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Bronx Writing Academy

Grades: 6-8
270 East 167th Street
Bronx NY 10456
Phone: 718-293-9048

Our Insights

Founded in 2004, Bronx Writing Academy (BWA) has long struggled with attendance, test scores, discipline and order. It shares a building with MS 22, another struggling middle school of about the same size, and the strict, very high-performing Success Academy Bronx 2 Charter, which serves grades 5 – 8. 

Teachers at BWA use the respected Middle School Quality Initiative, designed to boost reading, in part by using specific vocabulary words each week in all academic subjects and hosting debate teams. The directory says there are enough laptops for all students to use in  school, and robotics and coding are options. 

Bronx Writing Academy offers free after school activities such as sports and arts, according to the middle school directory. Parents may pick up free groceries at the school, take English classes and attend workshops. 

BWA is located in Concourse Village, one of the poorest communities in the country, with a high unemployment rate. Students get extra help in summer and Saturday classes, as well as after school. 

Admissions: Open. 

 

 

 

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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?
36%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
72%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
77%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
58%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
53%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
3% 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?
60%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
18%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
27%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Bronx Design and Construction Academy, A. Philip Randolph Campus High School, and Frederick Douglass Academy III Secondary School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
401
Asian
1%
Black
32%
Hispanic
64%
White
2%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
93%
Students with disabilities
26%
English language learners
24%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
88%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
43%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
4%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
14%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
4%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Concourse (District 9)
Trains: 4 Line, B Line, D Line to 167th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx11, Bx15, Bx18, Bx2, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, BxM4

Contact

Principal
Lauren Hasson
Parent Coordinator
Kisha Rivas

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with JHS 22 and Success Academy Bronx 2 Charter Middle School
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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