Metropolitan Soundview High School, The

Grades: 9-12
1300 Boynton Avenue
Bronx NY 10472
Phone: 718-860-8240

Our Insights

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.

ADMISSIONS: Priority to Bronx students. The school does not consider grades or test scores. (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

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

How many students graduate in 4 years?
82% 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
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

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

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

The Metropolitan Soundview High School
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP United States History, AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP English Language and Composition


Boys PSAL teams

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams


Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


Parkchester (District 12)
Trains: 6 Line to Elder Ave
Buses: Bx11, Bx27, Bx36, Bx4, Bx4A, BxM6, Q44-SBS


Emarilix Lopez
Parent Coordinator
Edwin Frias

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the James Monroe Educational campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?

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