Charter High School for Law and Social Justice

Grades: 9-12

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)



School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
68%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
77%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
58%
Average daily attendance
 
100%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
86%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
93%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

479
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
81%
Students with disabilities
 
15%
Multilingual learners
 
18%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
60%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
80%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
47%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
27%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
71%
Teacher turnover rate
 
75%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 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?
 
36%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
25%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

1960 University Avenue
Bronx NY 10453

Trains: 4 Line to Burnside Ave; B Line, D Line to Tremont Ave

Buses: Bx1, Bx2, Bx3, Bx32, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42


Contact

Principal: Courtney Crawford

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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