Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy Bronx

Grades: 10-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

A second chance for older students

The Downside

Offerings limited due to small size

Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy Bronx is a small high school in Longwood serving grades 10 through 12. Students focus deeply on a few subjects at a time. Smaller classes and lots of support, such as tutoring, help students meet graduation requirements.

"We are a creative, compassionate, academically challenging community with a tradition of inpsiring its learners to make positive changes in their lives and the world while becoming highly prepared for college/career," said principal Marsha Vernon, who has led the school since 2011.

This is a transfer alternative school, which admits older students, ages 16 to 19, who have fallen behind in credits, dropped out, or need a fresh start. Transfer schools are designed to help students get back on track towards graduation. 

Programs include Learning to Work internships, before and after school tutoring, evening classes, College Now courses, and vacation and summer school. The school partners with the LEAP-Arts program, Lorenzo Dance Co., R. F. Art Consultants, and NYEdge for its after school programs. 

The school is tiny, with fewer than 200 students. Extra offerings are limited. PSAL alternative league sports include boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball and co-ed softball. 

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ADMISSIONS: Students must be 16 to 19 years of age with minimum credit requirements by age: 6 credits for 16 year olds, 10 credits for 17 year olds, 16 credits for 18 years olds and 28 credits plus two Regents/PBATs for 19 year olds. (Lydie Raschka, email correspondence, August 2020)

School Stats


Transfer school graduation rate
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
644 Citywide Average


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
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?
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


Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20


Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20


From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
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?
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
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


1010 Rev. J. A. Polite Avenue
Bronx NY 10459

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Intervale Ave; 6 Line to Hunts Point Ave

Buses: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx5, Bx6, Bx17, Bx19


Principal: Marsha Vernon

Parent Coordinator: Marsha Vernon


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Bronx Regional Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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