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Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy Bronx

Grades: 10-12
1010 Rev. J. A. Polite Avenue
Bronx NY 10459
Phone: 718-518-3050

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)

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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 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Transfer school graduation rate
52% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
41% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Longwood (District 12)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Intervale Ave; 6 Line to Hunts Point Ave
Buses: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx5, Bx6, Bx17, Bx19


Marsha Vernon
Parent Coordinator
Marsha Vernon

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Bronx Regional Educational Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?

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