Discover your best options

Elementary School Middle School High School

Charter High School for Law and Social Justice

Grades: 9-12
1960 University Avenue
Bronx NY 10453
Phone: 347-696-0042

Our Insights

What’s Special

Exposure to the legal profession; students intern in law offices

The Downside

High teacher turnover and concerns for student safety

The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice opened in 2016 with the goal of starting a pipeline from high school to law school. Students have the chance to get exposure to the legal profession while still in high school.

All students take a four-year sequence of classes in law and social justice in addition to classes in the core subject areas. Students may take Advanced Placement courses or classes at the College of Mount St. Vincent. Eleventh-graders complete a community service based project and 12th-graders complete internships at a law offices. 

Teachers reported in the NYC School Survey that order and discipline are maintained at the school, though the student suspension rate is much higher than the citywide average.  

There also has been a lot of teacher turnover and concerns for safety in the surrounding neighborhood.  

School days run from 8:00am-4:00pm, with a mandatory extra hour of instruction after school three days a week. The extended school day may be beneficial to working parents and students who could use more time in class.

All 11th-graders take an SAT preparation class and all 12th-graders take a college readiness class.

ADMISSIONS: By lottery. Priority to students who have a sibling  attending the school and to students who live in District 9. (Isabel Corpus, web reports, July 2018)

Read more

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?
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
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
35% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 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

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 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


University Heights (District 11)
Trains: 4 Line to Burnside Ave; B Line, D Line to Tremont Ave
Buses: Bx1, Bx2, Bx3, Bx32, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42


Courtney Crawford

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

You may also like …

Academy for Language and Technology

1700 Macombs Road
Bronx, NY 10453


  • Is this your school? Please post any news, updates, events, changes, or other information!
  • We welcome questions, open discussions, and disagreements but comments with personal attacks, rude language, or those with seemingly malicious intent will be deleted.
  • Very long comments, those that contain links, or repeat comments may be blocked by our spam filter.
  • Problems? email us at [email protected].
  • Users must comply with our Terms of Use.