Metropolitan High School, The

Grades: 9-12

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)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
71%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
40%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
64%
Average daily attendance
 
88%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
34%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

134
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
92%
Students with disabilities
 
34%
Multilingual learners
 
23%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
89%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
20%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
12%
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?
 
71%
4.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
91
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?
 
80%
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

 
4%

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
6%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
24%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
12%

Music

 
46%
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?
 
23%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
66%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
67%
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?
 
40%
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
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 Metropolitan High School

Admissions Method: Open

Metropolitan High School D75 Inclusion Program

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

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

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

1180 Rev. J.A. Polite Avenue
Bronx NY 10459

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: Emilia Corporan

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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