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West Bronx Academy for the Future

Grades: 6-12
500 East Fordham Road
Bronx NY
Phone: 718-563-7139

Our Insights

What’s Special

Continuity from grades 6 to 12

The Downside

Poor attendance

The West Bronx Academy for the Future, one of six small schools housed in the Theodore Roosevelt Educational Complex, offers a traditional Regents-prep curriculum to children in grades 6-12. Principal Wilper Morales is well-regarded by the staff, according to school surveys.

Most students enter 6th grade reading below grade level and attendance is poor. Nonetheless, most students graduate from high school on time.

The Theodore Roosevelt High school complex, built in the 1920s, has a swimming pool, several gyms, weight rooms, and a nice library. Students must pass through metal detectors.  

Admissions: The middle school is open to students from district 9 and 10. The high school gives preference to continuing 8th graders. It admits new students according to educational option formula designed to ensure a balance of low- and high-achievers. (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?
70%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
62%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
85%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
77%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
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?
74%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
15.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
9%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
32%
47% Citywide Average

From 2021 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
West Bronx Academy for the Future
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
US History,Algebra I,Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
78%
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
80%
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
50%
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
51%
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
68%
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
614
Asian
2%
Black
17%
Hispanic
79%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
94%
Students with disabilities
27%
English language learners
14%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
20%
20% Citywide Average

From 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
Yes

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
78%
74% Citywide Average

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
3%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
16%
17% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
10% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
5% 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

West Bronx Academy for the Future
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP Chemistry, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP 2-D Art and Design

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball

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

Contact & Location

Location

Belmont (District 10)
Trains: B Line, D Line to Fordham Rd
Buses: Bx1, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx22, Bx28, Bx34, Bx38, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx9, BxM4

Contact

Principal
Wilper Morales
Parent Coordinator
Alexandra Reyes

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus with five other schools
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
Yes

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