Nice outdoor facilities
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)
Safety & Vibe
Faculty & Staff
Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
The Metropolitan High School
Metropolitan High School D75 Inclusion Program
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP Calculus AB, AP Environmental Science
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL teams
Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, Softball
Contact & Location
1180 Rev. J.A. Polite Avenue
Bronx NY 10459
Trains: , to Simpson St
Buses: Bx11, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx27, Bx35, Bx4, Bx4A, Bx5, Bx6, Bx6-SBS
This school is in its own building.