Crotona International High School

Grades: 9-12

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)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
87%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
87%
Average daily attendance
 
83%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
52%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
100%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

304
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
81%
Students with disabilities
 
5%
Multilingual learners
 
93%
From the 2020-21 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?
 
91%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
16%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
13%
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?
 
75%
6.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
104
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
78%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 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

 
2%

Physics

 
27%

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 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?
 
24%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
58%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
42%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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

Digital Media/Recording Entertainment Technology

Admissions Method: Screened: Language

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

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

2474 Crotona Avenue
Bronx NY 10458

Trains: N/A

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


Contact

Principal: Shweta Ratra

Parent Coordinator: Jesus Martinez

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Grace Dodge Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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