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Bronx School of Law and Finance

Grades: 9-12
99 Terrace View Avenue
Bronx NY 10463
Phone: 718-561-0113

Our Insights

What’s Special

A mock courtroom and trips to Wall Street

The Downside

Poor attendance, metal detectors

The Bronx School of Law and Finance, which shares the John F. Kennedy Campus with other small schools, has a mock courtroom and field trips to Wall Street to engage students in hands-on lessons in the school’s theme. The school offers Latin and Spanish, according to the high school directory.  

Most students enter with poor academic skills. Attendance is poor, and more than half miss more than a month of school, according to Department of Education data. The JFK campus has metal detectors.

Admissions: Educational Option formula designed to admit a range of low and high-performing students. In recent years, the school has had room for everyone who applies. (Saba Sebhatu, web reports and DOE data, October 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?
77%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
80%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
35%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
96%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
96%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
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?
92%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
7.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
79%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
17%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
23%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
73%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
369
Asian
1%
Black
22%
Hispanic
72%
White
3%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
88%
Students with disabilities
21%
English language learners
22%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
79%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
60%
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?
63%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
77%
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 School of Law and Finance
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Standardized Test Scores: Math
Program Description:

Students will be exposed to law and finance for their first two years. Students will select a major course of study for junior and senior years.

Academics

Language Courses

Latin, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Golf, Stunt

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

Contact & Location

Location

Kingsbridge (District 10)
Trains: 1 Line to Marble Hill-225th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx10, Bx2, Bx20, Bx7, Bx9, BxM1, BxM18, BxM2, M100

Contact

Principal
Jessica Goring
Parent Coordinator
Zoraida Torres

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the John F. Kennedy Educational Campus with six other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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