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Bronx Lighthouse Charter School

Grades: K-12
1001 Intervale Avenue
Bronx NY 10459
Phone: 646-915-0025

Our Insights

What’s Special

Good job preparing kids for college

The Downside

Suspension rate is high

Bronx Lighthouse Charter School (BLCS) offers a longer school day and 10 extra days of instruction per year. Teachers infuse art activities into all academic classes. Class size is small, averaging about 22 students, according to the school’s annual report. 

Data over several years shows that although children perform below grade level in the younger grades, many catch up in high school and go on to college and stay in college.  Special events include a science fair, musical performances and a 5th grade camping trip, in addition to music, art and technology classes. 

The suspension rate is high but the annual report says Bronx Lighthouse “believes in the use of a restorative approach to school culture and discipline.” Restorative practices focus on using alternatives to suspension, such as talking out problems. School surveys show children feel safe in school and teachers overwhelmingly recommend the school to other families. 

Founded in 2004, BLCS is the flagship school in a network of more than a dozen Lighthouse Academies in Arkansas, Indiana and New York. The schools are divided into small three small academies: Lower Academy (grades K – 4), Upper Academy (grades 5-8) and College Prep Academy (grades 9 – 12).

Admissions: By lottery.There are some seats for 9th graders. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, January 2019)

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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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
56%
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
48%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
74%
83% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
77%
83% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
1% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
53%
43% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
55%
67% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
42%
62% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
45%
66% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
46%
62% Citywide Average

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
57%
65% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
88%
95% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
79%
80% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
69%
70% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
80%
86% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
662
Asian
1%
Black
31%
Hispanic
66%
White
0%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
85%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
11%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
95% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
17%
12% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
37%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17%
20% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
33%
31% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
13%
13% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

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

Contact

Principal
Travis Brown

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No

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