Bronx Lab School

Grades: 9-12

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)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
80%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
61%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
80%
Average daily attendance
 
58%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
94%
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 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

252
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
85%
Students with disabilities
 
29%
Multilingual learners
 
14%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
2%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
92%
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?
 
10%
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%
7.7
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
86
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?
 
93%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 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

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

 
36%

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

 
45%
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?
 
48%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
25%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
52%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
55%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to 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

Bronx Lab School D75 Inclusion Program

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Bronx Lab School

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

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.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

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

800 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx NY 10467

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: Kermis Polanco

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Evander Childs Educational Campus with five other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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