Bronx Envision Academy

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Lots of arts instruction

The Downside

Academics have a ways to go

A small school focused on the arts, Bronx Envision is a place where "students who are creative and curious will thrive," says founding Principal Emily Shu, a former arts teacher.  Students may take a four-year sequence in art, dance, theater or music. No audition is required for admission.

Students take trips to museums and performances; teaching artists come to the school; and student artwork is displayed in outside galleries. The school has partnerships with many art organizations such as the New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Classic Stage Company.

While the arts programming is strong, academic achievement has a way to go. Many students enter with weak academic skills, attendance is poor, and the graduation rate is below the citywide average.  On the positive side, the school has high expectations for students and there is “high level of trust” between administration and staff, according to the city’s Quality Review.

Founded in 2011, Bronx Envision is housed in a huge, landmark 1932 building known as the Herman Ridder Educational Campus.

Admissions: In recent years, the school has had room for all students who want to attend. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, December 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
87%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
65%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
67%
Average daily attendance
 
82%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
42%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

400
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
92%
Students with disabilities
 
28%
Multilingual learners
 
18%
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?
 
94%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
17%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
16%
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?
 
100%
10.2
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
197
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?
 
83%
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

 
6%

Physics

 
4%

Advanced Foreign Language

 
8%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
35%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
25%

Music

 
25%
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?
 
21%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
76%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
76%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Bronx Envision

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

We believe that a strong college preparatory program includes opportunities for students to engage in a variety of courses. Committed art students may pursue in-depth study in visual art, dance, theater, or choral music throughout high school. We offer arts enrichment courses in the summer. BEA offers additional elective courses, academic support classes, and seven AP courses. All students participate in a strong advisory program and BEA's independent reading program.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP United States History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Environmental Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Flag Football, Softball, Volleyball

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

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

1619 Boston Road
Bronx NY 10460

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 174th St

Buses: Bx11, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx36


Contact

Principal: Emily Shu

Parent Coordinator: Alexander Rodriguez

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Herman Ridder Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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