Bronx Aerospace High School

Grades: 9-12

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)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
80%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
57%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
79%
Average daily attendance
 
88%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
29%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
0%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
0%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

171
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
81%
Students with disabilities
 
25%
Multilingual learners
 
15%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
2%
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?
 
30%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
31%
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?
 
94%
0.1
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
132
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?
 
100%
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

 
42%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
5%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
28%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
42%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
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?
 
34%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
73%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
68%
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?
 
29%
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
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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.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

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

Location

800 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx NY 10467

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Gun Hill Rd

Buses: Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx8, BxM11


Contact

Principal: Marta Colon

Parent Coordinator: Mariaanita Mandell

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Evander Childs Educational Campus with five other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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