East Bronx Academy for the Future

Grades: 6-12

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)

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
78%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
73%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
71%
Average daily attendance
 
89%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
36%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

661
Number of students
631 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
92%
Students with disabilities
 
29%
Multilingual learners
 
17%
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?
 
87%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
41%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
24%
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?
 
95%
17.2
Years of principal experience at this school
8 Citywide Average
162
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
226 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
75%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 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

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

 
18%

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
52%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
11%

Music

 
21%
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?
 
41%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
52%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
52%
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?
 
43%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 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

East Bronx Academy for the Future

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Environmental Science, AP United States History, AP Human Geography, AP U.S. Government and Politics

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

1716 Southern Boulevard
Bronx NY 10460

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

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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