Bronx High School for the Visual Arts

Grades 9-12
2040 Antin Place
Bronx NY 10462
Phone: 718-319-5160

Our Insights

What’s Special

Rich arts curriculum

The Downside

Some issues with discipline

Founded in 2002, the Bronx High School for Visual Arts offers a rich arts curriculum. Some students have internships at organizations such the Bronx Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The school, which shares a building with a District 75 school for severely disabled students, has a new library and a new computer lab.

All students take four years of art which may include studio art, graphic design, photography, ceramics and sculpture. The school has a partnership with Lehman College Art Gallery. The school offers a regular Regents-prep curriculum.

Most students say they feel safe in school, although some complain that there are physical fights from time to time, according to the Learning Environment Survey. Nearly half the teachers say there are issues with order and discipline, according to the survey.

There are no sports offered. However, students may participate in the Christopher Columbus High School Sports team.

Admissions: Students who attend an open house get preference. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, March 2012)

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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 2016-17 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
50%
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
82%
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
26%
36% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
54%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
58%
81% Citywide Average

From 2015-16 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
91%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.0

How do students perform academically?

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
66%
77% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
25%
37% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
37%
38% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
43%
64% Citywide Average

From 2017 NY State Graduation Outcomes

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
3%
13% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2017-18 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
441
Asian
3%
Black
25%
Hispanic
61%
White
10%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
82%
Students with disabilities
33%
English language learners
6%

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
84%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
45%
37% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
43%
59% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
44%
66% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Directory Details

Programs and Admissions

Visual Art
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description

A program of study focused on the visual arts, including art history, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. This curriculum helps students become prepared for advanced study and work in the visual arts.

Graphic Design
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description

A program of study focused on learning the elements, principles and process of design, and developing digital media and business skills. Students participate in internships and are prepared for advanced study and work in the field of graphic design.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology

Sports

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 the NYCDOE’s School Finder
NYC Department of Education: School Finder

Contact & Location

Location

Morris Park (District 11)
Trains: 2 Line to Bronx Park East; 5 Line to Morris Park
Buses: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx21, Bx22, Bx39

Contact

Principal
IRIS WITHERSPOON
Parent Coordinator

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No

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