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What’s Special

Small group instruction for struggling students; onsite health clinic and childcare center

The Downside

Few elective classes; many students are chronically absent

Metropolitan Soundview High School offers students a close knit environment, intensive instruction in English and math and lots of attention from teachers.

Principal Emarilix Lopez co-founded the school back in 2011, serving as its assistant principal before taking the helm in 2016.  Prior to her time at Metropolitan Soundview, Lopez taught history and English-as-a-new-language.

The school admits a range of students with many arriving ill-prepared for high school level work. To address the range, English and math classes are organized according to skill level. Those who struggle the most are assigned to small classes.

English and math classes for stronger students run larger and tackle a traditional high school-level curriculum. Among stronger 9th-graders, most take Algebra, but a few start off in Geometry, having passed the algebra Regents exam in 8th grade.

History and science classes are not broken down according to skill level.

The school day is dedicated to academic classes with very few elective classes. Students take a technology class in the 9th grade and start their foreign language instruction in Spanish or Italian in 10th grade. In the upper grades qualifying students may take Advanced Placement classes and College Now courses at Lehman College

All students must complete 80 hours of community service by graduation.

Students take nine periods of classes Monday through Thursday, which is roughly 45 minutes longer than the standard 8-period school day. There are shortened days on Fridays. All students are required to wear the school uniform of light blue polo shirts and black or blue pants (other than jeans).

Metropolitan Soundview is housed inside the Monroe High School Campus Building, which it shares with Pan American International School , High School of World Culture and Comp Sci High. There is a health clinic onsite as well as a LYFE Center that provides daycare for children of students.

Students can participate in campus-wide PSAL sports teams and a campus-wide leadership program that emphasizes community service. Tutoring is offered after school and students can participate in school-based clubs including art, dance, flag football, and fitness.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: There are ICT (Integrated Collaborative Teaching) classes.

(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


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
Citywide Average is 599


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 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
Citywide Average is 7
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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



Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20



Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 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?
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

The Metropolitan Soundview High School (Y55A)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.


From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses


Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

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Contact & Location


1300 Boynton Avenue
Bronx NY 10472

Trains: 6 Line to Elder Av

Buses: Bx11, Bx27, Bx35, Bx4, Bx4A, BxM6, Q44-SBS


Principal: Emarilix Lopez

Parent Coordinator: Edwin Frias


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the James Monroe Educational campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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