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Crotona International High School

Grades: 9-12
2474 Crotona Avenue
Bronx NY 10458
Phone: 718-561-8701

Our Insights

What’s Special

School teaches new immigrants to speak English

The Downside

Problems with attendance, safety and discipline

Crotona International High School, housed in the Grace Dodge Educational Campus, is designed to teach new immigrants both conversational and academic English. About a quarter of the students have had interrupted education in their home countries and cannot read or write in their native language, according to the school’s yearly Comprehensive Educational Plan.

Opened in 2011, Crotona is part of the Internationals Network for Public Schools, an organization geared to prepare new immigrants for college, including those who have had little schooling in their home country.

The school has a Mac computer lab and offers courses in digital media production, which may lead to a Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate.

Unfortunately, half the teachers say there are problems with order and discipline, and nearly one-third of the students say they don’t feel safe in hallways, locker rooms or bathrooms, according to school surveys. Attendance is below average for the city.

ADMISSIONS: Students who have been in the United States for less than four years. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, July 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?
56%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
95%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
17%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
64%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
64%
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?
35%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
73%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
37%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
59%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
49%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
333
Asian
2%
Black
6%
Hispanic
88%
White
4%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
84%
Students with disabilities
3%
English language learners
96%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
88%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
72%
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

Digital Media/Recording Entertainment Technology
Admissions Method: Screened: Language

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball

Girls PSAL teams

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: N/A
Buses: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx22, Bx36, Bx9

Contact

Principal
Shweta Ratra
Parent Coordinator
Maria Dominguez

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Grace Dodge Educational Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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