off-campus jobs several days a week, according to the school’s Comprehensive Education Plan.

Most students enter with weak academic skills; a significant number have special needs or are still learning English. Attendance is poor, and the graduation rate is below the citywide average.

Gotham Collaborative was created in 2017 when two other small schools in the building, Bronx Guild and Pablo Neruda Academy, were merged.

Admissions: In recent years, the school has had room for any student who wants to attend. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, November 2018)  

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
67%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
57%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
74%
Average daily attendance
 
86%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
27%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

300
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
91%
Students with disabilities
 
26%
Multilingual learners
 
19%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
2%
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?
 
33%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
28%
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?
 
98%
4.2
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
121
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?
 
100%
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

 
5%

Physics

 
16%

Advanced Foreign Language

 
0%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

 
9%

Music

 
11%
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?
 
21%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
72%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
38%
From the 2020-21 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?
 
50%
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

Gotham Collaborative

Admissions Method: Open

Program Description:

Student-centered instruction emphasizes critical thinking and questioning, as well as building strong literacy skills. Students in 9th grade can apply to our College Pathway Program in the fall and begin college classes in the spring semester. Students in 11th and 12th grade can elect to participate in an internship in a field related to their unique interests.

College Preparatory Program

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

In conjunction with Monroe College, our College Preparatory Program offers students access to earn multiple college credits in high school. College courses are offered at the school during the school day, after school as well as at the college campus. Credits earned with Monroe College will be transferable to any college that accepts Monroe College transfer credits.

Gotham Collaborative High School D75 Inclusion Program

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Statistics, AP Computer Science Principles

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

1980 Lafayette Avenue
Bronx NY 10473

Trains: N/A

Buses: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5, BxM8


Contact

Principal: David Liu

Parent Coordinator: Juan Benitez

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Adlai E. Stevenson Educational Campus with six other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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