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Bronx Aerospace High School

Grades: 9-12
800 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx NY 10467
Phone: 718-696-6010

Our Insights

What’s Special

Aviation Program

The Downside

High Chronic Absenteeism

Bronx Aerospace High School on the Evander Childs Educational campus offers an aviation program for qualifying students who are interested in aviation engineering or becoming pilots. Students in this program may take courses at Vaughn College, work towards passing the FAA Written Exam and log flight hours.


Unfortunately, the school suffers from high rates of chronic absenteeism, the suspension rate is high, and the graduation rate is below the citywide average, according to DOE data.


Founded in 1996 as a Junior R.O.T.C. (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program that prepared students for the military, Aerospace was originally a program in Evander Childs High School. It became a school in its own right in 2003, when Evander was divided into small schools. Sadly, it lost much of its prestige when it lost its partnership with the Air Force and its JROTC status in 2014.


Bronx Aerospace is on the Evander Childs Educational campus and shares the building with five other small schools. The campus has a football field, and schools often share the facilities like the cafeteria and library. Students enter through metal detectors, although safety seems to have improved according to the NYC School Survey results.  


Admissions: Educational option. The school seeks a range of low-, middle- and high-performing students. Preference to Bronx residents. In recent years, the school has had room for every student that wants to attend. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, October 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 2019-20 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

From 2019-20 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 2019-20 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 2019-20 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 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% 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

Bronx Aerospace High School
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Qualifying students will be admitted into our Aviation Program. Accepted students will learn about the engineering and aerodynamics behind flying aircrafts. Students will attend Vaughn College for Aeronautics to complete Ground School and earn college credits while preparing to pass the FAA Written Exam. Students will have access to the FMX REDBIRD Flight Simulator to begin flight training in addition to logging flight hours that can be applied towards their Private Pilot's License.


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Computer Science Principles, AP United States History, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Language and Composition


Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball

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

Contact & Location


Williamsbridge (District 11)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Gun Hill Rd
Buses: Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx8, BxM11


Marta Colon
Parent Coordinator
Mariaanita Mandell

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Evander Childs Educational Campus with five other schools
Metal detectors?

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