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The Metropolitan High School

Grades: 9-12
1180 Rev. J.A. Polite Avenue
Bronx NY 10459
Phone: 718-991-4634

Our Insights

What’s Special

Nice outdoor facilities

The Downside

High rates of absenteeism and low achievement

Metropolitan High School was founded in 2005 and in 2016 it merged with the former Peace and Diversity High School, another small school in the same building.

The first year after the merger was rough as there was a large turnover in staff. Students said they “felt they didn’t recognize their school as many adults were new and the two student bodies were merged,” according to the school’s most recent Comprehensive Educational Plan.

In response, the staff put in place measures to boost morale and student engagement including a peer leadership program and student advisory groups led by teachers.

The school continues to struggle. Its graduation rate is very low and many students are chronically absent.

Metropolitan High School is housed in the Reverend James A. Polite Educational Complex building, which features outdoor facilities including basketball courts, a large soccer field and track.

ADMISSIONS: Priority to Bronx students. The school does not consider grades or test scores. (Laura Zingmond, web reports, December 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?
23%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
73%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
46%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
47%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
4%
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?
63%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
59%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
21%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
8%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
41%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
356
Asian
1%
Black
24%
Hispanic
72%
White
2%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
94%
Students with disabilities
30%
English language learners
22%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
78%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
64%
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?
43%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
52%
68% 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 Metropolitan High School
Admissions Method: Open
Metropolitan High School D75 Inclusion Program
Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, Softball

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

Contact & Location

Location

Longwood (District 12)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Simpson St
Buses: Bx11, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx27, Bx35, Bx4, Bx4A, Bx5, Bx6, Bx6-SBS

Contact

Principal
Latoya Key
Parent Coordinator
Araseli Pena

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No

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