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Astor Collegiate Academy

Grades: 9-12
925 Astor Avenue
Bronx NY
Phone: 718-944-3418

Our Insights

What’s Special

Nice range of science courses; partnership with the University of Vermont

The Downside

Limited arts

At Astor Collegiate, students take four years each of math and science and two years technology courses. Through a longtime partnership with the University of Vermont, students get lots of support with college admissions. 

Sandra Burgos has been the school’s principal since 2010. A graduate of Christopher Columbus High School where Astor Collegiate is located, Burgos has worked her entire teaching career in the building, first as a Spanish teacher and then as assistant principals at Columbus High School and Astor Collegiate. “I never left the place except to go to college,” Burgos said during one of our visits.

Typical of many small schools, course offerings are limited. In addition to taking classes at Lehman College, Bronx Community College and Hostos Community College, students may choose from several Advanced Placement (AP) classes and science electives such as forensics, environmental science, biochemistry, microbiology and zoology. They also take visual arts and learn Spanish. 

Astor Collegiate is housed in the Christopher Columbus Educational Campus building, which it shares with several small high schools. All schools in the building share use of the cafeteria, library, gymnasiums, auditorium and culinary arts room. Students may participate in campus-wide orchestras and PSAL sports teams.

Most teachers would recommend this school based on their responses to the NYC School survey; student suspensions fall below the citywide average. However, student attendance needs to improve and many students say bullying occurs at the school.

The University of Vermont partners with several schools in the building including Astor Collegiate. In addition to admitting and offering scholarships to a few graduates, Vermont sponsors student trips to its campus and support for seniors preparing for college interviews and completing applications. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school has self-contained and ICT (Integrated Collaborative Teaching) classes.

ADMISSIONS: Priority to Bronx students. The school admits students according to the educational option formula, which aims to enroll a mix of low-, average- and high-achieving students. (Laura Zingmond, web reports, December 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?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

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

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
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?
66% Citywide Average

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

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Students are programmed to also attend a July summer STEM program.


Language Courses

Italian, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Computer Science Principles, AP Human Geography, AP English Language and Composition, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Computer Science A, AP United States History


Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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

Contact & Location


Allerton (District 11)
Trains: 2 Line to Allerton Ave; 5 Line to Pelham Parkway
Buses: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx26, Bx39, Bx8, BxM11


Sandra Burgos
Parent Coordinator
Lisa Cooke

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Christopher Columbus Educational Campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?

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