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Bronxwood Preparatory Academy, The

Grades: 9-12
921 East 228th Street
Bronx NY
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?
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

The Bronxwood Preparatory Academy
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.


Language Courses


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


Wakefield (District 11)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 225th St
Buses: Bx31, Bx39, Bx8, BxM11


Janet Gallardo
Parent Coordinator
Brenda Batista

Other Details

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

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