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The Bronxwood Preparatory Academy

Grades: 9-12
921 East 228th Street
Bronx NY 10466
Phone: 718-696-3820

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)

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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?
70%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
79%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
51%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
96%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
91%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
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?
73%
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?
63%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
27%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
18%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
51%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
360
Asian
4%
Black
63%
Hispanic
26%
White
4%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
71%
Students with disabilities
22%
English language learners
10%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
29%
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?
53%
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

The Bronxwood Preparatory Academy
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Requirements:
  • We do not rank students for this program; all students will be selected randomly.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, 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, BxM11

Contact

Principal
Janet Gallardo
Parent Coordinator
Brenda Batista

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship and New World HS
Metal detectors?
Yes

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