The Bronxwood Preparatory Academy

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Supportive environment

The Downside

Below-average graduation rate

Bronxwood Preparatory Academy, a small high school that shares a building with two others in the Wakefield section, has collaborative teachers and a supportive environment, according to school surveys. It has above-average attendance and most teachers recommend it to prospective parents.

However, most students enter with low levels of skills, and the graduation rate is below the citywide average. The student body includes newcomers from Jamaica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Yemen, according to the annual Comprehensive Educational Plan.

The school was founded in 2004 with the name Sports Professions High School. The school was originally designed to build on students' interest in sports by engaging them in themes related to the business and management side of the sports industry. It changed its name to Bronxwood Preparatory Academy in 2008 because students mistakenly believed it offered many sports teams.

The school was housed in two temporary sites before it moved to a new building shared with New World High School and the Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship.

ADMISSIONS: Educational option formula. The school has not filled its seats in recent years. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, June 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
85%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
61%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
64%
Average daily attendance
 
86%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
37%
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

334
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
82%
Students with disabilities
 
26%
Multilingual learners
 
8%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
84%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
22%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
15%
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?
 
90%
16.2
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
157
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?
 
83%
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

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
4%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
32%

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

 
86%
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?
 
41%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
71%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
64%
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?
 
38%
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

The Bronxwood Preparatory Academy

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP United States History, AP English Language and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP English Literature and Composition

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

921 East 228th Street
Bronx NY 10466

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 225th St

Buses: Bx31, Bx39, Bx8, BxM11


Contact

Principal: Janet Gallardo

Parent Coordinator: Brenda Leah Batista

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with the Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship and New World HS

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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