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Bronx Lab School

Grades: 9-12
800 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx NY 10467
Phone: 718-696-3700

Our Insights

What’s Special

Internship Program; only English Regents exam required to graduate

The Downside

Poor attendance

At Bronx Lab School, students must complete portfolios in major subjects and defend their work in oral presentations in order to graduate. The school is part of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, a group of schools exempt from most Regents exams. Students complete oral and written projects called performance based assessments tasks or PBATs. English is the only Regents exam required.

 

The school offers a four-year internship program in which students earn credit towards graduation through experiential learning. In their senior spring semester, students in the program have full-time internships. In the past, students have interned at a wide range of companies and organizations like American Civil Liberties Union, Prospect Park Zoo, Montefiore Hospital and NBC.

 

The school has a low attendance rate, and many students are absent for more than three weeks of the school year. The school also has a high suspension rate, well above the citywide average.

 

On the positive side, the school’s college office gives students individual attention to help them apply for college and scholarships. Although the graduation rate is below the citywide average, most of those who do graduate are well prepared for college and stay enrolled in college for at least three semesters, according to DOE data.

 

Students may take part in the many sports teams on the Evander Childs campus, and share facilities like the library, gym and cafeteria with other schools in the building.  

 

Admissions:  Educational option. The school seeks a range of low-, middle- and high-performing students.In recent years, the school has had room for every student that wants to attend. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, 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?
72%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
82%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
41%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
84%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
75%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
5%
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?
77%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
5.6

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
76%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
46%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
31%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
50%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
371
Asian
2%
Black
35%
Hispanic
56%
White
3%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
83%
Students with disabilities
30%
English language learners
15%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
81%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
49%
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?
59%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
50%
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 Lab School
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Requirements:
  • Attendance
Program Description:

We are an inquiry-based, academically-focused member of the New York Performance Standards Consortium where students complete portfolios in core subjects in PBATs that replace most Regents. We offer a four-year advisory program, a senior internship program, CUNY College Now classes, service learning projects, college trips and many after school opportunities. We have partnerships with ISA, Here2Here, Big Picture Learning & The Mountain School.

Bronx Lab School D75 Inclusion Program
Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming

Girls PSAL teams

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

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

Contact & Location

Location

Williamsbridge (District 11)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Gun Hill Rd
Buses: Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx8, BxM11

Contact

Principal
Sarah Marcy
Parent Coordinator
Angela Contreras

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Evander Childs Educational Campus with five other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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