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East Bronx Academy for the Future

Grades: 6-12
1716 Southern Boulevard
Bronx NY 10460
Phone: 718-861-8641
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Our Insights

What’s Special

Lots of hands-on projects and technology

The Downside

Graduation rate needs to improve

At East Bronx Academy for the Future (EBA), a combined middle and high school, lessons are infused with lots of hands-on projects and technology.

Founded in 2004 by Principal Sarah Scrogin, EBA is housed in contemporary building located in a congested, commercial neighborhood. Elevated train tracks pass within feet of the school's soundproof windows. Inside, modern science labs and clean, brightly-lit hallways make for a pleasant learning space. Facilities include a library, dining hall, and multi-purpose room where physical education is held. There is no gymnasium. The school does not share the building with any other schools.

Many students begin school performing below grade level and the school's overall graduation and college readiness rates lag behind the citywide average. One positive exception: most English language learners graduate on-time and at rate that's better than the citywide average.

The school has adopted a restorative justice program, which aims to minimize suspension and promote positive behavior among students through conversation, reflection and corrective action. In addition to an advisory program that helps keep students on track with their academics, teachers lead “circles,” which are small student groups that focus on building trust and addressing problems before they escalate.

East Bronx Academy gets support from Phipps Neighborhoods, a community organization that provides after-school activities for students in all grades and family support services.

Hgh school students may participate in PSAL sports.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers ICT (integrated co-teaching) and self-contained classes. There are also dedicated English classes for English language learners.

ADMISSIONS: The middle school is open to District 12 students and residents. For high school, East Bronx Academy 8th-graders are guaranteed admission. For others, priority goes to Bronx students who are admitted according to the educational option formula, which is designed to admit a mix of low-, average- and high-achieving students. (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?
64%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
77%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
52%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
93%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
87%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
5%
3% 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?
67%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
15.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
21%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
28%
47% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
East Bronx Academy for the Future
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment, US History

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
22%
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
75%
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
49%
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
19%
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
51%
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
668
Asian
2%
Black
25%
Hispanic
69%
White
1%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
94%
Students with disabilities
29%
English language learners
17%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
35%
20% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
53%
74% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
75%
72% Citywide Average

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
9%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15%
17% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
2%
10% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
5% Citywide Average


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Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

East Bronx Academy for the Future
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP United States History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Tennis

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

Contact & Location

Location

Morrisania (District 12)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 174th St
Buses: Bx11, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, Bx9

Contact

Principal
Sarah Scrogin
Parent Coordinator
Marilyn Johnson

Other Details

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

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