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Bronx High School of Business

Grades: 9-12
240 East 172nd Street
Bronx NY
Phone: 718-410-4060

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students create their own businesses.

The Downside

Students have lots of catching up to do

The Bronx High School of Business (BHSB), housed in the Taft Educational Campus, offers students the chance to create their own businesses with a Virtual Enterprise program. Some get paid internships and industry certification with Microsoft Office Suite.

The small school has many new immigrants and students with special needs. Most 9th graders have weak academic skills. Attendance is spotty.

Admissions: In recent years, the school has had room for all students who apply. (Clara Hemphill, DOE data, August 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?
57%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
83%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
48%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
90%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
62%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
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?
58%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.7

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
67%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
41%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
17%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
56%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
303
Asian
2%
Black
20%
Hispanic
76%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
92%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
37%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
83%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
42%
38% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
42%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
69%
68% Citywide Average


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

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Bronx High School of Business
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Through a focus on business administration and entrepreneurship, students prepare for success at competitive colleges and universities.

Bilingual Education
Admissions Method: Screened: Language
Program Description:

In addition to the stand alone ENL program, our school offers a Bilingual Education program in Spanish.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling

Coed PSAL teams

Double Dutch

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

Claremont Village (District 9)
Trains: 4 Line to Mt Eden Ave; B Line, D Line to 170th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx11, Bx15, Bx18, Bx2, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, BxM4

Contact

Principal
Alice Bajana Vega
Parent Coordinator
Luis Ortiz

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Taft Educational Campus with five other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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