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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. (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

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
84%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
60%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
68%
Average daily attendance
 
79%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
57%
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

343
Number of students
Citywide Average is 599

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
88%
Students with disabilities
 
22%
Multilingual learners
 
12%
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
84%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
45%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
24%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
100%
10.2
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
65
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
92%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report, and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

 
10%

Advanced Foreign Language

 
5%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
20%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
7%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
42%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
75%
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
 
62%
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
79%
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Bronx School of Law and Finance (X28A)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

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.

Offerings

From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses

Latin, Spanish

Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (Advanced Placement), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

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Contact & Location

Location

99 Terrace View Avenue
Bronx NY 10463

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

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the John F. Kennedy Educational Campus with six other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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