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Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship: A College Board School

Grades: 9-12
921 East 228th Street
Bronx NY 10466
Phone: 718-696-3840

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students learn to run businesses

The Downside

Poor attendance; low graduation rate

The Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship offers students the chance to create and run their own simulated business through the Virtual Enterprise program. Teachers say longtime principal Zenobia White is an effective leader, and most recommend the school to parents, according to school surveys.

However, the school faces many challenges. Attendance is poor and the graduation rate is well below the citywide average. One-third of students who responded to the survey said they don’t feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms.

Founded as a 6-12 school in the South Bronx in 2005 by the College Board (which administers the SATs), the school moved in 2008 to an airy, spacious new building, shared with New World High School and the Bronxwood Preparatory Academy, in the northern part of the Bronx. The Department of Education decided in 2012 to phase out the middle school grades, hoping to improve high school achievement.

ADMISSIONS: Educational option formula, designed to ensure a mix of low-, average- and high-performing students. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, June 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?
65%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
70%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
59%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
77%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
69%
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?
78%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
14.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
70%
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?
57%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
52%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
368
Asian
2%
Black
63%
Hispanic
30%
White
2%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
74%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
5%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
84%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
50%
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?
48%
66% 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

Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP U.S. History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Lacrosse, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball

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

Contact & Location

Location

Wakefield (District 11)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 225th St
Buses: Bx31, Bx39, Bx8

Contact

Principal
Zenobia White
Parent Coordinator
Yvonne Elliott Barham

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the New World HS and the Bronxwood Preparatory Academy
Metal detectors?
Yes

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