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Gotham Collaborative High School

Grades: 9-12
1980 Lafayette Avenue
Bronx NY 10473
Phone: 718-597-1587

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)  

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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?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

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

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
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?
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

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

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


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


Castle Hill (District 8)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5, BxM8


David Liu
Parent Coordinator
Juan Benitez

Other Details

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

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